Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) online application 2020/2021

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) online application 2020/2021

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology is at the heart of technology education and innovation in Africa. An internationally acclaimed institution, it is the only university of technology in the Western Cape and is the largest university in the region with an enrolment of more than 30 000 students. The university has six faculties offering a wide range of accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the fields of Applied Sciences, Business, Education and Social Sciences, Engineering, Informatics and Design as well as Health and Wellness Sciences.

How to apply at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) online application 2020/2021

Step 1: Choose a qualification

Mastering the technology required to send a satellite into space, saving lives with your specialised knowledge of emergency medical care or designing a fashion collection – the sky is the limit when it comes to choosing a course of study at CPUT.

Step 2: Gather your documents or upload further/ outstanding documents

** CPUT reserves the right to verify documents for authenticity**

A number of documents must be submitted with your application. Do not send any original documents, only send certified copies must be attached to your manual application form. Copies of documents can be certified at a police station.

Documents to be submitted by South African citizens:

  • Copy of the proof of payment of your application fee.
  • A certified copy of the first page of your Identity Document.
  • A certified copy of your Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification. If you are still in Grade 12, your marks obtained in Grade 11 together with your most recent Grade 12 marks must be submitted.
  • An original Academic Record and a Certificate of Conduct, or certified copies of other certificates/ diplomas/ degrees you obtained previously from any other higher education institution.
  • Any other documents specifically required for the course to which you are applying, as explained in the application form and admission requirements.

Documents to be submitted by non-South African citizens:

  • Copy of the proof of payment of your application fee.
  • A certified copy of your passport/ refugee permit or proof of permanent residence.
  • A certified copy of your school-leaving certificate, together with an English translation.
  • A scratch card (students from the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and National Examinations Council (NECO).
  • Sixth-year Bulletin: Diplom D’Etat and Journal and transcripts of results or Journal or Confirmation of Results from the Embassy (students from Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo or Cameroon).
  • Any other documents specifically required for the course to which you are applying, as explained in the application form and admission requirements.

Step 3: Get an application form (manual application only)

NB:

  • Only the following category of applicants are eligible to apply manually.
    • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) candidates
    • Non-South African Citizens (International applicants)
    • Non-South African School Leaving Types applications
  • No manual posted or over the counter applications will be accepted for normal RSA applicants.

  • Please note that applicants are limited to three choices (to be filled in on one form). Any further applications will be discarded.

 Application Form:

There are two ways you can get a form to apply for admission:

1. Download a PDF of the form that you can print at home.

Download the undergraduate application form for 2020

Download the postgraduate application form 2020

2. Collect a form at the Registration and Applications Office on the various campuses.

Some qualifications require applicants to submit additional information as part of their application.  Please see the Additional admission requirements for more information.

 

Step 3.1: Fill in the application form

Use your official documents to help you fill in the application form. Read the application form’s instructions carefully and fill in all the required sections. Incomplete forms will not be processed.

Here are some tips to help you fill in the form correctly.

  • Your name, surname, and identity number or passport number must be filled in exactly as they are written in your identity document or passport.
  • When filling in the qualification you want to study, make sure that you use the correct name of the qualification. Check the name of the qualification on the CPUT website or in the prospectus booklet.
  • Applicants are limited to three choices (to be filled in on one form). Any further applications will be discarded.
  • If you want to stay in a CPUT residence, tick Yes in the appropriate block and complete the residence application form at the back of the application form. You will not be allocated a place in a residence if you do not tick Yes and complete the residence application form. Residence space is not guaranteed.
  • You address is the address where you live permanently. Ask your parents for a municipal bill and copy the address from the bill.
  • Even if you are going to apply for a bursary or loan you must fill in the details of the person who is responsible for paying your fees since bursaries and loans are not guaranteed.
  • Read through and complete the legal undertaking in full.
  • Complete the checklist at the back of the form.
  • Read through the form again to make sure you have filled in all the information.

Step 3.2: Pay the application fee

You must pay a R100 non-refundable application fee before your application form can be processed. You must attach a copy of the proof of payment to your application form. Keep the original proof of payment in a safe place.

A non-refundable late application fee of R150 is applicable to applications submitted after the official closing date. Late applications are only accepted if late applications have been officially announced by the institution on its website.

 

Step 3.3: Send in your form and documents

Completed application forms and accompanying documents must be submitted to the Admissions Office.

Step 4: Online application

NB:

  • No manual posted or over the counter applications will be accepted for normal RSA applicants
  • Please note that applicants are limited to three choices. Any further applications will be discarded.
  • Some qualifications require applicants to submit additional information as part of their application. Please refer to step 2 for more information.

Submit your online application

    1. Applicants that have never applied and/or studied (including Short Courses) at CPUT before (i.e. no existing CPUT student number) If uncertain, verify for existing CPUT Student Number – Please click here

      Or proceed with online application – Please click here

    1. Applicants that have applied and/or studied (including Short Courses) at CPUT before (i.e. have an existing CPUT student number)If uncertain, verify for existing CPUT Student Number – Please click here

      Or proceed with online application – Please click here

  1. If you have already submitted your application online but wish to edit/add information or submit supporting documentation – Please click here

Download the step by step application guide for first time applicants

Download the step by step application guide for existing CPUT students

Step 5: Follow-up and get your admission status

All applications are loaded onto the CPUT system. Once loaded onto the system, an sms will be sent to you acknowledging that the institution has received your application. Note, this is not an acceptance notice.

Track your application

Prospective applicants, who have handed in an application form, can track the progress of their application online or by calling.

Track application status online

Contact numbers:

CPUT Call Centre
Tel: +27 21 959 6767
Tel: 086 123 2788
Email: [email protected]

Bellville Campus Admissions Office
Tel: +27 21 959 6256
Tel: +27 21 959 6270

District Six Campus Admissions Office
Tel: +27 21 460 3393
Tel: +27 21 460 3861

Please note, when you contact the institution, you will need to provide the Call Centre Agent or Admission’s Officer with your identity number or passport number.

Start studying

Successful candidates will be notified in writing of their acceptance to the institution. You will be informed of the registration dates and times as well as the commencement of class.

Submit your final marks

Students who applied with their Grade 11 and mid-year Grade 12 marks must submit a certified copy of their final Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification marks at the beginning of the academic year.  Students who do not submit their final marks will lose their provisional acceptance.

Click here to apply at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)

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