UNIVEN online application process, courses, requirements and application forms

UNIVEN online application process, courses, requirements and application forms

Are you a prospective student looking for an institution of higher learning to enrol in and pursue your course of choice? If that is the case, the University of Venda is one of the higher education institutions you could check out. You have to go through either the UNIVEN online application process to become a student. Learn all about the University of Venda online application for 2024/2025, and all the needs and requirements.

UNIVEN students during graduation
UNIVEN was established in 1981 under the then Republic of Venda government. Photo: @universityofvenda (modified by author)
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Like most universities in the country, to become a student of an institution, you need to check out the requirements. Then, after ascertaining that the institution has the programme and course you would like to pursue, you can head on to either the UNIVEN application process or apply through the traditional paper process. That way, you will secure a chance to pursue the course of your choice.

UNIVEN online application process

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The University of Venda offers two modes for prospective students to apply to be considered their students. The online application process and the traditional paper application process of the University of Venda. Both of these methods are straightforward.

  • To apply online, you should have a South African identity number; a Passport Number for Internationals, Ten digits Cell phone number, and an Email address.
  • During online application process, you may save and return at a later stage to complete the application.
  • Applicant will be required to create a 5-digit pin.
  • Scan and upload a copy of I.D. document or passport, Grade 11 report or statement of grade 12 results or copy of Matric Certificate
  • Complete your application by pressing the "Submit" button.
  • You will then get a student number (NB: you must keep your student number safe for future enquires with the University).
  • After successful submission and completion of your online application, you can log into "My access" page to access/view your application details

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If you were wondering whether the traditional method will require you to go to the institution and collect the form, that is not the case. The University of Venda application form is available online. However, it is essential to note that post-graduate applicants can only apply online.

UNIVEN online application requirements

The basic requirements for this process are;

  • A valid national identity card
  • An email address
  • A South African cell phone number
  • A debit or credit card with a CVV number (used to pay R100 and the application fees) although it is allowed one to save and resume the process later. During the procedure, one will have to create a pin made of 5 digits.

How to check your application status

UNIVEN status check
UNIVEN status check. Photo: celcatits.univen.ac.za
Source: UGC

After submitting your application to join UNIVEN, it's crucial to track its progress to ascertain your acceptance status. Follow the steps outlined below to check your UNIVEN application status.

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  1. Visit the UNIVEN status check portal.
  2. Click on "Search" under "Check Admission Status".
  3. Enter your ID/passport number.
  4. Qualifications you applied for will appear with statuses showing whether you qualify or not for admission.
  5. On the right side of the qualifications that you are qualifying for admission, click "Request Offer".
  6. You will only be given one chance to choose one qualification.
  7. Ensure you click on the qualification to which you want to be admitted.

UNIVEN courses and requirements

The University of Venda has one main Campus in Thohoyandou. The campus houses all four faculties of the institution, each offering various programmes. The faculties include:

1. Faculty of Science, Engineering and Agriculture

Programmes offered under this faculty include the following:

  • Food Science and Technology
  • Animal Science
  • Plant and Soil Sciences
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Forestry
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biochemistry and Microbiology
  • Mathematical and Computational Sciences
  • Geography and Environmental Sciences
  • Science Foundation

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2. Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education

The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education offers courses in the following categories:

  • African Languages
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Early Childhood Education
  • English, Media Studies and Linguistics
  • Educational Studies
  • Human Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Heritage Studies
  • Professional and Curriculum Studies
  • Youth in Development
Students in a library
UNIVEN offers both theoretically oriented and practically oriented courses. Photo: pexels.com, @Pixabay
Source: UGC

3. Faculty of Health Sciences

Here are the various programmes offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences.

  • Advanced Nursing Science
  • Psychology
  • Clinical Associate
  • Physiotherapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Public Health
  • Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Biokinetics, Recreation and Sport Science

4. Faculty of Management, Commerce and Law

Courses offered under this faculty include:

  • Mercantile and Private Law
  • Public Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Business Management
  • Human Resource Management and Labour Relations
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Business Information Systems
  • Public and Development Administration
  • Extended BCom Programme

General minimum admission requirements

For you to apply for any course at the university, you need to meet the following general requirements:

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  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) certified by Umalusi.
  • Achievement rating of 4 (50-59%) or better for a degree program in four recognized 20-credit NSC subjects.
  • Achievement rating of 3 (40-49%) or better for a diploma program in four recognized 20-credit NSC subjects.

You can download the latest UNIVEN prospectus available online for the 2025 undergraduate student information brochure for more information about the courses, requirements and admission.

Two female students looking at a tablet
The University of Venda has one main Campus in Thohoyandou. Photo: pexels.com, @RDNE Stock project
Source: UGC

What is the UNIVEN application fee?

The application fee for UNIVEN is R100. It is non-refundable.

When is UNIVEN closing date for application?

The application deadline for the 2025 academic year will close on 26 September 2024. You can submit your application before the deadline hits.

Is UNIVEN open for applications?

UNIVEN is currently open for applications for the 2025 academic year. All applications should be submitted by 26 September 2024.

Note: Students who have previously applied via the online system must download the application form from the website and submit it to student administration along with all other necessary documents and proof of payment.

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Contact details

All questions relating to admissions application enquiries should be directed to student administration:

  • Tel: +2715 962 8882 / +2715 962 8953 / +2715 962 8954 / +2715 962 8983.
  • Email: admissions@univen.ac.za or seth.ugoda@univen.ac.zaor thizwilondi.nefale@univen.ac.za
  • Enquiries about financial aid: Contact - Tel +2715962 8421 / 8665 or Email: lindelani.sinthumule@univen.ac.za or patricia.mashau@univen.ac.za

The government of South Africa dreams of having an educated nation. The establishment of universities in different regions has made education accessible to its citizens. These tips on the UNIVEN online application will come in handy for a prospective student.

Briefly.co.za recently published details about the Makwarela TVET College online application process. Makwarela TVET College is a government institution located in Thohoyandou, South Africa.

It is a top-rated institution offering various courses. The institution was previously known as the Vocational College of Venda, Finyazwanda. Prospective students can apply for admission into various programmes using the online application portal.

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