How to apply to the University of Limpopo

The University of Limpopo aims to become a leading African institution dedicated to addressing the developmental needs of its communities while embodying academic excellence and innovation. The university has initiated its 2025 admissions process.

For MBChB courses, applications for the 2025 intake will close on 31 July, while for all other programs, the deadline is set for 30 September.

Before submitting an application to study at the university, applicants must ensure that they meet the admission requirements.

Admission Requirements:

Prospective students seeking entry to any undergraduate program at the University of Limpopo must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Attainment of a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor exemption.
  • Achievement of at least level three (3) in Life Orientation.
  • Proficiency in English as per the university’s language policy, with a minimum achievement level of three (3).
  • Meeting specific subject requirements as outlined in the Faculty Calendars, including achieving minimum NSC levels of four (4) for degree programs and three (3) for diploma programs in four 20-credit subjects.
  • Attainment of the required Admission Point Score (APS) as specified in the Faculty Calendars. However, meeting the minimum APS does not guarantee admission to a particular program.

Matriculation Certificate (prior to 2008):

  • Applicants who completed Grade 12 before 2008 may apply for admission by converting their grade symbols to an APS using the normal Grade 12 Senior Certificate with full university exemption.

National Certificate (Vocational):

  • Applicants with a National Certificate Vocational NC(V) Level 4 qualification must meet specific requirements, subject to Faculty Admission Specifications and Placement Tests.
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How to Apply:

  • Apply online through the university’s website. The online application is free, requiring only a valid email address and internet connection.
  • Upload certified copies of required documents in PDF format, including ID or passport, National Senior Certificate or Grade 11 results, academic record (if applicable), and USAf accreditation for international students.

Financial Aid and Accommodation:

  • Applicants facing financial constraints can explore various options for financial aid offered by the university.
  • On-campus and off-campus student accommodation is available, but spaces are limited, so early application is advised.

For further details, applicants are encouraged to visit the university’s official website and adhere to the application guidelines provided.