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Admission requirements for South African Universities?

    Higher Education South Africa (HESA) will grant Matriculation Exemption Certificates to holders of Cambridge International AS and A Levels provided they meet certain criteria and subject group requirements.Working closely with HESA, Cambridge University has produced an easy reference guide to the minimum admission requirements for exemption into South African public universities. The guide summarises HESA’s entry criteria for students holding Cambridge qualifications. It means that Cambridge schools and learners can now see at a glance the various group, grade and subject options for Cambridge qualifications which are necessary to fulfil the HESA requirements. For detailed entry requirements and exemption regulations, please consult the Government Notice, Higher Education Act (Act 101 of 1997) on the HESA website here.

Which international universities accept Cambridge qualifications?

    Cambridge qualifications are recognised throughout the world. Cambridge is committed to ensuring that university admission offices and colleges around the world understand the value of their qualifications. To find out which universities recognise Cambridge qualifications, please visit the Cambridge recognitions database. It is advisable for students to check entry requirements for particular courses with universities to make sure they have the latest information. .