1. SELECTIONS AND ADMISSIONS
1.1 The University received more than 44000 applications for approximately 1000 available places for first year students. As a result, attainment of minimum admission requirements does not guarantee automatic admission into the programmes due to the high demand for enrolment into programmes on offer. All applications go through a rigorous and competitive selection process and offers are based on the admission requirements of different Schools.
1.2 The pre-selection and admission of first-time entering applicants was conducted in October 2021 by the Selection and Admission Committee of each School.
1.3 Applicants can check the status of their applications on the link: https://lifestudent.smu.ac.za/pls/prodi41/w99pkg.mi_login (using student number and pin).
1.4 The final selection and admission activities will take place from the 21st of January 2022 after the release of the 2021 Grade 12 results.
1.5 The selection and admission of applicants who were studying at SMU and other South African universities during the 2021 academic year commonly known as transfer students, will take place from the 28th of January 2022.
1.6 Successful applicants will be given up to three (3) calendar days to accept or decline the offer online. If they do not respond within the given time, their places will be given to other eligible applicants on the waiting list.
2. REGISTRATION PROCESS
2.1 Registration is run by a multi-disciplinary Registration Task Team of the University that is coordinated by Office of the Registrar. The Task Team comprises representatives from the five Schools, ICT, IPD, Finance Department (including Financial Aid Office), Residences, Safety & Security and Institutional Support Department.
2.2 Registration will be online and students will be able to register for the modules and qualifications they were admitted into, on and off campus.
2.3 Applicants are urged to check their application status on: https://lifestudent.smu.ac.za/pls/prodi41/w99pkg.mi_login before moving onto the registration stage. If their application is successful, and applicable conditions have been met including payment of a registration fee etc, they are welcome to register online.
2.4 Students are expected to use their own gadgets/devices (laptops or smart cellular phones) to register
2.5 Students who experience problems during registration (including choice of correct modules, fee clearance related matters) will be assisted in the University Sports Complex during office hours.
2.6 There will be strict adherence to COVID-19 requirements in the Sports Complex.
2.7 Students may only attend lectures, tutorial and practical and clinical components of those modules for which they are registered.
2.8 Students are responsible for the composition of their programme of study in compliance with the General Rules and the rules of the relevant school or schools concerned. When registering for each module, students must ensure that there is no clash on the official timetable and that the selected components of the programme are in accordance with the module prerequisites and the prescribed sequence and composition of modules as required for specific years of study.
3. STUDENT FEES AND CLEARANCE
3.1 Self-funded students are required to pay an initial minimum registration fee of R4 500 at least a day before registration for payment to be cleared and reflect on University books.
3.2 Students who have applied for funding to either NSFAS, Provincial Governments or other funders should provide proof of funding confirmation.
4. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
4.1 International students will not be allowed to register before they are cleared by the International Office off the University and have paid for their studies in full.
4.2 The International Office can be contacted on 012 521 6001. Emails should be sent to: email@example.com
5. APPLICATION FOR RESIDENCE
5.1 There are limited places in University residence and admission to study at SMU does not guarantee a place on campus and university-leased off campus residence.
5.2 Students should apply for residence in the Sports Complex after they have registered.
5.3 The places are awarded on a first come first served basis and the University is not obliged to provide a place in the residence.
5.4 Successful students will be required to sign all the relevant forms to be allowed into University residence.
6. STUDENT IDENTITY CARDS
Students who have successfully completed the registration process will receive their 2022 student cards in the Sports Complex facility of the University.
7. CALL CENTRE
7.1 There will be a Call Centre to attend to enquiries and/or re-route them to the relevant Section for assistance during office hours. Students can call the following numbers for assistance: 012 521 4204/ 4319/4644/5057.
7.2 Applicants should use their student numbers in ALL their correspondence with the University.
8. COMMENCEMENT OF LECTURES
The academic year for first time entering students will commence on 7 February 2022.
2. ORIENTATION OF STUDENTS
All new students are expected to attend orientation programme which will take place on 02 – 04 February 2022. During this time you will be informed about the University, it’s structures, important services available to you as a student and how to access those services.