Bachelor of Actuarial Science Admission Requirements in South Africa


Below are admission requirements for Bachelor of Actuarial Science in South Africa:

  1. Stellenbosch University

Admission Requirements for Actuarial Science

B.Com. (Actuarial Science)- Admission Requirements

Minimum requirements for admission:

An NSC average based on the six best subjects, excluding Life Orientation, 80%;

Mathematics 80%;

Home Language 60%;

If English was not the home language: English First Additional Language 75%.

The Bachelor’s programme is a Selection Programme:

The Selection Mark, on which selections will be based, will be calculated as:

(2×Mathematics) + Aggregate of best 5 other results (excl. Life Orientation)

For students who completed Grade 12 through a system requiring fewer subjects the Selection Mark may be calculated as:

(2×Mathematics) + Aggregate of best 3 other results


For automatic provisional acceptance applicants will need to have met the minimum admission requirements and have a selection mark of at least 85% (based on Grade 11 results, or Grade 12 results if matriculated). Applicants with a selection mark of below 85% will then be considered on merit, taking account of the number of places available and the Faculty’s general admissions policy.

B.Com.Hons. (Actuarial Science) – Admission Requirements 

Requirements for admission to the one-year Honours programme:

  • A BCom (Actuarial Science) or equivalent degree with Actuarial Science and Mathematical Statistics as majors;
  • Passes in university modules equivalent to at least seven of the eight foundation and intermediate technical subjects of the Actuarial Society of South Africa (or core technical subjects CT1–CT8 of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries); and
  • Exemptions from (or passes in the profession’s examinations for) at least five of the foundation and intermediate technical examinations of the Actuarial Society of South Africa (or core technical examinations CT1–CT8 of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries), including at least one of the subjects A201 (CT1) or A203 (CT5).


  1. For applicants who did not complete their Bachelor’s degree in the minimum time of three years, an additional exemption is required for each additional year taken.
  2. Where students have not passed the equivalent of Subject A203 at university, or have completed a Bachelor’s degree in which all eight of the foundation and intermediate technical subjects have been taken, a minimum of six exemptions is required.

Students who narrowly fail to meet the above requirements (e.g. have one fewer exemption than required) may be considered for admission to an 18-month or two-year Honours programme.

  1. University of the Witwatersrand

BSc. Actuarial Science Admission Requirements

APS 42+

English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 7

Mathematics Level 7

Physical Science Level 7


Applicants with 40-41 points and Mathematics Level 7 may be wait-listed, subject to place availability.

National Benchmark Test

All Faculty of Science applicants must write the National Benchmark Tests (NBT) before being considered for admission. There are two tests. The Academic and Quantitative Literacy Test and the Mathematics Test. Your test results are used in addition to your Grade 12 results to identify students who may need additional support during the course of their studies.

  1. University of the Free State

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the programme is a level 6 mark for Mathematics (70%), a level 4 mark for English (50%), as well as a minimum AP score of 34. This is a selection course; please follow the selection course application process for the Actuarial Science degree.

  1. University of Johannesburg

BSc in Mathematical Sciences (Actuarial Science)

Admission Requirements

A minimum APS 33, English 5 (60%+) & Mathematics 7 (80%+)

Those are the top universities offering Bachelor of Actuarial Science in South Africa. Choose one of them and make an application to enroll for the course.