There are only a couple of months left until the year’s end and for those in Grade 12 time is quickly running out for sending in your University applications.

With 20 Universities and six Universities of Technology in the country, there are quite a few different options to get through.

In case you were wondering what the difference between University and a University of Technology is, the former grants academic degrees and the latter career directed educational programmes.

To make things a little easier for budding matriculants, we’ve listed the closing dates for applications for all 26 tertiary institutions, which hopefully removes any stress from those frantically searching for information.  

A reminder to all those wanting to apply to have a certified copy of their Grade 11 end of year exam results, or June 2018 marks. Also copies of your own ID and that of your parents, along with a proof of residence and signed declaration form are required.

There may also be additional documents needed, so be sure to read through each institution’s application process thoroughly.  

Scroll down further to find you University of choice, and best of luck with your application.

Here’s the list of all the Universities in the country and their 2018 closing dates:

University of Fort Hare (UFH) – Opened 1st June 2018 – closes 30th September 2018

University of Free State (UFS) – Opened March 2018 – closes 30th September 2018

University of Johannesburg (UJ) – Opened 1st April 2018 – closes 28th September 2018

University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN) – Opened 1st March 2018 – closes 30th September 2018

University of Western Cape (UWC) – Opened 6th May 2018 – closes 30th September 2018

Nelson Mandela University (NMU) – Opened April 2018 – closes 30th September 2018

University of Limpopo (UL) – Opened March 2018 – closes 28th September 2018

University of Witwatersrand (WITS) – Opened 5th March 2018 – closes 30th September 2018

North West University (NWU) – Opened 1st March 2018 – closes 30th September 2018

University of Mpumalanga (UMP) – Opened TBC – closes 30th October 2018

University of Venda (UniVen) – Opened 1st May 2018 – closes 31st October 2018

Rhodes University – Opened March 2018 – closes 30th September 2018

Sefako Makgato Health Science University – Opened March 2018 – closed 27th July 2018

University of Pretoria (TUKS) – Opened March 2018 – closes 30th September 2018

University of Zululand (UNIZulu) – Opened March 2018 – closes 31st October 2018

Sol Plaatjie University (SPU) – Opened TBC – closes 30th September 2018

University of Cape Town (UCT) – Opened 3rd April – closes 30th September 2018

Stellenbosch University  – Opened March 2018 – closes 31st October 2018

University of South Africa (UNISA) – Opened 21st August 2018 – close 28th September 2018

Walter Sisulu University (WSU) –  Opened 28th September 2018 – closes 31st October 2018

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) –  Opened 12th May 2018 – closes 30th September 2018

Durban University of Technology (DUT) – Opened March 2018 – closes 30th September 2018

Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) – Opened 15th March 2018 – closes 30th September 2018

Central University of Technology (CUT) – Opened May 2018 – closes 30th September 2018

Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) – Opened 1st March 2018 – closes 30th September 2018

Vaal University of Technology (VUT) – Opened TBC – closes 30th September 2018