National Senior Certificate

If you decide to stay at school and are interested in a career that requires a qualification offered at a university or a university of technology, you will need to successfully complete the National Senior Certificate (NSC).


This section covers the minimum requirements for admission at a university of technology or university, and how best to approach your Grade 10 to 12 subject choices.

How to qualify for a National Senior Certificate (NSC) at a basic level

To qualify for a NSC, you need to choose seven subjects, four of which are compulsory. Here are the minimum requirements:

  • Four compulsory subjects:
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