Polytechnic of Namibia International Students Admission Requirements
- Application Requirements
- General Requirements
Entry to NUST courses generally requires the successful completion of grade 12 with a total of 25 points on the evaluation scale. The Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA) in the Ministry of Education will evaluate all foreign qualifications. This evaluation will inform prospective students whether their qualifications are at grade twelve level and conforms to the admission requirements of the NUST.
If you want to attend Bachelor of Technology classes you need to have a National Diploma, or an equivalent, and one year working experiences in your field of studies.
- Additional Qualifications
Besides the general admission requirements, individual Schools and Departments may have additional or special admission requirements. You will find them under the Link of Schools and Departments or in the NUST’s booklet for international students.
All students with qualifications other than the Cambridge School Leavers Certificate (either IGCSE or HIGCSE) should send the details to the International Officer.
- English Language Proficiency
The medium of instruction at the NUST is English. International students must be able to demonstrate English language proficiency before being admitted to a course. The minimum English pass mark in the final grade 12 examination will be regarded as proof of proficiency.
- Course Recognition
Prospective students should direct course recognition applications to the Registrar of NUST or the responsible Faculty Officer by the 31st of October of the year preceding the intended year of registration. Always submit documentary proof of the courses the be recognized.
Download the application forms here or Mature age forms. Closing date for applications: 30 October.
The Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA) evaluates foreign qualifications and if such qualifications are at Grade 12 level, the application will be considered for admission. Foreign school qualifications from countries in the SADC region need not be evaluated by the NQA for admission purposes. Please contact the NQA offices at:
Namibia Qualifications Authority
Private Bag 13247
Phone: +264 61 384100
Fax: +264 61 384114
Corner of Bismarck and Dr. W Kulz Street
Website address: http://www.namqa.org(link is external)
You are advised to submit your qualifications for evaluation two (2) months prior to applying to the Namibia University of Science and Technolog (NUST) and to attach your original NQA evaluation to your application.