When to start applying for 2021 Studies in South African Universities

When to start applying for 2020 Studies in South African Universities.
As much as getting good grades will always guarantee you a good spot within the academic world, you need to apply on time. Good grades and late applications are not always a good combination.

2021 SA Universities Application Dates

Most universities in South Africa will start accepting applications for studies from March 2020 to September 2020 for 2021 studies. You should always look at the universities’ websites for accurate dates.

University of Pretoria (Tuks)

Application dates for 2020 academic year

Applications Open:  March 2020
Applications Close:
31 May 2020 (Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Health Sciences andArchitecture)
30 June 2020 (Faculty of Humanities: Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, Fine Arts, Information Design, Music and Drama)
30 September 2020 (most other programmes)

University of Fort Hare (UFH)

Application dates for 2020 academic year

Applications Open: April 2020
Applications Close: 31 October 2020

University of South Africa (UNISA)

Application dates for 2020 academic year

Applications Open: April 2020
Applications Close: August 2020

University of the Free State (UFS)

Application dates for 2020 academic year

Applications Open:
1 March 2020 (Health Sciences Faculty except for Bachelor of Optometry and BSoc Sc Nursing)
1 April 2020 (all other programmes)
Applications Close:
31 May 2020 (Health Sciences programmes apart from Nursing)
31 July 2020 (Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Nursing)
30 September 2020 (all non-selection programmes)
1 November 2020 (Fine Arts)

University of Johannesburg (UJ)

Application dates for 2020 academic year

Applications Open: 1 April 2020
Applications Close: 27 September 2020

University of the Western Cape (UWC)

Application dates for 2020 academic year

Applications Open:  May 2020
Applications Close: October 2020

Nelson Mandela University (NMU)

Application dates for 2020 academic year

Applications Open: 1 April 2020
Applications Close:
30 September 2020

North West University (NWU)

Application dates for 2020 academic year

Applications Open: 1 March 2020
Applications Close:
30 September 2020

University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN)

Application dates for 2020 academic year

Applications Open: 15 March 2020
Applications Close:
30 June 2020 (Medical programmes)
30 September 2020 (all other programmes)

University of Witwatersrand (Wits)

Application dates for 2020 academic year

Applications Open: 4 March 2020
Applications Close:
30 June 2020 (Faculty of Health Sciences; Bachelor of Architecture; Bachelor of Audiology, Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology, Bachelor of Arts in Film and TV)
30 September 20120(all other programmes)

Rhodes University

Application dates for 2020 academic year

Applications Open: March 2020
Applications Close: 30 September 2020

University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN)

Application dates for 2020 academic year

Applications Open: 15 March 2020
Applications Close:
30 June 2020 (Medical programmes)
30 September 2020 (all other programmes)

Walter Sisulu University (WSU)

Application dates for 2020 academic year

Applications Open: TBC
Applications Close:  September 2020

University of Limpopo (UL)

Application dates for 2020 academic year

Applications Open: TBC
Applications Close: September 2020

University of Venda (UniVen)

Application dates for 2020 academic year

Applications Open: April 2020
Applications Close:
30 September 2020 (all other programmes)

University of Cape Town (UCT)

Application dates for 2020 academic year

Applications Open:
1 April 2020
Applications Close:
31 July 2020

University of Mpumalanga (UMP)

Application dates for 2020 academic year

Applications Open: TBC
Applications Close: September 2020

University of Zululand (UniZulu

Application dates for 2020 academic year

Applications Open:  15 March 2020
Applications Close:
30 August 2020 (Social Work)
30 September 2020 (Nursing Science)
31 October 2020 (all other programmes)

Stellenbosch University

Application dates for 2020 academic year

Applications Open: 1 March 2020
Applications Close:
31 May 2020 (programmes in the Faculty of Medicine)
30 June 2020 (all other undergraduate programmes)
31 October 2020 (Diploma in Public Accountability)

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU)

Application dates for 2020 academic year

Applications Open: 11 March 2020
Applications Close:
28 June 2020 MBChB, B Radiography, B Dental Surgery, B Dental Therapy, B Pharmacy, BSc Physio
26 July 2020 B Sc, BSc Diet, B Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, B Occ Therapy, B Oral Hygiene, B Nursing Sciences

Sol Plaatje University (SPU)

Application dates for 2020 academic year

Applications Open:  March 2020
Applications Close:
30 September 2020

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)

Application dates for 2020 academic year

Applications Open: (Dates) May 2020
Applications Close:
(Dates) 31 October 2020

Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT)

Application dates for 2020 academic year

Applications Open: March 2020
Applications Close: 30 September 2020

Vaal University of Technology (VUT)

Application dates for 2020 academic year

Applications Open: June 2020
Applications Close: 30 September 2020

Central University of Technology (CUT)

Application dates for 2020 academic year

Applications Open:  April 2020
Applications Close:
31 October 2020

Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)

Application dates for 2020 academic year

Applications Open: 15 March 2020
Applications Close: 31st October 2020

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