Universities Reveal Academic Calendars For 2024

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The imminent arrival of the 2024 academic year has students eagerly preparing. Universities have provided a glimpse into the upcoming year by releasing the academic calendars for 2024.


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South Africa boasts 26 public universities, and reports indicate that out of these, 23 universities have received nearly 4.5 million applications for the year 2024. The anticipated enrollment for 2024 is approximately 210,000 students, aligning with the available spaces.

The Department of Higher Education is actively overseeing the approved enrollment plans of the universities. Come April 2024, the Department will distribute enrollment templates for completion by the universities.

Returning students are slated for registration from January 2 to mid-February 2024, while first-time entering students will commence their registration from January 3 to February 15, 2024.

To ensure readiness for the upcoming academic year in 2024, it is advisable to consult the university's academic calendar.

Click on the university you're interested in below to view their 2024 calendar.

UNISA

UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG

WALTER SISULU UNIVERSITY

SOL PLAATJE UNIVERSITY

STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE

CAPE PENINSULA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

RHODES UNIVERSITY

DURBAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

WITS

UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO

SEFAKO MAKGATHO UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL

NORTH WEST UNIVERSITY

NELSON MANDELA UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE

The following South African universities are yet to publish their official 2024 academic calendars:

  • University of Fort Hare
  • University of Mpumalanga
  • University of Venda
  • Mangosuthu University of Technology
  • Vaal University of Technology
  • Central University of Technology
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • University of Zululand

Following the release of Matric results on 19 January 2024, first-time entering students can anticipate receiving notifications shortly thereafter regarding their acceptance into the university of their preference.

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