South African University Application Dates for 2022

It is important for every high school graduate who intends to get admission into any of the universities in South Africa to start out early. This is because applications into South African universities end by November each year while some end as early as August. Being aware of the application deadline for your desired institution is paramount so that you don’t miss out on your admission or be caught in the web of late entry.

That being said, it is no longer news that most universities in SA had long begun the admission process for 2022. So, if you desire to get into any of the 26 public universities in South Africa come 2022, you should be conversant with the application dates and deadlines. If you are not, this will definitely help you get started.

Detailed List Of South African Universities Open For Application In 2022

1. The University of Cape Town

Located in Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa, the University of Cape Town (UCT) was founded in 1829 as first a college before it over the year metamorphosed into a full-fledged university. UCT is a public research university that prides itself as not only the oldest university in South Africa but also as the second oldest extant university in Africa.

Basic Application Requirements

Admission requirements into UTC for 2022 differ depending on the course of study an applicant is applying for.

Bachelor’s Degree Study

For bachelor degree courses, applicants should meet the following requirements to be eligible to apply:

  1. Applicants with non-South African school-leaving certificates must qualify for a matriculation exemption certificate
  2. Applicants with a South African Senior Certificate need matriculation endorsement.
  3. Applicants with a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) must pass a minimum of 4 subjects at a rating of 4 (Adequate Achievement, 50-59%) or better from a designated list of subjects to be eligible to apply. The list of subjects include
  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Business Studies
  • Dramatic Arts
  • Economics
  • Engineering Graphics and Design
  • Geography
  • History
  • Consumer Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Languages (one language of learning and teaching at a higher education institution and 2 other recognized language subjects)
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Literacy
  • Music
  • Physical Sciences
  • Religious Studies
  • Visual Arts
Undergraduate Diploma Study

Applicants applying for undergraduate diploma courses must have a National Senior Certificate (NSC) certified by Umalusi with an achievement rating of 3 (Moderate Achievement, 40-49%) or better in 4 recognized NSC 20-credit subjects to be eligible to apply.

Application Open Date: 1st May

Closing Dates

  • Undergraduate: 31 August 2021
  • For applicants finishing secondary school in 2021, all grade 12 interim results or predicted scores in the case of non-NSC candidates: 31 October 2021
  • Interim and past transcripts for transferring applicants: 31 October 2021
  • National Student Funding Assistance Scheme (NSFAS) funding application: 30 November 2021

Postgraduate Application is currently on however, deadlines can be confirmed with the relevant faculty office.

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2. Stellenbosch University

Recognized internationally as an institution of academic excellence, Stellenbosch University records the highest research output per full-time academic staff member of all the universities in South Africa. It is also rated as the institution with the second-highest number of scientists in South Africa who have been rated by the National Research Foundation (NRF). Thus, choosing to study here is an opportunity to thrive in an already established institution.

Basic General Application Requirements

South Africans

• A National Senior Certificate (NSC) or Independent Examinations Board (IEB) school-leaving certificate as certified by Umalusi for admission to bachelor’s degree studies

• Writing of the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) required by your chosen program (only School of Tomorrow applicants)

International Students

The academic record of applicants, who apply with an international examination qualification, will be evaluated by the Admission Office in collaboration with Stellenbosch University International.

Basic Requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree

South Africans
  • 30% for a South African Language of Learning and Teaching (English or Afrikaans), and an achievement rating of 4 (50% – 59%) in four 20-credit subjects.
  • Highest score in Language of Learning and Teaching (Eng or Afr) + (5 x best results in 20-credit subjects excluding Life Orientation, Advanced Mathematics, Mathematics 3 and any other non-NSC subject​s). The total is then divided by 6.
International Students
  • Final school results from International​ Curriculum (Cambridge International, International Baccalaureate, etc.), including School of Tomorrow.
  • Applicants will also have to meet further requirements specific to the program(s) of their choice as set out in the program outlines under the various faculties.

Further specific requirements to be found under individual programs, click here to view.

Application Date Opening

  • Undergraduate programmes: 6 April
  • Postgraduate programmes: 1 June

Closing Dates:

  • Undergraduate Programmes: 31 July 2021
  • Diploma in Public Accountability (Telematic Education): 15 December 2021

For more details click here

3. University Of Pretoria

The University of Pretoria has existed for over 100 years. It is a world-class institute with the second oldest veterinary school in Africa (established in 1920) and the only veterinary school in South Africa. The University is organized into nine faculties and a business school.

Basic General Application Requirements

To be eligible to apply for admission into the Unversity of Pretoria, candidates must meet the minimum requirements for degree studies, this is in addition to the minimum requirements for the relevant programme.

The calculation of an Admission Point Score (APS) is based on a candidate’s achievement
in any SIX recognized NSC 20-credit subjects by using the NSC seven-point rating scale.
Life Orientation is a 10-credit subject and may not be used for calculating the APS. Life
Orientation is also not a faculty-specific subject requirement.

Below is the National Senior Certificate (NSC) seven-point rating scale acceptable by the institution.

Achievement level Description   Percentage
7 Outstanding achievement 80–100%
6 Meritorious achievement 70–79%
5 Substantial achievement 60–69%
4 Adequate achievement 50–59%
3 Moderate achievement 40–49%
2 Elementary achievement 30–39%
1 Not achieved 0–29%

 

For every other admission requirement, you need to know, visit the school’s website or click here

Application Date Opening

  • Undergraduate programmes:1 May 2021
  • Postgraduate programmes: 1 June

Closing Dates

The closing dates are 31 July, 31 August, and 30 September 2021 depending on the faculty. For more details click here

4. University of the Witwatersrand

Located in the northern areas of central Johannesburg, the University of Witwatersrand is one of the universities in SA that has contributed to the global knowledge of South Africans in its over 100 years of existence. It has done so by providing high-level and innovative research.

Basic General Application Requirements

Basic requirements to be met before being admitted into Witwatersrand differ depending on different kinds of qualifications. Check out the requirements by clicking on the links below

2022 Applications Opening Dates:

  • Part-time degrees: 1 July
  • Short courses: 13 September 2021
  • Corporate Governance and Administration: 13 September 2021

Deadlines

  • Part-time degrees: 30 September 2021
  • Faculty of Health Sciences (all programmes); Bachelor of Architecture; Bachelor of Audiology, Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology; BA Film and TV: 30 June 2021
  • All other University programmes; Residence applications: 30 September 2021

5. University of Fort Hare

The University of Fort Hare is a public university located in Alice, Eastern Cape. The institution is committed to raising responsible and accountable individuals who will foster change and accountability in society. Fort Hare currently has five faculties – Social Sciences & Humanities, Science and Agriculture, Education, Law, and Management & Commerce.

Basic General Application Requirements

Bachelor Degrees
  • Minimum of level 4 in English 1st Additional Language or
  • Minimum of level 3 in English Home Language.
  • Minimum of Level 4 or better in four 20-credit subjects from the designated list, excluding Life Orientation
  • Pass NSC with an achievement rating of 4 (50-59%) or more in 4 (four) subjects
Diploma Programmes

Pass NSC with an achieving rating of 3 (40-49% )or more in 4 (four) subjects

Matured Applicants

All matured applicants (those turning 23 years by the time of registration) must possess

  • Minimum of level 4 in English 1st Additional Language or
  • Minimum of level 3 in English Home Language
  • Minimum of Level 4 or better in four 20-credit subjects from the designated list, excluding Life Orientation before being considered for admission into mainstream programmes.  They need to apply for conditional exemption from HESA.

Applicants seeking admission into a degree programme must ensure that four of their seven subjects are from this designated list.

Accounting Languages
Agricultural science Life science
Business Studies Mathematics of Mathematical Literacy
Dramatic Arts Music
Economics Physical Sciences
Engineering Graphics

and Design

Religious Studies
Geography Visual Arts
History Consumer Studies
Information Technology

 

Other Requirements Include

Senior Certificate (pre-2008)

  • A minimum level of proficiency in the English language.
  • A pass mark of at least an E symbol on SG
  • A pass mark of at least an F symbol on HG English 1st language

International Students

  1. Undergraduates
  • All applicants with non-South African school-leaving require a certificate of exemption from the Matriculation Board of South Africa for admission into an undergraduate qualification.

The University of Fort Hare will also submit applications to the Matriculation Board on behalf of the applicant on submission of the following:

  • Form M30E (also available from the matriculation board website); Copies of educational qualification (certified at the University); Copy of Passport or birth certificate (certified at the University);
  • Exemption application fee charged at R400.00 (payable at the university)
  • A Matriculation Exemption or Further Education and Training Certificate
  • A standard qualification to study for a degree is a Matriculation endorsement or equivalent.
  • Sworn English translation of documents required where applicable.

For more information regarding the Matriculation Exemptions, applicants can visit the Matriculation Board website on www.he-enrol.ac.za

2. Postgraduate

All non-South African applicants will have their qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). For more details regarding the evaluation of qualifications they can visit the SAQA website: www.saqa.org.za

Application Date Opening: 1 July 2021

Closing Dates: 29th October 2021

For more details click here

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6. Tshwane University of Technology

Since its inception in 2004 by the merging of three institutions: Technikon Northern Gauteng, Technikon North-West, and Technikon Pretoria, TUT has provided nothing but a world-class learning experience to students. In 2010, it was ranked the fifteenth best university in South Africa, and in 2018, it took the 9th position on the list.

Basic General Application Requirements

  • A pass mark in English at Senior Certificate level (minimum additional language; certain programmes may require first or home language status)
  • Each course has its own specific admission requirements.
  • Prospective students should note that the admission requirements of individual programmes could change from year to year.
  • For some programmes, students will be required to write an admission test, which will determine whether they will be admitted to the programme, or whether it will be recommended to them that they enrol for a relevant foundation course.
  • All learners are required to take one of the two subjects for NSC-G purposes
  • Mathematics is relevant to programmes that require prior knowledge of mathematics; all others may only require Mathematical Literacy. (Details of what each subject entails can be determined by looking at the DoE curriculum statements, available on the DoE website)

The table below shows the levels of performance required for entry to specific levels of study at the university

Rating code​ Rating Marks
7 Outstanding achievement 80 – 100
6 Meritorious achievement 70 – 79
5 Degree substantial achievement 60 – 69
4 Diploma adequate achievement 50 – 59
3 Foundation moderate achievement 40 – 49
2 Elementary achievement 30 – 39
1​ Not achieved 0 –​ 29

 

2022 Admission Application

Open Date: 1 April 2021

Close Date: 30 September 2021

For more information visit www.tut.ac.za

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7. University of Kwazulu Natal

UKZN, as it is popularly called, is a premium South African university with high-quality standards known to be top-notch when it comes to innovative research. It has 5 campuses all located in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, allowing students to choose their preferred campus depending on their course of study.

Basic General Application Requirements

Basic requirements to be admitted into this prestigious university differ depending on the level of study you are applying for. Click on the links below for full details of the requirements you have to meet for the level of study you intend to apply for.

  • For Undergraduate Entrance Requirements click here
  • For Postgraduate Entrance Requirements click here 
  • For International Students Entrance Requirements click here 

2022 Admission Application Open Date: 1 April 2021

Close Date: 30 November 2021

NB: Applicants should, however, note that the closing date varies depending on the category of programme you intend to study (undergraduate/postgraduate) and the type of student you are (local/international). For more details, click here

8. University Of Limpopo

Situated in the Limpopo Province, South Africa, with a campus that spans to the north-west of Pretoria, Limpopo University is one place to have an unforgettable study experience not just because of its gracefully built structures and serene environment conducive for learning but also for its reputation of academic excellence.

Basic General Application Requirements

For every information you need about the University of Limpopo’s admission requirements, please click here

2022 Admission Application Open Date: 1 April 2021

Applications Deadlines

  • MBChB Programme: 28 September 2021
  • All other undergraduate programmes: 30 October 2021
  • PGCE programmes: 31 October 2021.

For more information, click here

9. University of the Western Cape

Located in the Bellville suburb of Cape Town, the University of Western Cape has worked so hard to become one of the best places to study in the region, offering nothing short of quality education. It prides itself as one of the best universities, not just in the region, but also in the whole of South Africa.

Basic General Application Requirements

All information, you need about the institution’s admission requirements, can be gotten by clicking here

Application For 2022

Open Date: 1st August

Close Date: 30 September 2021

10. Walter Sisulu University

Walter Sisulu University is an institution of science and technology founded in 2005 and located in the heart of Mthatha, Eastern Cape. As a developmental university, WSU focuses on urban renewal and rural development. In its over 15 years of existence, it has been able to graduate men and women from the following faculties: Management Sciences & Law, Science, Engineering and Technology; Health Sciences; Business, and  Education

General Basic Application Requirements

Undergraduate Programmes
  • For Bachelor’s Degree programme, the institution admits only applicants whose National Senior Certificate (NSC) results indicate that they have met the requirements for admission into Bachelor’s Degree, that is, Bachelors’ endorsement.
  • For those with the old Senior Certificate, applicants should note that only those with a Matriculation Exemption endorsement will be considered

For Admission Point System (APS) requirements and Requirements per programme, please click here

Postgraduate Programmes

For postgraduate programme requirements (inclusive of PGCE), please click here

Application for 2022

Open Date: 1st April

Close Dates: 

  • Faculty of Health Sciences: 30 September 2021
  • Other Faculties: 31 October 2021

11. Rhodes University

Rhodes University is one of the oldest universities in South Africa. Located in Grahamstown Eastern Cape Province, Rhodes University not only doubles as the province’s oldest university but also as one of the four universities in the province renounced for qualitative research.

General Basic Application Requirements

Basic requirements to be admitted into the university are based on the cut-off mark set by the faculty or department. Check them out by clicking here

Application for 2022: 1st April

Close Date: 30th November 2021

12. Central University of Technology

Established in 1981, the Central University of Technology is one of the foremost universities in the country with the aim of fostering and shaping the future of Africa through technological innovations. Located in Bloemfontein in the Free State province of South Africa, CUT has two campuses within the province (Bloemfontein and Welkom) and several facilities ranging from Humanities to Management Sciences, Engineering, Information and Technology, Environmental Sciences, etc.

General Basic Application Requirements

Application requirements differ from student to student based on the level/stage of the study the applicant is applying for as well as the faculty and department of study. To view all the requirements, click here to get started

2022 Application Open Date: March 2021

Close Date:

  • South Africans: 30th November 2021
  • International Students: 29th October 2021

13. The University of South Africa

UNISA, as it is popularly called, is not just one of the largest universities in South Africa but also on the continent. With its open distance learning option, the institution attracts students from all over the world annually. UNISA can be trusted for internationally accredited qualifications and world-class resources to meet the needs of the 21st-century learner.

General Basic Application Requirements

To qualify to apply for admission to the prestigious UNISA, applicants must meet the following:

  • Statutory and college admission requirements for their qualification(s) of choice.
  • Minimum academic points score (APS) for their qualification(s) of choice.

To check your statutory and college admission requirements, academic points score (APS), and other requirements, please click here

2022 Application Open Date

  • Undergraduate: 11 August 2021
  • Honors degrees and postgraduate diplomas: 11 August 2021
  • Short Learning Programmes (SLPs): 13 September 2021
  • Master’s & Doctoral Degrees: 8 September 2021

Close Dates

  • Undergraduate: 15 October 2021
  • Honors degrees and postgraduate diplomas: 15 October 2021
  • Short Learning Programmes (SLPs): 28 February 2022
  • Master’s & Doctoral Degrees: 12 November 2021
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14. Vaal University of Technology

Vaal is one of the largest residential Universities of Technology in SA, teaching over 300 courses. With facilities that are up to date and conducive to learning, research, and recreation, the institution experienced an influx of students in their thousands every year, both within and outside South Africa.

General Basic Application Requirements

Applicants desiring to be admitted into the prestigious Vaal University must possess the following:

  • Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification. A pass mark is required in at least one of the languages of instruction (English) of the university at Higher Grade (HG) or Standard Grade (SG).
  • An applicant who offers an N3 qualification as an entrance requirement must have at least four subjects, plus pass marks in two official languages (of which one must be English), at least at Senior Certificate level (SG).
  • Applicants applying for Engineering, Applied, and Computer Sciences, must possess the minimum required symbol for Mathematics, Physical Science, and in certain cases, English, are HG (E) or SG(C).
  • For other faculties and depending on the course an applicant wants to apply for, the average recommended subjects are: Mathematics, Business Economics, Accounting, Physical Science, Clothing and Needlework, Economics, Typing, Biology, Home Economics, and Art.
  • Admission requirements regarding post-diploma and degree studies are available on request.

Older Applicants

An applicant who is at least 23 years of age may apply for conditional admission, however, the application must be accompanied by the following:

  • A certificate stating formal qualifications.
  • Recommendation from the applicant’s employer stating that he/she has the necessary experience and communication abilities to complete the proposed instructional programme successfully.
  • If an application is conditionally approved, the candidate shall only be admitted to the second semester/year of study, provided that the full first year/semester course has been completed successfully

2022 Admission Application Open Date: 1 April 2021

 Applications Deadlines: 30th November 2021

To begin the admission process click here 

15. University of Johannesburg

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is located in the heart of Johannesburg. With a total of 9 faculties and over 90 departments for applicants to select from and spreading over 4 campuses, UJ remains one of the largest universities in SA.

General Basic Application Requirements

Admission into the university of Johanessburg is as simple as meeting both the university and the faculty admission requirements as stipulated in the Admission Policy of the institution. To check out all of these requirements, applicants can visit the institution’s official website at www. aj.ac.za or simply click here

Admission Application for 2022  

Open Date:  1 April 2021

Applications Deadlines:

  • All Undergraduate Programmes:  30 September 2021
  • All Postgraduate programmes (with exception to the programmes listed below): 29 October 2021

College of Business and Economics:30 September 2021

Faculty of Education: 25 June 2021

Faculty of Engineering and The Built Environment: 29 October 2021

Faculty of Humanities: MA (Clinical Psychology), MA (Counselling Psychology): 09 July 2021; BA Hons in Psychology, BSc Hons in Psychology: 30 September 2021

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16. Monash University

Monash University was established over two decades ago as the first foreign university established in SA. Today, it stands tall as one of the universities to be reckoned with in the country offering a wide range of courses to meet the academic needs of various students at different levels of academic pursuit. However, in 2013, the name of the university was changed to IIE, MSA after Laureate International Universities became a major shareholder. IEE stands for The Independent Institute of Education while MSA stands for Monash South Africa (MSA)

General Basic Application Requirements

For all the general basic requirements to be admitted into MSA, both for local and international applicants, and the application process, click here 

Admission Application for 2022  

Open Date: 1 April 2021

Applications Deadlines: 12 November 2021

17. North-West University

With its range of courses in the humanities, education, social sciences, economic science, information technology, languages, commerce, NWU gives students a variety of courses to choose from.

General Basic Application Requirements

Basic requirements to be admitted into NWU differ depending on the level of study applying for as well as the faculty and department. For all the information you will need click here 

Admission Application for 2022  

Open Date: 15 April 2021

Applications Deadlines:

  • All other selection courses: 31 July 2021
  • Engineering: 30 September 2021
  • Graphic Design: 31 August 2021
  • Music: 31 August 2021
  • Non-selection courses: 30 September 2021
  • Occupational Hygiene: 30 September 2021
  • Pharmacy: 31 July 2021
  • Urban and Regional planning: 30 September 2021

Honors/Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificate Course

Closing dates vary from program to program and can be confirmed with different faculties. Find the Faculties by clicking here

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18. University of Zululand

Unizulu is one of the few universities in SA that offer career-focused courses with a limited number of relevant degree courses perfectly structured with potential employees and employers in mind. It is located the north of the Tugela River in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

General Basic Application Requirements

To be admitted into Zululand, applicants must meet their enrolment targets set by the school, as well as meet the requirements set by different departments. To view the different requirements to be met and to apply, click here

Admission Application for 2022  

Open Date: 30 August 2021

Applications Deadline: 30 September 2021

19. University of the Free State

The University of the Free State is a multi-campus public university situated in Bloemfontein with faculties of Law, Economics and Management Sciences, Humanities, Health Science, Education, Natural and Agricultural Sciences, and Theology.

General Basic Application Requirements

Applicants who wish to study at the University of Free State need to meet the following requirements:

  • An NSC or NCV with an endorsement that allows entrance to degree studies (Bachelor’s degree) or an equivalent qualification;
  • Meet all the minimum admission requirements for the programme they intend to study.
  • Have a minimum level of 4 (50%) in English Home Language or English First Additional Language
  • Pass certain school subjects with a minimum level of achievement in order to take a certain university module. For example, applicants must possess a mark of 70% for Mathematics in Grade 12 if they plan to study BSc majoring in Physics with Engineering
    subjects.
  • Applicants must refer to the section on the faculty-specific admission requirements, which also includes the respective compulsory subjects and achievement levels required per programme.

For all the information you will need click here 

Admission Application for 2022  

  • Undergraduate programme offered on the Bloemfontein and Qwaqwa Campuses Open Date: 1 April 2021
  • University Access Programme (UAP) offered on the South Campus and the sub-regions: 1 July 2021

 Applications Deadline 

31 May 2021

  • MBChB
  • Radiation Sciences
  • Optometry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Dietetics
  • Biokinetics
  • Sport Coaching

31 July 2021

  • Architecture
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Construction Management
  • Social Work

31 August 2021

  •  International undergraduate applications
  • All University Access Programmes on the South Campus and the sub-regions

1 September 2021

  • Fine Arts
  • Drama and Theatre Arts
  • Geology
  • Forensic Sciences

30 September 2021

  • Physics with Engineering Sciences
  • Music
  • Community Development (Qwaqwa Campus only)
  • All non-selection programmes

20. Durban University of Technology

Durban University of Technology (DUT) is undoubtedly the first choice for university education in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) as a whole. Asides from its beautiful location in Durban and Pietermaritzburg (PMB), DUT offers a quality teaching and learning experience to students via its highly qualified staff.

General Basic Application Requirements

Applicants must meet their enrolment targets set by the school, as well as meet the requirements set by different departments. To view the different requirements to be met and to apply click here

Admission Application for 2022  

  • Open Date: 1 April 2021

 Applications Deadline:

PROGRAMME APPLICATION CLOSING DATE
Drama 30 September 2021
Accounting Business and  Internal 31 October 2021
Analytical Chemistry 31 October 2021
Applied Sciences (Sea-going) 31 October 2021
Biotechnology 31 October 2021
Clothing Management Consumer 30 November 2021
Food Science and Technology 31 October 2021
Information and Communications 31 October 2021
Information Management 31 October 2021
Internal Auditing 31 October 2021
Landscaping Textile Technology 30 November 2021
Library and Information Studies 31 October 2021
Management Accounting 31 October 2021
Nautical Studies 31 October 2021
Sciences in Food and Nutrition 30 November 2021
Shipping Logistics (Shore-based) 31 October 2021
Sports Science and Management 30 November 2021
Sustainable Horticulture 30 November 2021
Taxation 31 October 2021
Technology 31 October 2021

 

For the full list of other departments deadlines, click here

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21. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Located in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) is one of the few universities in SA that offer not just professional courses but also vocational training. The university has six campuses – 5 in Port Elizabeth and 1 in George, giving students the leverage to make the choice of where they want to live depending on their course of study.

General Basic Application Requirements

To be admitted, applicants must meet the following Minimum statutory entry requirements

Higher Certificate

  • NSC, with a minimum of 30% in the language of learning and the teaching of the higher education institution, together with any other university requirements.

Diploma

  •  NSC with a minimum of 30% in the language of learning and teaching of the higher education institution, coupled with an achievement rating of 3 (40–49%) or better in four recognised NSC 20-credit subjects, together with any other university requirements.

Bachelor’s Degree

  • NSC with a minimum of 30% in the language of learning and teaching of the higher education institution, coupled with an achievement rating of 4 (50–59%) or better in four NSC 20-credit subjects together with any other university requirements.

To check out how the institution calculates Applicant Score (AS) and other additional info, their website can be visited at www. or simply click here

Admission Application for 2022  

  • Open Date: 3 May 2021

 Applications Deadlines 

  • For early applications: 5 August 2021
  • Late applications (excluding MBChB): 30 September 2021
  • MBChB applicants: 30 June 2021
  • International student applications (excluding MBChB): 30 September 2021
  •  Student Housing Applications:  30 September 2021

For other information on how Applicant’s Score (AS) are calculated, document to have handy before applying, where and how to make the application. please click 

22. Cape Peninsula University of Technology

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology is one university that is championing technology education and innovation, not just in South Africa but in the entire continent. With 6 faculties offering a wide range of accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the fields of Engineering, Education and Social Sciences, Applied Sciences, Business Management, Health and Wellness Sciences, and Informatics and Design, any prospective applicant can be sure to get nothing but the best.

General Basic Application Requirements

There are no general admission requirements for getting into CPUT, what you have is a requirement for each course of study. To access the requirements for each course, check out the prospectus by clicking here

Admission Application for 2022  

  • Open Date: 28  May 2021

 Applications Deadlines: 

Qualification Type SA citizenship (with a SA ID number)Permanent Residency with a valid SA identificationRefugees with a valid Refugee permit*   Non- South African Citizenship (without a SA ID number)  
MASTER’S DEGREE & M TECH (Full Research) 15 March 2022 15 March 2022
DOCTORAL DEGREE & D TECH 15 March 2022 15 March 2022

 

There are currently some late applications that are still available for applications 2022

Bachelor of Engineering Technology Honours in Electrical Engineering (Course-Based) Closes 7 January 2022
Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship Closes 7 January 2022
Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science Management Closes 7 January 2022
Post Graduate Diploma in Horticulture Closes 7 January 2022
Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management Closes 7 January 2022
Post Graduate Diploma in Marine Science closes 12 November 2021
Post Graduate Diploma in Retail Business Management Closes 7 January 2022
Postgraduate Diploma in Consumer Science (Food & Nutrition) closes 12 November 2021

 

For a full list of other courses that are still accepting late entry applications, click here

23. Mangosuthu University of Technology

Named after Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi and located at Umlazi Township, MUT is one out of the 6 most recognized universities of technology in the whole of South Africa. Existing for over four decades and counting, MUT has 3 faculties namely Engineering, Management Sciences, and Natural Sciences. It has a competitive advantage of a formalized Work Integrated Learning (WIL) programme which has been to enable students to experience the world of work, which is mandatory, before they can be awarded a degree.

General Basic Application Requirements

Minimum admission requirements for anyone desiring to study in MUT must include the following:

  • English Home Language or First Additional Language, level 4 pass
  • Specific subject combination and pass level relevant to the qualification
  • A minimum of 5 subjects with level 4 pass for diploma study and level 3 for Access Courses
  • National Senior Certificate with a diploma pass or N3 with 50% pass in Mathematics and English
  • Minimum points as per faculty requirement and as listed on the CAO handbook

It is important to note that admission requirements into MUT most often are based on the faculty’s calculation of aggregate calculated from the best five subjects presented by the prospective student. Applicants should, however, note that some departments administer a compulsory entrance test before considering students for admission.

For information on how MUT calculate aggregates and application. Click here

Admission Application for 2022  

Open Date —1 April 2021

Applications Deadlines 

  • Faculty of Analytical Chemistry – second-semester applications – 31 May
  • Faculty of Engineering – first semester applications – 30 September
  • Faculty of Engineering – second-semester applications – 31 May
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences – 30 September
  • Faculty of Management Sciences – 30 September

Applicants should note that any application submitted after 30 September accumulate a late application fee determined by the CAO.

24. Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

With the vision to provide holistic health sciences education that meets the health needs of the individual, the family, the community, and the population, SMU has not relented in its commitment to high-quality primary healthcare-oriented health sciences research, by training the best hands for it.

General Basic Application Requirements

Minimum admission requirements for anyone desiring to study in SMU differ thus, for every information on admission requirements and relevant school subjects, applicants are advised to check the Undergraduate Prospectus by clicking here and Admissions Selection Rules by clicking here.

Applications open on 1 April 2021

Closing Dates:

Friday, 25 June 2021: B Radiography, B Dental Surgery, B Pharmacy, B Dental Therapy, MBChB, BSc Physiotherapy

Friday, 26 July 2021: BSc, BSc Diet, B Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, B Occupational Therapy, B Oral Hygiene, B Nursing Sciences

25. Sol Plaatje University

The Sol Plaatje University, also known as the University of the Northern Cape, is one of the newest universities in South Africa. Sol was established in Kimberley, South Africa, in 2014, after receiving a political endorsement in 2012 under the leadership of Jacob Zuma. The student strength of the institution is projected to increase by about 7,500 by 2024.

General Basic Application Requirements

The basic application requirements set by the university for admission to SPU’s study programmes in 2022 are based on the results that applicants achieve in the South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations. In addition to this, applicants are to also meet the requirements set by the different faculties abs departments.

For every other information on admission requirements by faculties and departments applicants are advised to check the Undergraduate Prospectus by clicking here and for guidelines on how to apply, click here

Applications Open Date: 7 June 2021

Closing Date: 30 November 2021

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26. University of Mpumalanga

The University of Mpumalanga was established in October 2013 and registered its first cohort of students in February 2014. The institution has remained committed to developing leadership in knowledge creation and dissemination across Africa.

General Basic Application Requirements

For every detail about qualification and admission requirements, applicants are advised to visit the institution’s official website at www.ump.ac.za

Applications for 2022 admissions

Opening Date: 01 June 2021

Closing Dates:

  • All programmes: 30 November 2021
  • Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching: 30 September 2021
  • Masters programmes: 15 January 2022
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