The University Application Closing Dates For 2024

Many universities in South Africa have now opened their applications for the 2024 intake but when do they close? Here are the opening and closing dates for this application season.

It’s the time of year where matrics and those wanting to study further at a university are waiting to apply. A bunch of Universities have now opened their applications.

We now have information on closing dates for university applications 2024, and this goes for any South African university you want to apply at.

Here are the universities who have already opened their 2024 applications as well as their closing dates for 2024:

  • University of Johannesburg UJ
    • 31 October at 12 noon
  • Nelson Mandela University
    • 30 June 2023 for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) applications.
    • 30 June 2023 for Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) & Bachelor of Radiography (BRad) applications.
    • 4 August 2023 for early applications (excluding MBChB, BPharm & BRad).
    • 30 September 2023 for late applications (excluding MBChB, BPharm & BRad).
    • 30 September 2023 for international student applications
  • Central University of Technology CUT
    • 29 September
  • University of Limpopo UL
    • MBChB: 28 July 2023
    • All other programmes: 29 September 2023
  • Wits University
    • Faculty of Health Sciences (all programmes), Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Audiology, Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology, BA Film and TV: 30 June
    • All other programmes: 30 September
  • Tshwane University of Technology
    • Tshwane University applications closes on 30 September 2023
  • University of the Free State
    • MB ChB, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Physiotherapy, Radiation Sciences: 31 May 2023
    • Architecture, Biokinetics, Dietetics, Nursing, Social Work, Sport, Coaching: 31 July 2023
    • All non-selection programmes: 31 August 2023
    • Drama and Theatre Arts, Forensic Sciences, Geology, Music, Physics with Engineering Sciences, Quantity Surveying (Compact Learning), Fine Arts: 30 September 2023
  • Durban University of Technology
    • 30 September 2023
  • University of Kwazulu-Natal
    • Medicine: 30 June
    • Undergraduate programmes: 30 September
  • Mangosuthu University of Technology
    • 30 September
  • University of Zululand
    • 30 September 2023
  • Sol Plaatje University
    • 30 November
  • Walter Sisulu University
    • 30 September 2023: Health Science Programmes
    • 31 October 2023: All other programmes
  • Vaal University of Technology VUT
    • Applications close on 30 September 2023, except a few programmes: Bachelor of Education in senior phase and FET Teaching, Diploma in Safety Management, Diploma in Labour Law, Policing and the Diploma in Information Technology which will close on 31 August
  • University of the Western Cape
    • Bachelor of Dentisty and Bachelor of Oral Health: 31 August 
    • School of Government postgraduate degrees: 31 August 2023
    • BA Honours Sport Recreation and Exercise Science, BA Honours in Biokinetics and BSC Honours Biokinetics: 31 July 2023.
    • All other faculties: 30 September 2023
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
    • Selected courses (check dates on 2024 course offering on CPUT website): 31 July
    • All other courses: 29 September
  • Rhodes University
    • 30 September 2023
  • University of Mpumalanga
    • 30 November
  • University of Venda Univen
    • 27 September 2023
  • University of Fort Hare
    • 31 October 2023
  • University of South Africa Unisa
    • Applications for 2024 at the University of South Africa closes on 13 October 2023
  • Stellenbosch University
    • 31 July
  • Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
    • 28 July 2023 for undergraduate programmes
    • 29 September 2023 for postgraduate programmes
  • North West University NWU
    • Music: Specific closing dates, visit website
    • Graphic Design: 31 August 2023
    • Engineering: 31 August 2023
    • Urban and Regional planning: 31 August 2023
    • BSc Consumer Sciences: 31 August 2023
    • Occupational Hygiene: 31 August 2023
    • All other selection courses: 30 June 2023
  • University Of Pretoria
    • Faculty of Veterinary Science: 31 May 
    • ALL other faculties, including Health Sciences:  30 June
  • University of Cape Town
    • 31 July

International students might have differing closing application dates.

Universities With No Application Fee Needed

  • University of Johannesburg UJ
  • North West University
  • University of the Free State
  • Sol Plaatje University
  • Central University of Technology CUT
  • Nelson Mandela University
  • Walter Sisulu University
  • University of the Western Cape 

Keep in mind that all programmes at South African universities, including at the University of South Africa and North West University NWU, have limited space available; therefore, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment, even before the closing dates for 2024.

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