Is all the talk about tertiary applications leaving you confused or even anxious? All the information leaving you overwhelmed? Do you find it challenging to figure out what information you need and where to find it? We know how you feel!! When you prepare yourself for applying to further education, it is important that you explore who you are, discover career fields, consider further education and then identify possible courses (see more about our 4 Tips for preparing for Further Education). However, finding the relevant information on institutions’ websites could leave you quite confused. To ease the pain, we’ve done the searching for you – all you have to do is to scroll down to the institutions you are considering in the list below and click, explore and discover information about the fields you are considering, as well as all the important information you need to finalise your application and prepare for the new stage in your career.

If you have any further questions, please leave us a comment!

Still unsure??

Still unsure about which tertiary course(s) and/or institution(s) you want to apply to?

Remember, most applications close by the end of September (applications to Stellenbosch University closed 30 June 2016; selected courses at other institutions might also have closed)


What is a university >> A university is an institution of higher education and research, which grants theoretical-orientated degrees in a variety of subjects.  e.g. Universities of Cape Town, Fort Hare, Free State, Kwazulu-Natal, Limpopo, North West, Pretoria, Rhodes, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, Witwatersrand

What is a combined university  >>  A comprehensive or combined university offers both theoretical-orientated degrees and vocational-orientated degrees and diplomas.  e.g. Universities of Johannesburg, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan, UNISA, Venda, Walter Sisulu, Zululand

North West University  |  NWU

Potchefstroom | Mafikeng | Vaal Triangle

011 717 1054/5  | | contact NWU

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University of Fort Hare |  UFH

Alice | Bhisho |  East London

Alice 040-602 2016/ 2053/ 2122/ 2174  |             East London 043-704 7155/ 7266/ 7004/ 7139 | contact UFH

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University of Zululand  |  UNIZULU

KwaDlangezwa | Richardsbay

035 902 6000  | | (admissions office)

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Universities of Technology

What is a university of technology  >>  A university of technology offers vocational-orientated degrees and diplomas, focused on innovative problem solving research.

Central Univeristyof Technology  |  CUT

Bloemfontein  |  Welkom  |  Kimberley

051 507 3911  |  |  Welkom Campus  |  Kimberley Campus

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Tswane University of Technology  |  TUT

Polokwane  |  Mbombela  |  eMlahleni

012 382 5911  |  |

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Vaal University of Technology  |  VUT

Vanderbijlpark  |  Ekurhuleni  |  Secunda  |  Upington

016 950 9000  |

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TVET Colleges: Western Cape

Public Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges (previously FET colleges) courses are vocational or occupational by nature, meaning that the student receives education and training with a view towards a specific range of jobs or employment possibilities.  Under certain conditions, some students may qualify for admission to a University of Technology to continue their studies at a higher level in the same field of study as they were studying at the TVET College.

Follow the links to information of TVET Colleges in the Western Cape below and find contact information for colleges in the rest of Sout Africa. For more information visit

College of Cape Town  |  CCT

Athlone  |  City  |  Crawford  |  Gardens  |  Guguletu  |  Pinelands  |  Thornton  |  Wynberg

0860 103 682  |  |

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Northlink College

Belhar  |  Belville  |  Goodwood  |  Parow  |  Protea  |  Tygerberg  |  Wingfield

0860 065 465  |  |

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Falsebay College

Vishoek  |  Khayelitsha  |  Mitchel’s Plain  |  Muizenberg  |  Westlake

021 003 0600  |

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South Cape College

Beaufort Wes  |  Bitou  |  George  |  Hessequa  |  Mosselbaai  |  Oudtshoorn

044 884 0359  |  |

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West Coast College

Atlantis  |  Citrusdal  |  Malmesbury  |  Vredenburg  |  Vredendal

022 482 1143  |  |

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TVET Colleges (other provinces): contact information

Eastern Cape  >>

Northern Cape  >>

Free State  >>

Gauteng >>

North West  >>

Kwazulu-Natal  >>

Limpopo  >>

Mpumalanga  >>

Other useful links

Also follow the links below to explore other important information:

Bursary information >> Bursaries-South Africa  |  Stoogle  |  GoStudy  |  NSFAS  |  Eduloan

More information about the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs)  >>  Download example questions here

To redo NSC subjects to improve your performance or to add required subjects to your NSC, visit the following institutions to find out about classes/training in the subjects of your choice  >>  MasterMaths (Mathematics and Physical Sciences)Intec College  |   Damelin  |  Abbott’s College  |  Brainline

If you have any further questions, please leave us a comment!