Admission requirements:

  • 60% in Mathematics 
  • 60% in Physical Sciences
  • 60% in Life Sciences
  • 60% in English
  • 50% in 2 Additional Subjects
  • 50% in Life Orientation 

Applicant should have a minimum Admission Point Score at least  of 32

Duration: 5 years

Closing date: 25 June 2021

Possible Career:

  • Dentists work ranges from the prevention of tooth decay, preparing and filing of cavities to highly intricate tooth reconstruction and realignment procedure, as well as to perfect the appearance of the mouth, teeth, and the surrounding tissues 
  • Dentists can work in private practice, public dental oral health services, and academic dentistry
  • Dentists can proceed to become a specialist in oral surgery, orthodontic, periodontology and oral medicine, oral pathology, prosthodontics, and community dentistry 

How to Apply for admission at SMU

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First-time applicant 

Supporting documents for the first-time applicant (copies must be scanned and certified)

  • Grade 11 final report 
  • Grade 12 certificate (grade 12 June report is not accepted)
  • Proof of non-refundable application fee payment of R200
  • Copy of ID 

Ensure that you have a valid email address before applying 

 Use the official prospectus for banking details 

  1. Click here to apply 
  2. answer the questions on your screen as indicated below:
    • Do you have a student number? NO
    • Returning to complete the application? NO/YES (if you started and couldn't finish the application)
    • Scroll down to accept the rules and regulations 
    • start with application

Address hard copy application form to:


The Registrar

Sefako Makgatho Health Science University (SMU)

P O Box 60



Hand delivery to:

Enrolment Management Office 

Sefako Makgatho Health Science University

Clinical Pathology Building (Basement)

Office hour: 07h30-16h00 (Monday-Friday)

Email application to: