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TUT Journalism Requirements

With an English symbol of D at HG or C at SG, a Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification is required. Any art-related subject, Geography, History, and a third language are recommended.

 Criteria for selection: 

The minimum Admission Point Score (APS) for this qualification is 22.

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Criteria for admission(s):

An equivalent qualification, such as a bachelor’s or diploma degree, including English (home language or first language).

Subjects to consider: 

History, geography, a third language, and any art-related subject. A minimum Admission Point Score (APS) of 22 is required (excluding Life Orientation) for consideration for this qualification.

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 Criteria for admission(s): 

In addition to a bachelor’s degree or diploma, or a higher certificate endorsement, the National Certificate (Vocational) must have at least 50% English proficiency (home language or first additional language), 40% math proficiency or mathematical literacy proficiency, 40% life orientation proficiency (excluded from APS calculation) and 50% proficiency in any three compulsory vocational subjects.

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Criteria for selection:

A minimum Admission Point Score (APS) of 22 is required to apply for this qualification (excluding Life Orientation).

Procedure for assessing of TUT Journalism Requirements:

In addition to an APS score and a selection test, a personal interview is required for admission. There will be a 40% contribution to the final score from the APS, 30% from the selection test, and 30% from the interview.

  • We will give preference to applicants with an English proficiency level of five or more.
  • Journalists place a high value on general knowledge and language proficiency, so they will receive special attention during selection.
  • For applicants of the Faculty of Humanities, it is recommended that they read books on journalism and the South African political system, read newspapers regularly, and consult with professional journalists about the nature and requirements of the job.
  • The Department of Journalism of the University should receive all applications by the end of August preceding the year of study in order to make arrangements for selection. The ranked applications will be received within the published deadlines.
  • Applicants will be selected based on their ranking in the Departmental Student Enrolment Plan. Applicants who did not register on time will have the opportunity to fill the places of those who failed to register. A letter advising applicants of their status will be sent by the Office of the Registrar.
  • Applicants may also check the status of their applications on the
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