The Central University of Technology (CUT) in Bloemfontein says they have reported a huge influx of students since Monday who still want to apply for the 2018 academic year.
Spokesperson for the university, Dan Maritz, told OFM News that they have received about 11 000 new applications. He adds that about 3000 were tentatively admitted. There is, however, only space for about 4000 first-year students according to Maritz. He says the situation on campus remains calm despite the traffic of prospective students.
Meanwhile, the University of the Free State (UFS) says walk-in students who did not apply for study but qualify are encouraged to apply online for programmes that are available. The Sol Plaatje University rector, Yusuf Ballim, says they are also considering walk-in students who meet the academic requirements.
“There were instances of students who did not apply but have good marks, they were considered based on the available space. You must remember there are prospective students who applied a year in advance, but some of them do not come back, which allows us to have additional space for those walk-in students,” says Maritz.
Mark Steenbok / OFM News