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2020 Institution Application Dates

by Staff Reporter

If you would like to study in 2020, you need to know the institution application dates. From there, you can start the application process.  Exciting times!

There is no doubt about it: applying for tertiary studies is a big deal.  For starters, you need to get your application in on time.  The only way to do this is to know the application closing dates.  But, where can you find these dates?  Well, you have come to the right place.  We have all the 2020 closing application dates for South African institutions lined up.  To save time, choose the type of institution you are looking to apply to below.  You can then skip down to these dates straight away 🙂 You’re welcome.

Is education fee-free?

Yes!  If you meet the criteria set by the government, you are eligible for fee-free education in South Africa.  So, what’s on the checklist?
You will need to:

  • meet the minimum requirements for your study choice
  • have an annual household income of less than R350 000 a year if you’re a first-time applicant

So, you qualify fee-free education?  That’s awesome.  Next step: apply directly to a public institution before the closing date.  The government will only reopen the Central Application Clearing House (CACH) in January 2020.  Therefore, you can apply for fee-free education through NSFAS once they open applications this year.

Please note: the CACH system will NOT allow you to choose a specific institution to study at.  It will simply match you to the institutions that still have space available. 

UNIVERSITY APPLICATION DATES

APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: 1 April 2019

Applications Close:
2 August 2019 (early closing date)
30 September 2019 (late closing date)

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APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: April 2019

Applications Close: 31 October 2019

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APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open:  March 2019

Applications Close:
31 May 2019 (Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Health Sciences and Architecture)
30 June 2019 (Faculty of Humanities: Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, Fine Arts, Information Design, Music and Drama)
30 September 2019 (most other programmes)

Check out the closing dates for specific programmes

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APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: 1 March 2019

Applications Close:
30 September 2019 (non-selection courses)
30 June 2019 
(selection courses)

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APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open:
1 March 2019 (Health Sciences Faculty except for Bachelor of Optometry and BSoc Sc Nursing)
1 April 2019 (all other programmes)

Applications Close:
31 May 2019 (Health Sciences programmes apart from Nursing)
31 July 2019 (Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Nursing)
30 September 2019 (all non-selection programmes)
1 November 2019 (Fine Arts)

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APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: March 2019

Applications Close: 30 September 2019

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APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: 20 August 2019

Applications Close: 27 September 2019

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APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: May 2019

Applications Close: 
28 September 2019 (
Health Sciences faculty)
31 October 2019 (
Other faculties)

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APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open:  May 2019

Applications Close: 30 September 2019

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APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open:  TBC

Applications Close: 31 July 2019

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APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: 15 March 2019

Applications Close:
30 June 2019 (Medical programmes)
30 September 2019 (all other programmes)
30 April 2019 (second semester programmes)

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APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: 4 March 2019

Applications Close:
30 June 2019 (Faculty of Health Sciences; Bachelor of Architecture; Bachelor of Audiology, Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology, Bachelor of Arts in Film and TV)
30 September 2019 (all other programmes)     

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APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: 1 March 2019

Applications Close:
31 May 2019 (programmes in the Faculty of Medicine)
30 June 2019 (all other undergraduate programmes)
31 October 2019 (Diploma in Public Accountability)

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APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: April 2019

Applications Close: 30 September 2019

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APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: May 2019

Applications Close: 27 September 2019

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APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: May 2019

Applications Close:
30 September 2019 
(Education and Training programme)

31 October 2019 (all other programmes

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APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open:  15 March 2019

Applications Close:
30 August 2019 (Social Work)
30 September 2019 (Nursing Science)
31 October 2019 (all other programmes)  

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APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: 11 March 2019

Applications Close:
28 June 2019 MBChB, B Radiography, B Dental Surgery, B Dental Therapy, B Pharmacy, BSc Physio
26 July 2019 B Sc, BSc Diet, B Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, B Occ Therapy, B Oral Hygiene, B Nursing Sciences

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APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: 25 March 2019

Applications Close: 30 September 2019

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UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION DATES

APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: 13th May 2019

Applications Close: 
31 July 2019 
(certain programmes)
30 September 2019 (all other programmes)

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APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: 15 March 2019

Applications Close: 30 September 2019

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APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: May 2019

Applications Close:  29 November 2019

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APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: June 2019

Applications Close: 30 September 2019

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APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: 15 March 2019 

Applications Close:
15 June 2019 (medical qualifications)
30 September 2019 (the majority of other programmes)

For specific dates, take a look at the 2020 General Enrolment Guide.

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APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Open: 15 March 2019

Applications Close: 31 October 2019

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PRIVATE COLLEGE APPLICATION DATES

APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Close: 26 July 2019 (second semester)

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APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Close:
1 April 2019 (Singapore, Yangon, Dehli/Bangalore/Mumbai)
1 May 2019 (Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Shanghai, Bangkok, Dehli/Bangalore/Mumbai)

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APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Applications Close:  applications are open throughout the year.

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APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Applications Close: You can apply for first or second semester, as well as part-time courses, throughout the year. 

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APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Applications Close:  applications are open at different times throughout the year.

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APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Applications Close:  applications are open at different times throughout the year.

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APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Applications Close:  applications are open at different times throughout the year.

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APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Close: February 2019

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APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Applications Close:  applications are open at different times throughout the year.

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APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Applications Close: short courses start throughout the year so applications are open for different intakes.

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APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Applications Close: applications are open throughout the year for the January and July intakes.

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APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Applications Close: applications are open throughout the year.

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APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Applications Close: applications are open throughout the year for different intakes.  Take a look at their website.

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APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Applications Close: the application process is open at different times throughout the year.

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APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Applications Close: the application process is open at different times throughout the year.

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APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Close: the second week of February when classes begin.

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APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Applications Close: you can apply throughout the year.

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APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Applications Close: you can apply throughout the year.

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APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Applications Close: you can apply throughout the year.

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APPLICATION STATUS: CLOSED

Applications Close: end of February for the first-semester intake.

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APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Applications Close: are open throughout the year for different intakes.

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APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Applications Close:
31 May 2019 (early bird application)
31 October 2019 (standard application)

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TVET COLLEGE APPLICATION DATES

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Applications Close: registration is open at different times throughout the year, depending on the course of study.

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APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Applications Close: registration is open at different times throughout the year, depending on the course of study.

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APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Applications Close: 30 November 2019

 

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APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Applications Close: applications are open throughout the year, depending on the course of study.

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APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Applications Close: applications are open throughout the year, depending on the course of study.

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APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Applications Close: registration periods take place three times a year for trimester courses – January, April/May, August/September.

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Please note:  Most TVET colleges in South Africa are open to applications throughout the year.  There will be different intake and registration periods for each trimester. 

Not sure about which institution/s you would like to apply to?  Take a look at everything you need to know about each institution in South Africa.

Studying in 2020 is NOT impossible.  Start applying now and make 2020 your year.  Good luck! 🙂

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