NSFAS APPLICATION 2025 OPENS

NSFAS APPLICATION 2025 OPENS

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Today NSFAS announced the second application period for financial aid in 2025.NSFAS will re-open for 2025 applications for all learners who have not applied during the 01 August – 30 November 2016 window period;

Applications for students who wish to study at TVET colleges will open from the 09 January 2025 and close on 14 February 2025; and

Applications for students who wish to study at universities will open from 09 January 2025 and close on 20 January 2025.

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To all matriculants who are not sure where to apply and which institutions are open for admission use this information to check

Universities contact details

University of Cape Town
Tel: 021 650 2105/6
Fax: 021 650 5100
www.uct.ac.za

University of Fort Hare
Tel: 040 653 2312
Fax: 040 653 1338
www.ufh.ac.za

University of the Free State
Tel: 051 401 2114
Fax: 051 401 3669
www.ufs.ac.za

University of JohannesburgTel:
011 489 3000
Fax: 011 489 2260
www.uj.ac.za

University of KwaZulu- Natal
Tel: 031 260 2227
Fax: 031 262 2192
www.ukzn.ac.za

University of Limpopo
Tel: 015 268 2140
Fax: 015 267 0142
www.ul.ac.za

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Tel: 041 504 2075
Fax: 041 504 9211
www.nmmu.ac.za

North West University
Tel: 018 299 2601
Fax: 018 299 2603
www.nwu.ac.za

University of Pretoria
Tel: 012 420 4111
Fax: 012 420 4555
www.up.ac.za

Rhodes University
Tel: 046 603 8148
Fax: 046 622 8444
www.ru.ac.za

University of South Africa
Tel: 012 429 3111
Fax: 012 429 2565
www.unisa.ac.za

University of Stellenbosch
Tel: 021 808 4654/2721
Fax: 021 808 3714
www.us.ac.za

Walter Sisulu University for Technology
Tel: 047 502 2200
Fax: 047 502 2970
www.wsu.ac.za

University of Venda
Tel: 015 962 8000
Fax: 015 962 4742
www.univen.ac.za

University of the Western Cape
Tel: 021 959 2911
Fax: 021 959 2973
www.uwc.ac.za

University of the Witwatersrand
Tel: 011 717 1102/ 2050
Fax: 011 339 8215
www.wits.ac.za

University of Zululand
Tel: 035 902 6624
Fax: 035 902 6601
www.uzulu.ac.za

Universities of Technology

Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Tel: 021 460 3911
Fax: 021 460 3700
www.cput.ac.za

Central University of Technology
Bleomfointein Tel: 051 507 3911
Welkom Campus 057 910 3513
Fax: 051 507 3310
www.cut.ac.za

Durban University of Technology
Tel: 031 373 2411
Fax: 031 373 2011
www.dut.ac.za

Mangosuthu TechnikonTel: 031 907 7111
Fax: 031 906 5470
www.mantec.ac.za

Tshwane University of Technology
Tel: 012 382 5911
Fax: 012 382 5422
www.tut.ac.za

Vaal University of Technology
Tel: 016 950 9214/5
Fax: 016 950 9800
www.vut.ac.za


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.