NUST Needed Points

The needed  Namibia University of Science and Technology Points is simply 25 points. Admission is based on completion of Grade 12 or equivalent qualification: Prospective students should have a matriculation certificate or equivalent, with a maximum of 6 qualifying subjects, which must yield a score of at least 25 points.

NUST uses the Admission Point Scale to facilitate admission based on your school-leaving results. Your school-leaving subject symbols or percentages are converted into points, then added up to determine if you have obtained the minimum number of points required to be considered for entry into your preferred programme of study.


  1. English is always counted in the calculation of points.
  2. Mathematical Literacy (NSC) is not accepted for programmes requiring Mathematics as an admission requirement.
Admission Point Scale

NSSCH – Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate – Higher Level; NSSCO – Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate – Ordinary Level (new and old curricula); NSSCAS – Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate – Advanced Subsidiary Level; HIGCSE – Higher International General Certificate of Secondary Education; IGCSE – International General Certificate of Secondary Education- Advanced Level, Advanced

Admission Point Scale
Admission Point Scale

Besides the General Admission Requirements, individual Faculties and Departments may have additional or special admission requirements which will be stipulated under each qualification, under the heading “Courses offered by the Namibia University of Science and Technology.”