Only Vaal University (late application start on January 16 until Jan 18) and the Central university of technology in the Free state (which has only receive 1700 applications for 3300 spaces) still have spaces available.
TUT stopped accepting new applications on Tuesday evening, after it has received 80 000 applications in total for 14800 new entrants. TUT said it would not accept walk-ins late applications next year.
The University of Johannesburg received 90000 applications for 10500 spaces.
Wits received 34,000 applications but can take only 5,500 undergraduates. The student enrolment address inquiries from new students.
The University of Limpopo was on Monday packed with walk-in applications. They have space for 5200 first-time students.
The University of Cape Town has places for 4200 first-year students. It received more than 25000 applications for those places.
Nearly 13000 students applied for their first-year studies at the University of the Free State for 5000 available spaces.
Meanwhile, thousands of students have applied to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, but not all will be eligible or even get funding. Some 333,842 university and other students received funding from the scheme in 2011.
Available accomodation for new students for 2013:
Central University of Technology: 3230
University of Limpopo: 5,200
University of Zululand: 4378
Tshwane University of Technology: 14,800
University of Cape Town: 4,200
University of Johannesburg: 10,500
Free State University: 5 000