Varsity Open Days

Choosing a university is an immense decision for matriculants and parents alike. The best way to make sure you opt for a place where you’ll flourish is to gather as much info as possible before filling in that final application.

Varsity open days are a great way to gather information about the faculty you’re interested in as well as what student life looks like at the campus you’ll be attending. Different varsities have different ways in which interaction with prospective students take place, but we’ve rounded up some open day info for a number of tertiary institutions around the country to help you find right the varsity for you.

University of Pretoria (UP/Tuks)

  • Open Day: date to be announced
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  • A good way to get to know more about Tuks is to get involved with Junior Tukkie 2017. This is a platform where learners from grade nine to twelve can take part in tours and information sessions of certain faculties. More info available at

Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)

  • Open Day: 24 May 2017 for selected faculties
  • Website:
  • Like the TUT-Inspired Facebook page to see what’s happening at TUT.

University of Witwatersrand (Wits)

University of Johannesburg (UJ)

  • Open Day: mini days for various faculties
  • Website:
  • UJ requires you to register online for a specific faculty’s Mini Open Day to access date and time information.

University of the Free State (Kovsies)

  • Open Day: 13 May
  • Website:
  • Attend the open day at Kovsies on 13 May from 8:30; school groups from 11:00.

The following varsities have already hosted open days during 2017, but contact them for more information.

By Jana van der Linde

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