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2022 Institution Application Dates

by Staff Reporter

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. 

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: 3 May 2021

Applications Close:

  • 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

 > MORE ADMISSION DETAILS

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: 1 July 2021

Applications Close: 29 October 2021

 > APPLY NOW

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open:  01 May 2021

Applications Close:
Faculty specific. 

  • 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

 > APPLY ONLINE

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: 15 April 2021

Applications Close:
Faculty specific. 

  • 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

 > LEARN MORE

APPLICATION STATUS: AWAITING

Applications Open:

  • Undergraduate qualifications (higher certificates, advanced certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas & degrees): 11 August 2021
  • Honours degrees & postgraduate diplomas: 11 August 2021
  • Master’s & doctoral qualifications: 8 September 2021

Applications Close: 

  • 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

 > APPLY FOR ADMISSION

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: 01 April

Applications Close:

  • 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)

 > FIND OUT MORE

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: March 2021

Applications Close:

  • 31 July  2021 (Undergraduates)
  • 31 October 2021 (Postgraduates)

 > APPLICATION GATEWAY

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: May 2021

Applications Close:

  • 28 September 2021 (Health Sciences faculty)
  • 31 October 2021 (Other faculties)

 > LEARN MORE

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: 1 April 2020

Applications Close: 

  • 30 November 2021 (Undergraduates)
  • 15 December  2021 (Post-graduates & Honours)

 > APPLY TO UJ

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open:  15 May 201

Applications Close: 

  • Bachelor of Dentisty and Bachelor of Oral Health: 31 August 2021
  • All other faculty programmes: 30 September 2021

 > APPLICATION INFO

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: 01 April 2021 

Applications Close:

  • Medicine: 30 June 2021
  • All other programmes: 30 September 2021

Faculty specific dates may apply. 

 > UKZN APPLICATIONS

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: 01 April 2021

Applications Close:

  • 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)   

 > APPLY TO WITS

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open:  01 May 2021

Applications Close:

  • Undergraduate applications: 31 August 2021

> APPLY ONLINE

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: 01 April 2021

Applications Close: 

  • MBChB Programme: 28 September 2021
  • All other undergraduate programmes: 30 October 2020

> ONLINE APPLICATION

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: May 2021

Applications Close: 30 November 2021

> HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: 01 June 2021

Applications Close:

  • Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching: 30 September 2021
  • All programmes:  30 November 2021
  • Masters programmes:  15 January 2022

> FIND OUT MORE

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: 06 April 2021

Applications Close:

  • 31 July 2021 (Undergraduates, residence applications)
  • 01 August 2021 (University Financial Assistance)

> APPLICATION DETAILS

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open:  31 May 2021

Applications Close:
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. 

> LEARN MORE

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: 1 April 2021

Applications Close: 30 Novermber 2021

> HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: 06 April 2021

Applications Close: 

  • 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

> APPLY ONLINE

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! 

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: May 2021

Applications Close:  

  • International Applications: 29 October 2021.
  • South African Applications: 30 November 2021.

> APPLICATION PROCESS

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: 1 May 2021

Applications Close:

  • 31 August 2021 (Design programmes)
  • 30 September 2021 (all other programmes)

> STUDY AT CPUT

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: 15 April 2021

Applications Close:

  • 31 November 2021 

> APPLICATION INFO

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: 1 April 2021

Applications Close: 31 November 2021

> FIND OUT MORE

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: 1 April 2021

Applications Close: 30 September 2021

> HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Open: 1 April 2021

Applications Close: 30 November 2021

> LEARN MORE

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. 

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Close: Applications close at different times, depending on the course you are applying for.

> FIND OUT MORE

APPLICATION STATUS: ClOSED

Applications Close:

  • 1 April 2021 (Singapore, Yangon, Dehli/Bangalore/Mumbai)
  • 1 May 2021 (Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Shanghai, Bangkok, Dehli/Bangalore/Mumbai)

> LEARN MORE

APPLICATION STATUS: ALWAYS OPEN

Applications Close:  applications are open throughout the year.

> DISCOVER MORE

APPLICATION STATUS: ALWAYS OPEN

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

> READ MORE

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

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

> APPLY NOW

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

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

> VISIT MASTERSTART

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

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

> APPLY TO CITY VARSITY

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

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

> APPLY TODAY

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

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

> ONLINE APPLICATIONS

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Close: applications are open throughout the year.

> APPLY NOW

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

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

> DISCOVER MORE

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

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

> REGISTER NOW

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

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

> APPLY TO THE ACADEMY

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

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

*Previously know as Pearson Institute of Higher Education (PIHE).

> APPLY NOW

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Close: you can apply throughout the year.

> VISIT INTEC

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Close: you can apply throughout the year.

> LEARN MORE

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Close: 30 November 2021

> ONLINE APPLICATION

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Close: applications are open throughout the year.

> DISCOVER MORE

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Close: applications are open throughout the year.

> APPLY ONLINE

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

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

> FIND OUT MORE

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Close: you can apply throughout the year.

> LEARN MORE

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Close: you can apply throughout the year for various courses at different intakes.

> APPLY ONLINE

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. 

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

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

Likely to be in September or October 2021 for the first Semester.

> LEARN MORE

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

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

> APPLY ONLINE

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

Applications Close: 30 September 2021

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

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

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

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

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

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

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!

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