Universities Application Dates 2020

By | September 12, 2019

University application is always a big deal for first time applicants. 2020 application for universities in South Africa is ongoing and it is mostly advisable for applicants to submit their applications as early as possible.

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We have gathered most universities in south Africa and their application period for the 2020 – 2021 academic year.

University of Fort Hare 

Applications Open: April 2019
Applications Close: 31 October 2019

University of Pretoria (Tuks)

Applications Open: March 2019
Applications Close:

  • 31 May 2019 (Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Health Sciences, and Architecture)
  • 30 June 2019 (Faculty of Humanities: Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, Fine Arts, Information Design, Music and Drama)
  • 30 September 2019 (most other programmes)

Find closing dates for specific programmes here.

University of the Free State 

Applications Open: 

  • 1 March 2019 (Health Sciences Faculty except for Bachelor of Optometry and BSoc Sc Nursing)
  • 1 April 2019 (all other programmes)

Applications Close:

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  • 31 May 2019 (Health Sciences programmes apart from Nursing)
  • 31 July 2019 (Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Nursing)
  • 30 September 2019 (all non-selection programmes)
  • 1 November 2019 (Fine Arts)

UNISA – University of South Africa 

Applications Open: 17 August 2019

North West University

Applications Open: 1 March 2019

Applications Close:

  • 30 September 2019 (non-selection courses)
  • 30 June 2019 (selection courses)

Nelson Mandela University

Applications Open: 1 April 2019

Applications Close:

  • 2 August 2019 (early closing date)
  • 30 September 2019 (late closing date)

UJ – University of Johannesburg 

Applications Open: 1 April 2019
Applications Close: 27 September 2019

University of the Western Cape

Applications Open: May 2019
Applications Close: 30 September 2019

Rhodes University

Applications Open: March 2019
Applications Close: 30 September 2019

UKZN – University of KwaZulu-Natal

Applications Open: 15 March 2019

Applications Close:

  • 30 June 2019 (Medical programmes)
  • 30 September 2019 (all other programmes)
  • 30 April 2019 (second-semester programmes)

WITS – University of Witwatersrand 

Applications Open: 4 March 2019

Applications Close:

  • 30 June 2019 (Faculty of Health Sciences; Bachelor of Architecture; Bachelor of Audiology, Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology, Bachelor of Arts in Film and TV)
  • 30 September 2019 (all other programmes)

Walter Sisulu University 

Applications Open: May 2019
Applications Close:
– 28 September 2019 (Health Sciences faculty)
– 31 October 2019 (Other faculties)

University of Limpopo

Applications Open: April 2019
Applications Close: 30 September 2019

University of Venda

Applications Open: May 2019
Applications Close: 27 September 2019

UCT – University of Cape Town

Applications Open: 5 August 2019
Applications Close: 31 October 2019

University of Mpumalanga

Applications Open: May 2019
Applications Close:
– 30 September 2019 (Education and Training programme)
– 31 October 2019 (all other programmes

University of Zululand

Applications Open: 15 March 2019
Applications Close:
– 30 August 2019 (Social Work)
– 30 September 2019 (Nursing Science)
– 31 October 2019 (all other programmes)

Stellenbosch University

Applications Open: 1 March 2019
Applications Close:
– 31 May 2019 (programmes in the Faculty of Medicine)
– 30 June 2019 (all other undergraduate programmes)
– 31 October 2019 (Diploma in Public Accountability)

Stellenbosch University

Applications Open: 1 March 2019
Applications Close:
– 31 May 2019 (programmes in the Faculty of Medicine)
– 30 June 2019 (all other undergraduate programmes)
– 31 October 2019 (Diploma in Public Accountability)

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Applications Open: 11 March 2019

Applications Close:
– 28 June 2019 MBChB, B Radiography, B Dental Surgery, B Dental Therapy, B Pharmacy, BSc Physio
– 26 July 2019 B Sc, BSc Diet, B Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, B Occ Therapy, B Oral Hygiene, B Nursing Sciences]

Sol Plaatje University

Applications Open: 25 March 2019
Applications Close: 30 September 2019

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Applications Open: 13th May 2019

Applications Close:
– 31 July 2019 (certain programmes)
– 30 September 2019 (all other programmes)

Vaal University of Technology

Applications Open: June 2019
Applications Close: 30 September 2019

Central University of Technology

Applications Open: May 2019
Applications Close: 29 November 2019

Tshwane University of Technology

Applications Open: 15 March 2018

Applications Close:
15 June 2019 (medical qualifications)
30 September 2019 (the majority of other programmes)

Durban University of Technology

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Applications Open: 15 March 2019
Applications Close: 31 October 2019