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
Applications Open: March 2019
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.
1 March 2019 (Health Sciences Faculty except for Bachelor of Optometry and BSoc Sc Nursing)
1 April 2019 (all other programmes)
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)
Applications Open: 4 March 2019
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)
Applications Open: 11 March 2019
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
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION DATES
PRIVATE COLLEGE APPLICATION DATES
TVET COLLEGE APPLICATION DATES
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.