Buffalo city college application form 2022

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Required Documents

All new applications must be accompanied by:

  • Certified copy of latest school report/statement of results/Grade 12 or N3 certificate.
  • Four certified copies of ID of Learner
  • Two certified copies of ID of parent/guardian.
  • One ID size photo of learner.

How to Apply

Application for Nated Diploma Programmes is done a year ahead of the intended year of study for Semester 1.

Semester 2 applications open in April/May and classes commence in July after the semester break.


Applicants will undergo a placement test before submitting an application for the programme of their interest. The placement test takes place in September every year and students need to book in advance in order to write the test.

Advertisements for placement test booking dates can be found of the college website, local newspapers and social media pages (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). An ID and Proof of Booking will be required on the day of the placement test.

Applicants will undergo two tests on the day. A numeracy and language (English) test. The pass mark for each test is 50%. Students will only receive results 5-10 days after the test date. Students need to pass both tests in order to be issued an application form.

If you are interested in pursuing any one of the Engineering qualifications you need to have passed pure Mathematics in the grade passed.


The Programme takes 3 years to complete and the student will be issued with a certificate for each of the level successfully completed (Level, 2 Level 3 and 4). Level 4 is equivalent to grade 12. Each level takes a year to complete.

Class Attendance

The college has a zero tolerance policy to poor and non-class attendance. Students need to inform their lectures if they will be absent from class, this is extremely important as poor or non-attendance could lead to serious consequences. Students need to familiarise themselves with the class attendance policy so as to avoid unsympathetic consequences. Compulsory Subjects Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy and English


Students will undergo a National Examination for each of the subjects they have registered, lecturers and Examination officers at each campus will notify students about examination application processes. Students must familiarise themselves with the examination policies and always adhere to the examination rules and regulations.