University of Limpopo UL

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The University of Limpopo (Turfloop) is a university in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. It was established on 1 January 2005, by the merger of the University of the North and the Medical University of South Africa (MEDUNSA).

The University of Limpopo is the result of a merger between the former Medical University of Southern Africa and the University of the North, which merger occurred on 01 January 2005.

The Medical University of Southern Africa (MEDUNSA) was established in 1976 to provide tertiary education and training facilities to the educationally disadvantaged in the fields of Medicine, Allied Health and Nursing Sciences, and Dentistry intended to meet the health needs of the country.

The Campus is situated to the north-west of Pretoria. Its grounds extend over some 350 ha adjoining the Ga-Rankuwa Township and are easily accessible by roads and rail. Regular bus and taxi services operate between Pretoria and Dr George Mukhari Hospital as well as between Mabopane and Medunsa. 

The extension of University Education Act of 1959 made provision for the establishment of racially exclusive universities for black South Africans. Under the provisions of the Act, the University College of the North was established about thirty kilometres from the Limpopo Province town of Polokwane on 01 August 1959. The College was placed under the academic trusteeship of the University of South Africa. This formative relationship was maintained until the South African Parliament promulgated the University of the North Act (Act No. 47 of 1969) thus bringing to an end the College status as of 01 January 1970.

The University nestles in the foothills of the Hwiti (Wolkberg range) in Mankweng, midway between Polokwane and the spectacular splendour of Magoebaskloof.

Courses Offered At UL

The university offers a wide variety of under- and post-graduate qualifications that fit into the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Science and Agriculture
  • Faculty of Management and Law

Application Form


If you are unable to apply online, you can download an Application Form here and submit it to the University on or before 28 September 2018. The form must be posted with supporting documents to the University Registrar, University of Limpopo, Private Bag X1106, Sovenga 0727, accompanied by an application fee of R240 for South African citizens and R360 for International students. Kindly note that emailed or faxed applications will not be considered.

Admission Requirement

Applying at University of Limpopo

Application process:
Step 1: Download application form from our website or apply online click here  
Step 2: Your academic application form must be accompanied by an application fee which is R220-00 for South African students and R330-00 for International students.
Step 3: Once you have submitted your application form, please wait for 4 weeks before checking on your application status.

 Application closing date: 30 September 2017 (Both SA and International students)

*Note: make sure that you meet or exceed the admission requirements as set out on the prospectus. Only Bachelor Certificate holders are eligible to apply for admission.

1.1 National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor exemption

Prospective students, with an NSC, who wish to gain entry to any undergraduate programme at the University of Limpopo, should comply with the following:

  • Life Orientation with an achievement level of at least three (3).
  • Aligned with the language policy of the university, English as a language of learning and teaching with an achievement level of at least three (3).
  • The required minimum levels of achievement in specific subjects as stipulated in the Calendars of each Faculty, provided that:
    • Four 20-credit subjects were achieved with a minimum NSC achievement level of four (4) for degree programmes and
    • Four 20-credit subjects were achieved with a minimum NSC achievement level of three (3) for diploma programmes.
  • The required Admission Point Score (APS) as stipulated in the Calendars of each Faculty.

Meeting the minimum APS for a particular programme does not, however, guarantee admission.

1.2 Matriculation Certificate (prior 2008)

  • Students, who successfully completed Grade 12 before 2008, can apply for admission to the University with the normal Grade 12 Senior Certificate with full university exemption by converting their grade symbols to an APS. 

1.3 National Certificate (Vocational)

  • Students who have successfully completed a National Certificate Vocational NC(V) Level 4 qualification will require the following and will be subject to Faculty Admission Specifications and Placement Tests:
  • NC(V) level 4 certificate with 3 fundamental subjects 60% (Life Orientation included) and 4 relevant vocational subjects at 70% for degree programmes.
  • NC(V) level 4 certificate with 3 fundamental subjects 50% (Life Orientation included) and 3 compulsory vocational subjects at 60% for diploma programmes.

1.4   The Admission Point Score (APS) system

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The system is a simple calculation, using your NSC or Grade 12 university exemption results, which can be done by any prospective student to determine if he/she meets the minimum requirements to gain entry into:

  • The University of Limpopo

         and

  • A specific programme of choice offered by a Faculty within the University.

Meeting the minimum APS for a particular programme does not, however, guarantee admission.

The calculation is done by the addition of the achievement levels in six (6) recognised 20 credit subjects as stipulated by specific requirements of the Faculties. Achievement levels are as follows (Note Life Orientation is not used in the APS calculation):

How to Apply

Step 1:  Get your application form.

  • Online Application:
    Undergraduate and postgraduate applicants use the same online application process.
  • Hardcopy Application:
    Postgraduate applicants can apply using the same online or hard copy application forms that are available to undergraduate applicants.

You can post your application to:

The Registrar
Enrolment Management
University of Limpopo
Private Bag X1106
Sovenga
0727

Step 2:  Complete your application form in full. 

Remember you’ll need an email address.  

Step 3:  Attach all supporting documents.

Step 4:  Complete a student accommodation form.

Online Application

Click on Online Registration to apply, read and understand all instructions before applying. Do not forget to attach supporting documents.

Applying at University of Limpopo

Application process:
Step 1: Download application form from our website or apply online click here
Step 2: Your academic application form must be accompanied by an application fee which is R220-00 for South African students and R330-00 for International students.
Step 3: Once you have submitted your application form, please wait for 4 weeks before checking on your application status.

Application Status

Click on Online Registration to apply, read and understand all instructions before applying. Do not forget to attach supporting documents.

If you are unable to apply online, you can download an Application Form here and submit it to the University on or before 28 September 2018. The form must be posted with supporting documents to the University Registrar, University of Limpopo, Private Bag X1106, Sovenga 0727, accompanied by an application fee of R240 for South African citizens and R360 for International students. Kindly note that emailed or faxed applications will not be considered.

Registration Date

The University of Limpopo invites prospective students to apply online for the 2019 academic year. The Online Application is Free.
Applicants are encouraged to apply on time in order to avoid disappointment. Admission closes on 28 September 2018

Application Check list

Check our Application check list here

UL Prospectus

The University of Limpopo invites prospective students to apply online for the 2019 academic year. The Online Application is Free.
Applicants are encouraged to apply on time in order to avoid disappointment. Admission closes on 28 September 2018. Please take note of the minimum admission requirements, refer to the Prospectus

Checkout here for our Prospectus

Contact Details

The University of Limpopo has its Information Desk under Enrolment Management Department. The information desk is operating from counter no. 3 and 4 in the Old Admin Block, Ground Floor.

Services rendered are as follows:

  • General Enquiries.
  • Dispensing of application forms and prospectus.
  • Submission/Receiving of application forms.
  • Online application enquiries.

For any enquiries please contact UL information desk at the following numbers:

  • (015) 268 9111(Switchboard)
  • (015) 268 3332
  • (015) 268 3276
  • (015) 268 2435
  • (015) 268 2812
  • (015) 268 3833
  • (015) 268 2788
  • E-mail address: enrolment@ul.ac.za
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