Allegations of bribery and nepotism have surfaced at the University of Venda. A senior student has been arrested by under cover police demanding payment to help facilitate the admission of a prospective student.

Some prospective students and parents allege that some senior students and university officials are demanding a bribe of between R1 000 and R3 000 to process late application forms.

The institution has reached its target of admitting about 3 100 students.

A disgruntled prospective student says corruption and bribery is taking place now because of free registrations.

The student says people just block the lines with some of the statements and just goes into the auditorium with those statements, these are suspected to be the statements from people who paid bribes.