Cape Peninsula University of Technology Tuition Fee 2025

Cape Peninsula University of Technology Tuition Fee 2025

Fees and payment

For comprehensive information about fees and payments, please consult the Fees booklet for 2016.

Applications fees

A non-refundable application fee of R100 must be paid when applying to CPUT.

If late applications are accepted, a late application fee of R150 will be charged.

Paying an application fee does not mean that your application was successful.

Deposit after being accepted

Students that have been accepted must pay a deposit of R1750 within four weeks of receiving an offer to study. This amount must be paid via electronic payment.

This amount will be credited to the student’s account. If the student subsequently withdraws or fails to register for the course of study concerned, the deposit will be refunded less R100 (administration cost).

Deposit before registration

Before being able to register, students must be a total deposit of R3500. This deposit is made up of R1750 payable at acceptance (see above) and R1750 payable before registration.

Students who have not paid the minimum amount of R3500 before registration will not be allowed to register.

PLEASE NOTE: Electronic payments must be made 72 hours or (3 days) prior to registration.

Students that have been accepted into a residence must pay an additional R1500 deposit before registration. Their total deposit is therefore R5000.

Fees payment: local students

Fees for local students must be paid by the following deadlines:

On or before 30 June 50% of the total account
On or before 30 November remaining balance

Final exam results of students who have not paid their fees in full will be withheld.

Fees payment: international students

Fees for international students must be paid by the following deadlines:

On or before registration 50% of the total account
On or before 30 May remaining balance

All international students, excluding refugees, are required to make an upfront payment of 50% of the anticipated fees for the year.

A once-off administrative levy of R1500.00 must be paid by international students, excluding refugees and students with permanent residence in South Africa.

Preferred method of payment is by Direct Deposit or Electronically (EFT), using the account details given below.

Payment methods

The preferred method of payment is via direct deposit or EFT, to the following bank account:

Bank ABSA Bank, Public Sector Western Cape
Account name Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Account type Current account
Branch code 632005
Account number 4053548487
Swift code ABSA ZA JJ (for payments made outside South Africa)
Reference Your CPUT student number

Payments can also be made at the CPUT cashiers at the various campuses on Monday-Friday between 8:00-16:30.

Financial aid

For information about financial aid, please visit our Financial aid and funding section.

Students with sponsors or bursaries

External bursars often request an estimate of student fees before awarding the bursary. This can be obtained from the CPUT website, where the course is listed under the corresponding faculty page, or from Student Finance Department.

A student who has received a bursary or a sponsorship must produce written proof thereof.  A copy of an application for a bursary will not be accepted. If the student has a sponsor who is paying their fees, a letter from the sponsor should be presented when registering. The letter should be addressed to the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and include a declaration stating:

  • exactly what the sponsor will cover
  • the period of sponsorship as well as any special conditions that pertain to the sponsorship
  • the full contact details of the sponsor, as well as the contact person and/or department

A similar letter will need to be presented by the student at any subsequent registrations.

Contact the Student Finance Office

All student account enquiries and quotations for student fees can be made to the Student Finance Office.

Tel: +27 21 959 4340
Tel: +27 21 959 4341
Tel: +27 21 959 4342
Tel: +27 21 959 4343

Email: studentaccounts@cput.ac.za


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.