How to Apply to SMU

Apply Now to Study at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) 2025

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU)
Applications for the 2025 academic year at SMU are now open!

Located in Pretoria, Gauteng, SMU boasts a single campus dedicated to providing a comprehensive array of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in health sciences.

How to Apply – SMU Online Application
To apply online, ensure you have internet access and a valid email address. Follow these steps:

  1. Visit the SMU website.
  2. Click on ‘Apply @ SMU.’
  3. Follow the provided link to access the application portal.
  4. Complete the application form accurately and thoroughly.
  5. Ensure your names match those on your identity/passport document.
  6. Specify your first and second choice degrees (if applicable).
  7. Complete the residence section (if applicable).
  8. Pay the non-refundable application fee of R200.00 and provide proof of payment using your ID/passport/student number generated by the system.
  9. Upload the required documents:
  • Copy of your ID/passport document (compulsory).
  • Copy of your final Grade 11 results or your National Senior/Matric/IEB Certificate (if applicable).
  • Copy of your degree certificate(s) and academic record(s) from other universities (if attended).
  • Copy of your marriage certificate/divorce decree (if applicable).
  • Proof of non-refundable application fee payment of R200.
  1. Non-South African citizens and non-permanent residents must obtain a study permit prior to registering as students. Study permit applications should be submitted to the South African Home Affairs, Consulate, or High Commissioner in your country of residence/origin, issued in favor of Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, and submitted during registration.

Application Closing Dates

  • 31 July for undergraduate programs.
  • 30 August for postgraduate programs.

SMU offers programs in various faculties, including:

  • Medicine
  • Health Care Sciences
  • Oral Health Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Science and Technology

Communication Regarding Application Status
All updates regarding the status of your application will be communicated via SMS and/or phone call.

Apply now and embark on your journey to a rewarding career in health sciences at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University!