Pre-degree Foundation Programme (Science)

Programme overview:

First Intake for 2024 is still accepting late applications until 26th of February.
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Pre-degree Foundation Programme (Science) next start date Next start date: 12 February 2024
13 May 2024
22 July 2024
30 September 2024
Next New Students Orientation Date:
12 February 2024
Returning Students Start Date:
5 February 2024
Pre-degree Foundation Programme (Science) study mode Study Mode:
Campus Full Time
Pre-degree Foundation Programme (Science) study mode Campuses:
Cape Town - Mowbray
Cape Town - Tyger Valley
Durban (Umhlanga)
East London
Mbombela (Nelspruit)
Nelson Mandela Bay

Remote and distant students join a campus where the programme is offered
Pre-degree Foundation Programme (Science) duration Duration:
Full-Time (Campus)
• Minimum: 1 year
• Maximum: 2 years
Pre-degree Foundation Programme (Science) support Support: Fully supported

Programme details:

Post Matric | Applied Sciences | Pre-Degree | Degree: Pre-degree Foundation Programme (Science)
The Pre-degree Foundation Programme bridges the gap between school and postschool education. It provides a sound foundation in a range of skills needed for higher education studies at Eduvos.
You will develop a theoretical understanding of, and practical skills in English language and comprehension, numeracy and the use of computers and technology. You will also learn how to study, conduct research and be a successful student. The core subjects are Student Skills, Academic English, Introductory Mathematics, Development Studies and an Introduction to Computer Skills. You will also choose two faculty-specific elective modules from a range of introductory topics including Commerce (Economics), IT, Science, Graphic Design and Psychology.
The programme is designed to offer access to each of our faculties, aligned to the admission requirements for each degree. Much of the success of our Pre-degree Foundation Programme is due to our unique blend of lecture-led learning, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), our smaller interactive classes and cutting-edge facilities such as campus resource centres and computer labs.
Within this supportive environment, you will also start developing essential skills for life as a student and for the world of work. You will learn how to analyse and solve real problems, apply logic, be innovative, work in teams and communicate effectively.

More information:

Entry requirements
South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor’s degree, Diploma or Higher Certificate endorsement.
2. Or National Certificate (Vocational) level 4 issued by 
3. the Council of General and Further Education and Training with Bachelor’s degree, Diploma or Higher Certificate endorsement.
4. Or a Certificate of evaluation on a minimum NQF level 4 for foreign qualification confirmed by SAQA.
5. Or a letter or certificate confirming an exemption from Universities South Africa (USAf ) for any other school-leaving results.
6. And you need 40% or above for Grade 12 (or equivalent) English as a home or first additional language.
7. And:
i. You need 17 or more Eduvos points for 
non-science streams.
ii. You need 24 or more Eduvos points for BSc 
iii. You need 30% or above for Grade 12 (or 
equivalent) Mathematics or Mathematical 
Literacy for non-science streams.
iv. You need 30% or above for Grade 12 
Mathematics for science streams.
v. Students applying for Graphic Design do not 
need Mathematics
From R38 000 per year (based on full settlement payment option) - excluding hardware/software requirements. Please consult the fee structure for additional information.

Eduvos offers flexible payment options

Programme accreditation
It is quality assured (externally moderated) by similar higher education institutions.
• While this programme is not registered on the qualifications framework, this is an access path to Eduvos programmes taught at the same level as those at National Qualications Framework (NQF) level 5.
• It is not accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC), nor is it registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
This qualification is offered at the following campuses

Bedfordview, Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Mowbray, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, Durban (Umhlanga), East London, Midrand, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Vanderbijlpark

International students

International students are welcome to apply for this programme.

For international student requirements please kindly check International Students Admissions

Calling all students from Angola, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominica, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Qualification structure
This is an outline of the modules for this qualification per level.

Data for intake starting: 12 February 2024

    Pre-degree Foundation Programme (Science)
    Admission Fee (ADMINF-B00) - Admission Fee
    Academic English A (FPBEA0-B11) - Core
    Introduction to Computer Skills (FPCSA0-B11) - Core
    Student Skills A (FPSSA0-B11) - Core
    Introduction to Mathematics A (FPBMA0-B22) - Core
    Development Studies A (FPDSA0-B22) - Core
    Academic English B (FPBEB0-B33) - Core
    Mathematics for Degree Studies B (Science) (FPMSA0-B33) - Core
    Student Skills B (FPSSB0-B33) - Core
    Introduction to Biology (FPIBA0-B44) - Core
    Introduction to Science (FPISA0-B44) - Core