Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Nursing Application 2025

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Nursing Application 2025

Applications for 2025 now open

CREATING FUTURES: Prospective students can now apply to study at CPUT.

Matric learners and other individuals hoping to jumpstart their careers can now apply to study at CPUT in 2025.

Whether you want to be a teacher, journalist, nurse, or a designer CPUT has you covered with more than 70 career-focused courses to choose from.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online and can visit www.cput.ac.za/study/apply.

Manual applications are only available to applicants applying for Recognition of Prior Learning, non-South African citizens, South African citizens with international qualifications, applicants with permanent residence in South Africa and applicants with Refugee Status/ an Asylum Seeker permit.

Please note; that a non-refundable application fee will be applicable for manual applications.

Applications for the following courses close on 31 July:

  • Architectural Technology,
  • Fashion
  • Visual Communication
  • Design
  • Interior Design
  • Product Design
  • Jewellery Design & Manufacture
  • Nursing Science

The deadline for applications from international applicants will be on August 31.

South African applicants can apply until September 30.

If you have already applied and have documents outstanding or need to upload additional supporting documents here.

2025 APPLICATIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE STUDIES (APPLYING TO COMMENCE WITH STUDIES IN 2025):

Applications for the 2025 academic year intake opens on Monday, 20 May for all undergraduate and postgraduate applicants.

NB: Changes to Higher Education Qualifications in South Africa HERE

Only online applications are acceptable unless otherwise stipulated in the table below:

Application TypeMode of Application
SA citizens currently in Grade 12 (SA matric type) ONLINE applications ONLY 
• No application fee chargeable
• No manual applications are acceptable
SA citizens who have passed Grade 12 or any other SA matric type/ qualification• ONLINE applications ONLY 
• No application fee chargeable
• No manual applications are acceptable
SA citizens transferring from other institutions• ONLINE applications ONLY
• No application fee chargeable
• No manual applications are acceptable
SA CPUT students with a break in their studies of 1 year and moreONLINE applications
• No application fee chargeable
• No manual applications are acceptable
RPL applications (Recognition of Prior Learning)MANUAL applications ONLY – click here for RPL information and application procedures 
• R100 application fee chargeable
Non-SA citizens (International) including Refugee and Permanent Residency applicants MANUAL applications ONLY – click here for International applicants information and procedures
• R100 application fee chargeable
SA citizens who have passed a non-SA matric/ qualificationMANUAL applications ONLY 
• R100 application fee chargeable

CLOSING DATES

Qualification Type• SA citizenship (with a SA ID number)
• Permanent Residency with a valid SA identification
• Refugees with a valid Refugee permit*
• Non-South African Citizenship (without a SA ID number)
Master’s Degree & M Tech (Full Research)15 March 202515 March 2025
Doctoral Degree & D Tech15 March 202515 March 2025

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.