Matrics, here are the admission dates and open days for SA's varsities
If you have your eye set on studying next year, it's best to apply as early as possible. Here are the application closing dates, plus some open days to pencil in.
The 2020 application dates sourced from South African universities countrywide. (iStock)
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It's that time of your matric year!

Universities are starting to open their 2020 applications, and if you have your heart set on studying next year, you'll want to start making an application as early as possible. 

Selection requirements depend on the degree applied for and these may be different depending on the university in question. Ensure you read through the prospectus of the relevant faculties to familiarise yourself with the selection criteria and what you need to apply.

In general, here's an idea of the supporting documentation you may need when making an application: 

  • Your ID or a parent's ID if younger than 18;
  • If already matriculated, a certified copy your National Senior Certificate;
  • If currently in matric, your final Grade 11 results (certified by your school);
  • If hoping to transfer, certified academic records. 

Also see: Your ultimate university guide

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Save the date 

Here are the 2020 application dates and open days sourced from South African universities countrywide. 

NB: A few universities are missing from this list. We'll update this article with their information throughout the year, but best check with the universities themselves. 

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Applications now open: 1 April 2019

Early closing date: 2 August 2019

Late closing date: 30 September 2019

Open day: George campus: 3-4 May 2019 

Port Elizabeth (Missionvale campus): 10-11 May 2019

www.mandela.ac.za

North-West University

Applications now open

Closing date: 30 September 2019

Open day: Mafikeng campus 25 May 2019

Vaal Triangle campus: 18 May 2019

Potchefstroom campus: 11 May 2019

www.nwu.ac.za

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (formerly Medunsa)

Applications now open

Closing dates: 26 & 28 July 2019 

To find out which date is applicable to you, visit: www.smu.ac.za

Open day: Sefako Makgatho sports complex: 23-24 May 2019


Also see: Matrics 2019, you can do it! Here's how Parent24 can help

Stellenbosch University

Applications now open

Closing dates: 30 June 2019 & 15 December 2019

Visit www.sun.ac.za for more

University of Cape Town

Applications now open

Closing date: 31 July 2019

Open day: 04 May 2019

www.students.uct.ac.za

University of Johannesburg

Applications now open

Closing date: 27 September 2019

Open day: Visit: https://future.uj.mobi/ as UJ requires you to register online for a specific faculty’s Mini Open Day to access date and time information.


Also see: Matriculants! If a career in S.T.E.M is your dream, you'll want to apply for this bursary

University of Limpopo

Applications now open

Closing date: 31 October 2019

Open day: 18 May 2019

www.ul.ac.za

University of Mpumalanga

Applications now open

Closing dates: 30 September 2019 & 31 October 2019

To find out which date is applicable to you, visit: www.ump.ac.za

University of Pretoria

Applications now open

Closing dates: 31 May, 30 June & 30 September

Open day: 23 May 2019

To check which date will apply to you, visit: www.up.ac.za


Also see: South Africa's universities and colleges: contact details

University of the Free State

Applications open: 1 April 2019 & 1 September 2019

Closing dates: 31 May 2019, 31 July 2019, 31 August 2019, 30 September 2019, 1 November 2019, 30 November 2019

To see which of the above dates are applicable to you, visit: www.ufs.ac.za

Open day: Qwaqwa campus: 04 May 2019

Bloemfontein campus: 11 May 2019

University of the Western Cape

Opening date: 11 May 2019 

NB: The university has not yet provided a closing date, please visit their website for details: www.uwc.ac.za

Open day: 11 May 2019

University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University)

Applications now open

Closing dates: 30 June & 30 September 2019 

Visit: www.wits.ac.za to find out which date is applicable to you.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology 

Applications are now open

Closing dates: 31 July, 31 August & 30 September 2019

Visit: https://www.cput.ac.za/ to find out which date is applicable to you.

Open day: 11 May 2019

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