By Poppy Monamodi · Oct 22, 2023

How to apply at Sol Plaatje University 


Sol Plaatje University (SPU) is a South African institution of higher education located in Kimberley, Northern Cape. Established in 2014, it is one of the newer universities in the country, but it's rapidly making a name for itself by providing quality education and promoting inclusivity.

At SPU, everyone is welcome. The university believes in giving people from all backgrounds a chance to learn and grow. This commitment to inclusivity creates a vibrant and diverse learning environment where students from various backgrounds come together to study, share experiences, and thrive.

Academic excellence is a top priority at SPU. The university is dedicated to delivering a high-quality education that equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their chosen fields. The faculty and staff are passionate about teaching and supporting students.

SPU offers various academic programs through its faculties, covering a range of subjects from sciences to humanities. These programs help students explore their interests and prepare for various careers.

Additionally, SPU encourages research and innovation, which means students and faculty work together to find new knowledge and solve real-world problems. The university's commitment to research helps make a positive impact in the local community and beyond.

Sol Plaatje University is a place where students can pursue their dreams and grow academically. It's dedicated to excellence and inclusivity, and it's on a path to becoming a renowned institution in South Africa and worldwide.

How to Apply 

Here's the step-by-step guide to applying to Sol Plaatje University

1. Visit the SPU applications page to start your application.


2. Click on the icon next to Apply, register, change personal information, get academic and other information.


3. Complete your personal information and click Save.


4. Create your PIN.


5. The system generates a reference number, which will become your student number once your biographical data is saved.


6. You have now accessed the Student Online System.


7. Click on Application, then 'View Application Rules.


8. Read the Academic Applications rules and click on I Accept.


9. Click on Schools Attended, then search for your Senior Secondary School in the list of values.


10. Click on the correct school.


11. Capture the start year and month, then the end year and month, and click SAVE. If you make a mistake, use the Delete button and then click SAVE.


12. Click on Enter School Leaving Subjects.


13. Choose the correct subjects from the list of values and click SAVE.


14. Click on Certificates seen.


15. Select ID, upload the scanned document, and click SAVE.


16. Click on Disabilities to disclose if applicable and click SAVE.


17. Click on 'Submit Application.'


18. After selecting the qualification, complete the following: Set Academic Preference to 1 (Choice 1) and click SAVE and Continue.


19. Click on View Completed Application to view the qualification(s) you have applied for.


20. Click on Personal Contact Detail.


21. Update your cell number(s), email address, Next of Kin Cell Number, etc. online.


22. Click on CELL NUMBER, input or override it with your new cell number, and click SAVE.


23. Update your EMAIL Address in the same way.


24. Click on Address Validation.


25. Use the list of values to link your Next of Kin or Account address.


26. Click SAVE after creating new addresses.


27. Your application is now complete.


Required Documents 

If you are currently in Grade 12

Final Grade 11 results

Certified copy of your ID

If you have completed Grade 12 (Matric)

Certified copy of your final grade 12 results if you have completed Matric

An affidavit declaring that you have studied at another higher education institution (If you have). If you have never enrolled at a university or college since high school, then you must declare this in an affidavit.

Certified copy of your ID

If you have studied at another institution

 Academic transcript and Certificate of Conduct if you have studied previously or completed matric more than one year before applying to SPU.

Certified copy of your final grade 12 results

Certified copy of your ID

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