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2021 Late application information for the following categories of programmes with available spaces:

  • CPUT students who have taken ‘n gap in their studies - 2nd,3rd, 4th-year Undergraduate studies only
  • Advanced Diploma (Students who have completed a National Diploma/Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent studies)
  • Undergraduate students transferring from other universities into 2nd,3rd or 4th year at CPUT (excluding 1st year transferring intake)
  • Postgraduate studies – M Tech/Master Course-based programmes
  • Postgraduate studies - Post Graduate Diploma programmes
  • Full Research Masters and Doctoral programmes are still open for applications until 15 March 2021.

To view the list of programmes with available spaces, click here

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

As the institution remains on strict lockdown level 3 mode, students (including prospective first-year students and their guardians) are urged not to travel to campuses for face-to-face assistance from staff. This is to avoid large crowds and respect the national protocol of no gatherings during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, CPUT will only be accepting online applications and online queries for the 2021 academic year. 

The following links for information may prove useful; 

CPUT receives in the region of 100 000 applications for study every year so it is understandable that this is a high volume period for enquiries. Students and members of the public are asked to please be patient as we process registrations, queries and late applications. We assure you that your request will be dealt with as soon as possible.

PLEASE NOTE: The lists will be amended as registration continues and spaces are being filled up.

Who may apply

Applications are welcomed for the following applicants:

  1. National applicants (with an SA ID), including Refugee/Asylum Seeker and/or Permanent Residency applicants with a National Senior Certificate (NSC) / SC (Senior Certificate) / NCV (National Vocal Certificate) / National Qualification.
  2. National applicants (with an SA ID) with international qualifications who already have SAQA certificates
  3. Refugee/Asylum Seeker status applicants with an international qualification who already have SAQA certificates
  4. Permanent residency applicants with SA ID with international qualification who already have SAQA certificates
  5. Regretfully no RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) applications will be considered

Please see the applicant categories below and then follow the appropriate instructions to apply:

Category A application types are the following:

  • Applicants who did not apply during the normal application timelines and therefore are applying now for the 1st time to the institution. A maximum of 3 choices is allowed
  • Applicants who have applied before and have exhausted only 1 or 2 options out of the maximum of 3 options for applications submitted during the normal application timelines

Online application submission only.  Regretfully no manual applications are acceptable for both National and International applicants.

Category B  Application types are the following - 4th choice – Dean’s Discretionary

 This category is applicable to the following types of applicants:

  • Applicants who have applied before and have exhausted their 3 choices but meet the entry requirements for a programme with available space may submit an appeal to the Dean of the relevant faculty for consideration of a 4th
  • Please follow the manual application submission process below.

Online Assistance

Online assistance capacity has been increased for all online application and registration processes during the current COVID-19 lockdown 3 restrictions. Since no face-to-face on-campus assistance is possible, applicants and students who wish to receive off-campus assistance can contact the Call Centre on 086 123 2788 / 021 959 6767 or visit the following link for detailed contact information https://www.cput.ac.za/enquiries

The official CPUT Facebook page regularly posts updates.  Please like the page for updates.

Also, consult the online application step-by-step guide downloadable from https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply/step-4-online-application

How to apply

Before attempting to apply please consult the list of programmes with available spaces and for submission during above timeframe - Click here

Category A applicants - Online application process

  1. No late application fee chargeable (free of charge)
  2. You can apply from the comfort of your own home, or wherever you have Internet access.
  3. You can use a smartphone, tablet or a computer to apply online. Please use Internet Explorer as your Internet search engine. No other browsers are certified for online applications at CPUT.
  4. Specifications for your computer: Internet Explorer 7 or higher, with Adobe Acrobat Reader 7 or higher. No other browsers are certified for online applications at CPUT.

STEP 1: CHOOSE PROGRAMMES AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Consult the 2021 Prospectus to ensure that you meet the minimum admission and subject requirements for your programme of choice.
  2. Scroll down to your specific programme of choice for any additional (programme-specific) supporting documentation and/or any other requirements.

STEP 2: GATHER YOUR DOCUMENTS OR UPLOAD FURTHER/OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTS

  1. Important information is outlined on this page – click here.
  2. Please take note of the following regarding supporting documentation prior to uploading your application:
  • Minor applicants, not 18 yet at the time of application are required to submit a Minor Application Declaration, click here to download the form.
  • Important information regarding supporting documentation requirements click here.
  • Reminder: Consult the list of additional admission requirements (qualification specific document requirements) as listed in Step 1: Choose a qualification and special requirements
  • Each document must be scanned, saved and uploaded individually against each uploading Certificate code during your online application submission
  • All documents must be scanned in any of the following file types: tiff, pdf, jpg or gif (MS Excel and MS Word document formats are not recognized)
  • The maximum scanned file size is 2MB each

STEP 3: SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION ONLINE

Category B Applications

Dean's discretionary(4th choice) Manual applications, submitted electronically to faculties(via email)

  • No application fee chargeable
  • This process in only applicable to programmes identified in the list above.
  • This mode is only applicable to applicants who have applied before, exhausted their 3 application choices but meet the entry requirements for a programme with available spaces.
  • Applicants must submit an appeal (motivation) to the Dean of the relevant Faculty for consideration of a 4th choice. A manual application form must be completed and electronically submitted to the respective Faculty staff members indicated in the steps below.

STEP 1:  CHOOSE PROGRAMMES AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Follow step 1 above as outlined for online application submissions

STEP 2:  GATHER YOUR DOCUMENTS

  • Important information regarding supporting documentation requirements click here
  • Reminder: Consult the list of additional admission requirements (qualification specific document requirements) as listed in Step 1: Choose a qualification and special requirements

STEP 3:  GET AN APPLICATION FORM

Click on the following link to download the application form https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply/step-3-get-an-application-form

STEP 4: COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION FORM

Guidelines in how to complete the application form are available here

STEP 5:  SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM AND ANY ADDITIONAL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

Scan the completed application form together with any additional supporting documentation and submit via e-mail to the respective Faculty staff as identified below:

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS ONLY FOR 4TH CHOICE APPLICATIONS (CATEGORY B – Dean’s Discretionary) AND NOT FOR CATEGORY A APPLICATIONS

Applied Science Faculty

Mr L Appel

Appell@cput.ac.za

Business and Management Science Faculty

Ms N Ndevu

NdevuN@cput.ac.za

Education Faculty

No Walk-in applications

No Walk-in applications

Engineering & Built Environment Faculty

FEBE-Walk-in@cput.ac.za

 

Informatics & Design Faculty

Mr I Paul

Pauli@cput.ac.za

Health & Wellness Science Faculty

Mr S Mntanywa

MntanywaS@cput.ac.za

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Application Outcome

Selections will be conducted within the respective Faculties and the outcome will be communicated via SMS to the applicant.

In addition, applicants can access the online tracking facility to:

  • track the outcome of the selections online and
  • download an Acceptance Letter from this facility