Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

1. How do I apply?

Follow our 7-step application procedure.

2. What is the application fee?

R100.

3. How do I get an application form?

There are four ways to get an application form.

4. Can I apply online?

No, we don’t currently offer online applications.

5. What can I study?

We have more than 70 courses across six faculties, visit our faculty pages for more information on these courses.

If you are unsure about what you want to study, you can contact the Department of Student Counselling for career assessment and advice.

6. What are the requirements?

View the Admission requirements.

7. I am studying at a college, can I apply with my college marks?

Yes, you can. But you must apply with your National Senior Certificate and with an academic record from the college where you studied.

8. What marks must I send?

If you are still in Grade 12, your marks obtained in Grade 11 together with your most recent Grade 12 marks must be submitted.

If you have finished school, you must submit a certified copy of your National Senior Certificate.

9. Do I have to complete a questionnaire/ do a portfolio/ go for an interview to apply?

Some courses require students to complete a portfolio, questionnaire or essay. Check the application form and the additional admission requirements.

10. Do I have to write an entrance exam?

Some course require students to write an NBT (National Benchmark Test).

11. I’m from another country, what must I do?

International applicants have a number of requirements they must meet. Contact the Office of International Affairs.

12. How do I send in my form?

You can submit your application form and accompanying documents in two ways:

  • Forms can be hand-delivered at the campus where the programme is offered. The venues of offering of all courses are outlined in the application form.
  • Forms can also be posted to the Admissions Office at the campus where the programme is offered.
13. Will I be accepted?

To be accepted, you must at least meet the minimum admission requirements. To better your chances, make sure that you exceed the minimum requirements.

14. When will I hear back about my application?

We receive thousands of applications, so it may be a while before you will hear back from us.

You can track your application online at: https://www.cput.ac.za/study/track

You can also contact the Admissions office at messiaht@cput.ac.za or call any of the following numbers:

Tel: +27 21 959 6393
Tel: +27 21 959 6270
Tel: +27 21 959 6072
Tel: +27 21 460 3393
Tel: +27 21 460 3373
Tel: +27 21 460 8353

15. How do I know if I have been accepted?

You will receive a letter from us stating that you are provisionally accepted. You will only be fully accepted once you have submitted your final matric marks and they meet the requirements. If you have not been accepted, you will also get a letter from us.

16. What are the fees?

Fees differ depending on the course you want to study and the classes you take. On our website you can get a fees estimate.

17. How do I get a bursary?

You can only apply for a bursary from CPUT once you have been registered for your course. Contact the Financial Aid Office.

18. How do I get space in a residence?

You can apply for residence when you apply to study.

19. When do applications close?
Courses/ applicants Closing date
Architectural Technology 31 July
International applicants 31 August
South African applicants, including Design 30 September
20. Is there support for students with disabilities?

Yes! The Disability Unit offers support services for students with disabilities.