How to Apply to Cape Peninsula University of Technology

CPUT Application and Acceptance Process

When Should I apply?

Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible in the application cycle. You can find CPUT’s online application form here.

Applications open in May and close at the end of September.

For the hard-copy application form, click here. You can then print and complete it by hand. (Updated forms to be available when applications open in May.)

South Africans learners wishing to apply online will need a working email address and an ID number. Foreign learners wishing to apply will need to have their passport number.

NOTE: Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application, be sure to check this out when applying.

Application Fees:

Applicants are required to pay an application fee of R100 before their application form can be processed. All applicants must attach a copy of the proof of payment to their application form, as well as keep the original proof of payment just in case.NOTE: A late application fee of R150 applies to applications submitted in October. CPUT accepts three payment methods:

1. Cash payments, which can be made directly at the Cashiers’ Office on the applicants preferred campus.

2. A bank deposit, using the bank details below:

Main Account: For SA Applicants

Account name: Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Bank name: ABSA Bank
Account number: 405 354 8487
Branch: Public Sector Cape Town
Branch code: 632005
Reference: ID number or Student number, Surname and InitialsAlternative Account: For Applicants outside SA Account name: Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Bank: ABSA Bank
Account number: 012 0266 0521
Branch: Bellville
Branch code: 632005
Swift code (payment outside SA): ABSA ZA JJ
Reference: Passport number or Student number, Surname and Initials 

Submitting of Results and Documents:

School learners must ensure that all examination results from Grade 11 until September of Grade 12 are submitted. Failure to do such may result in delays within the student’s application process. You might find that you applied early in Grade 12 and thus only sent in your final Grade 11 results. If this is true, as the year progresses and you receive more results keep sending them through to UCT, that way they will have all your results by the time finals come around.

Transferring students should too ensure that all transcripts and academic records are submitted as early as possible as well as that a final transcript of current studies being undertaken reaches the Admissions Office as soon as possible after receipt.

For more information on what forms to submit, please visit here.

Once you have sent in your application, you must monitor your application status. You can do such by contacting the following numbers:CPUT Call Centre
Tel: +27 21 959 6767
Email: info@cput.ac.zaBellville Campus Admissions Office
Tel: +27 21 959 6256
Tel: +27 21 959 6270Cape Town Campus Admissions Office
Tel: +27 21 460 3393
Tel: +27 21 460 3861 

CPUT will then notify the applicant if your application is successful or unsuccessful.

Dates to remember:

Cut-off date for April graduation exemption and recognition applications: January 30
Mark changes approved by Senex for April graduation: February 20

Cut-off date for September graduation exemption and recognition applications: August 3
Mark changes approved by Senate for April graduation: August 14

Autumn Graduation ceremonies: April 13 – 18
Spring Graduation ceremonies: September 18
Africa Day: May 22
Mandela Day: July 17

If you have any more questions, do not hesitate to contact CPUT