How to Calculate your APS at UL

Calculate your APS at the University of Limpopo (UL)

So, you are keen to study at the University of Limpopo (UL)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to UL is the APS calculation.

APS stands for Admission Point Score. In South Africa, universities use APS points as one of the tools to see if applicants qualify for their respective programmes. UL has a unique APS calculation that applicants can use to work out their score.

UL APS Calculation

To calculate your APS, you will need to add your six best subject percentages.  Please note that this excludes Life Orientation.

Applicants will need to meet the minimum APS or fall within the testing band in order to be considered for a specific program.  Generally, you get points for each matric subject you write an exam in.  The points you get for each course will depend on the percentage you score in that particular subject. The APS score is the total points you receive from each course.

Please note: meeting the bare minimum requirement is not always enough to get you into your desired degree programme, so push hard to get the highest marks you possibly can.

Don’t forget that some courses require you to submit other requirements (e.g. portfolio of work, audition of interview). It’s important for you to check with the faculty what they require from you.


Why APS Matters

Why do you even have to calculate an APS? Find out why an APS is so important and why institutions use them.

UL APS Breakdown

Here is a breakdown of UL’s APS calculation:

UL APS Calculation

UL APS breakdown for International Prospective Students

If you are an international student, you can have a look at this APS breakdown.

UL APS Calculation for Non NSC


Don't forget to write the NBT Test

This institution requires you to write a National Benchmark Test (NBT) as part of your application. Find out more information about the NBTs here. Get on it now!

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So now you know if you meet the minimum requirements according to UL’s standards.  Remember this is a UL score calculation. The APS calculation differs from institution to institution so your score could differ significantly at other institutions.


Find Funding to Study

Browse through a range of funding opportunities on EduConnect.  You will be able to filter your search according to your choice of study as well as the type of funding opportunity that you are interested in.

We know you’ve got this.  Good luck!

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