PLEASE NOTE:  The exemption fee is non-refundable.  If you obtained your NSC post-2008 and did not complete a post-school qualification please do not apply for exemption as your exemption type is indicated on the certificate,

Exemption for degree studies is needed for applicants who intend to register at:

a South African University or

an Affiliated Private Higher Education institution

Start the online application at the following link:

  • Follow the steps to apply for exemption. Make sure you understand all the requirements before starting the process of applying.
  • Please note that you need to complete the first step, the online assessment, before being able to proceed with the remaining steps.
  • Download the M30 form here