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Late Applications Guidelines

Important Notice

As the institution remains in strict COVID-19 lockdown 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 gathering protocols during the recent second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, CPUT will only be accepting online applications and electronic submissions for the 2021 academic year. CPUT receives in the region of 200 000 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.

Online Assistance

Online assistance capacity has been increased for online applications and registrations processes. Applicants and prospective students who require 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

Who may apply

  • 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.
  • National applicants (with an SA ID) with international qualifications who already have SAQA certificates.
  • Refugee/Asylum Seeker status applicants with international qualification who already have SAQA certificates.
  • Permanent residency applicants with SA ID with international qualification who already have SAQA certificates.
  • Regretfully no RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) applications will be considered.

First Year Applicants

Alternative First Year application option if all your applications have been declined at CPUT

Meeting the minimum requirements is not a guarantee of acceptance into a programme. The competition for space in Higher Education institutions is great. If your application has been declined, you can contact CACH via a standard SMS by sending/texting your full name (First Name and Surname) and ID number to 31629 or sign-up online at cach.dhet.gov.za.  Detailed information is also available on their Facebook page which is CACH_SA. CACH is an initiative from the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) which operates as a referral system for unsuccessful applicants and not open as a late application service.  The CACH will provide unsuccessful applicants with access to career development services and where possible an opportunity to access spaces still available with the PSET systems at universities, TVET colleges or in SETA learnerships, without having to travel to institutions to try and find a space.

First Year late application timelines at CPUT

23 April 2021

First Year list of programmes with available spaces at CPUT

Please click here to access the list of programmes and the various application timelines PLEASE NOTE: The lists will be amended as registration continues and spaces are being filled up.

2nd, 3rd, 4th Year of Studies for Continuing Students and Next Level of Studying Programmes - (Advanced Diplomas, M & D course-based programmes)

2021 late applications are open for certain programmes with available spaces for the following category of continuing students:

  • CPUT students who have taken ‘n gap in their studies
  • Phasing-out programmes
  • Advanced Diploma (Students who have completed a National Diploma/Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent studies)
  • Undergraduate students transferring from other universities
  • Postgraduate studies – M Tech/Master Course-based programmes
  • Postgraduate studies - Post Graduate Diploma programmes (where applicable)

List of programmes with available spaces at CPUT

Please click here to access the list of programmes and the various application timelines PLEASE NOTE: The lists will be amended as registration continues and spaces are being filled up.

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

Do you want to apply for a CPUT programme with available spaces and you meet the entrance requirements?

Category A:

  • You have not submitted any 2021 application choices to CPUT during the normal application timeline and therefore is submitting a 2021 application for the first time to CPUT (maximum of 3 choices)
  • You have submitted 2021 applications before and have only submitted 1 or 2 choices out of the maximum of 3 choices?
  • Only online application submissions will be accepted. Regretfully no manual applications for this category will be processed
  • Please follow the step-by-step CATEGORY A online application process below

Category B: 4th choice only – Dean’s Discretionary

  • You have already submitted a maximum of three (3) 2021 application choices but do meet the entrance requirements for programmes identified with available spaces
    • Download and complete the electronic application form from the CPUT website https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply/step-3-get-an-application-form
    • 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 SUBMISSIONS (CATEGORY B – Dean’s Discretionary) AND NOT FOR CHOICES 1,2 AND 3 SUBMISSIONS and only to programmes identified with available spaces
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

For detailed information and step-by-step 4th choice application process please refer to CATEGORY B process below.

How to submit your late application

  • Late application fee: free of charge

Category A Applicants - Online Application Process (Application choices 1,2 and/or 3 submissions)

  • Only online application submissions will be accepted. Regretfully no manual applications for this category will be processed
  • You can apply from the comfort of your own home, or wherever you have Internet access.
  • You can use a smart phone, 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.
  • 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. https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply/step-1-choose-a-qualification
  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 during submission of 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 Application Submission via E-mail)

  • No manual application submission on-campus. Please follow the electronic submission process 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 is available here https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply/step-3-1-complete-your-application-manual-and-online

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 SUBMISSIONS (CATEGORY B – Dean’s Discretionary) AND NOT FOR CHOICES 1,2 AND 3 SUBMISSIONS

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

Important Information

  • Only completed applications will be considered. Please consult the list of supporting documentation
  • Only applications that followed the outlined application process above will be considered as an application.
  • Manual application submissions will not be considered except for the 4th choice – Dean’s Discretionary) process.
  • Postal Services (including courier services) will not be considered.
  • Being accepted academically does not guarantee a space into residences due to limited residence spaces.

Application outcome

Selections will be conducted within the respective Faculties and the outcome will be communicated via SMS to the applicant. Please track your outcome frequently and/or download your acceptance letter by accessing the CPUT website link: http://www.cput.ac.za/study/track

Applications Related Questions and Answers

Hover over and click on a question to see the answer

 

I have received my 2020 NSC/NCV results. Can I apply to CPUT?

Please visit the CPUT website where lists of programmes with available spaces (if any) are displayed https://www.cput.ac.za/study/late-applications

Detailed information is available regarding how to apply, when to apply, who may apply and to verify whether you meet the CPUT entrance requirements

 

What Undergraduate programmes are still open for 2021 applications? I have just received my 2020 NSC results. Can I still apply to 2021 CPUT programmes?

Faculties will conduct final acceptances based on the 2020 NSC results from Monday, 1 March 2021 until Friday, 5 March 2021

Programmes with available spaces will be identified and published on the CPUT website under the link late applications https://www.cput.ac.za/study/late-applications

Visit the CPUT website outlining the application https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply

 

I have received my 2020 NSC/NCV results. Where else can I apply other than to CPUT?

Please visit the CPUT website https://www.cput.ac.za/study/late-applications

CACH is an initiative from the Department of Higher Education assisting applicants to apply to various Higher Education institutions.

 

Which programmes still have space available to accept applications? Which programmes at Wellington Campus is open for late applications? What is the closing date for late applications? Who may apply for late applications?

Programmes with available spaces will be identified and published on the CPUT website under the link late applications https://www.cput.ac.za/study/late-applications

For all queries related to admission status verification; how to access the online registration facility; registration dates; problems accessing the online registration link, how to enter online application information; etc., please call: 086 123 2788 / 021 959 6767

 

What documentation must be submitted online? I have been finally accepted based on my 2020 NSC results. What documentation must I submit?

National students – final acceptances have been conducted by using the official NSC results published by the Department of Basic Education and Training

No documentation is required to be submitted unless specifically requested by staff from the Faculty

International students – please submit the required documentation as outlined in the 2021 Registration booklet downloadable from https://www.cput.ac.za/students/about/registration

Please visit the CPUT website https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply/step-1-choose-a-qualification

For detailed information regarding documentation is stipulated under the CPUT website https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply/step-2-gather-your-documents-or-upload-further-outstanding-documents

 

Where can I find the CPUT admission requirements for 1st time Undergraduate studies What is the minimum School Leaving Certificate requirements for Undergraduate, 1st year applicants? How do I know that I meet the CPUT admission requirements?

Please refer to the 2021 online CPUT prospectus. The CPUT website link is https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply

 

Where can I check for programme specific additional required documents?

Please visit the CPUT website https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply/step-1-choose-a-qualification

For detailed information regarding documentation is stipulated under the CPUT website https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply/step-2-gather-your-documents-or-upload-further-outstanding-documents

 

Which documents are required for International applications?

Please refer to the detailed information on the CPUT website link https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply/step-2-gather-your-documents-or-upload-further-outstanding-documents

 

I am not yet 18 years old – How do I submit minor declaration and how do I proceed with online applications? Am I allowed to apply if I am not yet 18 years old?

Please refer to the detailed information on the CPUT website link https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply/step-2-gather-your-documents-or-upload-further-outstanding-documents

Download the Minor declaration form

Have the form signed by your parent/guardian and save as a pdf document

Upload this document while you are processing your application

 

How do I prepare my supporting documents before uploading during my online application process? Can I upload a .pdf or .jpg of .tiff or .exe file? Can I upload an excel sheet or word document

Please refer to the detailed information on the CPUT website link https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply/step-2-gather-your-documents-or-upload-further-outstanding-documents

All documents must be scanned at 300 dpi and be no larger than 2Mb.

Please ensure that scanned documents are clear and readable.

Each document that is required must be saved separately and uploaded separately.

.pdf or .jpg or .tiff files will be accepted but no executable files (.exe, .com, .bat) will be accepted.

Please do not upload MS Excel sheets or MS Word documents.

 

How do I submit my supporting documents while I am busy processing my online application?

Applicants that have never applied and/or studied (including short courses) at CPUT before (i.e no existing student number) – applying for the 1st time to the CPUT:

o The online application system will prompt you to upload documents once you completed the application. Please upload the relevant document to the relevant certificate codes
o Also refer to the Step-by-Step Application Guides for First-time applicants (national, International and RPL categories) https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply/step-4-online-application

Applicants that have applied and/or studied (including short courses) at CPUT before (i.e you have an existing student number)

o Select your programmes of choice and submit your academic application
o Select the section called Uploading of Documents
o Please upload the relevant document to the relevant certificate codes
o Also refer to the Step-by-Step Application Guides for applicants with an existing CPUT Student Number (national, International and RPL categories) https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply/step-4-online-application

 

How do I submit any supporting documents not uploaded during the online application submission? I got disconnected on the page for uploading of docs – how to go about completing the application?

Access the CPUT website page https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply/step-2-gather-your-documents-or-upload-further-outstanding-documents

Scroll to the bottom of the page – Should you have documents outstanding or need to upload additional supporting documents

Enter your Student Number and Pin

Select the link called Uploading of Documents

Please upload the relevant document to the relevant certificate codes

Also refer to the Step-by-Step Application Guides for applicants with an existing CPUT Student Number (national, International and RPL categories) https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply/step-4-online-application

 

Do I have to report to campus to submit my application to CPUT?

In order to ensure compliance with COVID-19 protocols for Higher Education institutions, only off-campus applications and registrations will be possible.

CPUT’s COVID-19 contingency plans may be accessed using the following link: https://www.cput.ac.za/about/covid-19

Online assistance/ General enquiries

Online assistance capacity has been increased for online registrations. Students who require off-campus assistance can contact the Call Centre or visit the following link for detailed contact information: https://www.cput.ac.za/enquiries

CALL CENTRE (GENERAL ENQUIRIES):

For all queries related to admission status verification; how to access the online registration facility; registration dates; problems accessing the online registration link; etc., please call: 086 123 2788 / 021 959 6767

Applications must be submitted online.

Visit the CPUT website outlining the application https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply and late-application processes https://www.cput.ac.za/study/late-applications

 

What is the application fee?

Online application is free of charge.

The paper-based (manual) application fee remains R100

Visit the CPUT website outlining the application https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply and late-application processes https://www.cput.ac.za/study/late-applications

 

Who may apply online?

The normal application timeline has passed for Undergraduate studies.

For Undergraduate studying late application programmes, please visit the CPUT website https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply and late-application processes https://www.cput.ac.za/study/late-applications

Full Research Postgraduate Studies are open for applications until 15 March 2021

 

What is RPL (Recognition for prior learning)? Where can I obtain information regarding RPL? Can I still apply for RPL?

Detailed information regarding RPL and the RPL application process is accessible via the CPUT website link https://www.cput.ac.za/study/rpl

RPL provides an opportunity for you to identify your learning, have it assessed and formally acknowledged. The process involves the identification, mediation, assessment and acknowledgement of knowledge and skills obtained through informal and non-formal learning.

Decide what you would like to study and which qualification you are interested in studying. Ideally, that should be in line with the work, interest or hobbies you have.

For RPL all you learning is taken into account this can include, but is not limited, to formal and informal work, voluntary work, sport, hobbies, interests and other activities that lead to learning of a substantial nature.

RPL is done against qualifications offered by CPUT.

Only a limited number of academic departments accept RPL applications into one or more of the qualifications they offer. A list is obtainable from the website link RPL application for the 2021 application intake is closed.

 

Can I apply online for RPL (Recognition for prior learning)?

RPL application for the 2021 application intake is closed.

Visit the CPUT website outlining the application https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply and late-application processes https://www.cput.ac.za/study/late-applications

 

Do I need to apply if I have previously applied and was not accepted?

Yes, applicants must submit a new application for each year that he/she wishes to study towards e.g. if you have applied for the 2020 application intake but was not accepted, then you need to submit another application for the 2021 application intake.

Please visit the CPUT website outlining the application https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply and late-application processes https://www.cput.ac.za/study/late-applications

 

How do I submit my manual application to CPUT?

Do not report to campus.

Visit the CPUT website outlining the application https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply and follow the manual application submission process via e-mail to the respective staff members.

 

I cannot navigate the CPUT website, where do I apply on the website?

Visit the CPUT website outlining the application https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply and follow the manual application submission process via e-mail to the respective staff members.

 

May I apply for both online and paper-based (manual) applications at the same time? Can I apply for more than 1 qualification?

Students are allowed to apply for no more than 3 qualifications in any one year. The first 3 choices received will be processed.

Visit the CPUT website outlining the application https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply and follow the manual application submission process via e-mail to the respective staff members.

 

I am struggling with the online application process. Where can I view the Application Guide? Who can I contact for assistance?

Online application guides are available for all categories of applications.
Visit the CPUT website outlining the application https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply/step-4-online-application

Students who require off-campus assistance can contact the Call Centre or visit the following link for detailed contact information: https://www.cput.ac.za/enquiries

CALL CENTRE (GENERAL ENQUIRIES):
For all queries related to admission status verification; how to access the online registration facility; registration dates; problems accessing the online registration link; etc., please call: 086 123 2788 / 021 959 6767

 

Can I apply online without an e-mail and/or cell phone number?

Online applications require an email address to send confirmations. If you do not have an email address go to www.gmail.com and register before you start the online application process.

Cell phone number is compulsory to ensure students can be reached telephonically should it be required.

Visit the CPUT website outlining the application https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply and follow the manual application submission process via e-mail to the respective staff members.

 

Will I get any e-mail notification as evidence of the submission of the online application? How will I know that my application was submitted online? I have submitted my application online but did not receive my e-mail notification?

You will receive an email with details of the submission and

You can to track your application go to http://www.cput.ac.za/study/track

Also check for your e-mail in your junk e-mail folder

For all queries related to admission status verification; how to access the online registration facility; registration dates; problems accessing the online registration link, how to enter online application information; etc., please call: 086 123 2788 / 021 959 6767

 

Who do I contact should I have any queries relating to the following:
1) Can I enter my Nick Name or should I enter my Full Names
2) How do I enter my Date of Birth

You need to complete your Full names as indicated in your ID document/card/passport

You may either use the online calendar in the field or manually enter your DOB (e.g. 16-SEP-1991). Do not enter DOB without dashes (-) e.g. 16 SEP 1991

For all queries related to admission status verification; how to access the online registration facility; registration dates; problems accessing the online registration link, how to enter online application information; etc., please call: 086 123 2788 / 021 959 6767

 

Who do I contact should I have any queries relating to my SOS pin?

For all queries related to admission status verification; how to access the online registration facility; registration dates; problems accessing the online registration link, how to enter online application information; etc., please call: 086 123 2788 / 021 959 6767

 

Who do I contact should I need assistance with selecting the correct matric type (School leaving type)? Who do I contact if a matric subject is not listed?

For all queries related to admission status verification; how to access the online registration facility; registration dates; problems accessing the online registration link, how to enter online application information; etc., please call: 086 123 2788 / 021 959 6767

Also follow the online Application guidance document assessable via https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply/step-4-online-application

 

What can I do to return to the wizard to complete my application if I got disconnected/lost my internet connection without being able to submit my application online?

Select http://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply

If you have you already started an online application with CPUT? – Select YES

Select Start the online application process

Do you already have a student number? – select NO

Returning to complete application – select YES

Enter your ID number and click on Resume Application button

You will only be able to follow above steps if you have not yet clicked on the SUBMIT APPLICATION button

 

I have already submitted the maximum of 3 choices. How can I add a 4th choice? What is the process for submission of a 4th choice? How to I submit my manual application for a 4th choice?

Programmes with available spaces will be identified and published on the CPUT website under the link late applications https://www.cput.ac.za/study/late-applications

Category B Application types are the following - 4th choice – Dean’s Discretionary
• This category is applicable to the following types of applicants:
o 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:
o No application fee chargeable
o This process in only applicable to programmes identified in the list above.
o 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.
o 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
1) Follow step 1 above as outlined for online application submissions

STEP 2: GATHER YOUR DOCUMENTS
• Important information regarding supporting documentation requirements are displayed 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

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

For all queries related to admission status verification; how to access the online registration facility; registration dates; problems accessing the online registration link, how to enter online application information; etc., please call: 086 123 2788 / 021 959 6767

 

How do I know that CPUT has received my application? Where can I check my current application status? I have not yet received a response, where can I check my application status?

For all queries related to admission status verification; how to access the online registration facility; registration dates; problems accessing the online registration link, how to enter online application information; etc., please call: 086 123 2788 / 021 959 6767

The fastest way to track your application, is to go to http://www.cput.ac.za/study/track.

You will also be able to print your application status letter here

 

How will I know if I am accepted?

Enquiries relating to unprocessed or pending selection outcome:

Contact the Call Centre 086 123 2788 / 021 959 6767 or submit your enquiry to one Admissions and Registration Centre contact persons as outlined on the CPUT website link https://www.cput.ac.za/enquiries

For enquiries relating to acceptance/ provisionally acceptance/non-acceptance/wait listed/course full statuses:

Contact the Call Centre 086 123 2788 / 021 959 6767 or submit your enquiry to respective Faculty contact persons as outlined on the CPUT website link https://www.cput.ac.za/enquiries

The fastest way to track your application, is to go to http://www.cput.ac.za/study/track

You will also be able to print your application status letter here

Accepted and Provisionally Accepted students will be notified by SMS

 

My status shows “Acknowledgement of application”. What does this mean? My status shows “Online Incomplete” What does this mean? My status shows “Batch in process” What does this mean?

Enquiries relating to unprocessed or pending selection outcome:

Contact the Call Centre 086 123 2788 / 021 959 6767 or submit your enquiry to one Admissions and Registration Centre contact persons as outlined on the CPUT website link https://www.cput.ac.za/enquiries

“Acknowledgement of application” means that CPUT has received your online application and the application will be processed soon afterwards

“Online Incomplete” means that you have submitted your application without the necessary supporting documentation

“Batch in process” means that your application has been processed by the Admissions and Registration Centre and has been submitted to the respective Faculty for selection

 

My status shows “alternative program offered”. What does it mean and how do I know which alternative program is offered to me?

It means that you have applied for a specific program (e.g. you applied for Diploma in Humanity) but the Faculty is accepting you into an alternative programme (e.g. Diploma in Humanity ECP)

Such an alternative program will be displayed in the application tracking system on the CPUT website. Please go to http://www.cput.ac.za/study/track

Contact the Call Centre 086 123 2788 / 021 959 6767 or submit your enquiry to one Admissions and Registration Centre contact persons as outlined on the CPUT website link https://www.cput.ac.za/enquiries

 

Why is my status still reflecting “Provisionally accepted” even though the 2020 NSC results have been published? I am Provisionally accepted, what is the next step?

First-year students with pre-2020 NSC results:

First-year students who have been fully accepted and are not awaiting final acceptance based on the recent 2020 NSC results may proceed with the registrations as early as 1 March 2021

First-year prospective students who have obtained their NSC in 2020:
Final evaluation (screening) of the 2020 NSC results will be conducted by Faculties from Monday, 1 March 2021 until Friday, 5 March 2021. Any NSC results obtained will be verified against the official results as published by the Department of Basic Education and Training.

There is no need for you to submit your results to CPUT but only on request.

Acceptance will be confirmed via an automated sms to your cell phone number provided during your application.

Also frequently track your acceptance status via the link: http://www.cput.ac.za/study/track. This site shows the status immediately any changes are made, so gives the latest information.

Decision-making is an ongoing process, and you may check your status online regularly, as all decisions will reflect immediately if a decision is made

Secure your place by registering immediately after final acceptance as spaces in the programmes fill up quickly. Should you not do so, the place will be offered to another student.

Students will be only able to register if the admittance status reflects: “ACCEPTED/ ACCEPTED ON FINAL RESULTS” You will not be able to register if your status reflects other statuses such as “Waiting List”, “Rejected”, “Course Full”, “Provisional Acceptance” or any “Incomplete” related statuses.

For enquiries relating to acceptance/ provisionally acceptance/non-acceptance/wait listed/course full statuses:

Contact the Call Centre 086 123 2788 / 021 959 6767 or submit your enquiry to respective Faculty contact persons as outlined on the CPUT website link https://www.cput.ac.za/enquiries

 

Why is my status still reflecting “Provisionally accepted” even though the 2020 NSC results have been published? I am Provisionally accepted, what is the next step?

ANSWER

 

I have been accepted, what is the next step?

Secure your place by registering immediately after final acceptance as spaces in the programmes fill up quickly. Should you not do so, the place will be offered to another student.

Students will be only able to register if the admittance status reflects: “ACCEPTED/ ACCEPTED ON FINAL RESULTS” You will not be able to register if your status reflects other statuses such as “Waiting List”, “Rejected”, “Course Full”, “Provisional Acceptance” or any “Incomplete” related statuses.

How to register online

• Access the CPUT website registration page https://www.cput.ac.za/students/about/registration
• Download the 2021 registration booklet and also read the instructions outlined on this webpage
• Follow the 8-step online registration process on page 22 of the 2021 Registration booklet

Students will not be able to register unless you have been given online registration permission to register (WEBR indicator), and have received all clearances as outlined above. The start and end date of this indicator must be active at the date you are registering.

For enquiries relating to acceptance/ provisionally acceptance/non-acceptance/wait listed/course full statuses:

Contact the Call Centre 086 123 2788 / 021 959 6767 or submit your enquiry to respective Faculty contact persons as outlined on the CPUT website link https://www.cput.ac.za/enquiries

 

I have been Waitlisted. When will I know if I am accepted or not?

Waitlisted means:

1) You have applied for a programme where applications have been fully subscribed (insufficient space). Should spaces become available, you will be re-considered OR
2) You currently do not meet the minimum requirements for admission to the programme. Your name has, however, been added to a Waiting List for the programme. You will then be re-considered should your final results improve/become available to meet our minimum requirements


You should track your acceptance status via the link http://www.cput.ac.za/study/track

Students will be only able to register if the admittance status reflects: “ACCEPTED/ ACCEPTED ON FINAL RESULTS” You will not be able to register if your status reflects other statuses such as “Waiting List”, “Rejected”, “Course Full”, “Provisional Acceptance” or any “Incomplete” related statuses For enquiries relating to acceptance/ provisionally acceptance/non-acceptance/wait listed/course full statuses: Contact the Call Centre 086 123 2788 / 021 959 6767 or submit your enquiry to respective Faculty contact persons as outlined on the CPUT website link https://www.cput.ac.za/enquiries

 

I have not been accepted (declined). Why? I meet all the requirements for the programmes I have applied for but was not accepted. Who do I appeal to?

Regretfully you have been declined for one of the following reasons:


1) Your academic symbols (marks obtained) do not meet the minimum entrance requirements for the programme of choice
2) Your academic subjects (subjects obtained) do not meet the minimum entrance requirements for the programme of choice
3) Acceptance has been based on academic performance and/or university policy consideration

For enquiries relating to acceptance/ provisionally acceptance/non-acceptance/wait listed/course full statuses:

Contact the Call Centre 086 123 2788 / 021 959 6767 or submit your enquiry to respective Faculty contact persons as outlined on the CPUT website link https://www.cput.ac.za/enquiries

 

How can my application be re-considered? Who do I submit my appeal to for re-consideration?

The outcome of selection is final.

Should you want to appeal to the outcome of the selection, then motivate the reasons for your appeal and provide evidences e.g. proof of results or any other supporting documentation. Submit your appeal to the respective Faculty contact persons as outlined on the CPUT website link under Applciations - https://www.cput.ac.za/enquiries or contact the Call Centre 086 123 2788 / 021 959 6767

International Online Assistance Enquiries and Processes

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International Application Status

 

I have sent my application via post and have not heard anything from the institution about the outcome of my application. What do I do?

The applicant must send an email with name, surname, passport number and qualifications applied for to the relevant ARC International staff member.

BELLVILLE AND WELLINGTON PROGRAMS:

Phola Mavumengwana MAVUMENGWANAP@cput.ac.za - 021 959 6085

DISTRICT 6, GRANGER BAY AND MOWBRAY PROGRAMS:

Nomonde Dwadwa dwadwan@cput.ac.za - 021 460 8302

I have applied but my status is still reflecting “pending application process” Who can I speak to?

Please follow-up your application status with the ARC staff members or alternatively the relevant Faculty.

For detailed contact details, please access the CPUT website online assistance link https://www.cput.ac.za/enquiries

BELLVILLE AND WELLINGTON PROGRAMS:

Phola Mavumengwana
MAVUMENGWANAP@cput.ac.za - 021 959 6085

DISTRICT 6, GRANGER BAY AND MOWBRAY PROGRAMS:

Nomonde Dwadwa
dwadwan@cput.ac.za - 021 460 8302

Study Visa

 

I have applied to the institution but requires to obtain a study visa. What do I do?

You will only be able to submit your request if you have been Provisionally or Fully Accepted for a qualification that you have applied for.

1) Visit the CPUT website: Select the option TRACK YOUR APPLICATION STATUS https://www.cput.ac.za/study/track

2)Enter your Student Number or ID/Passport and one of your First Names

3)Select the link Request for Study Permit Letter

4)A page will open requesting you to complete your Student Number/Passport, Full Name, E-mail address and for which qualification you are applying for.

5)Select the SEND YOUR REQUEST button and your request will now be routed to the respective staff members.

6)A response will be communicated within approximately 7 days to the e-mail you have provided.

BELLVILLE AND WELLINGTON PROGRAMS:

Ms Chumisa Ndyumbu
ndyumbuc@cput.ac.za - 021 959 6085

DISTRICT 6, GRANGER BAY AND MOWBRAY PROGRAMS:

Ms Akhona Somsam
somsama@cput.ac.za - 021 460 8302 or 021 460 8390

I have applied for a study visa but is still pending. May I register or not?

You may register with your passport and your VFS receipt issued to you upon application for your study visa.

BELLVILLE AND WELLINGTON CAMPUSES:

Marilyn Daries DuPlessisMr@cput.ac.za

Thandi Malaza MalazaT@cput.ac.za

DISTRICT 6, GRANGER BAY AND MOWBRAY PROGRAMS:

Gail Dinnis
dinnisg@cput.ac.za

Shehaam Samodien
samodienSh@cput.ac.za

International Clearance and Documentation

 

Who must get International Registration clearance?

Refer to the registration booklet 2021 – INTERNATIONAL MATTERS AND CLEARANCE

International registration clearance is compulsory for the following students:

1) Refugee permit holders
2) Asylum Seeker permit holders
3) Non-SA citizen passport holders with a study visa

This clearance is not required for South African citizens and/or Permanent Residency students.

How do I get international clearance? Where do I download the International checklist document from the website? I need to obtain international clearance. What is the first step to follow? What documentation is required as international student before I can proceed with registration? Will I be able to register without international clearance?

NB: You will not be able to register unless you have submitted your required documentation and the system has been cleared allowing you to proceed with other clearances and/or registrations.

1) NB: First download the International Registration checklist document downloadable from the CPUT website by selecting the following link: https://www.cput.ac.za/students/about/registration

2) Follow the step-by-step procedure as indicated in the 2021 registration booklet downloadable from https://www.cput.ac.za/students/about/registration

3) Documents required to be submitted electronically: (certified copies of the original documents, with the stamped certification date not older than 3 months):
a. Your refugee permit or study permit made out for the Cape Peninsula University of Technology
b. All school leaving results/ academic records (applicable to 1st time students only and not returning students)
c. Your passport
d. Proof of comprehensive medical aid cover (valid for 12 months) and valid in South Africa
e. International registration checklist downloadable from the CPUT website link https://www.cput.ac.za/students/about/registration
f. Deposit slips or proof of payment
g. Your acceptance letter downloadable from the CPUT website

I am currently doing my In-service training in my home country. What documentation is required prior to registration?

Please follow these steps:

1) E-mail your In-service Training Co-ordinator requesting a letter confirming that you are currently busy with In-service training.

2) The Co-ordinator will issue a letter via e-mail to you.

3) Download the International Registration checklist document downloadable from the CPUT website by selecting the following link: https://www.cput.ac.za/students/about/registration

4) Complete the International Registration checklist form

5) Attach a certified copy (certification stamp must not be older than 3 months) of your passport

6) Submit all of above documentation to the ARC International staff members who will proceed with the International clearance process.

BELLVILLE AND WELLINGTON CAMPUSES:

Marilyn Daries
DuPlessisMr@cput.ac.za - 021 959 8776

Thandi Malaza
MalazaT@cput.ac.za - 021 959 6393

DISTRICT 6, GRANGER BAY AND MOWBRAY PROGRAMS:

Ms Hombakazi Mbolekwa
mbolekwap@cput.ac.za - 021 460 8390

I am currently doing my Master’s or Doctoral studies from my home country. What documentation is required prior to registration?

Please follow these steps:

1) Submit an e-mail request to your Head of Department or Supervisor requesting a letter confirming that you are currently busy with your Master’s or Doctoral studies outside South Africa.

2) The Head of Department or Supervisor will issue a letter via e-mail to you.

3) Download the International Registration checklist document downloadable from the CPUT website by selecting the following link: https://www.cput.ac.za/students/about/registration

4) Complete the International Registration checklist form

4) Attach a certified copy (certification stamp must not be older than 3 months) of your passport.

5) Submit all of the above documentation to the ARC International staff members who will proceed with the International clearance process.

BELLVILLE AND WELLINGTON CAMPUSES:

Marilyn Daries
DuPlessisMr@cput.ac.za - 021 959 8776

Thandi Malaza
MalazaT@cput.ac.za - 021 959 6393

DISTRICT 6, GRANGER BAY AND MOWBRAY PROGRAMS:

Ms Hombakazi Mbolekwa
mbolekwap@cput.ac.za - 021 460 8390

Gail Dinnis
dinnisg@cput.ac.za - 021 460 7229

Shehaam Samodien
samodiensSh@cput.ac.za - 021 460 3861

I have a study visa issued by another institution and not issued by CPUT. Can I register at CPUT using this document?

Regretfully you will not be able to register.

You do require a study visa issued by CPUT.

Please apply for a change of condition to the South African Department of Home Affairs by using your CPUT acceptance letter.

For further information, please e-mail Ms B Sichwaru or Ms H Mbolekwa.

BELLVILLE AND WELLINGTON CAMPUSES:

Ms Busisiwe Sichwaru
sichwarub@cput.ac.za

DISTRICT 6, GRANGER BAY AND MOWBRAY PROGRAMS:

Ms Hombakazi Mbolekwa
mbolekwap@cput.ac.za

I have a valid work permit or critical skills visa. Can I register as a Full-time student using these documents?

Regretfully you will not be able to register for Full-time studies using a work permit or critical skills visa. This can only be used for Part-time studies.

For more information please e-mail Ms B Sichwaru or Ms H Mbolekwa.

BELLVILLE AND WELLINGTON CAMPUSES:

Ms Busisiwe Sichwaru
sichwarub@cput.ac.za

DISTRICT 6, GRANGER BAY AND MOWBRAY PROGRAMS:

Ms Hombakazi Mbolekwa
mbolekwap@cput.ac.za

Can I register with a Birth Certificate or a letter indicating that I was born in SA but is not in a possession of a South African ID?

Regretfully you will not be able to register with a birth certificate or a letter indicating that you were born in South Africa or a letter indicating that I was born in South Africa. You need to be in a possession of a South African ID. If not, then you require a study visa to register.

For further information, please e-mail Ms B Sichwaru or Ms H Mbolekwa.

BELLVILLE AND WELLINGTON CAMPUSES:

Ms Busisiwe Sichwaru
sichwarub@cput.ac.za

DISTRICT 6, GRANGER BAY AND MOWBRAY PROGRAMS:

Ms Hombakazi Mbolekwa
mbolekwap@cput.ac.za

I am internationally cleared but cannot register due to an International Clearance block

BELLVILLE AND WELLINGTON CAMPUSES:

Marilyn Daries
DuPlessisMr@cput.ac.za - 021 959 8776

Thandi Malaza
MalazaT@cput.ac.za - 021 959 6393

DISTRICT 6, GRANGER BAY AND MOWBRAY PROGRAMS:

Hombakazi Mbolekwa
mbolekwap@cput.ac.za - 021 460 8390

Gail Dinnis
dinnisg@cput.ac.za - 021 460 3861

Shehaam Samodien
samodiensSh@cput.ac.za - 021 460 3861

I have a legal document issued by the South African Court. Can I proceed with registration?

Regretfully you will not be able to register with a court document. You do require a study visa to register.

For further information, please e-mail Ms B Sichwaru or Ms H Mbolekwa.

BELLVILLE AND WELLINGTON CAMPUSES:

Ms Busisiwe Sichwaru
sichwarub@cput.ac.za

DISTRICT 6, GRANGER BAY AND MOWBRAY PROGRAMS:

Ms Hombakazi Mbolekwa
mbolekwap@cput.ac.za

Study Visa Renewal

 

My study visa or refugee permit has expired. Can I register with this?

Yes, you may register, while you are in the process of applying for a new visa or refugee permit. All study visa and refugee/asylum seeker permits that have expired during the current 2021 Level 3 COVID-19 lockdown period have been extended and are valid until 31 March 2021.

BELLVILLE AND WELLINGTON CAMPUSES:

Marilyn Daries
DuPlessisMr@cput.ac.za

Thandi Malaza
MalazaT@cput.ac.za

DISTRICT 6, GRANGER BAY AND MOWBRAY PROGRAMS:

Gail Dinnis
dinnisg@cput.ac.za

Shehaam Samodien
samodiensSh@cput.ac.za

My existing CPUT study visa has expired. What is the renewal process and who do I contact?

1) Access the CPUT website and download the Renewal of Study Visa form from https://www.cput.ac.za/study/international-applicants/permits

2) Complete the first section of the form

3) Submit the completed form to your Faculty Officer who will in return complete and sign the second section of the form. Please access the CPUT website online assistance contact details. The link is https://www.cput.ac.za/enquiries

4) Attach certified copies (certification stamp must not be older than 3 months) of the following documents:
a. passport and
b. expiring study visa issued to you by the Department of Home Affairs

5) The duly signed Study Visa Renewal form (by yourself and the Faculty) together with above certified documents must be submitted via e-mail to the ARC International staff members

BELLVILLE AND WELLINGTON CAMPUSES:

Ms Busisiwe Sichwaru
sichwarub@cput.ac.za

DISTRICT 6, GRANGER BAY AND MOWBRAY PROGRAMS:

Ms Hombakazi Mbolekwa
mbolekwap@cput.ac.za

Medical Aid

 

I need a South African medical aid insurance. What do I do?

International related information is outlined in the 2021 registration booklet downloadable from the CPUT website https://www.cput.ac.za/students/about/registration

Please refer to the section called INTERNATIONAL MATTERS AND CLEARANCE for details regarding Medical Aid

I have South African medical aid cover but will only commence as from February or March. Could you remove the block (international clearance) for me so that I can register in the meantime?

You will only be able to be internationally cleared (block removed) allowing you to proceed with registration in the month when your medical aid will be commencing. Unfortunately the international clearance block will not be uplifted if your medical aid is not active in the months prior to the commencement of your medical aid cover. Should you require further clarity, please submit your e-mail to:

BELLVILLE AND WELLINGTON CAMPUSES:

Ms B Sichwaru
sichwarub@cput.ac.za

DISTRICT 6, GRANGER BAY AND MOWBRAY PROGRAMS:

Ms H Mbolekwa
mbolekwap@cput.ac.za

I have a South African medical aid cover and a study visa valid for 6 months only and I will be completing my studies within 6 months. Is this acceptable?

Yes, it is acceptable provided that you have obtained a letter from the respective Department within your faculty confirming the qualification you are registered for and that you will be completing within 6 month’s period.

1) Please submit your request via e-mail to your lecture or Head of the Department.
2) The letter will be signed and date stamped by your lecture or Head of the Department confirming the completion of your studies within the 6 month’s period.
3) The issued letter must be sent via e-mail to Ms H Mbolekwa or Ms B Sichwaru.

BELLVILLE AND WELLINGTON CAMPUSES:

Marilyn Daries
DuPlessisMr@cput.ac.za - 021 959 8776

Thandi Malaza
MalazaT@cput.ac.za - 021 959 6393

DISTRICT 6, GRANGER BAY AND MOWBRAY PROGRAMS:

The issued letter must be sent via email to:

Hombakazi Mbolekwa
mbolekwap@cput.ac.za - 021 460 8390

Gail Dinnis dinnisg@cput.ac.za - 021 460 7229

Shehaam Samodien samodienSh@cput.ac.za - 021 460 3861

Is a South African medical aid required for students registering for Part-time studies?

All students who are using a passport, study visa, work permit, critical skills permit, diplomatic permit to register requires a South African medical aid cover. This includes students registering for Part-time studies.

BELLVILLE AND WELLINGTON CAMPUSES:

Ms Busisiwe Sichwaru
sichwarub@cput.ac.za

DISTRICT 6, GRANGER BAY AND MOWBRAY PROGRAMS:

Ms Hombakazi Mbolekwa
mbolekwap@cput.ac.za

Financial Clearance

 

I have reported for international clearance but requires financial clearance before I can proceed with registration. What do I do? What is the process?

The financial clearance process is outlined in the 2021 registration booklet downloadable from the CPUT website https://www.cput.ac.za/students/about/registration

Please refer to the following sections in the registration booklet:
1) FINANCIAL MATTERS AND CLEARANCE
2) INTERNATIONAL MATTERS AND CLEARNACE under the subsection called MONEY MATTERS