University of Venda Application Status

University of Venda Application Status


Admission means approval to report for registration as a student of the University.

Application for admission must be made on the prescribed form, which must be accompanied by the following:

  • a testimonial of good conduct;
  • a Matriculation certificate or, if not yet available, some form of proof that the prospective student complies with the necessary requirements for the degree for which s/he desire to register for or a statement of last school symbol achieved;
  • one passport photograph (one for admission)
  • application fees – no-refundable Postal Order;
  • Copy of pages 1 of Identity Document.

No person shall be admitted as a candidate for a degree unless he has obtained the Matriculation certificate of the Committee of University Principals (SAUVCA) or a certificate of exemption from the Matriculation examination. It may be required of a prospective student to pass an ENTRANCE TEST before being granted permission to register. Alternatively, it may be required of a student to take SPECIAL MODULES in certain disciplines.

Appropriate prior learning in a specified area of study shall also be recognised. The criteria to assess prior learning shall be determined by Senate.

Unless the Senate grants special permission, modules taken outside a prescribed curriculum, i.e “extra-curricula” modules, shall be subject to the same admission requirements as modules taken within the prescribed curriculum for a degree or diploma.

Registration of Students (Chapter 10, Section 86, Statute of University of Venda )

A student must report for registration on the dates and during the times specified.

Each candidate for registration must complete and sign the prescribed registration form and submit it to the Dean of the School concerned for approval, giving details of the module(s) he intends to follow.

The full fees for the semester are payable in advance and not later than the date specified.

Only registered students may attend lectures.

A person registering as a student must complete and sign the official registration form, thus binding himself to observe the rules of the University. A person shall only be admitted to a module for a degree or diploma if his/her curriculum has been approved by the Dean of the School concerned. An approved curriculum may subsequently be amended within a specified period, provided that the amended curriculum conforms to the rules in force at the time of the amendment.

A student must ensure that the composition of the chosen curriculum complies with the general rules for the various Schools.

Part-time students shall not take more than three modules per semester whilst full-time student cannot exceed 6 (six) per semester.


Modules selected by students may not clash in the main timetable.

Date for Registration

To be accepted as a student, a candidate shall register before a specified date as announced from year to year. Late registration, if approved, is subject to the payment of a penalty.

Renewal of Registration

A first year student who, after two years of full-time study, and a part-time student who, after three years, does not yet qualify for admission to the second year of study will not be re-admitted to the University.

The maximum period for the acquisition of a first degree is six years for a full-time student and eight years for a part-time student, unless otherwise stipulated in the rules of Schools. Thereafter the registration will not be renewed.

Student Cards

All students will be issued with identity cards on registration. No student will be allowed to enter venues for lectures, examinations and the library without this identity card. Lost cards will be replaced on payment of a replacement fee.

Orientation of First Year Students

An orientation programme for first year students is conducted at the beginning of each year on the days indicated, giving information on

  • the nature of the University
  • areas of study and career choices
  • study techniques
  • leisure-time utilisation
  • the function of the library
  • rules and procedures in general, etc.

It is imperative that all first-year students attend the orientation programme.

Conditions of Training / Teaching

The following conditions will be applicable:

Language Medium
Except for no-English language modules, the teaching, training, instruction and examinations shall be conducted in English.
Lecturing, Teaching, Practicals and Tests
  • The University shall offer full and part-time classes daily throughout the academic year.
  • Except if otherwise arranged by the Head of Department, the official lecturing times are as follows:
    Full-time Classes: starting time: 08:00
    Part-time Classes: starting time: 15:10
  • All lecturing, teaching, practicals, tutorials, projects, discussion, excursions and tests are conducted from Monday to Saturday throughout the academic year.
Attendance of Classes
Lecturing, teaching, practicals, tutorials, projects, discussions, examinations and continuous assessment are held throughout the year. Students are required to obtain admission to the examination in each module registered for according to department requirements. Failure to meet the requirements shall result inter alia in refusal of permission to write the examinations or to present himself/herself for further continuous assessment.
Any person who registers as a student of the University will be subject to the Statutes, Rules and Regulations of the University, as well as Library and Residence Regulations and the Disciplinary Code of the University.
Continuation of Studies
Continuation of studies is dependant upon satisfactory academic performance.