Sol Plaatje University (SPU) Online Application

Sol Plaatje University (SPU), located in Kimberley, South Africa, prides itself on its students’ quality of education. The university’s namesake, Sol Plaatje, was a writer, politician, and founder of the General Secretary of the South African Native National Congress (SANNC), which became the African National Congress (ANC). The university, which opened its doors in 2014, boasts a robust curriculum for its students. 

The pressures of finding the ideal fit for your university experience can overwhelm the application experience. Sol Plaatje University’s clear expectations will guide you every step of the way. 

           Here are the programmes that SPU offers for the 2021-22 school year. The expansive selection is sure to have options that are the perfect fit for you as you embark on your higher education journey. 

How to Apply

Create an account

SPU, at this time, only accepts online applications, so you will need to have an email address and a good internet connection in order to start your application process. The university directs that you do not complete the application on a mobile device, but a computer or laptop will suffice. Students are encouraged to use the application guidelines as a resource throughout the process. 

As a potential student, you will need to create an account in order to receive a student number. You will need to fill out your personal information (name, age, birthday, relationship status, etc.) and create a pin to log in to your account. If you have any issues at any time during this process, the university encourages you to reach out to

Begin the application 

Once you’ve accepted the terms of the application, you will be directed to begin filling out information on your academic background and upload any pertinent documents. 

Ensure that you have all academic records available and saved in the correct format as you work on this portion of the application. 


If additional funding is needed, there are further steps you can take to apply for funding. You will need to provide information on previous academic history in addition to uploading supporting documents. 

Checking status

If you would like to check your application’s status, you can select the ‘Academic Application Status’ for updated information on what stage of your application’s progress. 


In order to be considered for a spot at SPU, you must meet the minimum academic requirements set in place by the university. If you meet these requirements, that does not automatically ensure that you will be accepted. However, it does mean that you are eligible for consideration. 

The minimum requirements are set by the applicant’s South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams. You may find the SPU Points Score chart here to determine if your scores are within the required range. 

Students applying from locations that assess students differently than the NSC exams will have their application individually examined on a case-by-case basis. 

Application Dates

The deadline for applications for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes 2024 is Tuesday, November 30, 2021. 


Congratulations if you’ve been accepted to Sol Plaatje University! Registration for the 2021-22 school year will be held online for health and safety reasons due to the COVID-19 crisis. The deadline for online registration is March 31, 2021. 

If you need further assistance with the online registration process, you can find a step-by-step instructional document for more information here

The registration process, according to the university website, is as follows: 

1. verification, screening, and sanitising

2. online academic registration

3. issuance of a student card and laptop

4. residence administration


In order to participate in incoming student registration, you will need to have available your offer letter in addition to your proof of registration. You will find your unique student number on your student offer letter, which you will also need for your online registration.  

SPU offers excellent support during the application process. If you need additional help, reach out to with any questions or experience difficulty with your online application. Good luck with this portion of your undergraduate or postgraduate journey and with your future academic career!