So you wanted to study in 2019, but missed the bus? Don’t sweat it. We’ve got your back.
If you didn’t get your application in on time for studies this year, you have a second chance. Studying in 2019 is still a possibility.
Second Chance for the win
The good news is that if you woke up too late to your calling – as some of us do – you don’t have to wait until NEXT year to apply to study.
If you would still like to study in 2019, you have a second chance with 2nd-semester applications. There are, however, some points you need to take note of such as the fact that you may miss certain courses if you apply in the 2nd semester. Also, you may have to consider choosing a college or university that isn’t your first choice as not all institutions offer 2nd-semester applications. But if you keep your eyes peeled for those all-important 2nd-semester application dates, the rest is as easy as applying on an institution’s website. And showing up for class, of course.
2nd Semester Intake
Straight from the mouth of the Department of Higher Education and Training to you, check out the following institutions you can apply to:
- Central University of Technology (Free State): If there is space in some engineering programmes, they will publicise this on their website in March/April. Closing date for applications is the end of May.
- Durban University of Technology (KZN): National Diploma in Surveying and two engineering programmes are open to applications for 2nd semester. Apply at www.cao.ac.za
- Mangosuthu University of Technology (KZN): National Diploma and Access courses in Analytical Chemistry, Surveying and various branches of Engineering are possible 2nd-semester study options. Apply at www.cao.ac.za by 30 May.
- Nelson Mandela University (Eastern Cape): Limited number of programmes have 2nd-semester intake. Closing date for applications is 30 May.
- Tshwane University of Technology (Gauteng): Selected programmes have 2nd-semester intake. Closing date for this is 15 May.
- Vaal University of Technology (Gauteng): They usually offer 2nd-semester entry in Science, Engineering, and Technology.
- University of Cape Town (Western Cape): They also offer selected courses of study in the 2nd semester.
- UNISA (Study wherever you are): Apply online between 3 and 28 April for 2nd-semester admission. No late applications considered. Or apply in good time for admission and funding for 2020.
But wait…There’s more
Why not consider registering at a TVET College? Many TVET colleges take in students several times during the year. Check out the one nearest to you. If you don’t know where that is, you can find out here.
Wait, what’s a TVET College?
TVET is an abbreviation for Technical and Vocational Education and Training.
Technical and Vocational Education and Training courses are vocational or occupational by nature. This means that a student receives education and training with a view towards a specific range of jobs, employment or entrepreneurial possibilities. Under certain conditions, some students may qualify for admission to a University of Technology. This is to continue their studies at a higher level in the same field of study that they were studying at the TVET College.
So there you have it. There is light at the end of the latecomer’s tunnel. Don’t let anyone ever tell you that you need to wait to begin working on your dream. Where there’s a will, there’s a way and we have provided you with the first steps to paving your way. You’re welcome 🙂