All Universities Application and Closing Dates for 2025 South Africa

All Universities Application and Closing Dates for 2025 South Africa: On this page you will find more information on which Universities are open for 2025 applications in South Africa. The dates are for both Postgraduate and Undergraduate studies. On this page you will also find application dates and links for all the Colleges in South Africa.

Given the amount of time each application can take, it is very important to think carefully about which university or college you really want to apply to. Before application, students have to consider many other elements, including the type of environment they would like to live in, location, transport links, availability of accommodation, cost of living, options for financing studies through institutional scholarships, and, of course, the type of institution they prefer.

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Nelson Mandela University (NMU) Application dates

NMU Application Dates for 2025 studies

  • Applications Open: 6 April 2024
  • Applications Close:
  • MBChB applications: 31 May 2024 (NBT results must be available on or before the 31st of July 2021).
  • Early applications (excluding MBChB): 5 August 2024
  • Late applications (excluding MBChB): 30 September 2024
  • International student applications (excluding MBChB): 30 September 2024
  • Student Housing applications: 30 September 2024

 Apply at NMU

University of Fort Hare (UFH) Application dates

UFH Application Dates for 2025 studies

  • Applications Open: July/August 2024 (Still TBC by UFH)
  • Applications Close: November/December 2024 (Still TBC by UFH)

  Apply at UFH

University of Pretoria (Tuks) Application dates

UP Application Dates for 2025 studies

  • Applications Open:  01 May 2024
  • Applications Close:
    Faculty specific. 

Check out the closing dates for specific programmes. 

Apply at UP

North-West University (NWU) Application dates

NWU Application Dates for 2025 studies

  • Applications Open: 01 June 2024
  • Applications Close: Faculty specific. 

Check out the closing dates for specific programmes. 

Apply at NWU

University of South Africa (UNISA) Application dates

Unisa Application Dates for 2025 studies

  • Applications Open: Dates not released by institution yet
  • Applications Close: Dates not released by institution yet

Apply at UNISA

University of the Free State (UFS) Application dates

UFS Application Dates for 2025 Studies

  • Applications Open: 01 April

  • Applications Closing Dates:
    • 31 May 2024 (Health Sciences programmes apart from Nursing)
    • 31 July 2024 (Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Nursing)
    • 30 September 2024 (all non-selection programmes)
    • 1 November 2024 (Fine Arts)

Apply at UFS

Rhodes University Application dates

RU Application Dates for 2025 studies

  • Applications Open: March 2024
  • Applications Close:
    • 31 July  2024 (Undergraduates)
    • 31 October 2024 (Postgraduates)

Apply at Rhodes University

Walter Sisulu University (WSU) Application dates

WSU Application Dates for 2025 studies

Applications Open: May 2024

Applications Close: 
28 September 2024 (
Health Sciences faculty)
31 October 2024 (
Other faculties)

Apply at WSU

University of Johannesburg (UJ) Application dates

UJ Application Dates for 2025 studies

Applications Open: 1 April 2024

Applications Close: 

30 November 2024 (Undergraduates)

15 December  2024 (Post-graduates & Honours)

Apply at UJ

University of the Western Cape (UWC) Application dates

UWC Application Dates for 2025 studies

Applications Open:  15 May 2024

Applications Close: 

Bachelor of Dentisty and Bachelor of Oral Health: 31 August 2024

All other faculty programmes: 30 September 2024

 Apply at UWC

University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Application dates

UKZN Application Dates for 2025 studies

Applications Open: 01 April 2025

Applications Close:
November 2024

Faculty specific dates may apply. 

 Apply at UKZN

University of Witwatersrand (Wits) 2025 Application dates

Application Dates for 2025 studies

Applications Open: 01 April 2024

Applications Close:
30 June 2024 (Faculty of Health Sciences; Bachelor of Architecture; Bachelor of Audiology, Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology, Bachelor of Arts in Film and TV)

30 September 2024 (all other programmes, residence applications)    

 Apply at Wits

University of Cape Town (UCT) Application dates

Application Dates for 2025 studies

Applications Open:  01 May 2024

Applications Close: 31 August 2024

Apply at UCT

University of Limpopo (UL) Application dates

Application Dates for 2025 studies

Applications Open: 01 April 2024

Applications Close: 30 September 2024

Apply at the University of Limpopo

University of Venda (UniVen) Application dates

Application Dates for 2025 studies

Applications Open: May 2024

Applications Close: 27 September 2024

Apply Univen

University of Mpumalanga (UMP) Application dates

Application Dates for 2025 studies

Applications Open: 01 April 2024

Applications Close:
06 November 202
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Apply at UMP

Stellenbosch University Application dates

Application Dates for 2025 studies

Applications Open: 06 April 2024

Applications Close:
31 July 2024 (Undergraduates, residence applications)

01 August 2024 (Financial Assistance)

Apply at Stellenbosch University

 

Sol Plaatje University (SPU) Application dates

Application Dates for 2025 studies

Applications Open: 1 April 2024

Applications Close: 30 September 2024

Apply at SPU

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) Application dates

Application Dates for 2025 studies

Applications Open: 06 April 2024

Applications Close: 31 July 2024

Apply at SMU

UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION DATES

Central University of Technology (CUT) Application dates

Application Dates for 2025 studies

Applications Open: May 2024

Applications Close:  31 August 2024

Apply at CUT

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Application dates

Application Dates for 2025 studies

Applications Open: 1 May 2024

Applications Close: 31 August 2024 (Design programmes)
30 September 2023 (all other programmes)

Apply at CPUT

Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Application dates

Application Dates for 2025 studies

Applications Open: 15 April 2024

Applications Close:
31 July 2024 (Specific programmes)

30 September 2024 (All other programmes)

Apply at TUT

Vaal University of Technology (VUT) Application dates

Application Dates for 2025 studies

Applications Open: 15 March 2024

Applications Close: 30 September 2024

Apply at VUT

Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) Application dates

Application Dates for 2025 studies

Applications Open: Dates not released by institution yet

Applications Close: Dates not released by institution yet

Apply at MUT

Durban University of Technology (DUT) Application dates

Application Dates for 2025 studies

Applications Open: Dates not released by institution yet

Applications Close: Dates not released by institution yet

Apply at DUT

 

 

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