Step 4: Fill in the application form

Use your official documents to help you fill in the application form. Read the application form’s instructions carefully and fill in all the required sections. Incomplete forms will not be processed.

Here are some tips to help you fill in the form correctly.

  • Your name, surname, and identity number or passport number must be filled in exactly as they are written in your identity document or passport.
  • When filling in the qualification you want to study, make sure that you use the correct name of the qualification. Check the name of the qualification on the CPUT website or in the prospectus booklet.
  • Applicants are limited to three choices (to be filled in on one form). Any further applications will be discarded.
  • If you want to stay in a CPUT residence, tick Yes in the appropriate block and complete the residence application form at the back of the application form. You will not be allocated a place in a residence if you do not tick Yes and complete the residence application form. Residence space is not guaranteed.
  • You address is the address where you live permanently. Ask your parents for a municipal bill and copy the address from the bill.
  • Even if you are going to apply for a bursary or loan you must fill in the details of the person who is responsible for paying your fees since bursaries and loans are not guaranteed.
  • Read through and complete the legal undertaking in full.
  • Complete the checklist at the back of the form.
  • Read through the form again to make sure you have filled in all the information.

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.