Sol Plaatjie University (SPU)


Welcome to the Sol Plaatje University (SPU) institution page! SPU is situated in the Northern Cape. They have 2 campuses in the heart of Kimberly and offer a variety of programmes.  


Closing date for applications is the 30th November 2020.


  • R100 (SA citizen)

Do I Need to Write the NBTs? →Yes

Remember to: Calculate your APS

Qualification Cost Range per Annum

The various courses and degrees offered by SPU all have different tuition costs. 

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Step 1:  Get your application form.

  • Hardcopy Application:
    This option is only available to undergraduate applicants. 

You can post your application to:

The University Registrar Sol Plaatje University 
Private Bag X5008 
South Africa

Step 2:  Complete your application form in full. 

*Remember you’ll need an email address.  Don’t have one?  Get an email address here.

Step 3:  Attach all supporting documents.

You need to attach certified copies of all of your documentation as well as your proof of payment of your application fee. This includes: 

  •  proof of payment of the application fee (R100)
  •  copy of your ID

  • copy of your latest Matric results

  • copy of age exemption letter from Matric Board (if applicable – older than 23)

  • You are required to have your academic transcripts and ID certified to prove to the university that those are the real documents. You can have your documents certified at any police station or anyone who holds Commander of Oaths rights (like a lawyer).

Step 4:  Complete a student accommodation form if you need to organise living arrangements. 

View a detailed breakdown of how to apply to SPU here.


Have questions about your application?
053 491 0000

Need to find the institution?

Physical Address:
Chapel Street & Bultfontein Road, Civic Centre, Kimberley, 8301


SPU offers various faculties, all of which offer their own degrees or diplomas.

  • School of Economic & Management Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Natural & Applied Sciences 
  • School of Humanities

You can find SPU’s prospectus here for all of the information and courses available regarding each faculty.

Don’t meet the minimum requirements?  There’s still hope.