Cape Peninsula University of Technology CPUT

Welcome to the Cape Peninsula of Technology (CPUT) institution page! The University (CPUT), established in 2005 as a merger of Cape Technikon (1920) and Peninsula Technikon (1962), is the largest university situated in the Western Cape.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology was established on 1 January 2005, when the Cape Technikon and Peninsula Technikon merged. This merger was part of a national transformation process that transformed the higher education landscape in South Africa.

Today, this institution is the only university of technology in the Western Cape and is the largest university in the region, boasting more than 30 000 students, several campuses and service points and more than 70 programmes.

However, the institution has humble beginnings in the Cape Technikon and Peninsula Technikon, which dates back to the early 1900’s.

CPUT Application Form 2020

Application Dates:

13 May 2019

Application Fees:

  • R100 (SA and international citizens)
  • R150 (late application)

International students need to meet the following admission requirements upon application.

Courses Offered At CPUT

The university offers a wide range of under- and post-graduate qualifications that fall under the following categories:

  • Applied Sciences
  • Business
  • Education and Social Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Health and Wellness Sciences
  • Informatics and Design
  • Short Courses

Admission Requirement

Admission requirements for the different courses offered at CPUT can be found under Courses and fees. You may also be required to complete a series of tests to assist in the placement process.

Students following the Cambridge system should take note of the following requirements:

  • Passes of at least five different subjects of the IGCSE and HIGCSE study levels, of which at least two are HIGCSElevel subjects.
  • A pass in the language which is the medium of instruction at the University (English or Afrikaans).
  • Specific pass grades: IGCSE: A, B or C; HIGCSE: 1, 2 or 3.

Other senior school qualifications will be reviewed on merit.

Evaluation of foreign qualifications

All applicants applying with a foreign qualification towards both undergraduate and postgraduate studies MUST have their qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) prior to submitting their application forms (see below).


The onus is on the student to apply timeously to SAQA, as this may take a bit longer

How to Apply

Step 1:  Get your application form.

  • Online Application (free of charge):
    Undergraduate and postgraduate applicants use the same online application process.
  • Hardcopy Application (R100 application fee):
    You will need to post your application form to the campus that you will be studying at.  This information can be found on the hard copy application form.  

Step 2:  Complete your application form in full. 

Remember you’ll need an email address.  

Step 3:  Attach all supporting documents. 

Step 4: Make sure you follow up and check your admission status.

Step 5:  Find Funding.

Online Application Form

  • 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.

Step 1: Verify For Existing CPUT Student Number – Please click here

1.1 No student number? Proceed with application here

1.2 Edit non-submitted online application click here

Step 2: Upload further, outstanding documentation or amending of biographical information click here

Application Status

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Registration Date

Second Semester (July) 2019 registrations:

CPUT Second Semester Registration Date Starts from 17 – 19 July 2019. All Registration-related information will be published by end May 2019 Second Semester Applications 2019