How To Complete Your SMU Registration

Have you received a placement at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) or been promoted to the following year of your studies at the university and are unsure about how to complete your registration? Here is what you need to know.

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) was established by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande. The university aims to provide a comprehensive range of qualifications across a broad range of Health Sciences fields.

Registration is run by a multi-disciplinary Registration Task team of the university that is put together by the Office of the Registrar. The Task Team consists of representatives from the five Schools, the finance department, residences, safety and security, Institutional Support Department, ICT, and IPD.

The university has separate registration processes for first-time entering students and returning students. Here is how the following students may register:

First-Time Entering Students

Students may register online using the self-help portal, iEnabler, or make use of the on-campus registration facilities. Students are expected to use their own devices, such as cellphones, tablets, or laptops, to register.

A registration fee will need to be paid before they can successfully register at the university. Those who are self-funded will need to pay the registration fee beforehand, whereas those who are funded by a bursary will need to provide proof of funding in order to register.

Those who experience problems while registering may call one of the following numbers: 012 521 4204/ 4319/ 4644/ 5057, during office hours. Students may also visit the university Sports Complex during office hours if they experience any difficulties registering.

International students will only be allowed to register once they have been cleared by the International Office. Students may contact the International Office at 012 521 5834 or

When registering, international students will need to submit certified copies of the following documents:

  • Valid passport
  • Valid study permit endorsed specifically for SMU.
  • Medical aid cover that is registered and administered in South Africa during their studies at SMU.

See how to update your SMU Application document here

Returning Students

Students may register online using the iEnabler self-help portal or on campus. Students will be expected to use their own devices to register.

International students will need to be cleared by the International Office before registering. The International Office may be contacted at 012 521 5834 or

How to Register Online:

  1. Click here to visit the SMU website.
  2. Log in using your student number and PIN.
  3. Register for the modules you will be taking.

Have you track your Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) Application status? Here is how to do so

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