2025 Applications Open At Sefako Makgatho University


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Applications to study at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) in 2025 are open. Apply now!


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Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU)

SMU are now taking applications for the 2025 academic year.

SMU is found in Pretoria in Gauteng and has one campus found in Pretoria. They offer a wide range of Health Science-oriented undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

How To Apply - SMU Online Application

Sefako Makgatho Online Application

To apply online, you need access to the internet and a valid email address.

  1. Go to the SMU website
  2. Click on 'Apply @ SMU'
  3. You will then be given directions on where to apply, click on the link
  4. Complete the application accurately and fully.
  5. Write your names the same as they appear in your identity/passport document.
  6. Specify the names of the first choice and second choice degrees (if applicable)
  7. Complete the residence section (if applicable).
  8. Pay the non-refundable application fee of R200.00 and send proof of payment. Use your ID/ passport/ student number generated by the system when making payment.

Upload the following documents

  • Copy of your ID/passport document (compulsory).
  • Copy of your final Grade 11 results or your National Senior/Matric/ IEB Certificate (if you have already completed Grade 12).
  • Copy of your degree certificate(s) and academic record(s) (if you attended other universities).
  • Copy of your marriage certificate/divorce decree (if applicable).
  • Proof of non-refundable application fee payment of R200.
  • All non-South African citizens and non-permanent residents are required to obtain a study permit prior to registering as students. Applications for study permits should be submitted to the South African Home Affairs, Consulate or High Commissioner in your country of residence/origin, and it would be issued in favour of Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University and to be submitted during registration.

Attach the following documents - and SMU Application Fee

  • Certified copy of your ID/passport document (compulsory).
  • Certified final Grade 11 results or Grade 12 June results or your National Senior/Matric/ IEB Certificate (if you have already completed Grade 12).
  • Certified copies of your degree certificate(s) and academic record(s) (if you attended other universities).
  • Certified copy of your marriage certificate/ divorce decree (if applicable).
  • Proof of non-refundable application fee payment of R200.
  • All non-South African citizens and non-permanent residents are required to obtain a study permit prior to registering as students. Applications for study permits should be submitted to the South African Home Affairs, Consulate or High Commissioner in your country of residence/origin, and it would be issued in favour of Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University and to be submitted during registration.

If you do not submit the above documents within a period of two months or at all, your application will not be valid.

Application Closing dates

  • 31 July for undergraduate programmes
  • 30 August for postgraduate programmes

Faculties

  • Medicine
    • Bachelor of Diagnostic Radiography, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • Health Care Sciences
    • Bachelor of Sciences in Dietetics, bachelor of Nursing Sciences & Arts, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
  • Oral Health Sciences
    • Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bachelor of Dental Therapy, Bachelor of Oral Hygiene
  • Pharmacy
    • Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • Science and Technology
    • Bachelor of Science

All information regarding the status of your application will be communicated to you via SMS and/or phone call.

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