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2 LIST OF SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES AND THEIR APPLICATION DATES AND DEADLINES

universities that are open for application 2022

This article contains information on the South African universities that are still accepting or open to applications for admission into the 2021/2022 Academic year.





Sefako Makgatho University, SMU Online Application – 2021 Admission

 

Most  of the universities in South Africa ends their application late into November while some ends as early as August. Therefore it is paramount as a prospective student to keep in mind all the application dates to have a wide variety of options when choosing a university in case you miss out on your favourite University.

This article have listed out a total of 26 South African Universities with a details on their application dates as well as those that are still doing late entry. Prospective students are therefore advised to follow the updated date as it is stated below:

LIST OF SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES AND THEIR APPLICATION DATES AND DEADLINES

1. VAAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (VUT)

Applicants are required to take note of the application deadline below:

  • VUT Admission Registration 2021/2022 is scheduled to close on or before 30 November 2021.
  • The Vaal University of Technology Application Portal is expected to shut down on the same date at 11:59 PM.
  • To start your registration, see the VUT Admission Forms 2021/2022 – Instructions & Guidelines
VUT Application Closing/Opening Status: OPEN

2. WALTER SISULU UNIVERSITY (WSU)

Applicants are required to take note of the application deadline below:





  • WSU Admission Registration 2021/2022 is scheduled to close on or before 30th September 2021. If you submit your application before 31st October 2021 you will need to pay an application fee of R200.
  • The Walter Sisulu University Application Portal is expected to shut down on the same date at 11:59 PM.
  • To start your registration, see the WSU Admission Forms 2021/2022 – Instructions & Guidelines
WSU Application Closing/Opening Status: OPEN

3. RHODES UNIVERSITY (RU)

Applicants are required to take note of the application deadline below:

RU Application Closing/Opening Status: OPEN

4. UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA (UP)

Applicants are required to take note of the application deadline below:

  • Closing dates have been extended for the BSc Architecture, Health Sciences, and Veterinary Science programmes.
  • The closing date for new applications for the 2022 intake in the Faculty of Health Sciences has been extended to 31 July 2021.
  • The closing date for new applications for the 2021 intake in the Faculty of Veterinary Science has been extended to 31 July 2021. The last date to submit the Value Added Forms is 31 August 2021.
  • The closing date for new applications for the BSc Architecture programme for the 2021 intake has been extended to 30 June 2021.
  • Learners are encouraged to apply and submit all other relevant documentation as soon as possible. Please make effective use of these opportunities. Applications must be submitted online. Parents and learners can contact the Student Service Centre via email at ssc@up.ac.za with enquiries. You are encouraged to visit the UP website for regular updates and follow us on social media platforms. Let’s continue to support each other during this difficult time. For all the other closing dates please download
  • Closing dates of UP undergraduate programmes for 2021/2022 (pdf).
UP Application Closing/Opening Status: OPEN

5. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA (UNISA)

Applicants are required to take note of the application dates below:

  • UNISA Admission Registration 2021/2022 is scheduled to start by:
    • Undergraduate qualifications (higher certificates, advanced certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas & degrees): 1 September – 30 November 2021
    • Honours degrees & postgraduate diplomas: 1 September – 15 December 2021
    • Master’s & doctoral qualifications: 15 September – 5 November 2021
  • To start your registration, see the UNISA Admission Forms 2021/2022 – Instructions & Guidelines
UNISA Application Closing/Opening Status: OPEN 

6. SOL PLAATJE UNIVERSITY (SPU)

Applicants are required to take note of the application deadline below:

  • SPU Admission closing date for all undergraduate and postgraduate programmes is 30 November 2021
  • The Sol Plaatje University Application Portal is expected to shut down on the same date at 11:59 PM.
  • To start your registration, see the SPU Admission Forms 2021/2022 – Instructions & Guidelines
SPU Application Closing/Opening Status: OPEN

7. SEFAKO MAKGATHO HEALTH SCIENCES (SMU)

Applicants are required to take note of the application deadline below:

  • SMU Admission Registration 2021/2022 is scheduled to close on or before the dates stated below:
  1. Friday, 03 September 2021 is the closing date to apply for the following courses: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB); Bachelor of Diagnostic Radiography (B Rad); Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS); Bachelor of Dental Therapy (BDT); Bachelor of Oral Hygiene (BoH); Bachelor of Phar-macy (B Pharm); and Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (BSc Physio).
  2. Friday, 03 September 2021 is the closing date to apply for the following courses: Bachelor of Nursing Sciences and Art (B NSC / B Cur); Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (B SLP & A); Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (B Occ Ther); Bachelor of Science in Dietetics (BSc Dietetics); Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Physics, Physiology, Psychology, Statistics.
  3. All other programmes are also scheduled to close on Friday, 03 September 2021.
SMU Application Closing/Opening Status: OPEN

8. UNIVERSITY OF MPUMALANGA (UMP)

Applicants are required to take note of the application deadline below:

UMP Application Closing/Opening Status: OPEN

9. MANGOSUTHU UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (MUT)

Applicants are required to take note of the application deadline below:

  • MUT Admission Registration 2021/2022 is scheduled to close on or before:
    • Faculty of Engineering – first semester applications – 30 September 2021.
    • Faculty of Engineering – second-semester applications – 31 May 2021.
    • Faculty of Natural Sciences – 30 September 2021
    • Analytical Chemistry – second-semester applications – 31 May 2021.
    • Faculty of Management Sciences – 30 September 2021.
    • Applications submitted after 30 September accumulate a late application fee determined by the CAO.
  • The Mangosuthu University of Technology Application Portal is expected to shut down on the same date at 11:59 PM.
  • To start your registration, see the MUT Admission Forms 2021/2022 – Instructions & Guidelines
MUT Application Closing/Opening Status: OPEN

10. UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO (UL)

Applicants are required to take note of the application deadline below:

Date Programmes
27 September 2021 MBChB Programme
31 October 2021 All other undergraduate programmes
UL Application Closing/Opening Status:  OPEN

11. UNIVERSITY OF ZULULAND (UNIZULU)

Applicants are required to take note of the application deadline below:

  • UNIZULU Admission Registration 2021/2022 is scheduled to close on or before:
    • 30 August 2021 for Social Work
    • 30 September 2021 for Nursing Science
    • 31 October 2021 for other programmes
  • The University of Zululand Application Portal is expected to shut down on the same date at 11:59 PM.
  • To start your registration, see the UNIZULU Admission Forms 2021/2022 – Instructions & Guidelines
UNIZULU Application Closing/Opening Status: OPEN

12. UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE (UFH)

Applicants are required to take note of the application deadline below:

  • The application for the UFH admission is still open and registration is still ongoing.
  • UFH Admission Registration 2021/2022 is scheduled to close on or before 30th September 2021.
  • The University Of Fort Hare Application Portal is expected to shut down on the same date at 11:59 PM.
  • To start your registration, see the UFH Admission Forms 2021/2022 – Instructions & Guidelines
UFH Application Closing/Opening Status: OPEN

13. DURBAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (DUT)

Applicants are required to take note of the application deadline below:

DUT Application Closing/Opening Status: OPEN

14. CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (CUT)

Applicants are required to take note of the application deadline below:

CUT Application Closing/Opening Status: OPEN

15. UNIVERSITY OF VENDA (UNIVEN)

Applicants are required to take note of the application deadline below:

UNIVEN Application Closing/Opening Status: OPEN

16. STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY (SU)

Applicants are required to take note of the application deadline below:

  • SU Admission Registration 2021/2022  is scheduled to close on or before the dates stated below:

Undergraduate dates for all students, including international students in 2021:

  • 1 April: Applications open for financial assistance at Stellenbosch University.
  • 30 June: Applications close for all undergraduate programmes.
  • 30 June: Residence applications close.
  • 1 August: Applications open for NSFAS bursaries.
  • 31 August: Applications close for Stellenbosch University financial assistance.
  • 30 November: Applications close for NSFAS bursaries.
  • 15 December: Applications close for Diploma in Public Accountability (Telematic Education).

Postgraduate closing dates for all students:

  • Visit the Prospective Postgraduate Student website (www.sun.ac.za/pg studies) for a list of the closing dates of all the postgraduate programmes offered for the 2021/2022 intake year.
  • The Universiteit Stellenbosch Application Portal is expected to shut down on the same date at 11:59 PM.
  • To start your registration, see the SUN Admission Forms 2021/2022 – Instructions & Guidelines
Stellenbosch University Application Closing/Opening Status: OPEN

17. UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG (UJ)

Applicants are required to take note of the application deadline below:

  • UJ Admission Registration 2021/2022 is scheduled to close on or before 30th September 2021.
  • The University of Johannesburg Application Portal is expected to shut down on the same date at 11:59 PM.
  • To start your registration, see the UJ Admission Forms 2021/2022 – Instructions & Guidelines
UJ Application Closing/Opening Status: OPEN

18. UNIVERSITY OF WITWATERSRAND (WITS)

Applicants are required to take note of the application deadline below:

  • WITS Admission Registration 2021/2022 is scheduled to close on or before 30th September 2021.
  • The closing date for 2022 undergraduate applications for all Health Sciences programmes, Architecture, Audiology, Film and Television and Speech-Language Pathology is on 30 June 2021.
  • The University of Witwatersrand Application Portal is expected to shut down on the same date at 11:59 PM.
  • To start your registration, see the WITS Admission Forms 2021/2022 – Instructions & Guidelines
WITS Application Closing/Opening Status: OPEN

19. TSHWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (TUT)

Applicants are required to take note of the application deadline below:

  • TUT application is open and admission registration is still ongoing.
  • TUT Admission Registration 2021/2022 is scheduled to close on or before 30th September 2021.
  • The Tshwane University of Technology Application Portal is expected to shut down on the same date at 11:59 PM.
  • To start your registration, see the TUT Admission Forms 2020/2021 – Instructions & Guidelines
TUT Application Closing/Opening Status: OPEN

20. NELSON MANDELA UNIVERSITY (NMU)

Applicants are required to take note of the application deadline below:

  • NMU Admission Registration 2021/2022 is scheduled to close on or before 14th September 2021. In addition, places in some qualifications are limited, and it is therefore in your best interest to submit your application form and ALL supporting documentation the same date.
  • The Nelson Mandela University Application Portal is expected to shut down on the same date at 11:59 PM.
  • To start your registration, see the NMU Admission Forms 2021/2022 – Instructions & Guidelines
NMU Application Closing/Opening Status: OPEN

21. CAPE PENINSULA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (CPUT)

Applicants are required to take note of the application deadline below:

  • CPUT Admission Registration 2021/2022 is scheduled to close on or before 30 SEPTEMBER 2021 except for:
    • Nursing programmes, which is 30 JUNE 2021.
    • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is 30 JUNE 2021.
    • Fashion Design, Visual Communication Design, Jewellery Design & Manufacture, Product Design, Interior Design, Architectural Technology, which is 31 JULY 2021.
    • International applications, which is 31 AUGUST 2021.
  • The Cape Peninsula University of Technology Application Portal is expected to shut down on the same date at 11:59 PM.
  • To start your registration, see the CPUT Admission Forms 2021/2022 – Instructions & Guidelines
CPUT Application Closing/Opening Status: OPEN

22. UNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE (UFS)

Applicants are required to take note of the application deadline below:

  • UFS application is open and admission registration is still ongoing.
  • UFS Applications to study non-selection programmes in 2021/2022, close on 30 September 2021.
  • The University of the Free State Application Portal is expected to shut down on the same date at 11:59 PM.
  • To start your registration, see the UFS Admission Forms 2021/2022 – Instructions & Guidelines
Date Selection and non-selection programme/s for which applications close
31 May 2021
  • MBChB
  • Radiation Sciences
  • Optometry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Dietetics
  • Biokinetics
31 July 2021
  • Architecture
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Construction Management
  • Nursing
31 August 2021
  • International undergraduate applications
30 September 2021
  • Geology
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Music
  • Social Work
  • Community Development (QQ only)
  • All non-selection programmes
  • Applications from students transferring from other tertiary institutions
1 November 2021
  • Fine Arts
30 November 2021
  • All University Access Programmes on the South Campus and the sub-regions

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If your application is received after the following closing dates, it will not be considered.

UFS Application Closing/Opening Status: OPEN

23. UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL (UKZN)

Applicants are required to take note of the application deadline below:

  • All other programmes: 30 September 2021. UKZN Admission Registration 2021/2022 is scheduled to close on or before
  • Medicine: 31 July 2021: No late applications are accepted.
  • The University of KwaZulu-Natal Application Portal is expected to shut down on the same date at 11:59 PM.
  • To start your registration, see the UKZN Admission Forms 2021/2022 – Instructions & Guidelines
UKZN Application Closing/Opening Status: OPEN

24. UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE (UWC) 

Applicants are required to take note of the application deadline below:

  • UWC Admission Registration 2021/2022 is scheduled to close on or before 30th September 2021. Applications for Bachelors of Dental Surgery closes on 31st August 2021.
  • Applications for BA Honours Biokinetics & BSC Honours ​Biokinetics close on 31 August 2021.
  • The University of the Western Cape Application Portal is expected to shut down on the same date at 11:59 PM.
  • To start your registration, see the UWC 2021/2022 Admission Forms – Instructions & Guidelines
UWC Application Closing/Opening Status: OPEN

25. NORTH-WEST UNIVERSITY (NWU)

Applicants are required to take note of the application deadline below:

  • NWU Admission Registration 2021/2022 is scheduled to close on or before the following dates stated below:
  • Non-selection courses: 30 September 2021
  • Music: 31 August 2021 – Also apply for an audition before the closing date
  • Graphic Design: 31 August 2021
  • Engineering: 30 September 2021
  • Urban and Regional planning: 30 September 2021
  • Phar-macy: 31 July 2021
  • All other selection courses: 30 June 2021
  • The North-West University Application Portal is expected to shut down on the same date at 11:59 PM.
  • To start your registration, see the NWU Admission Forms 2021/2022 – Instructions & Guidelines
NWU Application Closing/Opening Status: OPEN

26. UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN (UCT)

UCT Admission Registration 2021/2022 is scheduled to close on or before the following dates:

30 September 2021

  • Closing date for undergraduate programme changes: 30 September 2021.

You do so by sending a request to admissions-ug@uct.ac.za or submitting a written request to the Admissions Office.

30 September 2021

  • Final date to submit the Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) portfolio.

31 October 2021

  • For applicants finishing secondary school in 2021, all grade 12 interim results or predicted scores in the case of non-NSC candidates, are due.
  • Interim and past transcripts for transferring applicants are due.

30 November 2021

  • The last date to apply for the National Student Funding Assistance Scheme (NSFAS) funding. You must apply online.

31 December 2021

  • All final transcripts and non-NSC school-leaving results (except CIE, ZIMSEC and NSSC) must be submitted as certified paper documents.
UCT Application Closing/Opening Status: OPEN

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