To register for Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Honours) or Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (Honours) degree programme a candidate must hold a valid Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) (ordinary or higher) or a recognised equivalent qualification. English is a compulsory subject and should normally have been obtained as a Second Language at NSSC (O level) with a minimum C symbol or English as a First Language at NSSC (O level) with a minimum D symbol. In addition at least a C symbol on NSSC or equivalent qualification in Mathematics and Physical Science is required. A candidate should obtain a minimum of 25 points on the UNAM Evaluation Point Scale in his/her five (5) best subjects (of which Mathematics, English, and Physical Science must be included) to be admitted to undergraduate studies (Refer to the General Admission Criteria for Undergraduate Programmes in the General Information and Regulations Yearbook). Obtaining the minimum number of points, however, does not necessarily ensure admission. Admission is based on availability of places and is awarded on the basis of merit.
The Faculty reserves the right to subject candidates to additional selection procedures before admission. Admission can also be considered for persons who qualify through the Mature Age Entry Scheme upon successful completion of the relevant examinations as set out in the General Regulations (in the General Information and Regulations Yearbook). A special application form is available for this purpose. Such candidates may also be required to pass a Faculty entry test before admission is considered.
Duration of Studies:
The minimum duration for the Bachelor of Science in Applied Biochemistry degree programme is four (4) years. The Bachelor of Science in Applied Biochemistry degree must be completed with in four (4) years of full-time study