University of Limpopo has only one Campus namely: Turfloop Campus
University of Limpopo is a university in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. It was formed on 1 January 2005, by the merger of the University of the North and the Medical University of South Africa (MEDUNSA). These previous institutions form the Turfloop and MEDUNSA campuses of the university, respectively.
University of the North was established in 1959 under the apartheid regime’s policy of separate ethnically-based institutions of higher learning policy. The university was sited at Turfloop farm about 40 km east of Pietersburg. The town that grew around the university was named Sovenga, (Sotho, Venda, Tsonga) for the three ethnic groups that were supposed to study there. In reality, most inhabitants refer to the town as Mankweng, after one of the chiefs of the area. Under later apartheid, UNIN served as a “model” university where dignitaries were brought to show the “viability” of the separate facilities. As such, it received heavy government subsidies, but the real problem was that the students that the university supposedly served were so under-resourced in their standard education that the quality of instruction was placed under incredible demands.
The university was a center of resistance to apartheid in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s with the SADF occupying the grounds often during those years. After the end of apartheid, the university struggled through various re-organization and rationalization schemes, yet always managed to survive. Enrollment fluctuated wildly in the years after liberation and while some faculty did not transition very easily, others were able to seize upon the new opportunities.
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 1 January 2005.
School of Languages and Communication Studies
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
School of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
School of Molecular and Life Sciences
School of Physical and Mineral Sciences
School of Economics and Management
Turfloop Graduate School of Leadership
How to Apply
|Application process:Step 1: Download application form from UL website.Click here to download application form.
Step 2: Your academic application form must be accompanied by an application fee which is R200-00 for South African students and for International students is R345-00
Step 3: Once you have submitted your application form, please wait for 4 weeks before checking on your application status.
OR you can click on the above mentioned link to Apply Online.
Admission Requirements for first entering 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:
Meeting the minimum APS for a particular programme does not, however, guarantee admission.
1.2 Matriculation Certificate (prior 2008)
1.3 National Certificate (Vocational)
1.4 The Admission Point Score (APS) system
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.
If you encounter any problems using this system, please contact the Web Developer: Buti Doubata @ 015 268 3997.
Working hours: 7h30am – 16h00pm.
Not working during the weekend.
Central Enrolment, Admission and Registration Contacts Details:
The Register Academic – Turfloop Campus
E-mail: [email protected]