Mature Age Entry Courses At Namibia University

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The Mature Age Entry Scheme at Namibia University is an alternative admission route for prospective students not in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate or for those with a Grade 12 Certificate who does not fulfill the minimum admission criteria based on Grade 12.

Mature Age Admission Requirements (General)

Candidates aspiring for admission to UNAM’s undergraduate programmes through the Mature Age Entry Scheme must satisfy the following conditions:

  • They should be at least 25 years old on the first day of the academic year in which admission is sought;
  • They should preferably have successfully completed junior secondary education (senior secondary education for School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, Bachelor of Accounting (Chartered Accountancy), Bachelor of Law (Honours)); and
  • They should normally have proof of at least five years relevant work experience relating to the proposed study programme.

The applicants will be required to complete Mature Age Entry Application Forms, and return them to the Office of the Registrar, University of Namibia, accompanied by a processing fee as well as relevant documentation (as stipulated in the Application Form). They will then sit for the Mature Age Entry Test, which will consist of three / four papers:

  • (a) Paper 1: An English Test;
  • (b) Paper 2: A General Knowledge Test;
  • (c) Paper 3: A Numerical Ability Test;
  • (d) Paper 4: A Faculty Specific Test (where applicable).

Candidates who, in the opinion of the relevant Faculty, merit further consideration may be called for an interview before the final selection is made.

Mature Age Admission Requirements (Qualification specific)

Applicants applying for the School of Medicine should be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate. Candidates should pass all papers as set out above, with an overall average of 60%.

Applicants applying for the School of Pharmacy should be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate. Candidates should pass all papers as set out above, with an overall average of 55%.

Applicants applying for the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, Bachelor of Accounting (Chartered Accountancy) and the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) should be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate. Candidates should pass all papers as set out above, with an overall average of 60%.

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