Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU)

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is a university in Pretoria North, Gauteng Province, South Africa. It was formed on 1 January 2015. Previously it was known as the Medical University of South Africa and later as a campus of the University of Limpopo. It is located next to Dr. George Mukhari Academic Hospital.


Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Qualification Offered At SMU

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

For Courses Offered Read SMU Courses and Programs Offered.



How To Apply

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 to calculate your APS. Learn more about APS

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.

Read full detail on how to apply to SMU here.

Application Fees

The application fee for students is R500.

Remember to: Calculate your APS.

Application Closing Dates

Applications for all undergraduate programs close on Friday 29 July 2022 and post-graduate programs close on Friday 30 September 2022.

Contact Info And Website

Tel:(012) 521-4111

Need to find the institution?

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


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