Apply to Sefako Makgatho-Health Sciences University

You’ll find a breakdown of how to apply to Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) below.  We’ve got instructions on the online application process AND the hardcopy application.  Tertiary education is just a few steps away!  Let’s start the application process.

SMU Application Breakdown

Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible in the application cycle.  Applications close either at the end of June or Julydepending on your chosen course of study.

Before you begin applying online or in hardcopy, have a look at our infographic on Things to Remember Before Applying.

Apply to SMU using the hardcopy application

Things to note before applying with a hardcopy form:

  1. Need accommodation?  You can indicate this on page 5 of the application form.
  2. Make sure you have attached all supporting documents before sending off the application form.
  3. Have you calculated your APS?  You’ll need to do this before applying.
  4. There is one application form for all SMU applicants.

You can post your application form to the following address:

The Registrar
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU)
P.O. Box 60

or you can hand deliver the application to the following address:

Student Administration and Registration office
Clinical Pathology Building (Basement) at SMU

  • Download SMU Application Form

Don’t forget to write the NBT Test

This institution requires you to write a National Benchmark test (NBT) as part of your application. Find out more information about the NBT tests here. Get on it now!


Apply to SMU Residence

NOTE:  You’ll need to complete the student accommodation section on your application form.


Find funding to study at SMU

Visit our library of funding opportunities.  Feel free to browse through and apply to opportunities that suit you.  Finding funding really can be that easy.FIND FUNDING

Application Fees for SMU

There is a non-refundable application fee of R200 for all applicants.

Please note that you may directly deposit this money and no cash should be posted.

Submitting of Results and Documents

Here’s the deal: you must ensure that your Grade 11 and latest Grade 12 results are submitted. Failure to do this may result in delays with your application process. Not cool.  All the documents you attach will need to be certified copies of the originals.  You will need to include a copy of the deposit slip as proof of payment.

Are you a transferring student?   If yes, make sure that all transcripts and academic records are submitted as early as possible.  

NOTE: The final selection will be made in the second week of January and that all information will be communicated to you via SMS.

Contact Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University:

For more information on how to apply to SMU, you can visit their website.

Alternatively, you can contact the SMU Admissions Department using the following number:

Tel: (012) 521-4111


Visit the official SMU institution page

Find more information on life at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University to help make your decision on whether to study at SMU. You can also browse similar institutions in South Africa and abroad.VISIT THE SMU PAGE