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Every prospective student shall apply for admission to a programme offered by the university on the prescribed application form or online where applicable. the application must be completed in detail and signed by the prospective student and his/ her parent or guardian if s/he is a minor. the application must be submitted to the Registrar by the date stipulated in 2.4 below, together with the proof of payment of the application fee, if the application is manual. online application, where applicable, does not generate an application fee.

Applicants are allowed a maximum choice of three programmes to apply for.

Any person applying for admission as a student at CPUT for the first time shall together with his/her application form submit his/ her grade 12 certificate or equivalent, grade 11 final results, if transferring from another higher-education institution a certificate of conduct and academic record, identity document or unabridged birth certificate with id or passport number and in the instance of international students a valid study permit.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology online Application Guidelines 2020


Application Closing Dates

Closing Dates The closing date for applications for admission is 30 September, except where otherwise stated. no late applications from international students will be accepted except where otherwise stated. Applications for international students close on 31 August. these international applications must include the SAQA evaluation certificates.

A late application fee shall be payable for applications received after 30 September.

Admission requirements

No person shall be admitted to a qualification unless he/ she satisfies the minimum admission requirements prescribed for the course and has:

  1. a matriculation certificate, issued by the matriculation Board (up to and including (1991) or the South African certification Board (since 1992);
  2. a Senior certificate;
  3. a certificate that has been endorsed in accordance with the South African certification council Act to the effect that he/ she has met the minimum requirements for admission to study at a university; or
  4. any alternative qualifications, including national certificate Vocational or relevant work experience (prior learning and/or experience) that is recognized in terms of the admission policy of the university as laid down by council in consultation with Senate.

All candidates who comply with the minimum requirements are still subject to selection procedures.

A student shall be enrolled when his application for admission as a student has been approved, and when he has been registered in accordance with the rules of CPUT. only the Registrar or his/her nominee is allowed to communicate the outcome of the admission and selection process to prospective students.

For more, visit: www.cput.ac.za