Selection Procedure

Candidates are selected by the DVO on merit and according to the following criteria:

  • undergraduate academic results
  • postgraduate academic results (if applicable)
  • practical proficiency
  • personal motivation

Feedback from referees (if applicable) is also taking into consideration to evaluate an applicant. All applications are subject to the availability of research funds and laboratory space.

Students who successfully meet the acceptance criteria, are firstly accepted provisionally if the current degree is not completed. The students must pass their exams or thesis with an minimum average of 60%, before they can be finally accepted for the postgraduate study. A letter of acceptance from the IWBT will then be issued. The students are however required to wait for the official acceptance letter from the University to register for their studies.


 Closing dates for 2024

Programme   Closing date-International Closing date- South Africa
BScHons 14 September 2023 30 November 2023
MSc (All programmes) 14 September 2023 31 October 2023
PhD Throughout the year Throughout the year
  • Conditional selection of candidates :July – 15 October 2023
  • Offer is made: Confirmation from students lead to Provisional acceptance to postgraduate study
  • Final acceptance at end of Nov/beginning of Dec after final marks are available on the University system (if entry requirements are met).