If you want to study next year, you need to start by applying. The first step is to find out the different institution application dates for 2022.
Applying for tertiary studies can be challenging, from finding out the application dates to collecting all of the documents required. To help you on the way we have collected all of the South African tertiary institution application dates for 2022.
NB: Application dates may vary and/or change due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The Institutions reserve the right to change these dates. Confirmation should be sought from the appropriate institution for the dates as these may have changed from the time of publication of this article.
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2022 UNIVERSITY APPLICATION DATES
If you are looking to apply to a South African University for 2022, we have collected the application opening and closing dates for every University in South Africa.
Find out when applications for your desired university close in order to make sure that you apply on time.
Applications Open: 3 May 2021
- MBChB applications: 31 June 2021 (NBT results must be available on or before the 31st of July 2021).
- Early applications (excluding MBChB): 5 August 2021
- Late applications (excluding MBChB): 30 September 2021
- International student applications (excluding MBChB): 30 September 2021
- Student Housing applications: 30 September 2021
Applications Open: 01 May 2021
- Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences: 30 September 2021
- Faculty of Education: 30 September 2021
- Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology: 30 September 2021 (Bsc Architecture – 31 July 2021)
- Faculty of Humanities: 30 September 2021 (31 July 2021 – BA Audiology, BA Speech-Language Pathology, BA Information Design)
- Faculty of Law: 30 September 2021
- Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences: 30 September 2021
- Faculty of Theology and Religion: 30 September 2021
- Faculty of Veterinary Science: 31 July 2021
Applications Open: 15 April 2021
- Non-selection courses: 30 September 2021
- Music: 31 August 2021 – Also apply for an audition before the closing date
- Graphic Design: 31 August 2021
- Engineering: 30 September 2021
- Occupational Hygiene: 30 September 2021
- Urban and Regional planning: 30 September 2021
- Pharmacy: 31 July 2021
- All other selection courses: 31 July 2021
- Undergraduate qualifications (higher certificates, advanced certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas & degrees): 15 October 2021
- Honours degrees & postgraduate diplomas: 15 October 2021
- Master’s & doctoral qualifications: 12 November 2021
Applications Open: 01 April
- 31 May 2020 (Health Sciences programmes apart from Nursing)
- 31 July 2020 (Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Nursing)
- 30 September 2020 (all non-selection programmes)
- 1 November 2020 (Fine Arts)
Applications Open: 01 April 2021
- 30 June 2021 (Faculty of Health Sciences; Bachelor of Architecture; Bachelor of Audiology, Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology, Bachelor of Arts in Film and TV)
- 30 September 2021 (all other programmes, residence applications)
Applications Open: 31 May 2021
30 August 2020 (Social Work)
30 September 2020 (Nursing Science)
31 October 2020 (all other programmes)
2021 dates have not been released by the institution yet, please use 2020’s dates as a guide until these are confirmed or alternatively contact the institution directly.
Applications Open: 06 April 2021
- Friday, 30 July 2021: B Radiography, B Dental Surgery, B Pharmacy, B Dental Therapy, MBChB, BSc Physiotherapy
- Friday, 30 July 2021: BSc, BSc Diet, B Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, B Occupational Therapy, B Oral Hygiene, B Nursing Sciences
2022 UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION DATES
Here are all the 2022 application dates for South African Technikons. Check out the closing dates, and get your application in on time!
2022 PRIVATE COLLEGE APPLICATION DATES
Application dates for private colleges in South Africa work a bit differently to other tertiary institutions. We have detailed how those dates are different. Here are the opening and closing dates for 2022 private college application dates.
2022 TVET COLLEGE APPLICATION DATES
Are you hoping to apply to study at a TVET college in South Africa? We have collected the 2022 TVET college application dates to help you achieve that hope.
A helpful note: Most South African TVET colleges are open to applications throughout the year. There are different intake and registration periods for each trimester.
*The COVID-19 pandemic may have impacted this at certain TVET colleges.
The key to making sure you can study in 2022 is to apply on time! Start planning now for your applications to ensure you are able to start your tertiary studies next year.
We are wishing you Good luck!