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Course Information and Fees

(In the process of being phased out and no new applications will be considered as of 2018. Only returning second year and third year students can apply for 2018)
national diploma

(In the process of being phased out and no new applications will be considered as of 2018. Only returning second year and third year students can apply for 2018)

ND: (national diploma)

The course in Somatology is ideally suited to the dedicated and mature person who has an interest in health and skincare, and seeks to become a well-trained Somatologist. The course is comprehensive and exacting and only those who are really committed will experience the satisfaction of success through diligent study.

The emphasis is on theoretical and practical proficiency. Towards the end of the third year, students have the option of entering for the CIDESCO examination, which is internationally recognised and highly recommended.

Career Opportunities
Challenging career opportunities exist in health and skincare clinics, cruise liners and spas where the graduate gains further practical experience which often leads to the establishment of their own business in this rewarding field.

Admission requirements


For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements


For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

First Year

Compulsory subject(s):
21120 ZAR

Second Year

Compulsory subject(s):
20720 ZAR

Third Year

Compulsory subject(s):
21520 ZAR
Total number of subjects to obtain the National Diploma: 21

Experiential Learning
Experiential learning in the Department�s Wellness Clinic takes place in the second and third years of study, and experiential learning in health and skincare clinics unrelated to the University takes place in the third year of study.

Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / Three years, including experiential learning.

Course is offered on District Six Campus.

For any queries get in touch with:

Contact: Ingrid Jeptha
Telephone: +27 21 959 6569
Fax: +27 21 959 6118

NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2020 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning.



This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.