I received an email from www.stoogle.co.za (now called Educonnect) and I thought I would share some of their wisdom. Educonnect is an organisation that provides valuable information about different universities. Their mission is to “To provide a complete, comprehensive and relatable platform for their users to find any information they might need relating to university and youth education”. So please go check them out!!!

UNIVERSITY APPLICATION DATES for 2017:

Before applying at a tertiary institution it is important to remember that most universities, colleges and varsities require the following:

1) A certified copy of your ID document.

2) Proof of payment of any relevant application fees.

3) Certified copy of grade 11 results and any latest grade 12 results.

Also check the individual requirements for each course and each tertiary institution. Please also be aware of National Benchmark Test’s (NBT’) and check with your university if you need NBT results to apply. For more information on NBT’s go to http://www.nbt.ac.za

Below is an illustration of some of the main stream university application dates as well as their application fees.

UNIVERSITY OF KWA-ZULU NATAL:

Open: 1 March 2016.

Close: 30 September 2016.

Medicine closes: 30 June 2016.

Application fees:

Before 31 October 2016 – R200 ZA citizens.

Before 31 October 2016 – R250 International applicants.

After 1 November 2016 – R400 ZA citizens.

After 1 November 2016 – R500 International applicants.

RHODES UNIVERSITY:

Open: End of March, 2016.
Close: 30 September 2016.

Application Fees: R100 for both ZA citizens and International applicants.

UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG:

Open: 1 March 2016.
Close: 30 September 2016, 12pm.

Application fees:

If you choose to do a paper-based application, then the fee for a first time applicant is R200. If you choose to do an online application, this is free of charge. No walk-in’s in January, so apply on time!

NMMU:

Open: 1st week in April 2016.
Close: Early August 2016 and early December 2016.

Application Fees:

Online applications are free.

Manual applications: R100 for ZA citizens and R500 for International applicants.

WITS UNIVERSITY:

Open: 1 March 2016.
Close: 30 September 2016. (All course applications, residence applications and financial aid applications).

Exceptions:  BArch (Bachelor of Architecture), Faculty of Health Sciences, B Audiology and B Speech-Lang Pathology close on 30 June 2016.

Application Fees:

R100 – ZA citizens.

R700 – International applicants.

NORTH-WEST UNIVERSITY:

Open: Beginning March, 2016.
Close: 30 September 2016.

Exceptions: Selection Programmes close in June 2016.

Application Fees:

R150 – ZA citizen.

R550 – International applicants.

 

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA:

Open: 1 March 2016.
Closing dates: 30 September 2016 for SA citizens and 31 August 2016 for non-SA citizens.

Exceptions are (which apply to both SA and non-SA citizens):

31 May 2016: BRad (bachelor of Radiography), Faculty of Veterinary Science.

30 June 2016: BSc Landscape Architecture, BA in Information Design.

31 July 2016: Higher Certificate in Sport Science.

Application Fees: R300.

UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE:

Open: 1 March 2016.

Closing date: 30 September 2016.

Application Fees:

A non-refundable fee of R100.00 must accompany the application form. A non-refundable late application fee of R250.00 is payable after the closing date.

Please be reminded that it is compulsory to complete a National Benchmark Test (NBT) for your application.

 

UNIVERSITY OF ZULULAND:

Open: March 2016.

Closing Dates:

Social Work: 30 August 2016.

Nursing Science: 30 September 2016.

All other programmes: 31 October 2016.

 Application Fees:

SA Citizens: R200.

International: R250.

If applications are late (if reached on or before 1 November):

SA Citizens: R400.

International: R500.

 

UNIVERSITY OF VENDA:

Closing dates: 20 October 2016.

UNISA:

Open: 17 August 2016.

Close: 30 September 2016.

Application Fees: R100 non-refundable.

 

STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY:

Open: 1 March 2016.
Close: 30 June 2016.

Medicine: 31 May 2016.

Application Fees: R100 for ZA citizens non-refundable, but free of charge for international applicants.

UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN CAPE:

Open (All courses): May 2016.

School of Business and Finance: 1st June 2016.

Close: (Undergraduate applications):  30 September 2016.

BCHD programme:  31 August 2016.

Application Fees: R50 but late application fees R150.

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN:

Open: 1 April 2016.
Closes: 30 September 2016.

Application Fees: 

·R100 for ZA citizens non-refundable.

R300 for International applicants out of the SADC region.

WALTER SISULU UNIVERSITY:

Open (All courses): End of May 2016.

Close: Health Sciences: 29 August 2016.

All other courses: 30 September 2016.

UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO:

Open (All courses): 1 March 2016.

Close: 27 September 2016.