GDE Online Application Grade 8 Closing date [Complete Guide]

The Gauteng Department of Education has opened applications for grade 7 and 8 admissions for the academic year 2023. The applications are invited from 22 July 2022 to 19 August 2022. Phase 1 of online registration for learners is ongoing and this will allow parents to apply to a maximum of five schools for their children.

Parents can either log into or call 0800000789. If they need any kind of assistance with the applications, then they can take help from the decentralized walk-in centers open from 8 AM in the morning to 4 PM in the evening.

The applications will be invited from 22 July 2022 to 19 August 2022. The applicants will not be based on a first come first serve basis, so parents can apply easily. Placement offers are due from 3 October 2022 to 30 November 2022.

For queries, people can contact the Gauteng Department of Education via email at [email protected] or reach at 0800000789/0113550000.

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GDE online application admissions 2021 Gauteng registration and phase 1 application are currently ongoing. Here’s how you can apply.

  • Visit the website and then register yourself. You will receive your username, password, and school seats availability on your mobile number via SMS. You can begin applying to the schools after this.
  • You have to provide your address details.
  • Then, you have to register the learner details.
  • Next, apply to the schools.
  • Finally upload the documents.
  • Once the application is complete, you will get an SMS with the application reference number.

Here are the dates you need to closely follow if you are seeking admission for your child.

Dates of Application Application Start DateApplication End Date
Application dates22 July 202219 August 2022
Parent Document Submission22 July 202226 August 2022
Document Verification22 July 20222 September 2022
Management of Waiting list2 September 202230 September 2022
Learners Placement Schools3 October 202231 October 2022
Unplaced Learner Placement 17 October 202230 November 2022
Incomplete Application Placement1 December 202215 December 2022
Late Applications20 December 202220 January 2023

Requirements/Eligibility for GDE online application

  • Both South African and Non-South African citizens can apply.
  • Applications can only be made for learners of grade 1 to grade 8 via the GDE Admissions Online System.
  • It is not possible to apply for learners who need to repeat a grade (1 to 8).
  • A total of five applications is permitted for each learner. 
  • The GDE admissions online system can be used to apply to schools only in your area but not for other provinces.
  • Parents and children must submit their respective IDs.
  • Refugee/asylum/permanent residence permit must also be submitted.
  • Even study permit will work
  • The birth certificate of the child issued by the South African government office must be tagged.
  • Work and home address proof for the parent must be added
  • School reports and also immunization details must be submitted.
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How to do online registration for grade 8?

You can register for grade 8 admissions and application procedures by visiting the website.

How to registration online login?

Here are the steps to register for GDE online application:

  • Go to the website and click on the Register icon.
  • Register with the personal details of the parent and a password. 
  • Re-enter the password.
  • Then, you will receive an SMS with your username and password that can be used to log into the website further.
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Timeline/Last Date

The Gauteng department of education online registration 2023 is currently ongoing and ended on 19 August 2022.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

How to check the application status?

To check the Gauteng application status, parents and guardians can log in to their account anytime and check their application status.

How long will it take for the schools to respond to the application?

Post-deadline, it can take somewhere up to six weeks for a response and the least amount of time it will take is a month for them to respond back.


Even though their application season for the next year is already closed but this article will give you an in-depth view of the application process one must follow. Also, there are certain requirements that a person must fulfill and to know about the details refer to this site for more. This article is a very handy guide for those who wish to fill out the applications for the next year for their child.

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