Apply to Sol Plaatjie University

apply to SPU

Below is a breakdown of how to apply to SPU (Sol Plaatjie University). You will find instructions on how to apply via a hard copy application. 

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Sol Plaatjie University application breakdown:

Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible in the application cycle.

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

Have you calculated your APS? You’ll need to do this before applying. Find out how using this breakdown.

Apply to SPU using the hardcopy application

You can apply by filling in the hardcopy application form and post your completed application to the desired campus you would like to study at. 

You can post your completed application here:

       The University Registrar

       Sol Plaatje University

       Private Bag X500

       Kimberley, 8300

Things to note when applying via hardcopy:

  1. The “old fashioned” way usually takes longer, so you’ll have to be patient.
  2. Make sure you have attached all relevant supporting documentation.
  3. Alternatively, you can hand in your completed application, fax it to +27 (0)86 544 2766 or email it to
  • Download Hardcopy 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 SPU residence application

Note: Make sure you fill out this form only if you are needing university accommodation. GO TO RESIDENCE APPLICATION


Find funding to study at the Sol Plaatjie University

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Application Fees for Sol Plaatjie University:

South African applicants are required to pay an application fee of R100.

For more information, please visit the Sol Plaatje University website.

Submitting Results and Documents:

School learners must ensure that all examination results from Grade 11 until September of Grade 12 are submitted. Failure to do such may result in delays within the student’s application process. You might find that you applied early in Grade 12 and thus only sent in your final Grade 11 results. If this is true, as the year progresses and you receive more results keep sending them through to SPU, that way they will have all your results by the time finals come around.

Transferring students should also ensure that all transcripts and academic records are submitted as early as possible as well as that a final transcript of current studies being undertaken reaches the Admissions Office as soon as possible after receipt.

Make sure to also submit the following:

  • Copy of your ID
  • Proof of Payment for application fee
  • Any additional documents which may be relevant to your application.

You’re almost done! Now all that’s left to do is to wait. Keep a look out for your acceptance and/or provisional acceptance letter. You are encouraged to monitor your application status at all times. Best is to contact SPU directly to check up on your application status.

Do you have more questions? Check out the SPU student rule books here.

Contact the Sol Plaatjie University:

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

Alternatively, you can contact the SPU on the following details:


Tel: +27 (0)53 491 0000