All Universities Application and Closing Dates for 2023 South Africa: On this page you will find more information on which Universities are open for 2022 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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22 PRIVATE COLLEGE APPLICATION DATES

Nelson Mandela University (NMU) Application dates

Application Dates for 2023 studies

  • Applications Open: 6 April 2022
  • Applications Close:
  • MBChB applications: 31 May 2022 (NBT results must be available on or before the 31st of July 2021).
  • Early applications (excluding MBChB): 5 August 2022
  • Late applications (excluding MBChB): 30 September 2022
  • International student applications (excluding MBChB): 30 September 2022
  • Student Housing applications: 30 September 2022

 Apply at NMU

University of Fort Hare (UFH) Application dates

Application Dates for 2023 studies

  • Applications Open: July/August 2022 (Still TBC by UFH)
  • Applications Close: November/December 2022 (Still TBC by UFH)

  Apply at UFH

University of Pretoria (Tuks) Application dates

Application Dates for 2023 studies

  • Applications Open:  01 May 2022
  • Applications Close:
    Faculty specific. 

Check out the closing dates for specific programmes

Apply at UP

North-West University (NWU) Application dates

Application Dates for 2023 studies

  • Applications Open: 01 June 2022
  • Applications Close: Faculty specific. 

Check out the closing dates for specific programmes

Apply at NWU

University of South Africa (UNISA) Application dates

Application Dates for 2023 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

Application Dates for 2023 studies

  • Applications Open: 01 April
  • Applications Closing Dates:
    • 31 May 2022 (Health Sciences programmes apart from Nursing)
    • 31 July 2022 (Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Nursing)
    • 30 September 2022 (all non-selection programmes)
    • 1 November 2022 (Fine Arts)

Apply at UFS

Rhodes University Application dates

Application Dates for 2023 studies

  • Applications Open: March 2022
  • Applications Close:
    • 31 July  2022 (Undergraduates)
    • 31 October 202022 (Postgraduates)

Apply at Rhodes University

Walter Sisulu University (WSU) Application dates

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Open: May 2022

Applications Close: 
28 September 2022 (
Health Sciences faculty)
31 October 2022 (
Other faculties)

Apply at WSU

University of Johannesburg (UJ) Application dates

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Open: 1 April 2022

Applications Close: 

30 November 2022 (Undergraduates)

15 December  2022 (Post-graduates & Honours)

Apply at UJ

University of the Western Cape (UWC) Application dates

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Open:  15 May 2022

Applications Close: 

Bachelor of Dentisty and Bachelor of Oral Health: 31 August 2022

All other faculty programmes: 30 September 2022

 Apply at UWC

University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Application dates

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Open: 01 April 2022

Applications Close:
November 2022

Faculty specific dates may apply. 

 Apply at UKZN

University of Witwatersrand (Wits) Application dates

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Open: 01 April 2022

Applications Close:
30 June 2022 (Faculty of Health Sciences; Bachelor of Architecture; Bachelor of Audiology, Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology, Bachelor of Arts in Film and TV)

30 September 2022 (all other programmes, residence applications)    

 Apply at Wits

University of Cape Town (UCT) Application dates

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Open:  01 May 2022

Applications Close: 31 August 2022

Apply at UCT

University of Limpopo (UL) Application dates

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Open: 01 April 2022

Applications Close: 30 September 2022

Apply at the University of Limpopo

University of Venda (UniVen) Application dates

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Open: May 2022

Applications Close: 27 September 2022

Apply Univen

University of Mpumalanga (UMP) Application dates

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Open: 01 April 2022

Applications Close:
06 November 2022

Apply at UMP

Stellenbosch University Application dates

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Open: 06 April 2022

Applications Close:
31 July 2022 (Undergraduates, residence applications)

01 August 2022 (Financial Assistance)

Apply at Stellenbosch University

University of Zululand (UniZulu) Application dates

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Open:  15 March 2022

Applications Close:
30 August 2022 (Social Work)
30 September 2022 (Nursing Science)
31 October 2022 (all other programmes)     

2021 dates have not been released by the institution yet, please use 2020’s dates as a guide until these are confirmed or alternatively contact the institution directly. 

Apply at UniZulu

Sol Plaatje University (SPU) Application dates

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Open: 1 April 2022

Applications Close: 30 September 2022

Apply at SPU

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) Application dates

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Open: 06 April 2022

Applications Close: 31 July 2022

Apply at SMU

UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION DATES

Central University of Technology (CUT) Application dates

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Open: May 2022

Applications Close:  31 August 2022

Apply at CUT

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Application dates

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Open: 1 May 2022

Applications Close: 31 August 2022 (Design programmes)
30 September 2022 (all other programmes)

Apply at CPUT

Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Application dates

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Open: 15 April 2022

Applications Close:
31 July 2021 (Specific programmes)

30 September 2022 (All other programmes)

Apply at TUT

Vaal University of Technology (VUT) Application dates

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Open: 15 March 2022

Applications Close: 30 September 2022

Apply at VUT

Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) Application dates

Application Dates for 2023 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 2023 studies

Applications Open: Dates not released by institution yet

Applications Close: Dates not released by institution yet

Apply at DUT

PRIVATE COLLEGE APPLICATION DATES

Boston City Campus

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Close: Date not released by institution yet

Apply

EHL – Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Close: Date not released by institution yet

Apply

Lyceum Correspondence College

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Close:  applications are open throughout the year.

Apply

Central Technical College (CTC)

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Close: You can apply for first or second semester, as well as part-time courses, throughout the year. 

Apply

eta College

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Close:  applications are open at different times throughout the year.

Apply

MasterStart

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Close:  applications are open at different times throughout the year.

Apply

City Varsity

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Close: applications are open throughout the year for different intakes.

Apply

ICESA Education

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Close: applications are open throughout the year for the January and July intakes.

Apply

City Varsity Online

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Close: short courses start throughout the year so applications are open for different intakes.

Apply

Open Learning Group (OLG)

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Close: applications are open throughout the year.

Apply

Inscape

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Close: the application process is open at different times throughout the year.

Apply

Oxbridge Academy

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Close: the application process is open at different times throughout the year.

Apply

CodeSpace Academy

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Close: applications are open throughout the year for different intakes.  Take a look at their website.

Apply

Pearson Institute of Higher Education

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Close: applications are open throughout the year for different intakes.

Apply

Intec College

Application Dates for 2023studies

Applications Close: you can apply throughout the year.

Apply

Damelin

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Close: you can apply throughout the year.

Apply

Vega

Application Dates for 2020 studies

Applications Close: 30 November 2021

Apply

Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Close: applications are open throughout the year.

Apply

Damelin Correspondence

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Close: applications are open throughout the year.

Apply

Dermatech

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Close: are open throughout the year for different intakes.

Apply

Rosebank College

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Close: you can apply throughout the year.

Apply

Health and Fitness Professionals Association (HFPA)

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Close: you can apply throughout the year for various courses at different intakes.

Apply

TVET COLLEGE APPLICATION DATES

Buffalo City TVET College

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Close: registration is open at different times throughout the year, depending on the course of study.

Apply

Northlink TVET College

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Close: registration is open at different times throughout the year, depending on the course of study.

Apply

Lovedale TVET College

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Close: 30 November 2022

Apply

False Bay TVET College

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Close: applications are open throughout the year, depending on the course of study. Apply

Northern Cape Urban TVET College

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Close: registration is open at different times throughout the year, depending on the course of study. Apply

Tshwane North TVET College

Application Dates for 2023 studies

Applications Close: registration periods take place three times a year for trimester courses – January, April/May, August/September.

Apply

Sources:

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https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/advice/how-apply-university-essential-guide-university-applications

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