Can I Still Apply at Cput

APPLY ONLINE: CPUT is now accepting late applications for programmes with available spaces until Friday.

APPLY ONLINE: CPUT is now accepting late applications for programmes with available spaces until 8 November.

CPUT is accepting late applications for programmes with available spaces until 8 November .

The university will be considering only online application submissions and applicants can submit their application free of charge as no late application fees will apply.

However, manual applications will only be allowed for the following categories of applications:

National applicants (with an SA ID) with International qualifications who already have SAQA certification.

All Refugee or Asylum Seeker status applicants or permanent residency applicants with SA ID who meet the minimum requirements.

Application form should be hand-delivered to the Application and Registration Centre directly by applicant.

Click here to obtain an application form and note that the R150 late application fee will be charged.

Below is the process that needs to be followed including who may apply:

Applicants who exhausted only one or two options out of the maximum of three choices for applications submitted during the normal application timelines

Applicants who did not apply during the normal application timelines (maximum of three choices)

National applicants with an SA ID, including refugee/asylum seeker and/or permanent residency applicants with a National Senior Certificate /Senior Certificate/ National Vocational 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

Applicants are advised to do the following before attempting to apply:

Consult the list of programmes with available spaces and for submission during above time frame.

Regretfully no Recognition of Prior Learning applications will be considered

Ensure that you meet the minimum admission and subject requirements for your programme of choice

Ensure that you have checked for any additional admission and supporting documentation

Certify all your supporting documentation. Certification must be less than three months old.

No ID, Grade 11 and Grade 12 results documentation is required to be submitted for online applications but is still required for any manual submission of applications.Written by Kwanele Butana

Email: butanak@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Business and Management Sciences and Education Faculties, Student Affairs Department and Cape Town and Mowbray Campuses.


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.