Unfortunately, as of today, February 9, 2024, majority of South African universities have closed their application window for 2024 late applications. Though many universities are closed there are still few universities that are open for late applications and these universities will also be closing soon.
List of Universities that are no longer accepting late applications for 2024 intake
Missed the deadline for late applications? We've got you! Though many universities are closed for late applications for the 2024 academic year. There are still few universities that are open for late applications for 2024. These institutions are only open for selected courses ONLY. These universities are:
University of South Africa (Closing Date: 28 February 2024)
University of Limpopo (Closing Date: not specified)
Mangosuthu University of Technology (Closing Date: not specified)
How to apply for late applications in the universities that are still open for 2024 intake
HOW TO APPLY AT UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA FOR 2024 LATE APPLICATIONS
Step by Step Guide on How to Apply at UNISA for 2024 late applications
STEP 2: Personal Information
Fill in your personal details such as names, surname, date of birth and ID number. If you already have a student number you will be required to enter your personal details and your student number. When applying with a phone ensure that you rotate your phone to be able to enter your student number.
STEP 3: Choosing Courses
In this step you will get to choose courses you desire to pursue. You have the opportunity of choosing first and second choice. You need to meet requirements for the both courses, if you don't qualify the system will not allow you to continue with the application.
STEP 4: Fill in your address
Continue with the application and fill in your home and postal address. This is important since UNISA is a distance learning institution and they require your address to communicate with you and to deliver your study materials. You will not be able to continue with your application if you enter invalid address or an address the system doesn't recognize.
STEP 5: School Leaving Information
In this particular step you will be required to fill in your school leaving information such as your matric endorsement (whether you have passed with a higher certificate, diploma or bachelor), the year you completed your matric and the last school you attended. This information is crucial in your application therefore do not provide false information because you will be required to upload your matric certificate, statement or your grade 11 results.
STEP 6: Upload Documents
UNISA requires various supporting documents to be submitted along with your online application. These documents include certified copies of your academic transcripts, identification documents, Matric certificate/grade 11 results and any other documents specified in the application requirements. Gather these documents in advance to ensure a smooth application process.
STEP 7: Submit your application.
The last step of the online application is to submit your application. You will receive an acknowledgement of your application and your student number. Make sure that you note down your student number. You will need the student number for future communication with Unisa or when paying application fee.
STEP 8: Pay Application Fee
To finalize your application, you'll need to pay the non-refundable application fee of R135. UNISA provides various payment methods, such as credit/debit card payments, bank transfers, and online payment portals. Keep the proof of payment as it may be required for future reference purposes.
Options for prospective students who missed the late applications deadline
Do not qualify or not interested in any the courses or universities that are still open? Well, there are few options which you can consider to make year 2024 worthwhile.
Remember, even though the initial deadlines passed, proactivity and exploration are key! Research thoroughly, reach out to relevant institutions, and consider the above mentioned options to move forward confidently in your educational journey.