Admission Criteria for Undergraduate Programmes
The admission requirements vary according to the type of qualification. The normal basic requirement for entrance to undergraduate programmes shall be that the candidate has passed five subjects in not more than three examination sittings. The applicant should have:
A. Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) or ECG A or ECG O Level
B. Engineering and Health Faculty, subjects including Biology/ Physical Science/Math with a D in or higher in English
C. At least 23 years old on January of the academic year concerned
1. Undergraduate Degree Programmes
Subject to Faculty Special Regulations, the basic minimum of 25 points on the UNAM Evaluation Scale, or passed the UNAM or any reputable institution Foundation programme with at least a C-average. In case the candidate obtains a D-symbol in English, a minimum of 27 points in five subjects is required.
Candidates with a 2 year diploma (equivalent to 240 NQA credits) from a recognized institution may be granted admission to an undergraduate degree programme, provided that the minimum entry requirement to the diploma was 22 points in five subjects.
2. Undergraduate Diploma Programmes
Subject to Faculty Special Regulations, the basic requirement minimum of 22 points on UNAM Evaluation Scale. Four Credits or better in basic subjects.
3. Undergraduate certificate programmes
Subject to Faculty Special Regulations, with a minimum of 17 points on the UNAM Evaluation Scale. Four Credits or better in basic subjects.
Mature Age Entry
Students should be at least 25 years old and have proof of five years relevant work experience relating to the proposed study programme.
Other school-leaving qualifications may be accepted on their own merit as alternatives and will be evaluated accordingly. Places will be awarded on the basis of merit. Therefore the possession of a Certificate with the minimum score does not necessarily guarantee admission. Entrance is based on places available within the faculties.