CUT Application Fee

CUT Application Fee

Approved methods of payment include:

  1. cheques;
  2. credit card (at University Cashiers); and
  3. direct deposits/electronic funds transfers (EFTs) into CUT’s bank account.
    • Using the listed beneficiary on the bank,
    • Creating your own beneficiary.

Deposit the application fee into the Central University of Technology, Free State’s bank account. The deposit slip must accompany the application form.

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The no hassle no fuss way

CUT is listed as a beneficiary. Search for: Central University of Technology, Free State (or FS) or  CUT, FS.

The deposit slip or proof of payment must be forwarded to: proofofpayments@cut.ac.za

Bursary students must please forward the bursary letters to: bursaries@cut.ac.za

If the beneficiary option is not available use the following banking details:

South African Citizen payment

Bank: First National Bank
Account name: Central University of Technology FS Student Fee Account
Account number: 62684987418
Account type: Cheque account
Branch name: Bloemfontein
Brach Code: 230134
Reference: Student Number or ID number must be provided*

*Students/prospective students(new applicants)/alumni who are in possession of a student number should preferably use the student number as reference.

International payment

Bank: First National Bank
Account name: Central University of Technology FS Foreign Account
Account number: 62684988036
Account type: Cheque account
Branch name: Bloemfontein
Brach Code: 230134
Reference: Student Number or passport number must be provided*

*Students/prospective students(new applicants)/alumni who are in possession of a student number should preferably use the student number as reference.

No cash on campus during registration periods

No cash will be handled by CUT cashiers during the registration period. Only credit cards, debit cards and cheque payment will be accepted by the University cashiers during this time.

2025

NON-RESIDENCE STUDENTS

Applications received up to 31 August 2025

R100.00

Late applications received up to 30 September

R100.00

RESIDENCE STUDENTS

All current senior students apply: 1 – 31 August 

R100.00

First-years applying have no closing date

R100.00

Application fees (non-refundable) applicable to students who follow a first or new academic programme.

Amounts payable are subjects to change.

The application form for admission must be accompanied by the customer copy of the application fee deposit slip.

Only students who have been accepted academically by CUT, and who have received written confirmation of such academic acceptance from CUT, may apply for accommodation in a residence.

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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.