How much is the application fee at Monash University?

Applying to Monash University
Monash University usually charges a AU$100 application fee. Study Options can waive this for qualified applicants, so please do not enter any payment details on the form when applying to Monash with Study Options.


How to apply
Complete this form on screen, or print and complete it. Please email the completed form
and scans of the supporting documents listed below to mail@studyoptions.com

If you do not have access to a scanner, please take a clear photo of each page and document on your phone, and email the images to mail@studyoptions.com

If neither of these are possible please post your forms and original documents to us as hard copy. Please post to Study Options, 83 Alma Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2DP.
Supporting documents required for undergraduate (bachelors) applications:

  1. A photocopy of the personal details page of your passport
  2. IF APPLYING BEFORE COMPLETION OF SCHOOL LEAVING QUALIFICATIONS (EG: ALEVELS, IB, PRE-U DIPLOMA): Original certificates/evidence of GCSE and AS Level
    results (or equivalents) plus details of final predicted grades. Predicted grades must
    be official predictions, issued on school/college letterhead and signed by an
    appropriate person (head of careers, head of year etc).
  3. IF APPLYING AFTER COMPLETION OF SCHOOL LEAVING QUALIFICATIONS (EG: ALEVELS, IB, PRE-U DIPLOMA): Original certificates for GCSE and school-leaving
    qualifications.
  4. A personal statement (please aim for a maximum of 400-500 words).
    Supporting documents required for postgraduate (masters) applications:
  5. A photocopy of the personal details page of your passport
  6. Original academic transcripts for each year of your degree (a transcript is an
    official list, issued by the university, of the subjects you’ve studied and the grades
    obtained). Transcripts should carry an explanation of the university’s grading system
    on the back. If they don’t, please provide one separately.
  7. Original bachelors completion certificate.
  8. A CV, detailing any relevant work experience.
  9. A personal statement (please aim for a maximum of 400-500 words).
    Application notes
  10. If further material or documents are required, Study Options will be in touch to
    request these after we have received and checked the application.
  11. All academic documents must be submitted as originals, we can’t accept
    photocopies. We’ll make certified copies to send with your application, and will
    return the originals by recorded delivery. To ensure their safe arrival, please send
    your documents to us by recorded delivery.
  12. Please use this form to apply for undergraduate (bachelor) degrees and
    postgraduate degrees by coursework (masters and graduate diplomas). Do not use
    this form if you are a research student, or if you are a citizen or permanent
    resident of Australia or New Zealand.
    If you have any questions or problems making your application please contact a student
    advisor at Study Options on 020 7353 7200

Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.