Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU)

Welcome to the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) institution page! In 2011, the Health Science faculty (Medunsa) separated from the University of Limpopo’s main campus. This is when Sefako Makgatho began. It first opened its doors in 2015. It is located next to the Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital.

Application Date:

  • 29 June 2019 [MBChB, B Rad, BDS, BDT, BoH, B Pharm and BSc Physio]
  • 26 July 2019 [B Sc, BSc Diet, B Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, B Occ Therapy, B Oral Hygiene, B Nursing Sciences]

Application Fees:

  • R200 

Do I Need to Write the NBTs? Yes

Remember to: Calculate your APS

SMU Open Days


Course Cost Range Per Annum

Tuition costs at SMU range anywhere from R30 000 to R70 000.


Step 1:  Get your application form.

SMU has one method for applying – a hardcopy application.  This means that you need to download the application form below, complete it and then post it or hand it in by hand with the necessary documents.

You can post your applications to:

The Registrar
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU)
P.O. Box 60


Hand deliver to:

Clinical Pathology Building (Basement) at SMU
Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 7h30 – 16h00

No applications will be accepted via email or fax.

Step 2:  Complete your application form in full. 

*Remember you’ll need an email address.  Don’t have one?  Get an email address here.

Step 3:  Attach all supporting documents.

Step 4: Apply for residence if you need student accommodation.

Please note: on page 5 of the application form, you will find an option to apply for residence.

Step 5:  Find Funding.

Check out all the available funding opportunities on EduFunding (the green button below). If you’re not sure about the differences in funding opportunities, we’ve got you covered.

View a detailed breakdown of how to apply to SMU here


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

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

View the SMU prospectus here.

Don’t meet the minimum requirements?  There’s still hope


  • Financial Aid & Scholarship Information [VIEW]
  • Information for International Students [VIEW]


Have questions about your application?
Tel: (012) 521-4111

Need to find the institution?

Physical Address:
Sjambok Zijn Oudekraal, Ga – Rankuwa, Pretoria, 0204