If you would like to study in 2018, you need to be aware of the 2018 application dates so you can apply to an institution or ten. The earlier you submit your application, the better your chances are of getting into the institution of your choice. Let’s get started.
Free Education in South Africa
President Jacob Zuma announced last year that South Africa will have a fee-free tertiary education. Before you get too excited, here are a few things that you need to know:
- this is currently only available to first-year students
- you will need to prove that your annual household income is less than R350 000
- you will need to meet the minimum entrance requirements as per usual (make sure you calculate your APS)
So can I still apply for 2018?
The government have created a Central Application Clearing House (CACH) which will allow you to apply for tertiary studies for 2018. Your matric marks and study preferences will be matched with the spaces still available at tertiary institutions in South Africa. The system will take your matric results straight from the Department of Basic Education. Please note that you CANNOT apply to a specific institution. To use CACH, you will need to first sign up. You can do this below: