Universities that will open in April for 2025 applications

By Victoria · Mar 25, 2024
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If you're thinking about going to university in 2025, here's some great news for you. In April, a bunch of really good universities are going to start accepting applications for the 2025 academic year. This is your chance to apply and secure your spot in one of the best South African Universities.

 

Universities that will open in April for 2025 applications:

  • University of Johannesburg (opening: 01 April 2024)
  • North West University (opening: 01 April 2024)
  • University of Free State (opening: 01 April 2024)
  • Stellenbosch University  (opening: 01 April 2024)
  • University of Pretoria (opening: 02 April 2024)
  • University of Western Cape (opening: 02 April 2024)
  • University of Cape Town (opening: 02 April 2024)
  • Sefako Makgatho University (opening: 02 April 2024)
  • Nelson Mandela University (opening: 04 April 2024)
  • University of Limpopo (opening: 05 April 2024)

 

Requirements of universities that will open in April for 2025 applications

One crucial step to secure a spot in your desired study programme for the 2025 academic year is to check and meet the minimum admission requirements. Be aware that these requirements differ significantly across universities in South Africa. Meeting the requirements for nursing at TUT, for instance, doesn't guarantee that you meet requirements for the same course at the University of Pretoria. Therefore, it's essential to check each and every prospectus of the 26 universities in South Africa. 

 Prospectuses of universities that will open in April for 2025 applications:

 

Required Documents of universities that will open in April for 2025 applications

The required documents for universities in South Africa vary slightly depending on the specific university and the course you are applying for. Here are some of the most commonly required documents:

  • Your certified ID copy 
  • Your certified matric certificate/statement 
  • If currently in matric, your grade 11 final report 
  • If currently in matric, your Grade 12 June Report (Majority of universities do not require June report)
  • Certified ID copies of your next of kin or parents
  • Application fee slip
  • Declaration Form

 

Application Fees of universities that will open in April for 2025 applications

University application fees in South Africa vary across universities. Some universities do not require an application fee. Application fees in South Africa usually range between R100 to R300 for South African Applicants and from R300 to R800 for International applicants. Majority of universities that will open in April for 2025 applications require an application fee for your application to be considered for admission.

Application Fees of universities that will open in April for 2025 applications:

  • University of Pretoria: R300 but if your household income is lower than or equal to R150 000 per annum, you are not required to pay an application fee
  • University of Johannesburg: FREE but if you're applying using a form, you need to pay an application fee of R200
  • North West University: FREE
  • University of Free State: FREE
  • Stellenbosch University: R100 for SA applicants and R400 for international applicants.
  • University of Cape Town: R100 for SA applicants and R300 for international applicants.  
  • Sefako Makgatho University: R300
  • Nelson Mandela University: FREE for SA applicants and R500 for international applicants

 

Pro Tip: Be Prepared!

While applications open in April, don't wait until the last minute. Here's how to get ahead:

  • Research: Explore universities and study programmes that align with your interests.
  • Gather Prospectuses: Download various university prospectuses to check admission requirements.
  • Write: Write down all the courses you qualify for and in order of preference.

 

University opening dates are approaching! Certify those documents, check requirements and save up for application fees. Get ready! April is your time to secure your space for the 2025 academic year in your desired university. Good luck!

Universities currently open for 2025 applications
Tshwane University of Technology 
Mangosuthu University of Technology 
University of Zululand 
University of Kwazulu Natal
Durban University of Technology 

 

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