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Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can apply through SACAP’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy if:

  • You are a mature student (24 years or older) and do not meet SACAP’s minimum requirements. You will need to provide a portfolio of evidence (formal/informal training or life-long learning) to support your admission.
  • Kindly note that we can only accept 10% of applications through our RPL policy per programme and what’s more, RPL only applies to certain SACAP programmes.

For more help please find our RPL information form here for more help.

Obtain matriculation exemptions

SACAP is now registered with USAF/Matriculation Board 

The Matriculation Board advises on minimum university admission. It is responsible for administering the government-approved endorsement and exemption regulations and resolutions.

School leavers who are looking to take up Bachelors studies at SACAP are required to obtain a matriculation exemption via USAF/Matriculation board.

What is a matriculation exemption?A matriculation exemption is a legal requirement for the first-degree study at a South African university.

  •  Students who did not pass Senior Certificate with endorsement are required by law to apply for a matriculation exemption through the Matriculation Board.
  • International students wishing to register for first-degree studies in South Africa must have their school qualifications evaluated by the Matriculation Board that will then issue a certificate of exemption to those who qualify.

In order to apply for a matriculation exemption please visit the USAF/Matriculation board website and follow the steps:  Online Assessment and Application | Matriculation Board (

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