Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU)

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Monday to Friday: 07h30 - 16h00



SMU Student Application Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I apply to study at SMU?

  • Download the student application form, by clicking here .
  • 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 dates 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 residency/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?

  • Certified copy of your Identity 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 midyear 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 student application fee?

    Bank: Standard Bank

    Account Number: 071 244 395

    Account Name: Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

    Branch Number: 020 909

    Use your ID number as a Reference

    NB: No cash should accompany the application form.

Do SMU have online student application?

  • No, unfortunately currently we do not have an online application (you can only download the application form).

When is the closing date(s) for SMU student applications 2016?

  • Monday 27 June 2016 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).
  • Friday 29 July 2016 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.
  • Pre-selections will be done between September and October 2016, 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 2017, SMS notification and telephone calls will be made to successful applicants

Where do I post my SMU student application form?

  • Post to: The Registrar

    Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU)

    P.O. Box 60

    Medunsa

    0204

  • Or hand deliver to : Student Administration and Registration office

    Clinical Pathology Building (Basement) at SMU

    Office Hours : Monday - Friday: 7h30 - 16h00

    Enquiries call: (012) 521 4979 / 4058 / 5886 / 4319 / 4137 / 4204

Can I e-mail/fax my SMU student application form?

  • No, applications sent by either email or fax will not be considered.

How do I know if my SMU student application form has been received?

  • You will receive an SMS notification notifying you that your application has been received.

How will I know about the status of my SMU student application?

  • All information regarding the status of your application will be communicated to you via SMS.

When can I expect a response from SMU on whether my application has been approved or not?

  • Pre-selections will be done between September and October 2016, 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 2017, SMS notification and telephone calls will be made to successful applicants.

What documents should I bring when I come to register at SMU in 2017, provided my student application is successful?

  • Bring the following original documents: ID, NSC statements of results/ Matric Certificate (only those who completed matric), as well as an official academic transcript - (if applicable) on the day of registration during January/February 2017.

    NB: No copies will be accepted.

NB: Kindly note that all SMU prospective students must write the National Benchmark Test (NBT) for 2017 admission.

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


Establishment of Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU)

SMU was established when the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande in terms of section 20 of the Higher Education Act 1997 (Act 101 of 1997) promulgated the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) in the SA Government Gazette no: 37658 of 16 May 2014.

The promulgation followed the announcement made in 2011, by Minister Nzimande, when he announced his intention to separate the Medunsa Campus, from the University of Limpopo. The minister's intention was based on the findings and recommendations of the task team that was established and led by Prof Malegapuru Makgoba, former Vice-Chancellor of University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN) and Dr Max Price, the Vice-Chancellor of University of Cape Town (UCT).

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When was SMU established?

SMU was established when the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande in terms of section 20 of the Higher Education Act 1997 (Act 101 of 1997) promulgated the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) in the SA Government Gazette no: 37658 of 16 May 2014.

The promulgation followed the announcement made in 2011, by Minister Nzimande, when he announced his intention to separate the Medunsa Campus, from the University of Limpopo. The minister's intention was based on the findings and recommendations of the task team that was established and led by Prof Malegapuru Makgoba, former Vice-Chancellor of University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN) and Dr Max Price, the Vice-Chancellor of University of Cape Town (UCT).

When did SMU open its doors?

The university opened its doors in January 2015 after the Mendunsa Campus was uncoupled from the University of Limpopo and incorporated into SMU

Where is SMU located?

SMU is located at Ga-Rankuwa Township (next to Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital).

GPS coordinates:

25.37.8 South, 28.1.22 East

What courses are offered by SMU?

SMU focuses on health and allied health sciences courses as part of government grand plan to expand access to education and training opportunities for the youth, by increasing the number of young people in education, employment and training.

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How to apply to study at SMU?

Visit : www.smu.ac.za and go to prospective students.

Who is Sefako Makgatho?

The late Sefako Makgato whom the university is named after, is a highly acclaimed politician, journalist, educationist and theologian who struggle for South Africa that is legitimate, non-exploitative and democratic.


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Friday 07:30 - 16:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday Closed
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Friday 07:30 - 16:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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