The first day to book your National Benchmark Test is next week Tuesday, 02 April 2013. Book as soon as it opens to avoid disappointment, since popular test venues sell out quickly. Check out our NBT article for more information on test dates and venues, how to prepare, and to book your test.
Applications to the University of Cape Town officially open next Monday, 01 April 2013. Apply asap in order to increase your chances of an early conditional offer and a place in res. Check out our UCT Guide to find everything you need to know about the courses offered, residences and fees at South Africa’s top university.
Here are a list of the important dates that you need to know.
University of Pretoria, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and Stellenbosch University all open for application on 1 March 2013. Look at our universities page for more information.
Residence applications also open on 1 March. If you want to be placed in a residence, it is important to apply as soon as possible.
NBT’s are approaching too. See our NBT page for advice, dates and test venues.
Skrillex Mothership SA Tour
The world-renowned DJ, Skrillex, is making an appearance at 3 major cities in South Africa. Here are the details you need to know:
Tickets range from R300-R2000 depending on the venue and the class of the ticket. No under 18’s are allowed.
R Kelly South Africa Tour
RnB singer R-Kelly is gracing us with his presence in March 2013! See below for the down-low on his tour.
Ticket prices are between R477-R901 depending on the ticket class.
The NBTs where established by the University of Cape Town. They were created to determine which of their applicants had the greatest chance of succeeding at university. The tests are designed to evaluate the true Mathematical and English levels of learners, as they focus on understanding rather than recall.
The tests are now used by all major Universities and are required for some bursary applications. In conjunction with your school marks, the universities will also consider your NBT results when considering your application. ALL applicants need to write the AQL (Academic and Quantitative Literacy Test) test, but only certain courses require applicants to also write the mathematics test. If you are unsure as to which career you will follow, rather write both tests to be safe. If you want to do medicine, engineering or a BSc your chances of acceptance will dramatically improve if you own these tests. Hopefully this page will help you do that.