UCT Requirements for Medicine 2023

When it comes to determining your career path, picking the correct course is important. Medicine, as one of the most desirable and challenging professions, necessitates a high level of qualification than most other disciplines. The University of Cape Town, in South Africa, has made a name for itself as a high-quality educational institution. As a result, it has developed to become one of South Africa’s largest higher education institutions. So, what are the requirements for studying medicine at UCT in 2023?

uct requirements for medicine

Before submitting an application, all interested applicants should read these requirements carefully and ensure that they meet the Admission requirements.

Please be aware that this information may change from time to time, so you should double-check the most up-to-date information before submitting your application.

The UCT Medicine department has made significant investments in terms of facilities to ensure that the best doctors are produced in accordance with industry standards. The requirements for medicine at UCT are shown here.

UCT Requirements for Medicine

Here are the UCT Admission Requirements for Health Sciences:

All Health Sciences degrees:
  • APS = NSC score (score out of 600). The APS is worked out as follows: percentages of three required subjects plus percentages of next three best subjects excluding Life Orientation.
  • NBT = National Benchmark Tests (score out of 300). The results are published in Proficient/Intermediate/Basic ranges.
  • FPS = Faculty Points Score (score out of 900). This consists of NSC score plus NBT score.
  • WPS – Weighted Points Score (score out of 900). The WPS is used in Band B only and consists of your FPS weighted by your disadvantage factor (see the section on the general Admissions Policy for an explanation of the disadvantage factors).

For MBChB:

  • PR = Personal Report (PR) (score out of 100). All MBChB applicants are invited to submit a PR. If you do not submit a PR, however, you will get 0 out of 100 for this component.
  • MedPS = Medicine Point Score (score out of 1000): This is used only for MBChB. It consists of the FPS + PR (i.e. NSC + NBT + PR scores added up).

Rehabilitation Sciences degrees:

Applicants to qualifications in the Health & Rehabilitation Sciences – i.e. Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Audiology, and Speech-Language Pathology – do not submit a Personal Report. Minimum subject requirements and performance levels to be considered for admission:
  • MBChB: Mathematics, Physical Sciences, as well as English (Home or First Additional Language) at 60% or above; and at least 50% for the next three best subjects excluding Life Orientation. NBT results in the Intermediate range. APS of 450.
  • BSc Physiotherapy: At least 50% for all subjects, which must include Mathematics, plus Physical Sciences or Life Sciences, plus English (Home or First Additional Language), and the next three best subjects excluding Life Orientation. APS of 360. NBT results in the Intermediate range.
  • For BSc Occupational Therapy, BSc Audiology and BSc Speech-Language Pathology: At least 50% for all subjects, which must include Physical Sciences or Life Sciences, Mathematics (or 60% for Mathematical Literacy) and 50% for English (Home or First Additional Language); plus 50% for the next three best subjects excluding Life Orientation. APS of 340. NBT results in the Intermediate range. (Applicants offering Mathematical Literacy will be considered individually, on merit. Applicants who obtained NBT results in the Basic range will also be considered individually.)

You can download the UCT prospectus for comprehensive and well detailed information.

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