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UFS Bachelor of Science in Dietetics BC846000 Requirements

The requirements for undertaking the University of the Free State (UFS) Bachelor of Science in Dietetics BC846000.

  • NSC and an AP of 36
  • Language of instruction on level 5 (60%)
  • Mathematics on level 5 (60%)
  • Life Sciences on 5 (60%)
  • Physical Sciences on 5 (60%)
  • Subject to selection
  • NBT for Academic (AL) and Quantitative (QL) Literacy Test; and Mathematics Test (MT)

Bachelor of Science in Dietetics BSc (Dietetics)

Programme Description Minimum Admission Requirements
Programme Academic Plan Code AP Language Mathematics Life Sciences Physical Sciences Subject to selection National Benchmark Test (Compulsory for selection)
Bachelor of Science in Dietetics*
BSc (Dietetics)
BC846000 34 5 (60%) 5 (60%) 5 (60%) 5 (60%) Yes AL, QL, MT


  • *Life Sciences and/or Physical Sciences is required.
  • Closing date for applications to study any programme in the School for Allied Health Professions is 31 May 2017.

Selection procedure

  • All applications for admission to a BOptom, BSc (Physiotherapy), BSc (Dietetics), BOccTher and BBiok are subject to selection.
  • Due to the limited availability of places, only a limited number of applicants are admitted annually to the first study year.
  • Prospective students must submit application forms for admission to the university, together with a fully completed selection form.
  • Students who apply for selection towards a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy must provide proof of having visited an occupational therapy practice.
  • The closing date by which the selection forms must reach the Faculty of Health Sciences is 31 May 2017.
  • No late applications will be considered.
  • The application form, selection form, application fee, medical report, health questionnaire, photographs, and certified copies of ID and results must reach the university simultaneously.
  • Applicants may indicate two choices of study within the Faculty of Health Sciences.
  • All prospective students must write the National Benchmark Test (NBT). The results of this compulsory admission test will be used during the selection process. Enquiries in this regard may be directed to or 021 650 3523.
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Selection method

  • Preliminary selection is set out in the selection policy.
  • A minimum achievement level is required for each of the compulsory science subjects to calculate the science mark (each programme’s requirements as indicated). This information must be indicated clearly on the application form.
  • A minimum admission point per programme is required. The admission point is calculated based on achievement in six school subjects plus one mark for Life Orientation above 60% (achievement level 5). This information must be clearly indicated on the application form.
  • Extramural activities and achievements in Grade 12 are also considered.
  • English or Afrikaans is compulsory.
  • Final selection is confirmed in January, after the National Senior Certificate (NSC) results have been obtained.

However, if you meet the requirements and wish to apply to study this course. You can simply check the application processes.

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