Late Applications for 2024 (Universities Now Open)

Do you want to know which universities are still accepting applications? Admission to universities is usually subject to strict deadlines. It allows them enough time to review all the applications and select the best candidates. This is especially useful for programs that receive more applications than the university can accommodate. Read through to get information on late applications for 2024.


Universities Open for Application & Late Applications Dates

We understand how difficult it is to keep track of all the various application deadlines for the various Universities, so we have compiled a list of all the University application dates in South Africa.


We have included application opening dates, application closing dates, and late application dates. By planning time for your university application, you will have more time to prepare all the documents and even look into any available bursaries or the NSFAS application.

1. Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) 

From Wednesday, October 27, 2024, to Monday, November 8, 2024, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) accepts late applications for the class of 2024.

It will only apply to study programs with open seats. To be eligible for CPUT late applications, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Exhausted 1 or 2 out of your 3 application choices submitted during the normal application period
  • Be a transferring student from another university
  • Be a CPUT student who took a gap year in your studies
  • Applying for Advanced Diploma Studies, M Tech/Master Course-based programs, or Post-GraduatePost-Graduate Diploma programs

2. Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT)

The Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) makes use of the Central Applications Office (CAO) for its application process. It’s a simpler way to apply for many programs by using one application form and paying a single application fee.


You simply click on ‘apply’, then ‘apply now, and follow the rest of the application process. The university does not specify whether it accepts late applications for 2024 but mentions a late application fee if you submit after the original deadline.

You can call the institution’s call center at 031 907 7111 or email for inquiries on MUT late applications.

3. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU)

late applications for 2024


Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) normally considers late applications in the first week of January. This is only applicable when spaces in specific programs remain available.

You can find more information on NMMU’s application process for 2024 here.

If you have any inquiries on NMMU late applications, you can contact the university at 041 504 1111 or email

4. Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)

Late applications to the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) for 2024 will be accepted if there are spaces available in your chosen program, as with many other universities on this list.

You must have met the minimum entry requirements, and they may assess a late fee. If you have any TUT late application inquiries, you can contact the university’s contact center at 086 110 2421 or email

5. University of Fort Hare (UFH) Late Application

From November 1 to November 30, 2024, the University of Fort Hare (UFH) will accept late applications for the class of 2024. All you have to do is pay an R250 late fee, meet all the minimum requirements, and attach all relevant documents to your applications.

For more information about UFH late applications, call the Alice Campus at 040 602 2011, the East London Campus at 043 704 7000, or the Bhisho Campus at 040 608 3403.

6. University of Johannesburg (UJ)

The Mobi Late Enquiry System is a late application system used by the University of Johannesburg (UJ). You can use it to see if UJ still has space available in specific programs.

The system is open from mid-February to the end of February, but it may close earlier depending on the volume and quality of late application inquiries received by the university.

There will be no walk-ins for 2024 UJ late application inquiries.

7. University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)

late applications for 2024

If there are available spaces in certain programs, the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) usually accepts late applications. You must pay an R400 late fee and meet all entrance requirements.

If you have questions about the 2024 UKZN late applications, please contact the university’s Applications and Information Office at 031 260 2212 or

8. University of Pretoria (UP)

The University of Pretoria (UP) extends its online application deadlines for BA study programs with spaces remaining after the original deadline. This is only when UP has not met its institutional goals.

You cannot submit late applications for 2024 admissions if there are no spaces available after the original deadlines.If you have any admission questions, please contact UP’s Student Service Centre at 012 420 3111 or

9. University of the Western Cape (UWC)

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has extended the deadline for some of its programs until October 29, 2024. After that, it will not accept any late applications for 2024. So, prepare all of your documents and apply as soon as possible.

If you have any application inquiries, you can fill in a contact form on UWC’s website or call them at 021 959 3900.

10. Vaal University of Technology (VUT)

The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) has a late application form that students who missed the original deadlines for admission to its study programs can fill out. VUT late applications for 2024 will not be accepted, according to the university.

For admission inquiries, monitor VUT’s website or call 016 950 9356. VUT does not accept walk-ins.


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