All you need to know about 2025 university applications

Ready to kickstart your university journey in 2025? The sooner you start planning, the better! The application process can be a maze of deadlines, requirements, and tough choices.

That’s where we come in. We’re your guide to navigating South African university applications for the 2025 academic year. Everything you need is right here – key dates, step-by-step procedures, and insider tips to make your application shine. Whether you’re fresh out of high school, returning to education, or coming from abroad, we’ll help you chart the best course to acceptance.

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University Opens Closes Prospectus Application Page
NWU
1 April 2024
31 August 2024
UP
1 April 2024
30 June 2024
March 2024
30 September 2024
UJ
1 April 2024
31 October 2024
VUT
May 2024
September 2024
UCT
April 2024
31 July 2024
WSU
August 2024
November 2024
April 2024
September 2024
SPU
May 2024
November 2024
UFS
1 April 2024
August 2024
TUT
March 2024
August 2024
SUN
April 2024
31 July 2024
May 2024
September 2024
NMU
April 2024
August 2024
UWC
May 2024
September 2024
RU
1 April 2024
August 2024
UFH
August 2024
November 2024
SMU
April 2024
28 July 2024
DUT
April 2024
September 2024
UMP
June 2024
November 2024
May 2024
September 2024
UL
May 2024
September 2024
September 2024
November 2024
CUT
May 2024
September 2024
MUT
April 2024
September 2024
April 2024
September 2024
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Frequently Asked Questions

When do applications for South African universities open for 2025?

While most universities open around April/May, dates vary! Always check the specific university website. We regularly update the dates.

What are the general admission requirements for South African universities?

A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with minimum subject and grade requirements is standard. Universities set their own standards! Find your target university's requirements on their site.

Do you provide APS Calculators for all universities

Yes! You can visit our APS Calculator Page to access our APS Calculators for all universities.

Can I apply to multiple universities in South Africa?

Yes! Most students apply to several to increase their chances. Each university may have its own application fee.

Do I need to take the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) for 2025 admission?

Most South African applicants do! Certain programs, especially in Health Sciences, require them. Find out directly from your chosen universities.

Where can I find university prospectuses for 2025?

We provide links directly to the prospectus download for your convenience.

How do I access resources for financial aid (NSFAS)?

We have a dedicated section focusing on NSFAS applications, deadlines, and eligibility information.

How can I ask questions?

You can ask our team directly on UniApplyForMe Answers.
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