2025 University Applications Now Open


Dreaming of pursuing higher education at a prestigious South African university? Universities across South Africa have now opened their applications for the 2025 academic year.


Applications for the 2025 academic year are now open at several universities. This is your chance to take the first step towards an exciting future filled with knowledge and opportunity.

This article equips you with everything you need to know about applying to South African universities for the 2025 academic year.

University Applications For 2025 Now Open

These universities are now taking 2025 applications:

South African universities have varying application deadlines. Be sure to research your target institutions early to ensure you submit your application well before the closing date. Starting early demonstrates your commitment and gives you time to address any missing requirements.

With 26 public universities, South Africa offers a wealth of top-tier education options. These universities provide a vast range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs, allowing you to pursue your academic aspirations.

Be sure to double-check the application requirements and ensure all necessary documents like transcripts, personal statements, and exam results are included to prevent rejection.

Some universities require a non-refundable application fee. Check if applicable and pay on time to avoid automatic rejection.

Explore Financial Aid Options

National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS): Applications typically open in August/September and close early the following year. 

Funza Lushaka Bursary: This bursary is ideal for aspiring teachers. Applications usually open in October and close in January of the following year.

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