All South African Universities Admission Requirements

All South African Universities Admission Requirements

If you are looking to apply at one of the many universities in South Africa, we have all 26 universities admission requirements all here in one place. We have included the faculties they have and the locations that they are in, so you can easily explore though all the universities available to you. 


South Africa is home to some of the best universities in the world. Many of the universities are recognized worldwide and are a part of some of the worlds best associations. 

There are 26 universities across the country, with a wide variety of academic opportunities. 

The admission requirement for the universities all differ, some of them rely on you matric results only, while other consider you Admission Point Score (APS). 

Here we have all 26 universities admission requirements, to help you decide which university you would like to attend and check whether or not you qualify. 


Unisa is an online university that can be access across South Africa.

They offer qualifications in faculties like  Accounting Sciences, Agriculture & Environmental Sciences, Economic & Management Sciences, Education, Human Sciences, Law, Science, Engineering & Technology, Graduate Studies and Graduate School of Business Leadership. 

Click here to access Unisa's admission requirements

Tshwane University of Technology 

Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) is a university in South Africa where the three technikons decided to merge into one. The technikons were, Technikon Northern Gauteng, Technikon North-West and Technikon Pretoria.

They offer qualifications in the following faculties: Arts and Design, Economics and Finance, Engineering and the Built Environment, Humanities, Information and Communication Technology, Management Sciences and Science. 

Click here to access TUT admission requirements 

University of Pretoria 

University of Pretoria (UP) is located in Gauteng and offers qualifications in Economic and Management Sciences, Education, Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Theology and Religion and Veterinary Science. 

Click here to access UP's admission requirements 

University of Witwatersrand 

University of Witwatersrand (Wits), is located in Johannesburg, Gauteng. They offer; Commerce, Law and Management, Engineering and the Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities and Science.

Click here for Wits admission requirements 

University of Johannesburg (UJ)

Located in Gauteng, they have the following faculties:

  • College of Business and Economics
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
  • Faculty of Science

Click here to access UJ's admission requirements 

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University 

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) is located in Pretoria, Gauteng. 

They offer Medicine, Health Care Sciences, Oral Health Sciences, Pharmacy and Science and Technology

Click here to access SMU's admission requirements 

Vaal University of Technology 

Vaal University of Technology (VUT), in Gauteng, offers:

  •  Applied and Computer Sciences 
  • Management Sciences
  • Human Sciences
  • Engineering and Technology

To access VUT's admission requirements click here

Durban University of Technology

The Durban University of Technology (DUT), they are located in KZN and have multiple campuses.

They are: 

  • Steve Biko Campus
  • ML Sultan Campus
  • City Campus (Durban)
  • Indumiso Campus
  • Riverside Campus (Pietermaritzburg)

Their six faculties are, Faculty of Accounting and Informatics, Faculty of Arts and Design, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, Faculty of Health Sciences and Faculty of Management Sciences.

 Click here for DUT's admission requirements 

University of KwaZulu-Natal 

The University of KwaZulu-Natal is located in the province and they have three colleges rather than one campus. The colleges are divided in to faculties. 

They are:

  • College of Humanities
  • College of Agriculture, Engineering & Science
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Law and Management Studies

For UKZN's admission requirements, click here  

Mangosuthu University of Technology

Located in KZN, Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) has three faculties:

  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Management Science
  • Faculty of Natural Science

Click here to access MUT's admission requirements 

University of Zululand 

The University of Zululand is located in KZN.

They have the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Science & Agriculture
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Commerce, Administration & Law
  • Engineering  Department

For the various faculty admission requirement, click here  

University of Mpumalanga

University of Mpumalanga is the only university in the Mpumalanga province. 

They offer qualifications in, Agriculture and Natural Science, Engineering, Commerce and Management Science, Health Science, Humanities and Social Studies and Educations.

For the University of Mpumalanga's admission requirement click here

University of Free State

University of Free State (UFS) is one of the two universities located in the Free State. 

Their faculties are, Economic and Management Sciences, Education Health Sciences, The Humanities, Law, Natural and Agricultural Sciences and Theology and Religion.

For UFS's admission requirements, click here

Central University of Technology 

Central University of Technology (CUT) it the second university in the Free State

Their faculties are: 

  • Faculty of Health & Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities 
  • Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and & Information Technology 

 Click here for CUT's admission requirements 

University of Fort Hare 

University of Fort Hare is located in the Eastern Cape. They have three campuses, Alice Campus, Bhisho Campus and East London Campus. 

Their faculties are: 

  • Management & Commerce
  • Health Sciences
  • Education
  • Social Sciences & Humanities
  • Science & Agriculture
  • Nelson R. Mandela School of Law

To access the Fort Hares admission requirements, click here  

Nelson Mandela University

Nelson Mandela University (NMU), located in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape. 

They offer, Business & Economic Sciences, Education ,  Engineering, the Built Environment & Technology, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law and Science.

Click here for NMU's admission requirement

Rhodes University 

Rhodes University is located in Eastern Cape.

They offer Commerce, Education, Humanities, Law, Pharmacy and Science

For Rhodes University's admission requirements click here

Walter Sisulu University 

Located in Eastern Cape, they multiple campuses. 

They are: 

  • NMD Campus-Mthatha Campus
  • Queenstown Campus
  • Zamukulungisa Site-Mthatha
  • Chiselhust-Buffalo City
  • Ibika-Butterworth Campus
  • College Street-Buffalo City
  • Cambridge Street-Buffalo City
  • Potsdam-Buffalo City

Their faculties are, Business, Management Sciences and Law, Education, Health Sciences and Science, Engineering and Technology

 Click here for WSU's admission requirements 

University of Venda

University of Venda is one of the two universities located Limpopo.

They offer, Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, Health Sciences, Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Human and Social Sciences, Law, Management Science, and Education 

For University of Venda's admission requirements, click here 

University of Limpopo

University of Limpopo is the second of two universities located in Limpopo

Their Faculties are:

  • Humanities 
  • Health Science
  • Science and Agriculture
  • Management and Law

Click here for University of Limpopo's admission requirements 

North West University

North West University (NWU) is the only university located in the North West province. 

They offer:

  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering 
  • Health Sciences 
  • Humanities
  • Law 
  • Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • Theology 

Click to access NWU's admission requirements 

Sol Plaatje University

Sol Plaatje University is the only university located in the Northern Cape. 

They offer, Economic and Management Sciences, Education, Humanities and Natural and Applied Sciences

Click here to access SPU's admission requirements 

University of Cape Town 

University of Cape Town (UCT) in located in the Western Cape, on the slopes of Table Mountain. 

Their faculties are:

  • Centre for Higher Education Development
  • Academic Development Programme
  • Commerce
  • Engineering & the Built Environment
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Science

Click here for UCT's admission requirements  

University of the Western Cape 

University of the Western Cape (UWC) is located in Cape Town, Western Cape.

Their faculties are:

  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Faculty of Community and Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences

 Click here for UWC's admission requirements 

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) located in Western Cape. 

They offer, Health and Wellness Science, Applied Sciences, Education, Informatics and Design, Business and Management Sciences and Environmental and the Built Sciences. 

To access CPUT's admission requirements, click here

Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University (SU), is located in Western Cape, just outside of Cape Town. 

Their faculties are: 

  • AgriSciences
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Economic and Management Sciences
  •  Education
  • Engineering
  •  Law
  • Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Military Science
  • Science
  • Theology

To access SU's admission requirements, click here  

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