Central university of technology online application 2025

Prospective students who could not finalise their 2025 applications will have an opportunity to do so. The closing date has been extended to 13 February 2025.

Tips for completing the application:

  1. Do you already have a student number: Select No
  2. Returning to complete application: Select Yes
  3. Enter your ID number
  4. Click on: Resume application in order to finalise all the outstanding steps.
  5. Ensure that you upload your supporting documents.
  6. Submit your application to get the student number.

i-Enabler Pins: +27(0) 507 3715/3014/3784 (office hours)

Carefully read the instructions below, ready the files and information needed to apply. The link for the online application follows. 

Download the Application 2025 brochure (PDF)

Apply Online for 2025 (applications are closed)

Previous applicants, if you are struggling, read the table below.

RETURNING APPLICANTS with EXISTING STUDENT NUMBER(including former students)
2025 Applicants(those who applied in 2025)All other years
Are you interested to Apply at CUT for 2025 academic year?
You received a student number but you never selected the qualification to study at CUT.Have made an application between 2016-2025 and selected the qualification that you are interested to study?
Please note that your student number does not exist in CUT system anymore.Do you have a CUT student number? If Yes.In your application process please indicate that “Yes” You have a student number you will then be redirected to returning students link to proceed with your online application. Use a default PIN 21202 or 10101 if both do not work please send us an e-mail using details below.When you are logged in follow the following steps:Go to applicationsEnsure your E-mail address is captured correctly on the online system to receive communication from us AND upload supporting documents under school leaving SubjectsClick on submit applicationEnter your 2025 application and submit
Please start a new process of 2025 APPLICATIONIn your application process please indicate “No” You do not have a student numberShould you have any queries regarding your application process send an e-mail to apply@cut.ac.zaRemember to use your ID/Passport number in the subject line if you did not yet get a new student numberShould you have any queries regarding your application process send an e-mail to apply@cut.ac.zaRemember to use your student number in the subject line.

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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.