Which Colleges Are Open For 2022 Applications In South Africa?


If you want to study next year, you need to start by applying. The key is to find out the 2022 institution application dates. Applying for tertiary studies can be challenging to find out the details you need. From finding out the application dates so that you can start collecting all of the documents required. Application dates may vary and/or change due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Most colleges are opening up for 2022 applications during the month of May. 


Applying for college

Most colleges previously required you to apply in person but now have the option to apply online, and you will have to provide a completed application form and a copy of your ID. Most of these institutions require you to apply in English, as English is the language of instruction.

Are there academic points for applying in-person? Probably not! It’s probably easier to apply online for most college applications.

But what about campuses? Most higher education institutions require you to attend one in-person interview. Of course, you will be able to apply online for these interviews, but most schools are open for applicants to apply in person as well.

Finding out the application dates

Depending on the course of study you are interested in, the application dates might differ, so you need to compare with each institution to know the application dates for the specific course you want to do.

When does the application process start? Once you apply, you have to start gathering all the required documents to apply for your study. Most institutions request a year's worth of information for your submission.

If you have not received a response by the deadline of the institution, don't be disheartened.

What documents do I need? You must send a list of documents to each of the tertiary institutions. This list of documents can be found on the institutions website. In most cases, these documents are documents that have to be submitted with the application.

Collecting the necessary documents

It is best to start collecting the required documents before your application deadline. This is to avoid delays and unnecessary scrambling later on. The earlier the process starts, the more time you have to prepare. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is not accepting any new applications at this stage. 

As the above information shows, you should be more than ready to start your tertiary studies next year. A lot of the information and tips here will help you to ensure that your application goes through smoothly. You will also need to apply early if you want to get in at these colleges, so you better start early. 

Click here to check out our list of TVET colleges in South Africa.




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