Student Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

General Questions

How do I apply to study at SMU?
  • Download the application form from smu.ac.za
  • Complete the form in full and answer all questions with black ink (pen).
  • Make sure the names appearing on your identity document (ID), as well as your certificates are the same and in the same sequence
  • All student application forms submitted after closing date will not be considered.

I am an international student; how do I apply to study at SMU?
All non-South African citizens and non-permanent residents are required to obtain a study permit prior to registering as students. Application for study permits should be submitted to the South African Home Affairs, Consulate or High Commissioner in your country or residence/origin, and it would be in favour of Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) and to be submitted during registrations.
How do I apply for SMU student residence/accommodation?
  • On page 5 of the student application form, there is an option for residential application
  • What documents do I attach on the SMU student application form?
What documents do I attach on the SMU application form?
  • Certified copy of your ID or Birth Certificate.
  • Certified copy of final grade 11 results or final National Senior Certificate (NSC) / Matric Certificate (only those who completed matric). NB: Do not submit your mid-year grade 12 results.
  • Official academic record(s) from previous university (ies) attended, including SMU (if applicable).
  • Certificate of conduct from all universities attended (if applicable).
  • Proof of application fee payment (copy of deposit slip).

NB: No application forms will be considered without proof of payment.

How much is the SMU student application fee?
The application fee is R200 only and is non-refundable.
Where and how do I deposit SMU application fee?
Bank Name:  Standard Bank
Account Number: 071 244 395
Account Name: Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
Branch Number: 020 909
Use your ID or student number as a Reference

NB: No cash should accompany the application form.

Which methods does SMU use for applying?
You can apply online application during the application period, alternatively you can download the application form from the SMU website.
When is the closing date(s) for SMU applications?
  • Monday, 07 September 2020 is the closing date to apply for the following courses: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB); Bachelor of Diagnostic Radiography (B Rad); Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS); Bachelor of Dental Therapy (BDT); Bachelor of Oral Hygiene (BoH); Bachelor of Pharmacy (B Pharm); and Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (BSc Physio).
  • Monday, 07 September 2020 is the closing date to apply for the following courses: Bachelor of Nursing Sciences and Art (B NSC / B Cur); Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (B SLP & A); Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (B Occ Ther); Bachelor of Science in Dietetics (BSc Dietetics); Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Physics, Physiology, Psychology, Statistics.
To whom do I address my SMU application form?
Post to:

The Registrar
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
P.O. Box 60
Medunsa
0204

Or hand deliver to:

Enrolment Management Office

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
Clinical Pathology Building (Basement)

Office Hours: 07h30 – 16h00 (Monday – Friday)

Enquiries call: (012) 522 4058/4135/4137/4204/4319/5886/5889/5901/5982/5986

Email: enquiries@smu.ac.za

Can I e-mail/fax my SMU application form?
Applications can be submitted by email to apply@smu.ac.za

Post to:

The Registrar
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
P.O. Box 60
Medunsa
0204

Or hand delivered to:

 

Enrolment Management Office

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
Clinical Pathology Building (Basement)

How do I know if my SMU application form has been received?
You will receive an SMS notification with regards to the status of your application.
How will I know about the status of my application?
All information regarding the status of your application will be communicated to you via SMS and/or phone call.
When can I expect a response from SMU on whether my application has been approved or rejected?
  • Pre-selections will be done between September and October 2020, using your grade 11 results (current matriculants) and letters with the outcome will be sent.
  • The final selection process will take place during the second week of January 2021, SMS notification and telephone calls will be made to successful applicants.
If I already have a matric certificate, do I wait for January to know my application status?
Yes.
Does SMU have late applications?
Unfortunately, there are no late applications.
What documents should I bring when I come to register at SMU provided my application is successful?
Certified copies of the following documents:

  • Identity Document (ID);
  • Proof of Payment;
  • Matric Certificate (only those who completed matric),
  • Official academic transcript – (if applicable) during registration period

NB: Kindly note that all SMU prospective students must write the National Benchmark Test (NBT) for 2021 admission.

For more information about NBT visit: www.nbt.ac.za or Email: nbt@uct.ac.za , or call: 021 650 3523.

Post to:

The Registrar
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
P.O. Box 60
Medunsa
0204

Or hand deliver to:

Enrolment Management Office

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
Clinical Pathology Building (Basement)

Office Hours: 07h30 – 16h00 (Monday – Friday)

Enquiries call: (012) 522 4058/4135/4137/4204/4319/5886/5889/5901/5982/5986

Email: enquiries@smu.ac.za

Undergraduate Programmes

School of 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
School of Medicine:
Bachelor of Diagnostic Radiography
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
School of Oral Health Sciences:
Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Bachelor of Dental Therapy
Bachelor of Oral Hygiene
School of Pharmacy:
Bachelor of Pharmacy
School of Science and Technology:
Bachelor of Science

Want to get in Touch?

Use Contact Details Below

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SMU Contact Details

Phone: (012) 521-5057 / 5059 / 5062

Fax: (012) 560-0086

Location:

Molotlegi Street
Ga-Rankuwa, Pretoria,
Gauteng