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What is a Matric Exemption?


If you are planning on studying towards an undergraduate degree but did not pass matric, you will need to apply for a matric exemption through the matriculation board. 


How To Apply

You will need to get a form called the M30e form using the following resources:

  • Admissions Offices of universities
  • Download the form from the Matriculation Board Website, by clicking here
  • Request it via an e-mail addressed to [email protected]
  • Request that the form is faxed to you. 

To apply for. the exemption, you will need to pay the application fee for 2021 which is R610. This is non-refundable, so it is advised you take the online assessment to see if you are eligible for exemption before applying and spending R610.


The board will take at least 5-10 days working days to process the applications. If you qualify, a provisional letter will be sent and that letter will be able to facilitate your admission to a South African public university. This is granted that the applicant has met the requirements at the university.  


For more information, you can read here


Latest Bursaries

Shoprite is offering a range of bursaries to talented students studying in the following fields: 

The Construction Education and Training Authority is inviting suitable candidates who are interested in construction related studies to apply for bursary for the year 2021.

Closing date: 26 March 2021.

The Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) invites qualified Undergraduates and Post-Graduate students  who are interested in a career in Film, Audio-Visual and/or Television to apply for bursaries.

The bursaries will be awarded to students studying in the following fields:

Converse is giving away R1 million towards student debt. Applicants can apply for the #KicktheDebt campaign or nominate deserving students. 

Closing date: 3 March 2021.

The Head of Department of the Gauteng Provincial Department of Human Settlements hereby invites admitted under-graduate students to apply for bursaries to undertake full-time studies in the 2021 academic year.

Gauteng Department of Human Settlements is offering limited number of bursaries.