How to apply


The following qualifications are open for late applications until 13 November 2017: 

The following undergraduate course is open for late applications until 30 November 2017:


Applications for Full Research Master and Doctoral Qualififications are open until 31 May 2018. To view the list of qualifications, download the document below. 


1. International and RPL applications are closed and will not be accepted during this time. 

2. Late applications are for SA citizens only.

3. Applications are available online. Manual forms will only be accepted for a select number of courses (see downloadable form above). 

4. No late application fee will apply for online applications. Manual applications are charged at R150 per application. 


1. SA citizens currently in Grade 12 will not be required to upload a copy of their ID, Grade 11 and/ or mid-Grade 12 documentation. 

2. Minors must submit the minor declaration form signed by their parents/ legal guardians.

2018 Supporting Documentation Requirements


       Before you apply, find the course that is right for you

St    Step-by-step guide to online applications

Step-by-step guide to online applications for students who have an existing student number


To find out if you may apply online or to continue with your saved online application, choose the applicable option below.

Apply to CPUT
  1. Applicants under the age of 18 must download and have a parent/guardian sign a permission form. The completed form must be uploaded at the end of the online application process.

    Download and complete the permission form for under 18's

    After you complete this form, you can start the online application process using the link below:

    Start the online application process
  2. Go to the application tracker to find your student number or get your application status.
  3. You are not eligible to apply online. Please apply using the paper-based application form.

    Get a paper-based application form

  4. Please continue to the SOS system

    Go to the SOS system

  5. Have you already started an online application with CPUT?(*)

    You must choose an answer.
  6. Do you intend to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?(*)

    You must choose an answer.
  7. Have you previously applied to or studied at CPUT for any qualification including Short Courses (Short Learning Programs)?(*)

    You must choose an answer.
  8. Do you have a valid CPUT student number?(*)

    You must choose an answer.
  9. Are you in possession of a South African ID?(*)

    You must choose an answer.
  10. Are you currently busy with, or have you completed a South African matric?(*)

    You must choose an answer.

  11. You must choose an answer.
  12. Are you 18 years or older?(*)

    You must choose an answer.

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