2019 Institution Application Dates

If you would like to study in 2019, you need to know the application dates. From there, you can get the application process moving.  Fun times!

Applying for tertiary studies is a big deal.  For starters, you need to get your application in on time.  For this, you will need to know the application closing dates.  Where would you find those?  Yes, you guessed it – right here!  We have the 2019 application closing dates for all institutions in South Africa.  To save time, choose the type of institution you are looking to apply to below.  You can then skip down to these dates straight away 🙂

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Is Education Fee-Free?

Yes!  The government is budgeting for a fee-free education system in South Africa.  If you meet the minimum requirements for your study choice and have an annual household income of less than R350 000 a year, then you qualify for free education.  So, what can you do with this information?  The first step is to apply directly to a public institution before the closing date.  Government will only reopen the Central Application Clearing House (CACH) in January 2019. 

Please note: the CACH system will NOT allow you to choose a specific institution to study at.  It will simply match you to the institutions that still have space available.

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UNIVERSITY APPLICATION DATES

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Nelson Mandela University (NMU)

APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: April 2018

Applications Close: 30 September 2018

North West University (NWU)

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: 1 March 2018

Applications Close: 30 September 2018

Rhodes University

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: March 2018

Applications Close: 30 September 2018

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU)

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: March 2018

Applications Close:

29 June 2018 [MBChB, B Rad, BDS, BDT, BoH, B Pharm and BSc Physio]
27 July 2018 [B Cur, BNSc, BSc Diet, B SLP & A, B Occ Ther, BSc (majoring in Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physiology, Psychology and Statistics)]

Stellenbosch University

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: March 2018

Applications Close: 

31 May 2018 (MB, ChB programmes in the Faculty of Medicine)

30 June 2018 (all other undergraduate programmes)

31 October 2018 (Diploma in Public Accountability)

University of Fort Hare (UFH)

APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: 1 June 2018

Applications Close: 30 September 2018

University of Johannesburg (UJ)

APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: 1 April 2018

Applications Close: 28 September 2018

University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN)

APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: 1 March 2018

Applications Close:

30 June 2018 (Medical programmes)

30 September 2018 (all other programmes)

University of Limpopo (UL)

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: March 2018

Applications Close:

30 July 2018 (MBChB programme)

28 September 2018 (all other programmes)

University of Mpumalanga (UMP)

APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: TBC

Applications Close: TBC

University of Pretoria (Tuks)

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open:  March 2018

Applications Close:

31 May 2018 (Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Health Sciences and Architecture)

30 September 2018 (most other programmes)

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University of Cape Town (UCT)

APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: 3 April 2018

Applications Close: 30 September 2018

University of South Africa (UNISA)

APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: TBC

Applications Close: TBC

University of the Free State (UFS)

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: March 2018

Applications Close:

31 May 2018 (Health Sciences programmes)

31 July 2018 (Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Nursing)

30 September 2018 (all non-selection programmes)

1 November 2018 (Fine Arts)

University of the Western Cape (UWC)

APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open:  6 May 2018

Applications Close: 30 September 2018 (specific courses may have different closing dates)

University of Witwatersrand (Wits)

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: 5 March 2018

Applications Close:

30 June 2018 (Faculty of Health Sciences; Bachelor of Architecture; Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Therapy)

30 September 2018 (all other programmes)                              

University of Venda (UniVen)

APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: 1 May 2018

Applications Close: 31 October 2018

University of Zululand (UniZulu)

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open:  March 2018

Applications Close:

28 September 2018 (Faculty of Science and Agriculture)

30 September 2018 (Faculty of Education)

31 October 2018 (all other programmes)                       

Sol Plaatje University (SPU)

APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: TBC

Applications Close: TBC

Walter Sisulu University (WSU)

APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: TBC

Applications Close: TBC

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UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION DATES

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)

APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: 12 May 2018

Applications Close:

31 July 2018 (Design and Architecture Programmes)

30 September 2018 (all other programmes)

Central University of Technology (CUT)

APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: May/June 2018 

Applications Close:

31 August 2018

30 September 2018 (late applications)

Durban University of Technology (DUT)

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: March 2018

Applications Close: 

29 July 2018 (Clinical Technology and Medical Laboratory Sciences)
14 August 2018 (Child and Youth Care)
15 August 2018 (Chiropractic)
30 August 2018 (Radiography and Homeopathy)
31 August 2018 (Journalism, Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics and Emergency Medical Care)
20 September 2018 (Dental Technology)
30 September 2018 (all other programmes)

Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT)

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: 1 March 2018

Applications Close: 30 September 2018 (all other programmes)

Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: 15 March 2018 

Applications Close:

15 June 2018 (selection programmes and international applications)

28 September 2018 (all other applications)

Vaal University of Technology (VUT)

APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: TBC

Applications Close: 30 September 2018

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PRIVATE COLLEGE APPLICATION DATES

Boston City Campus

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications are open throughout the year.

Central Technical College (CTC)

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications are open throughout the year.

City Varsity

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications are open throughout the year.

City Varsity Online

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications are open throughout the year.

CodeSpace Academy

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications are open throughout the year.

Damelin

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications are open at different times throughout the year.

Damelin Correspondence

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications are open at different times throughout the year.

Dermatech

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications are open throughout the year.

eta College

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Close:  end of January 2019

Health and Fitness Professionals Association (HFPA)

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

You can register throughout the year

ICESA Education

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications are open throughout the year.

Inscape

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

The application process is open throughout the year.

Intec College

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

You can apply throughout the year.

Lyceum Correspondence College

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications are open throughout the year.

EHL - Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications are open throughout the year.

MasterStart

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

You can apply at different times throughout the year.

Open Learning Group (OLG)

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications are open throughout the year.

Oxbridge Academy

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications are open throughout the year.

Pearson Institute of Higher Education

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

The application process is open throughout the year.

Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications are open throughout the year.

Rosebank College

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

The application process is open throughout the year.

Vega

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: 1 January 2018

Applications Close:

31 October 2018

28 February 2019 (late applications)

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TVET COLLEGE APPLICATION DATES

Buffalo City TVET College

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Close: TBC

Lovedale TVET College

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications will be open throughout the year.  Registration will take place in the second week of January 2019.

Tshwane North TVET College

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications are open throughout the year.

Please note:  Most TVET colleges in South Africa are open to applications throughout the year.  There will be different intake and registration periods for each trimester. 

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Institutions in South Africa

Not sure about which institution/s you would like to apply to?  Take a look at everything you need to know about each institution in South Africa.