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Download or open the Online Application Guide, and follow the steps in the PDF document to complete the CUT application (includes screenshots of the system).

1. Online Application guide (PDF)

2. Go to Online Application

Admission Process At CUT For 2025 Intake Cycles

  • Applications for the following year will open in May/June of each year; closing date is end of August.
  • Applications for the second semester will open in March/April of each year; closing date is end of May. Please note only selected programmes have a second semester intake.

Specific Admission information

An application fee, as stipulated in the admission regulations of the CUT, must be paid before the deadline specified in the admission regulations.

Prospective students must provide the Assistant Registrar: Academic Structure and Student Enrolment Services with their completed application forms for admission to the CUT as early as possible in the preceding academic year or semester. A non-refundable application fee is payable with each application for admission.

Once the Academic Structure and Student Enrolment Services Unit have processed the applications, a selection list is drawn up and forwarded to the various faculties.

Upon receipt of the selection lists, the head of the department divide the applications into three (3) categories, namely:

  • Applicants who meet all the admission requirements;
  • Applicants to be subjected to the testing of potential;
  • Applicants who are considered academically unsuccessful.

Applicants falling into the first category are notified in writing by the Academic Structure and Student Enrolment Services Unit that their applications for admission to the CUT have been successful.

The unsuccessful applicants falling into the third category are notified in writing by the Academic Structure and Student Enrolment Services Unit that their applications for admission to the CUT have been unsuccessful.

Applicants falling into the second category are notified in writing by the Academic Structure and Student Enrolment Services Unit that their applications for admission are subject to the testing of potential. The date, time and place of such testing will be clearly indicated.

The testing of potential proceeds as follows:

  • The applicant reports on the date and at the time and place indicated in the letter.
  • The testing, as described in the admission regulations of the CUT, is administered on this occasion by the Wellness Centre.
  • The results of the test are arranged in hierarchical order as soon as possible after the test.
  • The Wellness Centre make these results available to the various faculties, after which the relevant department heads make a final selection of applicants for particular learning programmes.s

Candidates who have successfully completed the selection process are notified in writing of their admission to the CUT by the Academic Structure and Student Enrolment Services Unit, however, applicants falling into the first category will receive preference with regard to placement in learning programmes, except where the Senate determines otherwise.

The names of candidates who have completed the test with regard to potential and have not been granted admission are placed on a waiting-list to be reconsidered during a subsequent evaluation opportunity. Such candidates will receive a letter from the Academic Structure and Student Enrolment Services Unit informing them that their applications for admission have been unsuccessful after the final placement in the various learning programmes.

In the case of candidates applying for admission to the learning programmes: Hospitality Management, Marketing, Emergency Medical Care, Tourism Management, Dental Assistance, Language Practice and Art and Design; it is expected that, in addition to the testing of potential, the applicants will undergo one or more of the following procedures before final selection and acceptance can proceed, namely:

  • Psychometric testing/evaluation
  • Portfolio submission
  • Interview
  • Completion of a questionnaire
  • Assessment of practical skills
  • Any other process, as approved by the Senate

Upon receipt of an official letter from the Academic Structure and Student Enrolment Services Unit to the effect that the candidate concerned has been granted admission to the CUT, the candidate must indicate in writing, before or on the date stipulated in the letter, whether he/she accepts the offer of admission. Failure to do so could lead to the expiry of the said offer.

Additional procedures designed to facilitate the execution of the standard procedure may be announced by the Senate in due time

Standard administrative procedures and forms used in the event of changes to the agreement concluded with the CUT.

Upon registration as a student at the CUT, the student signs a statement in terms of section 3.2 (i) (6) of chapter 4 of the CUT calendar, declaring that he/she will immediately notify the Assistant Registrar: Academic Structure and Student Enrolment Services in writing on the prescribed LS 149 form (available from the Assistant Registrar: Academic Structure and Student Enrolment Services) of any change of address.

Should any change to a learning programme or subject be made, the student must supply the Academic Structure and Student Enrolment Services Unit with the prescribed LS 151 form (available from the Assistant Registrar: Academic Structure and Student Enrolment Services), completed in triplicate and signed by the relevant programme head, before the predetermined deadline.

In the event of the suspension of studies, the prescribed LS 150 form (available from the Assistant Registrar: Academic Structure and Student Enrolment Services), signed by the head of the department concerned, must be delivered to the Academic Structure and Student Enrolment Services Unit.

In the event of a change of residence or the cancellation of board and lodging, the prescribed LS 150 form, signed by the Residence Manager of the relevant residence, must be delivered to the Academic Structure and Student Enrolment Services Unit. If the LS 150 form is not submitted before the deadline, no discount/refund of fees will be granted.

Students at the regional learning centres must complete the prescribed LS 154 form (available from the Assistant Registrar: Academic Structure and Student Enrolment Services) to apply for a student card, and must forward this form together with a recent identity photograph to the CUT.

If a student should lose/misplace his/her student card, the student must reapply for a new card immediately by means of the prescribed LS 154 form (available from the Assistant Registrar: Academic Structure and Student Enrolment Services), since positive identification is necessary for access to all facilities on all 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.