So you want to become a psychologist?

Published: October 21, 2014 / 309 Comments

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Do you find yourself sitting down with friends and nitpicking their brains, analysing their behaviours, and helping them sort through their not-so-conscious problems? Perhaps the brains of children, the elderly, couples, or entire corporations rev your intellectual engines. Either way, becoming a psychologist could well be your calling.

Few professions are as far ranging and as widely applicable as psychology. The discipline requires expertise in such varied topics as behavioural research, medical science, clinical analysis, legal issues and sociology. Jobs in this field include marriage and family therapist, child psychologist, and industrial and organisational psychologist, to name but a few.

‘During their graduate studies, aspiring psychologists learn about different counselling and psychotherapeutic theories and interventions, as well as problem-solving techniques and behavioural modification methods,’ says Dr Ashley Smyth, Academic Dean and Educator at the South African College of Applied Psychology, who adds that would-be psychologists are usually people who are already fascinated by these concepts and ideas before they begin their studies: ‘They have an innate interest in intra-psychic – or internal – and interpersonal dynamics, and want to understand what makes people tick and what motivates their behaviour and actions.’

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According to Dr Smyth, psychology as a subject is really the study of human behaviour – a human science – and, therefore, when we study psychology, we need to see it embedded in a context: ‘Given the needs in South Africa, there is a rapidly growing demand for graduates with a thorough grounding in psychology, high intellectual independence, applied skills and research capacity to be actively involved in a range of careers and professional activities that are able to have a profound impact in improving the overall wellbeing of individuals and society.’

SACAP has been training students in psychology for over 17 years and, with its unique blend of rigorous theory, applied skills and experiential fieldwork training, is recognised as the number one Higher Educational provider in the field of Applied Psychology in South Africa, points out Dr Smyth. ‘Furthermore, at SACAP, we believe that one’s ability to effect positive external transformation is critically dependent on one’s personal growth,’ he says. ‘This belief is reflected in our learner-centred educational philosophy, which places an emphasis on an intimate and interactive learning environment facilitated by leading practitioners and expert educators. As a result our students undergo their own empowering process, which gives them greater control of their lives, increasing their ability to activate both inner resources and resources at a broader community level that effect change and ensure transformation of society.’

Do you have what it takes to become a psychologist?

The most talented and in-demand psychologists tend to have a set of personality traits in common that enable them to work most effectively with patients and help them solve their emotional or mental problems. Anyone considering a career as a therapist or other type of psychology professional should consider these 10 basic questions before taking the plunge.

  1. Are you a good listener?

This refers to hearing not only what a patient says but also to interpreting his or her body language. Information extracted through therapy can be a slow arduous process requiring the skill of understanding all forms of communication, verbal or otherwise.

  1. Can you keep a secret?

Unless mandated to do by law, what gets shared in a therapy session stays in a therapy session. This means not bringing work home with you, so to speak.

  1. Do you genuinely care about others?

The backbone of psychotherapy is the ability to empathise with others. Good psychologists are able to compassionately identify with a patient’s emotional pain. Those who get easily frustrated with the problems of others won’t last long in the profession.

  1. Are you naturally inquisitive?

Psychology is a good profession for those who are astute observers, like to ask follow-up questions, and are able to analyse vague statements to search for obscured meanings.

  1. Do you know yourself well?

Psychologists need to be able to step back from their own natural biases, be it those based on education, background, social status or religious beliefs, in order to ensure that they make objective observations.

  1. Are you comfortable with talking to all types of people? 

Trust is the cornerstone of effective therapy and a good psychologist will have the interpersonal skills to hold conversations with every personality type, regardless of racial, political, socio-economic, moral or cultural backgrounds.

  1. Are you a generally stable individual?

No one expects psychologists to be perfect; after all, they’re only human. But before they can sit patients down on the couch, they must make sure that their own ‘mental baggage’ has been addressed.

  1. Are you a tolerant person?

As a psychologist, you will be expected to refrain from passing judgment on anything being said, even if it runs counter to your personal and moral beliefs. In addition, you’ll have to content with incremental progress and prepared to accept periods of regression from clients.

  1. Are you good at solving puzzles?

Good therapists are often those who can use logic to piece together solutions, frequently from limited information. Psychologists must be able to drill down through extraneous data to determine the root causes of patients’ distress and provide an accurate diagnosis.

10.  Are you creative and flexible?

Yes, psychology requires analytical skills, but it’s also an evolving art and science. The human mind is highly complex and ever changing, and psychologists must be equally adaptable to new findings in the field.

If you answered ‘yes’ to the above questions and decide that psychology is indeed the field for you, then it’s imperative that your chosen qualification has relevance, complies with appropriate standards of quality and excellence, and is nationally recognised and internationally comparable.

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  1. Zaaidah

    I want to take Psychology and I’m in Grade 11, although i have 90% in English (and I take maths lit), i want to know if i can take a specific type of psychology (for example: abnormal) will i be able to take it or do I not have enough to apply?

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  2. irene

    my son wants to study psychology what subjects is a def must – you can send me info at strydomisi@gmail.com

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  3. Ayanda Mazibuko

    Hi. i have 76% in English but I studied commerce in High school. will I be able to be a therapist/psychologist?

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  4. Dezlin

    My daughter wants to study psychology her subjects are life orientation English first language physics life science and pure maths however she wants to change to maths lit will she still be able to study psychology

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  5. Nita woods

    Does psychology include pure maths or can it be maths lit

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  6. Nita woods

    How much is the entry??

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  7. Boitumelo

    i have 42% for my english (NSC), do i qualify?

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  8. Noxolo

    Hi
    I would like to become one of yours student but can I have your full information so that I can enrol there as soon as possible.

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  9. karabo

    I am doing grade 12 this year and i am really interested in psycology.But i am not sure with requirements.I need help with and also would like to know if maths is neccessary(i do pure maths)

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  10. Layla

    What matric qualifications do i need for the course?

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      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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  11. Layla

    What qualifications do i need in order to apply for the course?

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  12. kilford Paulo

    hi, I would like to study psychology I would like to know your pass requirements in matric has well has subjects that are required? thank you.

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  13. Ponie

    I have done level 4 in early childhood development, I would to change to child psychologist what would be the requirements

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  14. Martha Ramoshaba

    Can I study psychology with maths literacy?
    If yes, where can I study and what is the minimum percentage required?

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  15. tshwarelo Eliot

    I hv NSC I want to study psychology. I hv 53% in English

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  16. Liam

    Hi I would love to study psychology however I don’t know what subjects to take my English percentage is 78. With the information you have given me nothing tells me if mathematics is required is that true

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  17. Charmaine

    Hi, Can you please email me a brochure for this course including costs and course start dates for 2017.

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  18. Precious

    Hii….I am precious
    I have just received my grade11 report, I passed to grade 12 with English mark of 60% and I would like to study psychology….please help me , if I apply early with my grade 11 report will I have chances even though my maths is at level 2…please help

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      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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  19. Masengo

    What qualifications do I need to study coaching or psychology. I studied hospitality services and obtained a N6 certificate. I’ve always been intrigued by psychology, counselling and coaching. I also would like to know about the fees
    Thanks and kind regards

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  20. Hlengiwe

    What subjects are required

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  21. gomo

    i got 58% in English but what if the University won’t take me as a psychology student but for my second choice as something else? I would really love to study psychology….I’m very passionate about it

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  22. Thandiwe Hlatshwayo

    is it possible to study this course with good term 1 grade 11 report and not matric?

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  23. Siyethemba

    Hi, i have my matric with english way above 45%, i am fascinated about helping people on their daily problems and how they live. i am interested in psychology, please help my dream to become a reality.

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  24. Malenka

    what type of institution is most preferable when going to pursue a career in phycology?

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  25. Zinhle

    hi I would love to study Psychology so I was wondering if you do offer bursaries. thanx

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      We don’t offer any bursaries. We wish you all the best with your studies!

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  26. kim

    hello! I’m currently in 10th grade in IB, and I’m planning to study psychology, I was hoping to find out which subjects should I be taking next year for Diploma

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  27. Mahubedu

    hello….i like to study psychology i jst want to knw how much APS needed

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      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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  28. Ola Stiller

    Hi,

    I would just like to find out the requirements to become a child psychologist. I Have a matric would I have to do a bridging course if I do not have enough points to qualify?

    Have a lovely day.
    Kind regards,
    Ola

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      Hi Ola,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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  29. Rejoice

    I am interested in being a phycologists and that 45% in English I have it so I would like the marketing team to send me the application form on my gmail

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  30. thandeka madinane

    Hi which documents are needed to accompany the application form?

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  31. Mnedisi

    I’m very much interested in studying psychology please provide me with information on 071 917 7953 or an email please please please

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  32. Lillian

    Hi I’m in grade 11 and my subjects are Biology, CAT,Maths Lit & Business studies . I really love Psychology so I would like to know if I qualify to study Psychology here at SACAP ?

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      Hi Lillian,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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  33. Nondumiso

    Hi I am doing Maths LIT, I would like to know whether is it possible to do psychology without Mathematics but with Biology, English home language, Geography and Afrikaans

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      HI Nondumiso,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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  34. Sitha

    what is the requirements when i want to become a pschologist

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      Hi Sitha,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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  35. Palesa

    Hi

    I am interested in doing psychology and i have done MATHS, LIFE SCIENCES AND ENGLISH…. but my percentages in maths and Life sciences are low so i am asking is any chances i might be given to get my dream career?

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      Hi Palesa,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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  36. Othniel

    Is Math needed on the subjects that are required? If so, at what percentage?

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  37. sne

    Hy I’m sne and I am interested in psychology but I have math literacy Economics biology and English as my subject and I have done pure math and physical science from grade ten to eleven

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      Hi Sne

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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  38. Kenneth

    Hi im interested in psychology but i have the following subjects : English home language ,afrikaans first additional , CAT , business studies and hospitality studies do i stand a chance ?

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  39. Afreen

    please contact me… now I m also a 2nd year student of psychology in bangaldesh. Bsc.
    But there has no proper education system. but I want to be a psychologist.

    Reply
  40. Caiphus

    hi I am interested In studying psychology and I would which matric subjects and what percentage on those subjects do I need in order to be accepted at tertiary level ,my contact number is 078 900 4598

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  41. Questioner

    Hey. Im in High school right now (uk version) and im thinking of my future job and i want to be a psychologist, i want to take child psychology. What options/choices do i need to choose for my final years?

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      Hi Questioner

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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  42. Mandy

    Please contact me,I’m interested in studying psychology. Thanks

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    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Mandy,

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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  43. Kgothatso

    Which course i should study if i want to be a psychologist

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    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Kgothatso,

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. You would have to do our BAppSocSci degree. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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  44. erika meyer

    I want to start with studies in child psychology. What course should I take. What is the duration of the course using distance learning. What is the closing date for registration for 2017

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    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Erika, Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo Applications for Term 1 2017 close 16 January 2017.

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  45. Nts'alo Khoabane

    i’m doing my high school at Lesotho so i’m interest in psychologist! I want to know what are requirements needed.but i’m good at biology

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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  46. Lazarus

    I’ve been thinking and wanting to be a counseling Psychology over 4 years now, this means am still interested.

    My question is when should I apply for the 1st trimester (of 2017).

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  47. Obinna chamberline

    Hi, i want study military/political psychology at university and i credit maths english govt economics biology and crs in my higher school.i my free to go if not find me a suitable course that we suit me.

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Obinna

      We currently don’t offer any programmes in Political/Military Psychology. We wish you all the best with your studies!

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  48. Liani

    Hi, I am currently in my hard year of studying Bed and was wondering how long it will take to study to become a clinical psychologist?

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    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Liani,

      The minimum requirements for registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa for Clinical Psychology is as follows:
      5 Years full-time formal education in psychology, i.e.
      A three year Bachelor’s degree majoring in psychology or equivalent thereof, plus
      An Honours degree in psychology, plus
      A directed Master’s degree programme in psychology approved by the HPCSA; and
      Successful completion of a full-time approved internship of 12 months duration; and
      Successful completion of the National Examination of the Professional Board for Psychology in the relevant registration category.

      You can find out more about becoming a Clinical Psychologist here: http://www.sacap.edu.za/psychology/becoming-psychologist/

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  49. Emmah

    Im interested in studying clinical associates

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Emmah,

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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  50. Tino

    Hey i’m currently studying Accounts, Business studies ,Travel and Tourism and English Language but want to do forensic psychology. Are my subjects eligable enough to do it?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Tino,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

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  51. mercy

    Hi
    I’m interested in studying psychology however I have agric science as my science subject and not biology.
    I have all d other requirements. is it possible?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Mercy,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  52. Boitumelo

    Hey am really interested in this career field of physiology but I have passed my grade 12 higher certificate but I have passed my English with 60% and I even have life science. Please help me.is there anything I can do, so that I.can qualify to study phycologist?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Boitumelo,

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  53. Tobi Aleji

    Hi I’m Tobi Aleji.
    I will love to study child psychology. My subjects are English, literature, economics, CRS & Biology.
    Will I be able to study psychology?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Tobi,

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you the information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  54. tbos

    What r the minimum requirements n is sacap a private institution

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  55. Ajith

    i am doing my A levels now and my subject choices are Psychology , History, IT and Business . I really seem to be interested in Psychology .
    Is it possible for me to do a degree in the subject without taking up the sciences or it essential to take the sciences ?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Ajith,

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  56. ntombi mazibuko

    Can I study psychology if I have commercial subject

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Ntombi,

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  57. Lulama Mashego

    Hi I Like this page my name is Lulama I would like to study psychology next year.
    I am currently in matric this are the subject that I am studying maths pure , physical sciences , life sciences , agricultural sciences , history, English , Life orientation & Home language
    do I gualified to study psychology in university.

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Lulama,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  58. M.x.mello

    What subjects do I need to study being a educational psychologist

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Michelle,

      Our minimum requirements for the BAppSocSci degree is a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English and a Bachelors pass. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  59. hi I like this page my name is Believeness and I would like to study psychology after high school

    Hy I’m currently I’m matric these are the subjects that I’m studying history,life science.agriculture,tourism,maths lit,life orientation,English,and home language do I qualify to study pstchology at university?

    Reply
  60. Moroa sello

    I am a social work student at the National University of Lesotho.i would like to persue my studies in psychology.what is it needed of me???

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Moroa,

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  61. nonjabulo

    how to become a psychologist

    Reply
  62. Anette

    hi, yes id love to a psychologist, what courses do i need to do through your institution for this career ??

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Anetta,

      The minimum requirements for registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa in the first 7 categories are as follows:
      5 Years full-time formal education in psychology, i.e.
      A three year Bachelor’s degree majoring in psychology or equivalent thereof, plus
      An Honours degree in psychology, plus
      A directed Master’s degree programme in psychology approved by the HPCSA; and
      Successful completion of a full-time approved internship of 12 months duration; and
      Successful completion of the National Examination of the Professional Board for Psychology in the relevant registration category.

      Our Bachelor of Applied Social Science degree is a comprehensive undergraduate psychology degree programme, providing a perfect springboard for those wishing to progress to Honours and Masters in order to become a psychologist.
      We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  63. Simelwe

    I’m in grade 12 and im interested in psychology where and how should I apply

    Reply
  64. Kyrthi

    Hi 🙂

    I graduated from high school last year and the subjects I did were Geography, Tourism, Visual Arts, Mathematical Literacy, Afrikaans, English and Life Orientation. I am currently doing my first year at a teaching college for my B Ed degree in the ECD and Foundation Phase, but I know that I would much rather study Child Psychology because I would be able to give each child my full attention. Will I be able to study Child Psychology with the subjects that I have done? 🙂 I have also had experience working with children.

    Reply
  65. Nikita Pillay

    I am unsure of what to study after high school and psychology is one of my options .I was wondering what the minimum requirements are for example what my APS score should be,if there is required subjects and if it is hard to get into university for psychology.

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Nikita,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  66. Reitumetse

    Am in matric doing physical sciences ,maths literacy ,geography and life sciences and i want to be a clinical psychologist
    Are the subjects that I’ve chosen correct for the career i want to follow or do they matter???

    Reply
  67. Zaid Sarlie

    Good day

    I am interested in studying phycology. Please could you email me more information.

    Thanks

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Zaid,

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  68. Lerato Sithole

    Hi

    I am interested in being a clinical psychologist, what subjects will I need in high school and what courses do I need to take for this career choice?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Lerato,

      The minimum requirements for our BAppSocSci degree is a National Senior Certificate, Bachelors pass, or equivalent, with a minimum of 45% in English OR a Senior Certificate with endorsement, or equivalent OR an NQF 5 prior qualification together with a National Senior Certificate, or equivalent, with a minimum of 45% in English.

      We wish you all the best!

      Reply
  69. Amahle gcuwa

    Am doing history,geography,tourism.life orientation.maths literacy.isixhosa and english FAL so am i able to become an psychologist?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Amahle,

      The minimum requirements for our BAppSocSci degree is a National Senior Certificate, Bachelors pass, or equivalent, with a minimum of 45% in English. So those subjects should do just well. We wish you all the best!

      Reply
  70. londiwe

    I am interested in Psychology I have matric certificate with English D HG.

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Londiwe,

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  71. unathi

    What are my required subject in high school in order to be a psychologist?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Unathi,

      The minimum requirements for our BAppSocSci degree is a National Senior Certificate, Bachelors pass, or equivalent, with a minimum of 45% in English. Other than that, we recommend that you take subjects that interest you. We wish you all the best!

      Reply
  72. Chamelle

    Im in high school, grade 9 and i must choose my subjects in the career i wish to study. I would like to know what subjects will benefit me in my career choice.

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Chamelle,

      The minimum requirements for our BAppSocSci degree is a National Senior Certificate, Bachelors pass, or equivalent, with a minimum of 45% in English. We wish you all the best!

      Reply
  73. Thandi

    Plz i need infor abt psychologist

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Thandi,

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  74. petri hancke

    Hi
    What should be your average academic performance during the NSC to get selection / admission of psychology
    1. Is it necessary to register first before you can start as a psychologist in south africa? ( like first completing a board exam)
    2. What should be you average academic performance during the NCS to get selction/admission by a university to study phychology?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Petri,

      1. This depends on your chosen specialisation
      2. Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme.

      We wish you all the best!

      Reply
  75. Nobantu

    I’m in grade 9 and I’m interested in doing psychology what subs should I take?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Nobantu,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We wish you all the best!

      Reply
  76. Zoya

    Hi, i am a high schooler.. i study from the CBSE-I board(in Qatar).
    i want to know which subjects do i choose in order to be able to pursue psychology for further studies.

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Zoya,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We wish you all the best!

      Reply
  77. Manjusha

    What are jobs that I can take up after I graduate in psychology and how can I go further

    Reply
  78. Manjusha

    Hi..I’m interested in psychology and I’m in grade 11..what are the required courses to get into this stream….

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Manjusha,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We wish you all the best!

      Reply
  79. Rutendo

    Hi. I am Im Grade 9 and would like to know what subjects I need to choose in order to be a child psychologist. Also is pure maths necessary or can I succeed with maths lit?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Rutendo,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate, or equivalent, with an achievement rating of 5 (Substantial Achievement, 60-69%) or better in 6 designated subjects including English and Mathematics (or Maths Literacy) as two of the six designated subjects. You can read more about our BAppSocSci course here: http://www.sacap.edu.za/courses/bpsych-degree/

      Reply
  80. Rozanne

    Please can you send me more information as to what I need to study to become a child pschologist

    Reply
  81. sweetness

    Hi
    I am a grade 9 learner I am interested in psychologist and I want to know what subjects I need to take next year. And know more about psychologist.thanks

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Sweetness,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We wish you all the best!

      Reply
  82. kgopotso mokoena

    hy i am in grade 12 and doing physical sciences,life sciences and maths literacy and i interested in doing psychology so will i qualify?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Kgopotso,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We wish you all the best!

      Reply
  83. sammy k

    I want to become a private psychologist where I help teenangers I want tobe an international psychologists please help me

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Sammy,

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  84. august

    I’m in high school and this year is really stressful because I have to choose my subjects according to the career I want to do. And I wondering what subjects do I need be a psychologist? Plz help:)

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi August,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We wish you all the best!

      Reply
  85. sothembela

    should I start at university level?
    how do I reach you?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Sothembela,

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  86. Nokuthula Mkhize

    hi. what subjects should i choose for psychology?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Nokuthula,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We wish you all the best!

      Reply
  87. Lisolethu

    Hi
    Which stream should I choose in order for me to become a clinical pyschologist?!

    Reply
  88. Ruben

    I am currently in grade 9 and I am struggling to choose subjects because I really want to become a psychologist but I don’t know what subjects to take to achieve this can you tell me what are the required subjects ?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Ruben,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We wish you all the best!

      Reply
  89. bonolo

    hy ..I’m currently in grade 12 my subjects are maths lit,eco,bus,tourism,set,English and Life Orientation. Do I qualify to study counseling psychology next year?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Bonolo,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We wish you all the best!

      Reply
  90. Zandile

    Hi i’m a 23 year old female who finished her matric 2014,and i’m interested on studing Psychology.The sub that i did at school were geography,life sciences,maths lit and history.just want to knw if i cn qualify

    Reply
  91. Emmanuel ramaahia

    I have passed matric with diploma with the following subject English, maths literacy , history, geography, life orientation and life science. I have also completed diploma in youth development at UNISA. I just want to know if I will qualify to study psychology

    Reply
  92. Nthabeleng Moreki

    well I’m in grade 9.. and I’m inspired to be a pyschologist.. I’m really good with people and helping them heal from their mental pain.. but I donno which subjects to choose for next year…

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Nthabeleng,

      We’re excited to hear that you’re passionate about becoming a psychologist. Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We wish you all the best!

      Reply
  93. Sylvia

    hi I’m Karabo , I’m in grade 11 I’m doing science and I want to know the all subjects requirements if I want to study phycologists?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Karabo,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We wish you all the best!

      Reply
  94. lona Mhlontlo

    I have passed my Matric with D and I was doing commercial studies, and I want to be psychologist

    Reply
  95. Glerose Mahlo

    Hi I am 36years, I did my matric in 1999 and my English symbol is F, I need to know if I stand a chance to study psychology

    Reply
  96. Unathi

    I’m in grade 11, I’m doing physics, pure maths, geography and Life Sciences and I want to study “child psychology”how should I pass my subjects to get into the field?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Unathi,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We wish you all the best!

      Reply
  97. Zaakira Shaikh

    what subjects do i need to chose in grade 9 ? and do i need life science as a subject ?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Zaakira,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We wish you all the best!

      Reply
  98. Melissa mthethwa

    Hi im melissa mthethwa and im doing grade 11 doing Life science,pure maths,physical science,geography,tourism,english,zulu and life orientation,i want to become a clinical psychologist so which subject must i get good marks on?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Melissa,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We wish you all the best!

      Reply
  99. Martha Bunu

    Hi I want to become clinical physiologist but want to study parttime

    Reply
  100. Nonhlanhla

    I’m doing grade 10 im doing maths literacy,life orientation,business,tourism and economics i dont know if I’m doing the required subjects to be a psychologist please help?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Nonhlanhla,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We wish you all the best!

      Reply
  101. Sahluko Khuzwayo

    Greetings. My name is Sahluko Khuzwayo & I am a matriculant at Wyebank Secondary. I do Tourism, Geography, Dramatic arts and Mathematical literacy. Would I be able to qualify for being a psychologist and if so, how will I be able to apply?

    Reply
  102. Danielle

    What subjects are needed to become a clinical psychologist

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Danielle,

      Our minimum requirements for the BAppSocSci Degree is a National Senior Certificate, Bachelors pass, or equivalent, with a minimum of 45% in English.

      Reply
  103. vusimuzi maluleke

    I passed grade12 in 2006 I obtained symbol E on english with high grade do I qualify to do psychology degree

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Vusimuzi,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  104. Zaid

    Hi I’m in high school and I want to become a phsycologist I take physical science but not life science could I still go forward

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Zaid,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We wish you all the best!

      Reply
  105. nthabiseng

    Which subjects should I study to qualify

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Nthabiseng,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We wish you all the best!

      Reply
  106. Kgopi

    Hi..I just wanna know how long is the duration of the course and how much can it cost? Am interested in doing clinical psychology,u can even send me all details via my email if is possible.

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  107. Thupetsi mathobel

    hi I’m Thupetsi mathobela and I what to be a psychologist,I have what it takes to be one. the Thing is that I don’t know were to start I’m in need of help

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Thupetsi,

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  108. hi I like this page my name is Believeness and I would like to study psychology after high school

    Hi I want to study psychology after high schooln,I want to become a child psychologist . This are my subjects history,life science,maths lit,agriculture,life orientation,xiTsonga,English,do I qualify to study psychology in varsity ?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Believeness,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  109. Vanessa Ilunga

    I want to persue a career as a child psychologist. I am currently in grade 11 . What skills do I need to have and what subjects are required for child psychology?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Vanessa,

      Our minimum requirements for the BAppSocSci degree is a National Senior Certificate, Bachelors pass, or equivalent, with a minimum of 45% in English. You would need to have a strong interest in psychology, mental health and people in a social context. You can read more on this programme here: http://www.sacap.edu.za/courses/bappsocsci-degree/

      Reply
  110. Thando

    Besides from getting 45% in English
    As a Grade 9 Learner What other subjects must I take for this field
    && What are the maximum years one can study in this course

    Reply
  111. Neleka Banginyama

    Hy I am interested to study as a psychologist could you please tell me what subjects are required in order to become a psychologist

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Neleka,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  112. Mudau Rotondwa

    i want to study as a psychologist but i got level 2 at geography. life sciences and physical science do i qualify?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Mudau,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  113. Amukelani collins

    I am done with my grade 12.an i have obtain more 45% in English and i do wanna learn more about human’s behaviour cz i like helping people

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Amukelani,

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  114. daniel makuwa

    I’m 36yrs would like to study psychology as I think I’m above average in terms of the attributes needed to be the best psychologist. Where to start/register & how long is the duration of the course, how much are the tuition fees & if it’s distance learning since I’m employed full time

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Daniel,

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you the information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  115. Aphiwe

    I’m in grade 9 and i would like to know which subjects to take in term 3 (Is it essencial for me to take both physical sciences and biology?) and how long it would take to study psychology
    Thank you.

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Aphiwe,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. The duration of your studies will also be dependant on your chosen career path and specialisation.

      We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  116. Tegan

    i would really like to know what the best subject choices are in high school to study psycology

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Tegan,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We wish you all the best!

      Reply
  117. Ayesha

    Hi. I am in 9th grd I have chosen arts which in my school is considered as conmerce. It has Economics,general science,English will I qualify? I want to be a child psychologist

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Ayesha, our minimum entry requirements for our BAppSocSci degree is a National Senior Certificate, Bachelors pass, or equivalent, with a minimum of 45% in English. We wish you all the best with the last few years!

      Reply
  118. Sessy Zwane

    I’m in grade 10 and I take Business Studies, Biology, And Drama and I was to become a psychologist and have my own practise but I am not quite sure what subjects are required to be able to do this course after school. I also take Pure Mathematics. English and Life Orientation and Zulu as my compulsory subjects. I really have a passion for psychology, I also read a few books on psychology. But I want to be able to prepare myself and understand what is expected and required of me to be able to fulfill my dream of becoming a psychologist.

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Sessy, we’re really excited to hear about your passion for psychology. Our minimum requirements for our BPsych degree is a National Senior Certificate, or equivalent, with an achievement rating of 5 (Substantial Achievement, 60-69%) or better in 6 designated subjects including English and Mathematics (or Maths Literacy) as two of the six designated subjects. Alternatively, we also accept a Senior Certificate with endorsement, or at least a Conditional Exemption, passed in at least 4 subjects, including English first language and Mathematics (Symbol E at Higher Grade or the Symbol C at Standard Grade). You can read more on this programme here: http://www.sacap.edu.za/courses/bpsych-degree/

      We wish you all the best with the last two years!

      Reply
  119. Priscilla

    Hi , I’m a grade 9 student. I’m interested in being a psychologist, so i wanna know which subject choices must i choose next year

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Priscilla. Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We wish you all the best with high school!

      Reply
  120. marvel

    I am 22 years old female
    who’s interested of becoming a psychologist , I would love to know which subjects are required and how long does it take to get qualification

    Reply
  121. simphiwe

    Am doing matrix and wanted to study psychology course next year,what subject are offered.am doing geography,history,life science and maths literacy

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  122. motaung lydia

    Can u please send me all information about the course including the price and duration.

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Thanks for your interest in studying with us. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  123. Zainab Kamaldien

    Hi. what subjects should I choose in grade 9 inorder to study educational psychology ?

    Reply
  124. Phiweokuhle

    Becoming a psychologist, is it a career that requires understanding and the human mind ?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Phiweokuhle,

      Are you intrigued by people and why they do the things they do? Do you want to understand more about human behaviour, relationships and why some people are so resilient while others seem helpless?
      If you’re fascinated by these questions then studying psychology at SACAP is definitely for you. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  125. Dimakatjo

    I am interested in doing psychology afterschool so my subs are agric,business, life science,maths lit so will i qualify?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Dimakatjo,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  126. asanda

    Good afternoon I’m in grade 11 ever since I can remember I want to help kids I want to be a child psychologist I’m doing physics ,life sciences,accounting,pure maths ,english,isizulu and life orientation I want to know what subjects do I need to become a child psychologist and what is the maximum years one can study ?

    Reply
  127. Alexandra

    I’m in high school with the both sciences and accounting and I would like to know if I have a chance of studying Clinical psychology if I wish to not take physical sciences as a subject?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Alexandra,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  128. Dian

    I am in grade 11 and do not have pure maths nor physical sciences only life sciences do I qualify to study futher in a psychology field??

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Dian,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English.

      Reply
  129. Rangmukrang Bey

    I am final year of master in education and counseling management…after complete my Master degree can i get admission for psyD practice and phd research….plzzz reply my inquiry as sooner.

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Rangmukrang,

      We don’t currently offer a PHD programme. We wish you all the best with your studies!

      Reply
  130. Poppie Kodisang

    How much is yr registration fee and hw do I go about registering?I already have a B.Ed degree with psychology as my major and Im interested in studying psychology further.

    Reply
  131. kez

    what subjects in high school must my daughter take to pursue this field?

    many thanks

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Kez,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme.

      Reply
  132. candise

    what are the minimum requirements needed to study psychology?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Candise,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

      Reply
  133. Michelle Kate-Lynn Smith

    If a person is still in school, grade 12, the person wants to study psychology, but she doesn’t have maths or biology.
    Do we really need it to study psychology further?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Michelle,

      Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. Perhaps have a look at the minimum requirements for the specific programme you wish to study before making a decision.

      Reply
  134. Ntsatsi

    How should i get forms??

    Reply
  135. Sibongile

    I passed my matric with symbol D containing 6 subjets no physical sience..do i qualify to do psychologist?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      It would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly. We have passed your details along to them. They will be in contact shortly.

      Reply
    • Israel

      I pass matric with symbol B,but no physical sience ,do i qualify to become psychologist ?

      Reply
      • Adele Bezuidenhout

        Hi Sibongile,

        Our minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate with 45% in English. This, however, differs from programme to programme. We’d love to send you some information via email. Can you please provide us with your contact details here: http://bit.ly/1rE7KKi Alternatively, you’re welcome to request a call from our Admissions team here: http://bit.ly/21RL6uo

        Reply
  136. Ntsatsi

    Im in high school doing the sciences and i want to know that i have a chance of studying psychologist if i am not doing that well in life science?also i want to know clinical psychologist requirements and registration fee?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      It would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly. We have passed your details along to them. They will be in contact shortly.

      Reply
  137. Bongukuthula

    I’m in Matric nw and I want to do psychologist by profession and I wnted to ask wht are the requirement of becoming a psychology

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      It would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly. We have passed your details along to them. They will be in contact shortly.

      Reply
  138. Faith Waters

    Well I’m in matric and I want to study “child psychology” what subs should I have and how should I pass my maths lit to get into the field…??
    I really love working with children but my teacher always says to me that I won’t get in because my mathsLit marks aren’t so good, I’d love to know what my marks or persentage should be for me to get in

    Thank U

    Reply
  139. Jeanette

    Can I study psychology online or is it fulltime ? How long does it take ?

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      It would be best to chat to our Admissions team directly. We have passed your details along to them. They will be in contact shortly.

      Reply
  140. ASAVELA magazi

    So I am doing my MATRIC.
    And I want to become a psychologist what subject must I consider the most?

    Reply
  141. Amina

    Which subject I should do to become a psycologyst

    Reply
  142. Khanyisa Qwaqwa

    How many years you will study in university to become a psychologists and what are university subjects i will study i want to know them please.

    Reply
  143. Khanyisa Qwaqwa

    What are the subjects needed in high school to become a psychologists i am still in high school my subjects are Mathematics,Physics,Life science,English,HL,life orientation,geography am i doing the right subjects i am very good at English,life Orientation and Life Science will i suit to become a psychologists one day i really dream that one day i will be a psychologists.

    Reply
    • Edith Mugadza

      I’m in grade 9 now and i need to start thinking about subject choices, whats subjects would you advise me to consider

      Reply
  144. Khanyisa Qwaqwa

    How many years you will study to become psychologists and what subjects are most important in psychology.

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Khanyisa,

      It depends on the direction you want to study. Our Admissions team will be in touch shortly to assist you.

      Reply
  145. Rakodi Poopedi

    What subjects should you study in grade10 to be a psychologists

    Reply
    • Adele Bezuidenhout

      Hi Rakodi,

      English is the most important subject. Other than that, choose subjects you enjoy to ensure that you pass your matric. We wish you all the best of your studies!

      Reply
  146. carey

    After studying psycology are you gaurenteed a job? How do you get a job? And how much do you earn in terms of a salary?

    Reply
  147. Kiara

    What subjects should I take in grade 10 that will help my career in psychology?

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Kiara,

      It would be advisable to work hard in Maths and English. Otherwise, any other subjects you do will help you get accepted for psychology if your overall marks are good enough.

      Reply
  148. Lebogang Matlala

    hello I am currently studying marketing in college and I also did commercial studies when I was doing my matric in 2012. I want to study psychology but don’t know if I can do that with the subjects I did in high school is there any way maybe where I can study for high certificate or diploma before I can get a degree. can you also help one figure out which route would be best for them if they can’t meet certain requirements. Thanks

    Reply
  149. sanelisiwe

    Can u apply for SACAP while you are in high school?

    Reply
  150. Thanrusha

    I would like to know what subjects you would need to complete in high school to become a clinical or child psychologist and at what levels

    Reply
  151. magdeline chazimba

    I’m doing commerce at high school…is there a demand for psychologists in prison?

    Reply
  152. Britney

    I’m in high school and I would like to know what subjects are required to study further for psycology forexample: mathematics/biology/physical science etc.

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Britney,

      In order to study for SACAP’s BPsych Degree, you will need a minimum of:
      A National Senior Certificate, or equivalent, with an achievement rating of 5 (Substantial Achievement, 60-69%) or better in 6 designated subjects including English and Mathematics (or Maths Literacy) as two of the six designated subjects OR
      A Senior Certificate with endorsement, or at least a Conditional Exemption, passed in at least 4 subjects, including English first language and Mathematics (Symbol E at Higher Grade or the Symbol C at Standard Grade)

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  153. Ashleigh Paulse

    What duties does a psychologist have ?

    Reply
  154. Nokuthula promise

    I want to study at SACAP.i want to be a social worker my problem it financial.do u have trust funds to ur campus? I’m gonna afford the registration only.please help me guyz i dnt hv parents and i dnt have any one can help me.

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Nokuthula,

      We are a private institution and do not receive funding from the government for bursaries. Please contact us so that we discuss your options with regards to fee payments. Call 0860 77 11 11 or email info@sacap.edu.za

      Reply
  155. ZONKE

    I’m intrested on studing in sacap

    Reply
  156. Beatrice

    I am doing my matric and would like to study psychology after . can you please tell me which subjects are required? Thanks

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Beatrice,

      Thank you for your interest in studying at SACAP.
      Students are not required to have any specific subjects in order to study Counselling Psychology. However should you choose to complete a four year (honours level) Bachelor of Psychology degree, Maths or Maths Lit would be a requirement.

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