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How to apply


Applications for the 2019 academic year intake opens in May 2018 for all undergraduate and postgraduate applicants.

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

St    Step-by-step: 2019 Online Applications Guide – never applied at CPUT before

Step-by-step: 2019 Online Applications Guide – applicants with an existing CPUT 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.

Need help? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact the Call Centre on +27 21 959 6767 or 086 123 2788.



Please note: These dates are subject to change

30 June

  • Recognition of Prior Learning applicants

31 July

  • Architectural Technology
  • Fashion Design
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Interior Design
  • Product Design
  • Jewellery Design & Manufacture
  • Nursing Science

03 August

  • BTECH Nursing Science 4 year BTNURS
  • BTECH Nursing Science Extended 5 year programme BTNURX

31 August

  • International applicants, i.e. SA citizens with International qualifications; Non-SA citizens

30 September

  • South African citizens, i.e. Refugees, individuals with permanent SA Residency status; Undergraduate programmes, including BTech programmes not closing on 31 July