Student Guide 2015 to the Future - University of Fort Hare

 
Student Guide 2015 to the Future - University of Fort Hare
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Contents
Our Mission                                 3

Our Vision                                  3

Vice-Chancellor’s Message                   4

Message from Student Admin                  5

Faculty of Science and Agriculture          6

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities   8

Faculty of Law                              12

Faculty of Education                        14

Faculty of Management and Commerce          16

Sport at the University of Fort Hare        18

Teaching and Learning Centre                18

Finance (Bursaries and Loans)               19

Financial Aid                               20

Student Counselling Unit                    21

National Benchmark Tests                    22

NBT Test Sites 2014                         24

Venue Details                               26
Student Guide 2015 to the Future - University of Fort Hare
Our Mission                                                                            Our Vision
The mission of the University is to provide high quality education of international    The University of Fort Hare is a vibrant, equitable and sustainable African University,
standards contributing to the advancement of knowledge that is socially and            committed to teaching and research excellence at the service of its students, scholars
ethically relevant, and applying that knowledge to the scientific, technological and   and wider community.
social-economic development of our nation and the wider world.

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Vice-Chancellor’s Message
The University of Fort Hare is a proud African university with an illustrious   content of what we teach and the knowledge we produce through
history spanning 96-years. Founded in 1916 it will be celebrating its           research.
centenary in 2016. As the University approaches that historical landmark it     Social and cultural activities continue to generate enormous interest
is proud to welcome new applicants who will be part of that great moment        in our students. The various sporting codes, the choir, student
and share in the achievements of this iconic Institution.                       political organisations etc, continue to link the students with the
                                                                                community.
The University has now reached the 11 000 mark in the number of students        The University continues to try and improve the quality of student
enrolled and continues to grow not only in the quantity but the quality         life inside and outside the classroom. Student accommodation is
of students who graduate from it. The graduates of the University of Fort       aimed to improve with an additional 1250 beds to be provided in
Hare are found in all spheres of social, economic, cultural and political       new residences. Refurbishment of old residences remains a priority.
life. The University continues to fulfill its mandate in the core areas of      The teaching/learning and research facilities continue to receive
teaching/learning, research and community engagement. Teaching and              attention so as to provide top modern facilities for our students.
learning in the various disciplines is accompanied by a ground-breaking         It is our hope that as you join the University of Fort Hare you will be
transdisciplinary module in Life Knowledge and Action done by all first         part of a team that will continue to seek the best for this institution.
year students. This module is aimed at producing well-rounded graduates
who will be global citizens. The University continues to improve its
teaching and learning capabilities and has a Teaching and Learning Centre
which is aimed to introduce modern ways in curriculum and pedagogical
approaches. We are currently exploring a humanizing pedagogy whose
basic values are aimed at putting the student at the centre of education.

The University research output has been growing at a very high rate and
achieving targets set by the Department of Higher Education and Training.
The research niche areas are not only responsive to current societal needs
but are also promoting scholarship that is relevant to future needs in the
production of knowledge.

The University academics and students continue to play a significant
role in community engagement. The premise from which the University
operates is that knowledge does not only reside behind the walls of the
University but there is indigenous knowledge out there that can enrich the
Student Guide 2015 to the Future - University of Fort Hare
Message from Student Admin                                                                                                                               International Applicant with Foreign School-leaving?
                                                                                                                                                         Undergraduate
                                                                                                                                                         All applicants with non-South African School-leaving require a certificate
The Student Administration Office will help you with your application,       Designated Subjects                                                         of exemption from the Matriculation Board of South Africa for admission
admission and registration enquiries.                                          •    Applicants who wish to enroll for a degree programme need to         into an undergraduate qualification. For more information regarding the
                                                                                    ensure that four of their seven subjects are from the designated     Matriculation Exemptions please visit the Matriculation Board website
Do you know what you want to study?                                                 list.                                                                on www.he-enrol.ac.za
It is a good idea to have a career objective in mind, check the admission    Accounting                        Languages
requirements of the various qualifications offered at the University of                                                                                  The University of Fort Hare will also submit applications to the
                                                                             Agricultural sciences             Life Sciences                             Matriculation Board on behalf of the applicant on submission of the
Fort Hare.
                                                                             Business Studies                  Mathematics of Mathematical Literacy      following:
HOW TO APPLY                                                                 Dramatic Arts                     Music                                      • Form M30E (also available from the matriculation board website);
 1. Submit your application form and all the necessary documentation         Economics                         Physical Sciences                          • Copies of educational qualification (certified at the University);
    including application fee before closing date.                                                                                                        • Copy f Passport or birth certificate (certified at the University);
                                                                             Engineering Graphics and          Religious Studies
 2. An SMS will be sent to you informing you of the status of your                                                                                        • Exemption application fee charged at R400.00 (payable at the
                                                                             Design
    application thereafter a letter of confirmation.                                                                                                          University); and
                                                                             Geography                         Visual Arts                                • Sworn English translation of documents required where applicable.
 3. Current matriculants who qualify based on their Grade 12 mid-term        History                           Consumer Studies
    performance, are provisionally admitted pending the submission of
                                                                             Information Technology                                                      Postgraduate
    their final matric results and subject to availability of space.
 4. Successful applicants will receive an admission letter, together                                                                                     All applicants with non-South African qualifications are required to
                                                                             How to calculate your minimum admission point score (APS)                   have their qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications
    with a registration guide, which reflects the registration dates and
    orientation programme.                                                   NSC               NSC %               APS             APS %                 Authority (SAQA). For more information regarding evaluation of
                                                                                                                                                         qualifications please visit the SAQA website: www.saqa.org.za
                                                                                                                   8               90-99
It is important to note that all applicants who wrote the National Senior    7                 80-89               7               80-89
Certificate (NSC) are required to write the National Benchmark test (NBT)                                                                                Student selection and admissions process
                                                                             6                 79-79               6               79-79                  1. Students receive application forms from the Students
before they are allowed to register for their 1st year at University. Read
                                                                             5                 60-69               5               60-69                 		 Registration Office through the post/contact.
more about this compulsory test on www.nbt.ac.za.
                                                                             4                 50-59               4               50-59                  2. These are completed and returned back to the Students
In which school-leaving category do you fall?                                3                 40-49               3               40-49                 		 Registration Office and get sorted per-faculty.
  • National Senior Certificate (NSC)?  The NSC is the new school-leaving    2                 30-39               2               30-39                  3. Then the faculty selection committee (Deputy Dean:
    qualification since 2009.                                                                                                                            		 Teaching and Learning, Faculty Manger, HODs and
                                                                             1                 0-29                0               0-29
  • Pre-2008 matriculation certificate?   This is the old school-leaving                                                                                 		 Administrators) convenes to do the selection.
    qualification before 2009.                                               ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Senior Certificate (pre-2008)                        4. Admission is done on merit, using the Swedish point system.
                                                                             • A candidate is expected to possess a minimum level of proficiency in      		 High scores are considered first in chronological order.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR’S DEGREES                                  English language. A pass mark of at least E symbol on SG is considered     5. For interview programs students are invited for presentations
 • Minimum of level 4 in English 1st Additional Language or                    to be sufficient. A pass mark of at least an F symbol on HG English 1st   		 prior to selection *
 • Minimum of level 3 in English Home Language.                                language is also considered to be sufficient.                              6. The current matrics are provisionally accepted pending
 • Minimum of Level 4 or better in four 20-credit subjects from the          • A Matriculation Exemption or Further Education and Training               		 their matric final results and availability for admission
   designated list, excluding Life Orientation.                                Certificate.                                                              		 into programmes, plus NBT results
 • Programme specific requirements.                                          • A standard qualification to study for a degree is a Matriculation          7. The application forms are checked and signed by the Faculty
                                                                               endorsement or equivalent.                                                		 Manager according to the admission status.
                         MINIMUM STATUTORY ENTRY                                                                                                          8. Once the forms are signed, they are given back to the
 QUALIFICATION                                                                                                                                           		 Students Registration Office to capture the status which is
                         REQUIREMENT                                         How to calculate your points Pre-2008 – Swedish rating scale
                                                                                                                                                         		 then communicated to the students as backup.
 Bachelors degree        Pass NSC with an achievement rating of 4            Symbol achieved in            Grade of Grade 12 subjects                     9. The Faculty keeps records of the accepted students as backup.
                         (50-59%) or more in 4 (four) subjects               Grade 12 subjects                                                            10. Wait listed students are considered after registration of
                                                                                                           HG            SG
                                                                                                                                                         		 accepted students
 Diploma                 Pass NSC with an achieving rating of 3              A                             8                  6
                         (40-49% )or more in 4 (four) subjects                                                                                            11. Accepted students get notification from the Students
                                                                             B                             7                  5                          		 Registration Office.
                                                                             C                             6                  4
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR MATURE AGE APPLICANTS
  •   Mature applicants (turning 3 years during year of registration),       D                             5                  3                          Enquiries?
      who have met the requirements in bullets 1 – 3 above, qualify          E                             4                  2                          Alice Campus        Tel.: 040 602 2016 / 2053/ 2122/ 2174/ 2281
      for admission to main stream programmes. They need to apply            F                             3                  1                          East London Campus Tel.: 043 704 7155 / 7266 / 7004 / 7139
      for conditional exemption from HESA.                                                                                                               nknickelbein@ufh.ac.za

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Faculty Of Science and Agriculture
Vision and Mission                                                                                               Contact details:
The Faculty of Science & Agriculture is a vibrant, innovative centre of excellence, relevant to scientific,      Manager:
technological and agricultural needs of society. The goal of the Faculty is to unlock the potential of its       Faculty of Science & Agriculture, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice 5700, South Africa
staff, students and the surrounding communities in an environment that is conducive to learning. It              Tel:        040 602 2232		              Fax:         040 602 2488
seeks to achieve this through teaching and research, and the pursuit of strategic partnerships.                  Email:      msmith@ufh.ac.za            Website: http://www.ufh.ac.za/agric

Mainstream Programmes
                      Degree        Subject                          Level of           Total                                        Degree      Subject                         Level of     Total
 Qualification                                                                                         Credits   Qualification                                                                             Credits
                      codes         Requirements                   Achievement          Points                                       codes       Requirements                  Achievement    Points
B Sc                  40000         English                           4 (50-59%)                          20     B HMS               40005       English                        4 (50-59%)                    20

B Sc Agric            71503         Mathematics                       4 (60-69%)                          20                                     Mathematics or                 4 (50-59%)                    20
                      71506                                                                                                                      Mathematical Literacy          5 (60-69%)
                      71507         Physical Sciences                 4 (60-69%)                          20
                      71508                                                                                                                      Life Orientation               4 (50-59%)                    10
                      71509         Life Sciences or                  4 (50-59%)                          20                                                                                   28/29
                                    Geography or                                           29                                                    Any other 4 subjects           4 (50-59%)                    20
                                    Agriculture or                                                                                               from the designated            4 (50-59%)                    20
                                    Info Technology                                                                                              list (preferably in Science    4 (50-59%)                    20
                                                                                                                                                 subjects)                      4 (50-59%)                    20
                                    Life Orientation                  4 (50-59%)                          10
                                                                                                                 B Cur               44000       English                        4 (50-59%)                    20
                                    Any other 2 subjects              5 (50-59%)                          20
                                    from the designated list          4 (50-59%)                          20                                     Mathematics or                 4 (50-59%)                    20
                                                                                                                                                 Mathematical Literacy          5 (60-69%)
B Sc Agric            71521         English                           4 (50-59%)                          20                                     Physical Science or            4 (50-59%)                    20
                                                                                                                                                 Life Sciences                  4 (50-59%)     28/29
                                    Mathematics                       4 (60-69%)                          20
                                                                                                                                                 Life Orientation               4 (50-59%)                    10
                                    Life Sciences*                    4 (60-69%)                          20
                                                                                                                                                 Any other 3 subjects           4 (50-59%)                    20
                                    Agriculture or                    4 (50-59%)                          20                                     from the designated list       4 (50-59%)                    20
                                    Geography or                                           29                                                                                   4 (50-59%)                    20
                                    Info Technology

                                    Life Orientation                  4 (50-59%)                          10     B Agric             70001       English                        4 (50-59%)                    20
                                                                                                                                     70002
                                    Any other 2 subjects              5 (50-59%)                          20                                     Mathematical Literacy or       5 (60-69%)                    20
                                    from the designated list          4 (50-59%)                          20                                     Mathematics                    4 (50-59%)

                                                                                                                                                 Agriculture                    4 (50-59%)                    20
                                                                                                                                                                                               28/29
                                                                                                                                                 Life Orientation               4 (50-59%)                    10
* Please note:
                                                                                                                                                 Any other 3 subjects           4 (50-59%)                    20
Students who want to register for the B Sc Agric (Agric Economics Options) are not required to have a pass in                                    from the designated list       4 (50-59%)                    20
Physical Science. However it is compulsory for them to have passed Life Sciences at Level 4.                                                                                    4 (50-59%)                    20
Science & Agriculture Foundation Programmes

 Qualification                      programme              option          Subject Requirements                                    Level of Achievement       Total Points   Credits
                                                                          English                                                         4 (50-59%)                             20
B Sc                               Science & Agriculture                  Mathematics                                                     3 (50-59%)                             20
                                   Foundation Programme
(40400)                            (SAFP)                                 Physical Science                                                3 (50-59%)                             20

                                   Science                                Life Sciences or                                                4 (50-59%)                             20
                                                                          Geography or
                                                                All       Agriculture or
                                                                          Info Technology
                                                                                                                                                                   26
                                                                          Life Orientation                                                4 (50–59%)                             10

                                                                          Any other 2 subjects from the designated list                   4 (40-49%)                             20
                                                                                                                                          4 (40-49%)                             20

B Sc Agric                         Science & Agriculture                  Same as B Sc - except for
                                   Foundation Programme
71401 71403                        (SAFP)                       All       B Sc Agric (Agric Econ)*
71406 /71407                                                   but        Life Science at Level 3 is compulsory and
71408                              Agriculture                71421*      not Physical Science
71409
                                                                          English                                                         4 (50-59%)                             20

                                                                          Mathematical Literacy or                                        4 (50-59%)                             20
                                                                          Mathematics                                                     3 (40-49%)
B Agric                            Science & Agriculture
                                   Foundation Programme        70001
70401 &                            (SAFP)                                 Agriculture                                                     4 (50-59%)             26/27           20
70402                              Agriculture                 70002
                                                                          Life Orientation                                                4 (50-59%)                             10

                                                                          Any other 3 subjects from the designated list at these          4 (50-59%)                             20
                                                                          Levels                                                          4 (50-59%)                             20
                                                                                                                                          3 (40-49%)                             20

* Please note: Students who want to register for the Agric Economics Option do not need NSC Physical Science; they need a PASS at Level 3 in Life Sciences.

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Faculty Of Social Sciences and Humanities
Vision                                                                                                Organisation
The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities is committed to the advancement of knowledge that       The Faculty is organized around three academic domains:
is socially and ethically relevant through innovation and excellence in its academic programme,       1. Social Sciences 		       2. Humanities        3. Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
and aims thereby to contribute to the public good in South African society and wider world.
                                                                                                      Contact details
Mission                                                                                               Manager: Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice
The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities will provide an academic and educational                5700, South Africa
environment that ensures the optimal acquisition of critical skills and competencies by our           Tel:       040-602 2242 / 2379 / 2233          Fax:         040-602 2591 / 086 692 9192
students as well as advancing the intellectual growth and development of our staff.                   Email:     nmcako@ufh.ac.za		                  Website: http://www.ufh.ac.za/agric

                                                Delivery Mode and       Admission
Campus              Qualification                                                                         Level          Points        Credits         Career Opportunities
                                                Duration of Study       Requirements
Alice and           Bachelor of Arts            Full-time               English 1st Language              4(50 – 59%)    25            20              Language Practitioner      Diplomatic Corps
East London         BA (30000)                  3 years                 Or any other 1st Language                                                      Archivist                  Broadcaster
                                                                        English 2nd Language              4 (50 - 59%)                 20              Journalist                 Educator
                                                                        Life Orientation                  3 (40%-                      10              Civil Servant              Musician
                                                                        1 subject                         49%)                         20              Historian
                                                                        Any other 2 designated subjects   4(40 - 49%)                  20
                                                                                                          4 (50 - 59%)

East London         Bachelor of Music                                   English 1st Language              4 (50 – 59%) 25              20
Campus              (30003) *                                           Or any other 1st Language
                                                                        English 2nd Language              4 (50 - 59%)                 20
                    (Interview Programme)                               Life Orientation                  3 (40 - 49%)                 10
                                                                        1 subject                         4 (50 – 59%)                 20
                                                                        Any other 2 designated subjects   4 (50 - 59%)                 20

Alice Campus        Bachelor of Arts In Music                           English 1st Language              4 (50 – 59%) 25              20
                    (30004)*                                            Or any other 1st Language
                                                                        English 2nd Language              4 (50 - 59%)                 20
                    (Interview Programme)                               Life Orientation                  3 (40 - 49%)                 10
                                                                        1 subject                         4 (50 - 59%)                 20
                                                                        Any other 2 designated subjects   4 (50 - 59%)                 20

Alice Campus        Bachelor of Fine Arts       Full-time 3 years       English 1st Language              4 (50 - 59%)   25            20              Artist
                    (30100)                                             Or any other 1st Language                                                      Educator or Lecturer
                                                                        English 2nd Language              4 (50 - 59%)                 20              Consultant
                                                                        Life Orientation                  3 (40 - 49%)                 10
                                                                        1 subject                         4 (50 - 59%)                 20
                                                                        Any other 2 designated subjects   4 (50 - 59%)                 20
Delivery Mode and   Admission
Campus           Qualification                                                                     Level          Points   Credits   Career Opportunities
                                             Duration of Study   Requirements
Alice Campus     Bachelor of Theology        Full-time 3 years   English 1st Language              4 (50 - 59%)   25       20        Religious Leader           Educator
                 (10000)                                         Or any other 1st Language                                           Pastor                     Community
                                                                 English 2nd Language              4 (50 - 59%)            20        Minister of Religion       Development
                                                                 Life Orientation                  3 (40 - 49%)            10        Pastoral Counsellor        Development
                                                                 1 subject                         4 (50 - 59%)            20                                   Practitione
                                                                 Any other 2 designated subjects   4 (50 - 59%)            20

Alice Campus     Bachelor of Applied         Full-time 3 years   English 1st Language              4 (50 - 59%)   25       20        Journalist and Publishers Media Officer
                 Communication                                   Or any other 1st Language                                           Public Relations Officer Educator
                 Management                                      English 2nd Language              4 (50 - 59%)            20        Marketing and Media
                 (30201)                                         Life Orientation                  3 (40 - 49%)            10        Researcher
                                                                 1 subject                         4 (50 - 59%)            20
                                                                 Any other 2 designated subjects   4 (50 - 59%)            20

Alice and East   Bachelor of Social Sciences Full-time 3 years   English 1st Language              4(50 - 59%)    25       20        Counselling Psychologist   Labour consultant
London           (30002)                                         Or any other 1st Language                                           Labour consultant          Policy-maker
                                                                 English 2nd Language              4 (50 - 59%)            20        Research Officers          Development Officers
                                                                 Life Orientation                  3 (40 - 49%)            10        Strategy & Change          Demographers
                                                                 1 Subject                         4 (50 - 59%)            20        Manager                    Criminal Justice
                                                                 Any other 2 designated subjects   4 (50 - 59%)            20        Family Counsellors         Specialist
                                                                                                                                     Counselling Trainer        Clinical Psychologist
                                                                                                                                     Juvenile Justice
                                                                                                                                     Specialist

Alice and East   Bachelor of Social Work     Full-time 4 years   English 1st Language              4(50 - 59%)    25       20        Gender Officer             Social Impact Assessors
London           (33002)                                         Or any other 1st Language                                           NGO Workers                Educator or Lecturer
                                                                 English 2nd Language              4 (50 - 59%)            20        Family Counsellor
                                                                 Life Orientation                  3 (40 - 49%)            10        Psychologist
                                                                 1 Subject                         4 (50 – 59%)            20        HIV/AIDS workers
                                                                 Any other 2 designated subjects   4 (50 - 59%)            20

Alice Campus     Bachelor of Library and     Full-time 4 years   English 1st Language              4(50 - 59%)    25       20        Records Manager
                 Information Sciences                            Or any other 1st Language                                           Archivists
                 (32000)                                         English 2nd Language              4 (50 - 59%)            20        Politicians
                                                                 Life Orientation                  3 (40 - 49%)            10        Policy Makers
                                                                 1 Subject                         4 (50 - 59%)            20        Political Analyst
                                                                 Any other 2 designated subjects   4 (50 - 59%)            20

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                                                   Delivery Mode and        Admission
Campus                 Qualification                                                                          Level            Points        Credits   Career Opportunities
                                                   Duration of Study        Requirements
Alice Campus           Diploma in Fine Arts        Full-time 2 years        English 1st Language              4(50 - 59%)      22            0         Artist
                       (35000) #                                            Or any other 1st Language                                                  Educator or Lecturer
                                                                            English 2nd Language              4 (50 - 59%)                   20        Consultant
                       (Interview Programme)                                Life Orientation                  3 (40 - 49%)                   10
                                                                            1 Subject                         4 (50 - 59%)                   20
                                                                            Any other 2 designated subjects   3 (40 - 49%)                   20

*      Subject to music department auditions and appropriate portfolio.
#      Subject to Art of Drawing portfolio
#      Applicants who have completed the bridging certificate at Lovedale FET College will be considered

                                                                                                 UNWEIGHTED
    QUALIFICATION                                               MATRIC                                                       ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                                 SWEDISH RATING
    Bachelor of Arts BA (30000)                                 With Endorsement                 25                          English HG E
                                                                                                                             SG D
    Bachelor of Arts in Music                                   With Endorsement                 25                          English HG E
    BA Music (30003)                                                                                                         SG D
    (Interview Programme)                                                                                                    Music Dept auditions
    Bachelor of Music                                           With Endorsement                 25                          English HG E
    B Music (30004)                                                                                                          SG D
    (Interview Programme)                                                                                                    Music Dept auditions
    Bachelor of Fine Arts                                       With Endorsement                 25                          English HG E
    (30100)                                                                                                                  SG D
    (Interview Programme)                                                                                                    Drawing portfolio
    Bachelor of Theology                                        With Endorsement                 25                          English HG E
    (10000)                                                                                                                  SG D
    Bachelor of Applied Communication Management (30201) With Endorsement                        25                          English HG E
                                                                                                                             SG D
    Bachelor of Social Sciences (3002)                          With Endorsement                 25                          English HG E
                                                                                                                             SG D
    Bachelor of Social Work                                     With Endorsement                 25                          English HG E
    (33002)                                                                                                                  SG D
    Bachelor of Library and Information Sciences (35500)        With Endorsement                 25                          English HG E
                                                                                                                             SG D
    Diploma in Fine Arts (35000)                                Senior Certificate               22
    (Interview Programme)
Mature Age Exemption

Mature age applicants are those who are 23 years and above with a Senior Certificate and a pass in four (4) subjects (E Standard Grade and above), namely two languages and two content subjects. Three
of these must be from one examination sitting. An applicant who will be turning 23 in his/her first year of registration shall be considered for Mature Age.

Foundation Programme

The Social Sciences and Humanities Foundation Programme is an entrance programme intended to provide a strong academic foundation to students who do not meet Faculty of Social Sciences and
Humanities minimum entry requirements because they do not have sufficient Swedish rating points.

The SSHFP follows the same structure as mainstream modules, but its curriculum is extended over a longer period and there is additional academic support. SSHFP students must take one more year to
complete their degree than mainstream students. These students must register for Academic Practices and Reasoning (APR) which is a value-addition course in their first year of registration. This course
assists students in developing their academic skills towards their qualification.

Admission Requirements

 Foundation      English1st Language            3 (40 - 49%)     21         20
 Programme       Or any other 1st Language
                 English 2nd Language HG        4 (50 - 59%)                20
                 Mathematical Literacy          3 (40 - 49%)                20
                 Life Orientation               4 (50 – 59%)                10
                 1 Subject                      3 (40 - 49%)                20
                 Any other 2 subjects           4 (50 – 59%)                20

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Faculty Of Law
Vision                                                                                                 Postgraduate Degree Programmes and Courses
The vision of the School is to be a centre of excellence in legal education renowned for outstanding   LLM (Master of Laws) by Research (Alice and East London campuses)
teaching and research driven by an uncompromising commitment to the pursuit of justice and             Admission requirements: LLB or BProc, or any qualification recognised by Senate as the equivalent
service to humanity in South Africa in general and the Eastern Cape in particular.                     to these qualifications.
                                                                                                       Duration: One year full-time and two years part-time
Mission                                                                                                Assessment: A dissertation on an approved topic; External evaluation of dissertation
In pursuit of the above vision, our School’s mission is to produce law graduates who are outstanding
in their knowledge and technical competence and are passionate about participating in socio-           Master in Human Rights (MA Human Rights)
economic development processes. It will design and deliver social justice promotion training           By coursework and mini-dissertation (2 year part-time programme offered at th Alice campus
programmes aimed at facilitating social service delivery and undertake legal research that is          only)
comparable with the best.                                                                              Admission requirements: An appropriate first degree or postgraduate qualification; Evidence of
                                                                                                       ability to successfully complete the programme; Candidates shall be required to have obtained a
Programmes and Courses                                                                                 minimum of 480 credits.
LLB (Bachelor of Laws) East London Only
The Bachelor of Laws (LLB), now the only qualification for legal practice in South Africa, can be      Strong Points of the Faculty
pursued at Fort Hare (Alice and East London campuses) by enrolling in either one of four streams:      All our qualifications are accredited by the Coucil of Higher Education (CHE) and recognised by
                                                                                                       the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA), the General Council of the Bar (GCB) and all local and
Four Year (Minimum) Stream (East London campus only)                                                   international employers of law graduates or legal professionals. Our academic staff are experienced,
Admission requirements: Matric Exemption - This stream is therefore designed for school leavers.       dynamic, and passionate about ensuring excellence in their teaching, research, and community
                                                                                                       engagement endeavors.
Three Year (Minimum) Stream (East London campus only)
Admission requirements: Possession of an undergraduate degree in any discipline from the               Our students have consistently recorded good performances at regional and international mock
University of Fort Hare or any other university. This stream is designed for those who have            trial/moot competitions - which testifies to the quality of the legal education they are receiving at
successfully completed an undergraduate degree programme but have not studied law previously,          Fort Hare.
e.g., holders of BA, BSc, BSocSc, BTheol, etc.
                                                                                                       The study of Law on our East London campus will ensure that students have easy access to the
Two Year (Minimum) Stream (East London campus only)                                                    courts, law firms, and other important law related institutions - where they can work part-time,
Admission requirements: Possession of a B Juris degree from from the University of Fort Hare or        serve as volunteers, or simply attend to observe the law in action.
any other South African university.
                                                                                                       Prizes, bursaries, awards and graduate placement
One Year (Minimum) Stream (Alice and East London campuses)                                             Adams and Adams Prize
Admission requirements: Possession of a B Proc degree from from the University of Fort Hare or         Bowman Gilfillan Prize
any other South African university.                                                                    The Yazbek Prize
                                                                                                       The East London Attorneys’ Association (ELAA) Prize
The Legal Studies Programme (East London campus only)                                                  The Ashton Chubb Prize
The Legal Studies Programme is effectively a five-year stream of the LLB in that learners enter the
programme with the intention of initially completing a BA, BSocSc, or BCom degree with one of          Bursaries
the majors being legal studies. During the three years of study leading to either one off the said     The Smith Tabata Inc. Bursary and Mentorship Programme
degrees, learners complete the first two of the four-year LLB curriculum. Upon completion of either
one of the said degrees, the learner will be eligible to complete the LLB following a (minimum)        Contact details
two-year curriculum.                                                                                   Manager: Faculty of Law, Nelson R Mandela School of Law, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag
                                                                                                       X9083,  East London, 5200
Possible Career Paths for Law Graduates
Attorney, Advocate, Magistrate, Corporate Lawyer, Legal Administration Officer, Legal Risk Manager,    Tel:        Alice Campus 040-602 2219            East London Campus 043-704 7521
Legal Advisor/Consultant, Prosecutor, Arbitrator, Negotiator, Insurance Claims Assessor/Manager,
Lecturer/Trainer, Credit Control Manager, Human Resources/Industrial Relations, Specialist/            Fax:        Alice Campus 040-602 2217            East London Campus 086 623 9561
Manager, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Law Enforcement Professional, Forensic Investigations             Email:      amkiva@ufh.ac.za		                   Website:      http://www.ufh.ac.za/law
Professional, Diplomat.
Admission requirements for Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
    Programme            Admission Requirements                   Level of Achievement      Total Points    Credits
    LLB (21502)          English Language                         5 (60 – 69%)              30              20
                         Mathematics or                           2 (30 – 39%)                              20
                         Mathematics Literature                   4 (50 – 59%)                              20
                         Life Orientation                         3 (40 – 49%)                              10
                         Any other 4 designated subjects          5 (60 – 69%)                              20
                                                                  5 (60 – 69%)                              20
                                                                  5 (60 – 69%)                              20
                                                                  5 (60 – 69%)                              20

Admission requirements for Foundation Programme
    Qualification        Admission Requirements                   Level of Achievement      Total Points    Credits
    LLB (21502)          Bachelor’s admission with                                          25
                         English Language                         5 (60 – 69%)                              20
                         Mathematics or                           2 (30 – 39%)                              20
                         Mathematics Literature                   4 (50 – 59%)                              20
                         Life Orientation                         3 (30 – 39%)                              10
                         Any other 3 designated subjects          5 (60 – 69%)                              20
                                                                  5 (60 – 69%)                              20
                                                                  5 (60 – 69%)                              20

Selection and admissions process

•     First Administrators count points for those who already have final matric results (certified copies
      are used at this stage) and sort
      them per qualification and per score (highest on top).
•     The current matrics are all conditionally accepted pending their matric final results.
•     The forms are checked and signed according to the admission status.
•     The Faculty Selection Committee convenes at the Student Administration to process
      application forms.
•     Once the forms are signed by the Faculty Manager, they are given back to the Students
      Administration Office to capture status which is then communicated to students from that
      same office.
•     Await those that have been accepted to come and register as per communication they receive
      from the Student Administration Office.

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Faculty Of Education
Vision and Mission                                                                              BACHELOR OF EDUCATION
We seek to be a world-class Southern African Faculty of Education, preparing 21st century       (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Band)
educators who are critical, creative problem-solvers, initiators and leaders in education.      Qualification Codes: 50034, 50035, 50036 and 50037
                                                                                                •   These programmes are  only in Alice Campus.
We are committed to:                                                                            •   Four options are offered under this programme i.e. B.Ed (Agriculture), B.Ed (Economics),
•   learning and teaching excellence in both rural and urban contexts;                              B.Ed (Humanities) and B.Ed (Science).
•   offering courses and programmes which are flexible, relevant, innovative and future         •   The duration of the programme shall not be less than four academic years(480 credits
    orientated;                                                                                     of full time study).
•   conducting research projects grounded in the Southern African experience; and               •   The B.Ed. is a full-time, contact programme. Approximately one-third of notional hours
    publishing in nationally and internationally recognized publications.                           are dedicated to contact sessions with lecturers. The remaining two-thirds are allocated
•   interaction with, and commitment to, our Eastern Cape community, both rural and urban;          to foundational, practical and reflective tasks in groups, and individually.
•   partnerships that promote educational development and excellence;
•   upholding the values of diversity and inclusivity, and                                      CAREER PATHS
•   promoting the University of Fort Hare through the Faculty of Education as a respected and   The Bachelor of Education is for persons wanting to become qualified as professional
    recognized leader in education, provincially, nationally and internationally.               educators in
                                                                                                schooling at the Primary (GET), Senior and FET Band levels.
Contact details
Manager: Faculty of Education, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice 5700,
South Africa
Tel: 040-602 2410/12 		            Fax: 040-602 2448

Faculty of Education, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X 9083, East London 5200,
South Africa
Tel: 043-7047186/7218                 Fax: 043 704 7113
Email: nmagocoba@ufh.ac.za            Website: http://www.ufh.ac.za/educ

Bachelor Degrees Offered in the Faculty

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION-B.Ed (primary)
Qualification Code: 50024
•  This programme is offered only in East London Campus.
•  The duration of the programme shall not be less than four years of full-time study.
•  Approximately one-third of notional hours is dedicated to contact sessions with
   lecturers. The remaining two-thirds are allocated to foundational, practical and
   reflective tasks in groups, and individually.
Minimum admission requirements
                                                                                                                    Level of
 Qualifications         Options                         Subject Requirements                                                                 Credits             Score            Old Senior Certificate
                                                                                                                    Achievement
 B Ed (FET)             Science                         English                                                     4 (50-59%)               20                  25               Maths – E (HG) or D (SG)
                                                        Mathematics                                                 4 (50-59%)               20                                   Physics – E(HG) or D (SG)
                                                        Physical or Life Sciences                                   4 (50-59%)               20
                                                        Life Orientation                                            4 (50-59%)               10
                                                        One subject                                                 4 (50-59%)               20
                                                        Two subjects                                                3 (40-49%)               20

                        Agriculture                     English                                                     4 (50-59%)               20                  25               Agric – E (HG) or D (SG)
                                                        Mathematics Literacy or                                     4 (50-59%)               20                                   Biology - E (HG) or D (SG)
                                                        Mathematics                                                 3 (40-49%)               20
                                                        Agricultural Sciences                                       4 (50-59%)               20
                                                        Life Sciences                                               4 (50-59%)               10
                                                        Life Orientation                                            4 (50-59%)               20
                                                        One subject                                                 4 (50-59%)               20
                                                        Two subjects                                                3 (40-49%)
                        Commerce                        English second language                                     4 (50-59%)               20                  25               Business studies Accounting, &
                                                        Mathematics                                                 3 (40-49%)               20                                   Economics – E (HG) or D (SG)
                                                        Accounting or Business Studies or Economics                 4 (50-59%)               20                                   Mathematics E (HG) or D (SG)
                                                        Life Orientation                                            4 (50-59%)
                                                        Any other 3 subjects                                        4 (50-59%)               10
                                                                                                                                             20
                        Humanities                      English second language                                     4 (50-59%)               20                  25               English, Xhosa, Geography &
                                                        Mathematical Literacy or                                    4 (50-59%)               20                                   History – E (HG) or D (SG)
                                                        Mathematics                                                 3 (40-49%)               20
                                                        History or Geography                                        4 (50-59%)               20
                                                        Life Orientation                                            4 (50-59%)               10
                                                        One subject                                                 4 (50-59%)               20
                                                        Two subjects                                                3 (40-49%)               20

 B. Ed (GET)            Foundation, Intermediate        English                                                     4 (50-59%)               20                  25
                        and Senior Phase                Mathematical Literacy                                       4 (50-59%)               20
                                                        or Mathematics                                              3 (40-49%)               20
                                                        Life Orientation                                            4 (50-59%)               10
                                                        Any other 4 subjects designated 20 credit subjects.         3 (40-49%)               20

                                                                                                              Minimum National Certificate (Vocational)
N.B                                                                                                           The minimum requirements for the Faculty of Education for students passed at public colleges,
                                                                                                              private colleges and other institutions offering FET vocational programmes shall be as follows:
 Agric Option: If Mathematics is taken as one of the subjects and English as second language the
  overall score rating will be 24; and if Mathematics is taken as one of the subjects and English as          •   National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4
  first language the overall score rating will be 23.                                                         •   At least 60% in three fundamental subjects i.e. English first language or first additional
                                                                                                                  language, Mathematics/Mathematics Literacy and Life orientation.
 Humanities Option: If Mathematics is taken as one of the subjects and English as second 		                  •   At least 70% in four relevant compulsory modules
  language the overall score rating will be 24; and if Mathematics is taken as one of the
  subjects and English as first language the overall score rating will be 23.                                 N6 Certificate:
                                                                                                              Prospective students with N6 certificate qualify to be admitted to any relevant BEd programme.

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Faculty Of Management and Commerce
Vision
Faculty of Management and Commerce is a vibrant centre of learning and innovation to build an
                                                                                                    Contact details
entrepreneurial, sustainable and caring African social and economic system.
                                                                                                    Alice (Main) Campus: Faculty of Management and Commerce,
Mission                                                                                             Private Bag X 1314, Alice, 5700
To provide learning, research and community engagement opportunities that enable intellectual       Tel 040-602 2533 / 2020 / 2184 / 2382		           Fax 086 625 2644 / 040 602 2514
and personal growth, and the development of a critical learning community.
                                                                                                    Bhisho Campus: Faculty of Management and Commerce,
Organization                                                                                        P O Box 1153, King William’s Town, 5600
Our programmes are offered by two Schools of the Faculty, namely:                                   Tel 040-6083407 / 6352982			                    Fax 040 608 3408
•   The School of Business and Enterprise, and
•   The School of Public Management and Development                                                 East London Campus: Faculty of Management and Commerce,
                                                                                                    P O Box 7426, East London, 5200
                                                                                                    Tel 043-704 7000 / 7196 / 7236 / 7364			                Fax 043 704 7095
                                                                                                    Email: mndlova@ufa.ac.za
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

MAIN STREAM PROGRAMMES

                                    Old Senior Certificate                                                          National Senior Certificate (NSC)
  Programme                                                                                                                                         Minimum
                                                                                                                        Minimum level of
                          Subject Requirements                Total Points         Admission Requirements                                             APS        For Noting
                                                                                                                         Achievement
                                                                                                                                                     Score
                   Matric exemption with English-E (SG)      35               Bachelor’s Admission with                                                 28       Selection will be based
 B Com             & Maths-D (SG)/                                            English Language                                                                   on Merit
 Accounting        E (HG)                                                     Mathematics                           4 (50-59)
 (60001)                                                                                                            5 (60-69)

 B Com             Matric exemption with                     35               Bachelor’s Admission with                                        26                Selection will be based
 Accounting        English E (SG) & Maths D(SG)/E(HG)                         English Language                                                                   on Merit
 (60006)                                                                      Mathematics /                         4(50 – 59)
                                                                              Maths Lit                             4(50 – 59)
                                                                                                                    7(80 – 89)

 B Economics       Matric exemption with English-E (SG)      35               Bachelor’s Admission with                                        26                Selection will be based
 (60008)           & Maths-D (SG) / E (HG)                                    English Language                                                                   on Merit
                                                                              Mathematics                           4 (50-59)
                                                                                                                    4 (50-59)
Old Senior Certificate                                                                National Senior Certificate (NSC)
     Programme                                                                                                                                                    Minimum
                                                                                                                                   Minimum level of
                                Subject Requirements                Total Points           Admission Requirements                                                   APS             For Noting
                                                                                                                                    Achievement
                                                                                                                                                                   Score
    B Com (IS)           Matric Exemption with                     35                 Bachelor’s Admission with                                              26                     Selection will be based
    (60011)              English-E (SG) Maths D (SC)/                                 English Language                         4 (50-59)                                            on Merit
                         E(HG)                                                        Mathematics                              4 (50-59)
    B Com Law                                                                         Bachelor’s Admission with                                              25                     Selection will be based
    (60004)                                                                           English Language                         4 (50-59)                                            on Merit
                         Matric exemption with English-E (SG)      30                 Mathematics                              4 (50-59)
    B Com Bus/Eco        & Maths-E (SG)
    (60003)

    B Com Bus /IPS
    (60002)

    B Com General
    (60005)

    B Admin (HRM)        Matric Exemption with English-E (SG)      24                 Bachelor’s Admission                                                   24                     Selection will be based
    (62003)              & exposure in Matric Maths                                                                                                                                 on Merit

    B Admin (PA)         Matric Exemption with English-E (SG)      21
    (62001)

-     For B Com and B Admin degrees, Life orientation (LO) will be capped at level 3 for calculating         - It should be noted that there’s no foundation for B Admin degrees as the minimum admissions
      APS                                                                                                    to main stream is bachelors admission only and capped at minimum level.
-     For B Com Accounting (60006) qualification the minimum requirement for Maths Lit is level 7,
      however, when calculating  the APS score it is capped at 4 points.                                     National Certificate (Vocational)
-     Students will be ranked according to the level of achievement and assigned to available
      space within the degree.                                                                               The minimum requirements for the Faculty of Management and Commerce for
                                                                                                             students passed at public colleges, private colleges and other institutions offering FET vocational
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR FOUNDATION PROGRAMMES:                                                            programmes shall be as follows:

                                                                                                              •    National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4
                                                ADMISSION               LEVEL OF                              •    At least 60% in three fundamental subjects including the Language of Teaching and
    PROGRAMME                                                                               APS Score              Learning at Fort Hare or at least English First Additional Language (FAL)
                                                REQUIREMENTS            ACHIEVEMENT
                                                                                                              •    At least 70% in four compulsory modules
    B Com (Gen) - 60100                         Bachelor’s                                  26                •    To be admitted to B Com (Accounting); Bachelor of Economics (B Econ); and B Com
                                                Admission with                                                     (Information Systems), one of the three fundamental subjects has to be Mathematics and
    B Com (IS) - 60101                                                  4 (50 – 59)                                not Mathematics Literacy.
                                                English Language        3 (40 – 49)
                                                                        5 (60 – 69)                          N6 Certificate:
    B Com (Bus / Eco) - 60104
                                                Mathematics /                                                Prospective students with N6 certificate qualify to be admitted to any Management and
                                                                                                             Commerce
                                                Maths Lit                                                    program subject to the availability of space.

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Sport at the University of Fort Hare
Sport is one of those activities that transcend the mere               However, the greatest demand will be how you manage your              The following codes of sport are practiced at the university:
satisfaction of physical sporting endeavour. The significance of       time between academic achievement and sport participation.            Athletics; Basketball; Body Building; Boxing; Chess; Cricket;
sport as shaping your character has been echoed by thousands           Thousands of students have managed to do so and in the                Dance; Hockey; Judo; Karate; Netball; Pool; Rugby; Rowing;
of top athletes across the sporting spectrum.                          process have developed into well balanced individuals because         Soccer; Squash; Table Tennis;  Tennis; Volleyball.
                                                                       sport is an integral part of student life.
What are the advantages and benefits of participating in sport?                                                                              For more information contact:
The following are but a few: improved health, meeting new              The University of Fort Hare offers you the opportunity to enjoy       Alice Campus - Ncumisa Mongo 040 602 2406
people and developing friendships, the opportunity to play at          this enriching experience – an EXPERIENCE which will greatly          East London Campus – Henry Cloete 043 704 7156
the highest level as determined by you and being a role model          contribute to your holistic development as a PROUD FORT
to be emulated by your peers.                                          HARIAN.

However, sport participation also has its demands. In order to         Both campuses – Alice and East London – offer a wide variety of
enhance your performance at any level you need to possess the          sport to choose from. All sport at Fort Hare offers our students
following characteristics: commitment to participate and meet          the opportunity to participate in national student competitions
the required rules for such participation; discipline to participate   under the auspices of the national university structure called
within the rules of the competition and respect match officials,       University Sport South Africa (USSA). In addition, our university
club officials, team mates and spectators; dedication to be a          teams play in local leagues and participate in tournaments.
team player and place a high premium on the success of the
team; determination to stay the course and not quit.

Residences
When filling in the application form for an academic programme, please fill in the application form        For further enquiries contact:
for a residence as well. It is important to attach the proof of payment for the residence application
to the application form. As soon as you receive your residence admission letter, please pay your          Ms Thobeka Heshula, Residence Manager at:
residence deposit, to secure your residence placement.                                                    pheshula@ufh.ac.za
Please note that the demand for residences exceeds the supply. It is therefore not possible to
guarantee residence space. The University, however, strives to offer residences to the majority of        ALICE 		            040 602 2040
first year students. Residence life enhances the chances of success in studies.                           EAST LONDON:        043 704 7332
Finance (Bursaries and Loans)
It is important for students to apply for bursaries, scholarships and a loan before the            has brothers and sisters, their certified ID/ birth certificates copies, if they are registered
closing date.                                                                                      with other tertiary institutions, proof of that is also required. Original documents and
                                                                                                   copies must be taken to the nearest Police station/ local Post Office for the stamp. All
Students are advised to plan for the studies prior registering at UFH. Once a student is           those documents must be certified with the stamp not older than three (3) months.
registered with the university, it is advisable to always check his/ her emails to check           Original documents are not accepted. It is the responsibility of the student to make sure
information about bursaries that been advertised.                                                  that the application form is fully/ correctly completed.
                                                                                               •   On submission of NSFAS application form, student will receive a receipt, which should
Applying for the loan, bursary or scholarship does not guarantee you will get it as we             be kept as it is a proof of application, without it, is your word against ours. Please present
deal with large number of students that exceeds the funds that are available. Make sure            your slip at all times you the Financial Aid/Bursary Office.
your plan your finances well in advance.
                                                                                               •   NSFAS is only available for South African citizens.
Late and incomplete application forms will not be considered.
                                                                                               •   Students will be notified in writing if they have been successful or not in December by
Students are urged to attach all the necessary documents as stated in the application              post.
form.                                                                                          •   Students have to apply for the loan every year. Closing date for current students is
                                                                                                   31st August each year.
UFH have limited number of bursaries; please consult with the Financial Aid/ Bursary
office for further assistance. If a student has a bursary from outside, must make sure he/     •   All students can apply for a loan from the National Students Financial Aid Scheme
she brings a copy of the letter to the Financial Aid/ Bursary office before registration.          (NSFAS), a government loan scheme with the added incentive of a bursary conversion
                                                                                                   (max 40%) depending on academic performance. The parent’s/family’s contribution
Applicants are advised to send their applications directly to the organisation offering            towards the student’s study cost is called the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and
bursary not to UFH/ Financial Aid/Bursary Office. The postal addresses are listed in the           is calculated using the Government’s National Means Test.
booklet.
                                                                                               CLOSING DATES
Please read instructions carefully, if you do not understand contact Financial Aid/ Bursary    • Students must apply for bursaries, scholarships and loan before the closing date.
Office before sending off your application.                                                      Each bursary form states its closing date. Late applications will not be accepted. Only
NSFAS does not cover full fees, family contribution is needed.                                   after the closing date application forms will be processed or sent to the relevant
                                                                                                 organisation.
Financial aid applications (NSFAS)
• Application forms and information for NSFAS can be obtained from UFH Financial
   Aid office. The application forms must be accompanied by all stated supporting              Student Trust Fund Application Form for 2014
   documents, eg, Certified ID copy of student/ applicant, Certified ID copies of both         Contact:              • Alice Campus Office: Financial Aid Bursary Office
   parents, if one/both are deceased- certified death certificate, income statement/                                  • University of Fort Hare • Private Bag X1314 • Alice • 5700
   payslip of both parents if they are working, if they are not working an affidavit stating
                                                                                               Contact Person:       Mr Alberta Lai-wing 		             Tell: 043-704 7007
   they are not working, if they are getting a grant, a proof showing that, if the applicant
                                                                                                                     Email: alai-wing@ufh.ac.za

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FINANCIAL AID
•    The University currently offers financial aid to South African citizens who are financially             NSFAS Natskills for Scarce Skills: This category funds students who wish to study a
    needy and who show academic potential.                                                             		     degree in the following fields of study: a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in either
•   Students are required to apply annually for financial aid and any aid granted is granted for       		     Accounting, Business Management, Economics, Financial Accounting, Auditing and
    one academic year only.                                                                            		     Information Systems, a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in either Computer
•   Funding for such financial aid is made through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme                  Science, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics or Geographical  Information Systems
    (NSFAS) and hence the size of any award is determined according to the NSFAS means test.           		     or Bachelor of Agriculture.
•   The closing date for application for financial aid is the 31st August 2013 for new students
    and 31st August 2013 in respect of returning students.                                                 NSFAS Natskills for Initial Teacher Funding: category only cover student who wish to
•   First Year Student will only be given an application form for Financial Assistance upon                 pursue a Bachelor Degrees in Education or a Post Graduate Certificate in Education.
    providing the Financial Aid Office with a letter from the University indicating that the student
    has been either accepted or provisionally accepted for the 2014 academic year.                           NSFAS EC Premiers Loan Fund: These category funds students who wish to study a
•   The value of the NSFAS award will only be credited to the student’s fee account in the third       		     degree in the following fields of study: a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting,
    term, once all bursaries have been awarded and paid into the student’s account. This is 		         		     Business Management, Economics, Financial Accounting, Auditing and Information
    to ensure that the loans granted are as low as possible.                                           		     Systems, a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Computer Science, Mathematics,
•   Students receiving NSFAS loans will be required to complete an application form and a loan                Physics, Chemistry, Statistics or Geographical Information Systems or Bachelor of
    agreement before any payment will be effected.                                                     		     Agriculture.
•   The allocation received from NSFAS is limited and hence the Financial Aid Committee of the
    University, who makes financial aid awards, must ensure that as many students are supported           NSFAS Funza Lushaka Bursary: category only cover student who wish to pursue
    as possible while at the same time taking into account financial need. Students are therefore          a Bachelor Degrees in Education or a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. For more
    advised that registering on the basis of receiving a full loan from NSFAS should not               		 information on this bursary please visit the following website: www.funzalushaka.gov.za
    be considered and that a family contribution as determined by the Means Test may be
    required.                                                                                             NSFAS National Department of Social Development: this category only cover student
•   It is also important to note that there are various different kinds of funding made available      		 who wish to pursue a Bachelor Degrees in Social Work. In order for you to qualify for
    each year through NSFAS. Below are just a few categories that are made available each year:            this bursary you need to apply at your nearest Provincial Department of Social
                                                                                                       		 Development.

   NSFAS Department of Education General Loan Funding: This categories covers any 		                      NSFAS Final Year Donor Funding: this category only covers students who are in their
		 undergraduate degree or diploma that is offered by the University                                        Final Year of Study of their Degree or Diploma as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in
                                                                                                            Education. Please note that you may only receive this award for one full academic year.
   NSFAS Department of Education Teacher (Ring fenced) Loan Funding: This category
    only cover student who wish to pursue a Bachelor Degrees in Education or a Post                    The above are just a few examples of the different kinds of funding that are on offer at
		 Graduate Certificate in Education.                                                                  the University of Fort Hare. For further information pertaining to Financial Assistance and
                                                                                                       Bursaries, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid and Bursaries Department at the
                                                                                                       University of Fort Hare.
   NSFAS Department of Education Disability Bursary: Covers students who are
    disabled. Please note that this category covers various disabilities and you are therefore
		 encouraged to contact the Financial Aid and Bursaries Department for further
		 information pertaining to this category
Student Counselling Unit
The Student Counselling Unit (SCU) provides holistic              STUDY SKILLS                                                       During the exam
counselling (personal, emotional, spiritual, academic,            The value of an exam study schedule / roster is:                  • Listen to the instructions given by the invigilator they are
social etc). and Career Counselling to students as well as        Before you even begin to think about the process of studying         important for you to not make mistakes during the exam
staff members at no costs. The highly professional Student        for exams, you must develop a study schedule / roster only        • Read all the written instructions carefully – especially
Counsellors can handle problems ranging from room-                then will you have any way of getting the true valuable time         those about choices of questions. Ask if there is something
mate conflict, relationship, family, financial problem, anger     you need to succeed. On the reverse side of this document            you don’t understand.
management, handling depression, as well as addictions.           find a study roster layout to assist you with planning for your   • Go through the whole paper before starting as this will
                                                                  study and exam times.                                                give you an idea of what is expected of you and will help
For individual counselling please contact the SCU for an                                                                               you to plan your time
interview. (see contact details below)                            Improving your concentration when studding by:                    • Start with those questions you can answer best as this
                                                                  • Study in a quiet place that is comfortable, airy and light         will help you build confidence to tackle the more difficult
Besides the counselling, this unit also provides the              • Draw up a study schedule that is realistic one you know            questions later
following programmes:                                                you can stick to                                               • Number your answers clearly and make sure you answer
- Peer help programme (students trained to help other             • Study at the time of day when you are at your best, most           in the correct place
    student at university)                                           awake and alert                                                • Consider each question carefully to make sure that you
- Graduate Placement Programme (GPP). GPP takes place in          • Don’t do two tasks at the same time, focus on one area of          understand exactly what is required of you before you
    the third term of each year and provides an opportunity for      study at a time                                                   start writing
    students to connect with the business world. Companies        • Study in 45 minute slots with a 10 minute break. repeat         • Spend time planning answers, especially to essay
    come on to campus to recruit, deliver presentations and          the cycle 3 times and then have a good break and do               questions
    interview students who are graduating.                           something that you enjoy (hug a tree)                          • Cross out all rough work and planning which you do not
- HIV&AIDS awareness and assistance: (HEAIDS                      • Try to relax before starting to study sit quietly and clear        want to have marked.
    Programme)                                                       your mind of worrisome thoughts before you start, you          • Write as neatly as you can without wasting too much
- Career Centre (a venue where information on career                 have the time now don’t waist it                                  time
    options and employment opportunities can be found)            • Be interested in what you are studying it will motivate you     • Set aside time at the end of your exam to go through your
    Available on both campuses are: Career Libraries and an          to stick it out                                                   paper to make sure you have included all the relevant
    electronic Career Mentor programme to assist students                                                                              information in the right places
    with career choices and specifications.                       Before the exam:
- Career Guidance Programme (CGP) gives students an               • Make sure you know the date, time and venue of the              Contact Details:
    opportunity to be trained in CV writing, career decision         exam                                                           UFH Alice Campus:       040 602 2279
    making, job hunting and interviewing skills etc.              • Try not to have any new work to revise the night before an      UFH East London campus: 040 704 7009 / 7314
- Developmental Workshops and brochure are available to              exam
    students from the Career Centers.                             • Make sure you get enough sleep the night before an
                                                                     exam
Workbooks are conducted by SCU on a range of skills required      • Eat a healthy meal, not too heavy
by the world of work and can assist you through your time at      • Don’t look at your work or discuss it just before an exam
University.                                                       • Make sure you get to your exam well before starting time
                                                                  • Make sure you have all the pens and equipment you need
For a taste of what SCU can offer you look at the information        for the exam
on study skills below.

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National Benchmark Tests                                                                                                                                 to assist in the placement of students in appropriate curricular
                                                                                                                                                         routes (e.g. regular, augmented, extended, bridging or foundation
                                                                                                                                                         programmes ) and with the development of curriculum for Higher
WHAT IS IN THE NATIONAL BENCHMARK TESTS?                                                                                                                 Education programmes. In addition, they assist Higher Education to
                                                                                                                                                         interpret school-leaving results, such as those of the National Senior
The NBTs focus on academic readiness for university study. Each test requires you to apply prior learning - what you know and are able to do - to        Certificate (NSC)
materials that reflect expectations for first year students in university programmes. A brief summary of the skills assessed in each test follows:
                                                                                                                                                         THE FOLLOWING TESTS MUST BE WRITTEN BY PROSPECTIVE
                           ACADEMIC LITERACY                                                       QUANTITATIVE LITERACY                                 STUDENTS:
 •   Make meaning from academic text;                                       •   Apply quantitative procedures and reasoning in symbolic and non-
                                                                                symbolic situations;                                                     If you are applying to the Faculty of Law, Faculty of Education and
                                                                                                                                                         Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities you must write the Academic
 •   Understand vocabulary related to academic study;                       •   Apply information from a variety of tables, graphs, charts and text;     Literacy and Quantitative Literacy (AQL) ONLY. If you are applying to
 •   Evaluate evidence used to support claims made by writers;              •   Integrate information obtained from multiple sources;                    the Faculty of Science and Agriculture and the Faculty of Management
                                                                                                                                                         and Commerce you must write BOTH the Academic Literacy and
 •   Extrapolate and draw inferences and conclusions from text;             •   Perform multiple-step calculations using information presented           Quantitative Literacy (AQL) AND the Mathematics (MAT).
                                                                                with text, symbols, and graphs;
 •   Differentiate main idea from supporting ideas in the overall and       •   Identify trends and patterns in various situations;                       Faculty to which you are applying                 NBT
     specific organisation of a passage;
                                                                                                                                                          Law                                               AQL
 •   Identify text differences as related to the writers’ purposes,         •   Apply properties of simple geometric shapes to determine
     audiences, and forms of communication;                                     measurements; and                                                         Education                                         AQL
 •   Understand how syntax and punctuation are used to express              •   Interpret quantitative information presented verbally, symbolically,      Social Science and Humanities                     AQL
     meaning; and                                                               and graphically.                                                          Science and Agriculture                           AQL and MAT
 •   Understand basic numerical concepts used in text.                                                                                                    Management and Commerce                           AQL and MAT
                                                                      MATHEMATICS
 •   Understand and apply properties of the real number system, including surds and exponents;                                                           HOW TO REGISTER TO WRITE THE NBT

 •   Recognise and use patterns, including sequences and series;                                                                                         You can register to write the NBT online or by cell phone:
 •   Apply relationships such as ratios and percentages in a variety of contexts;
 •   Apply the results of algebraic manipulations with equations and inequalities;                                                                       To register online you have to access the website:
                                                                                                                                                         www.nbt.ac.za. Read the instructions, then click on “Register to Write”.
 •   Understand the function concept and identify properties of functions                                                                                Once you have filled in all of the information required, click “SUBMIT”.
 •   Interpret transformations of functions represented algebraically or graphically;                                                                    Your acknowledgement letter and EasyPay barcode number will be
 •   Identify relationships between graphs and their equations, or inequalities and the regions they describe;                                           available for you to download. You must then take this letter or your
                                                                                                                                                         EasyPay barcode number to an EasyPay paypoint to pay the testing
 •   Apply trigonometric identities and concepts in solving problems;
                                                                                                                                                         fee.
 •   Understand properties and interpret representations of two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes;
 •   Apply principles of analytic geometry;                                                                                                              To register on your cell phone, access the website:
                                                                                                                                                         www.nbt.ac.za/mobile and follow the prompts. This is used in exactly
 •   Interpret various representations and measures of data; and
                                                                                                                                                         the same way as you would with “mxit”, “facebook”, etc. To access your
 •   Use logical skills in making deductions and determining the validity of given assertions.                                                           acknowledgement/EasyPay letter you may:

You are required to write the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) as part of the 2014 University of Fort Hare’s admission process. The National benchmark      (1)   enter your email address and the acknowledgement
Tests are used to inform placement decisions, curriculum development and academic support programmes.                                                            letter will be sent automatically; or
                                                                                                                                                           (2)   log onto the NBT website and print the
The NBTs are an assessment of prospective first year applicants into Higher Education. The assessment was designed to measure a writer’s levels of               acknowledgement letter; OR
proficiency in Academic Literacy, Quantitative Literacy and Mathematics as related to the demands of tertiary study. The NBTs also provide information     (3)   enter your cellphone number and you will receive only
                                                                                                                                                                 your EasyPay barcode number (not the full letter(.
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