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2020 Online Applications

Thank you for the interest to study at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) in 2020.

Applications open on 11 March 2019 and the closing dates are as follows:

  • Friday, 28 June 2019: MBChB, B Radiography, B Dental Surgery, B Dental Therapy, B Pharmacy, BSc Physio
  • Friday, 26 July 2019: B Sc, BSc Diet, B Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, B Occ Therapy, B Oral Hygiene, B Nursing Sciences


You are allowed to apply for only two study choices. For information on admissions requirements and relevant school subjects, refer to the undergraduate prospectus by clicking here.

You can apply either online or manually. However, online applications are currently limited to undergraduate qualifications for South African and International applicants who have written or are studying towards the National Senior Certificate (NSC) and Independent Examinations Board (IEB) certificate or studying at other South African Universities.

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

a. Complete the application accurately and fully. b. Write your names the same as they appear in your identity/passport document. c. Specify the names of the first choice and second choice degrees (if applicable) d. Complete the residence section (if applicable). e. 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.

Please remember to upload the following certified and individually scanned documents:

a. Copy of your ID/passport document (compulsory). b. Copy of your final Grade 11 results or Grade 12 June results or your National Senior/Matric/ IEB Certificate (if you have already completed Grade 12). c. Copy of your degree certificate(s) and academic record(s) (if you attended other universities). d. Copy of your marriage certificate/divorce decree (if applicable). e. Proof of non-refundable application fee payment of R200.

Banking Details are as follows:

Account name: Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University Bank name: Standard Bank Account no.: 071244395 Branch no.: 020909 Reference no.: Your ID/ Passport number/ Student number

Please note:

a. Your application will not be processed if you have not submitted all the required applicable documentation mentioned above. b. If you have not submitted the required documentation within a period of two months, unfortunately your application will not be considered. c. The University receives more applications than it can accommodate and meeting admissions requirements does not guarantee admission. d. There are limited places in University residence and admission to study at SMU does not guarantee a place in residence. The places are awarded on a first come first served basis and the University is not obliged to provide a place in the residence.

Consent to process personal Information
Please note that by continuing with this application, you give consent to the University to process your personal information and that the University reserves the right to verify the information provided. On the other hand, the University is committed to protecting personal information provided in compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) No. 4 of 2013.

If you need more information, call 012-521 4058/ 5886/ 4315/ 4319/ 4137/ 4204/ 4979.

Please click here to apply online