Bachelor of Commerce Entry Requirements at the University of Cape Town


Below are the Entry Requirements for Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Cape Town:

Commerce Faculty Admission Requirements

The Faculty of Commerce has specific entry requirements that applicants completing the National Senior Certificate (NSC) must meet. Please note the following minimum requirements:

  • English Home Language (HL) – 50%
  • English First Additional Language (FAL) – 60%
  • Mathematics – 60% [70% is required for Computer Science and Analytics, and 80% is required for Actuarial Science]
  • Commerce applicants only need to write the Academic Literacy and Quantitative Literacy (AQL) National Benchmark Test. The test consists of an Academic Literacy (AL) section and a Quantitative Literacy (QL) section. The results of the two sections of the test are reported separately. You are strongly encouraged to write the test at the earliest opportunity, as this will allow you time to re-write if you don’t achieve the required mark. A maximum of two attempts will be allowed.

The amounts due are:

  • Tuition cost initial payment R31,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment),plus if applicable;
  • Residence (catering) initial payment R39,000, or
  • Residence (self-catering) initial payment R26,000