What is Top Up?

Use Your 'COMPETENCIES' to TOP-UP for a Degree

Top-Up is of interest to many people. In order to figure out what top up is and how you might benefit, here are some typical questions:

  • Have you studied part of a course somewhere else but did not finish?
  • Are you an ‘All But Dissertation’ (ABD) student?
  • Did you take modules/courses for credit?
  • Have you completed courses as part of your work/career but do not have a full qualification?
  • Have you career achievements, knowledge and skills?

If you answered ‘Yes‘ to any of the above, then, you will be eligible for a Top-Up.

Essentially, a Top-Up is a way of completing requirements towards a qualification or degree by taking into account the study you have already completed. For example, you may have completed a large part of a degree at another institution and only need an additional 40 credits to graduate. However, your studies were interrupted and you could not finish the programme. Perhaps, now you’re in a position to pick up where you left off. AND you may have specific ‘competencies’ that will further add to your credits.

Well, then, you’re in the right place. Read on.