University of Eswatini Mature Age Entry Requirements

By | February 26, 2024

The University of Eswatini (or UNESWA; formerly known as the University of Swaziland, or UNISWA) is the national university of Eswatini.

It was established by act of parliament in 1982. The university developed from the University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland (UBLS), formerly known as the University of Basutoland, Bechuanaland and Swaziland (UBBS), established in 1964.

It became the University of Botswana and Swaziland when the Lesotho campus withdrew to form the National University of Lesotho on 20 October 1975, and then became an independent national university in 1982.

University of Eswatini Mature Age Entry Requirements

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University of Eswatini / Mature Age Entry Scheme

The Mature age entry admission is another alternative to gaining your qualifications.  For one to qualify for consideration through this route, they should have these attributes:

(a) They should be 22 years or older on the first day of the University academic year in which admission is sought;

(b) The person should  have completed the Swaziland General Certificate of Secondary Education or International General Certificate of Secondary Education (SGCSE/IGCSE) or any other equivalent qualification with at least four (4) passes;

(c) A person who has previously been admitted to study at the University for a certain programme and did not pass it, may not be admitted through this route for that programme which they did not pass;

(d) A person who satisfies conditions (a) to (c) above will be required to sit a Special Entrance examination which will consist of a general paper and a special paper in the  wished-for field of study;

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(i) For a person applying for Commerce related programmes, the special paper will combine Business Mathematics, Accounting and Business Studies.

(ii) For a person applying for Science-related programmes, the special paper will combine Science and Mathematics.

(iii) For a person applying for all other programmes that are not commerce or science-related, the special paper will be the Aptitude Test.

(iv) Each special paper will cost E150.00.

(e) A person who passes all the examinations and meets other requirements will be recommended to the Admissions Committee’s intended programme(s).

UNESWA Contact Information

Kwaluseni Campus: University of Eswatini
Private Bag 4
Kwaluseni
Eswatini
Tel : (+268) 2517-0000
Fax : (+268) 2518-5276.