STATE OF READINESS: First Entering Online Registration

With the registration of the first entering students set to commence on Monday, 8 March 2021, the University of Limpopo (UL) Registrar, Prof Kwena Masha says it’s all systems go.

Prof Masha ascertained that based on meticulous planning by the university, a smooth registration process is expected.

“Security measures are in place and our staff members are ready to assist the new students,” he declares.

The Registrar says hundreds of prospective students started receiving responses from the university on 23 February regarding their final application statuses based on their final Grade 12 results.

“Admitted applicants must register within the specified registration period to avoid forfeiting their admission. Registrations in all programmes are on a ‘first-login-first-serve’ basis, meaning when a programme gets full the registration closes,” Prof Masha explains, cautioning that being admitted into a certain programme does not guarantee automatic registration.  

He says applicants with admission letters should note that they are valid until 10:00 (AM) on Wednesday, 10 March 2021.

“This allows the university to process applicants on the waiting lists. The waiting lists will be reviewed regularly during the course of registration and when space opens up, the applicant will be notified as soon as possible,” Prof Masha adds. 

The university received nearly 90 000 applications against its quota of 5 175 for first entering students.

“We will try to find an alternative qualification for those on waiting list and, in case we succeed, we will contact an applicant sooner,” he says. 

Prof Masha says applicants whose applications will be declined due to space constraints, can also submit an enquiry via the national CACH (Central Application Clearing House) system for possible referral to other Post School Education and Training (PSET) institutions that offer programmes suitable for their performance at Alternatively, Prof Masha further says, they can also check with other institutions where they offer programmes that are in line with their performance.

“You might still achieve your career goals through following a different development path. We thank all applicants for considering studying at the University of Limpopo and wish them the best of luck,” Prof Masha concludes. 

No walk-ins will be allowed on campus during the 2021 registration period.  Students should login to online facilities using their credentials and register. Enquiries should be made via the university’s Call Centre line at +2715 268 3332. For more information about the registration process, a step-by-step video is available on or visit the university’s social media platforms.

By Johannes Selepe

Date created:2021-03-03 00:18:52