Requirements to Study IT

As with any other field of study, if you are looking to study information technology you will need to meet the necessary admission requirements. The requirements to study IT vary depending on the course you choose, as well as the institution you would like to enrol with. In this article, we will be taking you through the entry requirements for the different courses at Belgium Campus iTversity. The institution offers a range of courses with varying entry requirements. These range from short certificate programmes with minimal entry requirements, to 3- and 4-year degree programmes where more stringent requirements apply.

Diploma and National Certificate Programmes

If you are looking for courses with minimal requirements to study IT, you may want to opt for a National Certificate or diploma. Belgium Campus iTversity offers two exceptional National Certificates and a world-class Diploma in Information Technology. The great thing about these courses, aside from their minimal entry requirements, is that they are purely vocational and will equip you with the specialised, hands-on knowledge to enter the working world with confidence. If you would like to study any of these courses at Belgium Campus, you must possess the following:

  • A National Senior Certificate with the appropriate endorsement.

Degree Programmes

As expected, the requirements to study IT degrees are a bit more complex. Degrees are more demanding than certificates or diplomas and the entry requirements must ensure that the students who are granted entry will be able to keep up. Belgium Campus offers a 3-year Bachelor of Information Technology and a 4-year Bachelor of Computing. On completion of either of these degrees, you will be a sought-after professional in the information technology industry. If you would like to study either of these degrees, you are required to meet the following admission requirements:

    • A National Senior Certificate endorsed for a Degree.
    • 50% or more for English on the NSC. Foreign students are required to produce their SAQA converted qualification listing English as a subject or complete an English proficiency test.
    • 50% or more for pure mathematics on the NSC. Foreign students are required to produce their SAQA converted qualification listing mathematics as a subject.

If you do not meet the above mathematics requirements to study IT degrees, Belgium Campus has made one more option available. You can attend the iTversity’s Mathematics Bridging Course, and should you achieve the required marks, 50% for the BIT and 70% for the BComp, you will be granted entry into the appropriate degree.

We hope that this article has shed some light on the varying requirements to study IT. If you would like to find out more about the courses offered at Belgium Campus, or if you meet the necessary requirements and are ready to apply, you can do so on our website. If you require further information or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can send us an email at or give us a call at 010 593 5368.