Central University of Technology CUT

Central University of Technology CUT

The Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) is the foremost higher education institution in the heartland of South Africa, dedicated to quality education and training in science, engineering and technology. CUT has developed into a leading institution able to take its place on the national, as well as international, higher education landscape.

CUT offers a wide range of qualifications in its four faculties, namely Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Management Sciences, and Faculty of Humanities.

Application And Closing Date

2nd Semester 2019 Applications are Open

2nd Semester 2019 is open for certain fourth-year programmes (BTECH) in Engineering: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering programmes

International Applications received on or before 30 May 2019, South African Applications received on or before 31 June 2019

Applications for 2020 are Open

International Applications received on or before 31 October 2019
South African Applications received on or before 29 November 2019

New applicants

  • International Students for assistance contact the International Office.
  • N qualification (TVET students)

Continuation of studies

  • Students who are continuing with their studies without a gap year will be auto-promoted no need to reapply.
  • Students who took a gap year and would like to continue with their studies must complete continuation form. 

The form is also available at the:

  • Bloemfontein campus: Lapeng Student Centre, Ground floor (Administration Office)
  • Welkom campus: Admin Block

CUT Online Application Form

Apply Online here

CUT Application Form 2020

Download CUT Application form here

Application Status

You can use the online system to Check your application status here. Allow for a 4 to 6 week period.


CUT Online Registration


  • 2020 On campus registration: open in January/February
  • 2020 Register Online: opens in January/February

CUT Admission Requirements

The Central University of Technology via the Wellness Centre administers the selection for prospective students. Selection/ Admissions tests are conducted to give an alternative opportunity to students who do not meet the minimum admission requirements of 27 points.

The selection testing combines a series of tests which assesses aptitude and proficiency in English. Other courses will have departmental tests and interest questionnaires. This will be advised during the testing process. Search here for more details on CUT Admission Requirements.

How to Apply

Any person applying for admission to the CUT must request an application form from the Assistant Registrar.
Prospective students must provide the Assistant Registrar: Academic Structure and Student Enrolment Services with their completed application forms for admission to the CUT as early as possible in the preceding academic year or semester. A non-refundable application fee is payable with each application for admission. Read More Details on how to apply

Courses Offered at CUT

Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology

Computer networking

Engineering: Civil

Engineering: Construction

Engineering: Construction Management

Engineering: Computer Systems

Engineering: Electrical (Light Current)

Engineering: Electrical (Heavy Current). Find List of all CUT Courses here

CUT Contact Details

Contact us for information about CUT

Bloemfontein Campus: +27 (0) 51 507 3911

Welkom Campus: +27 (0) 57 910 3500

Please address all correspondence to:
The Registrar
Central University of Technology, Free State
Private Bag X20539
Republic of South Africa