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Step 4: Online application

Important information

  • Are you sure that you have gathered and prepare all your supporting documentation including any additional documentation for some specific programmes?
  • If you are not yet 18 of age, have you completed your signed minor declaration?
  • Click here to access the information before commencing your online application
  • Have you checked that you meet the minimum requirements for the programmes that you want to apply for? Refer to the Undergraduate Prospectus for more details
  • Click here to access the information
  • No manual posted or over the counter applications will be accepted unless for those categories that cannot submit online and as outlined in Step 3: Get an application form here
  • Please note that applicants are limited to three choices. (except for RPL – only one choice permissible).

Submit your online application

1. Applicants that have never applied and/or studied (including short programmes) at CPUT before (i.e no existing student number) - Apply here

2. Applicants that have applied and/or studied (including short programmes) at CPUT before (i.e you have an existing student number) - Apply here

International applicants

  • Click here for detailed international related information.
  • Click here for international admission requirements

RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) applicants

First access the RPL website page for important RPL related information – click here 

  • No manual posted or over the counter applications will be accepted unless for those categories that cannot submit online and as outlined in Step 3:  Get an application form here
  • Please note that applicants are limited to three choices. (except for RPL – only one choice permissible). 
  • Some qualifications require applicants to submit additional information as part of their application as outlined in Step 1: Choose a qualification  and Step 2: Gather your documents

Application guides for South African Citizens and Non-RPL applicants

Step by step application guide for First-time applicants (currently a Grade 12 learner)

Step by step application guide for First-Time applicants (not currently a Grade 12 learner)

Step by step application guide for applicants with an existing CPUT Student number

International and RPL Application Guides

It is important that these categories of applications follow the step-by-step application guide when completing their online application

Step by step application guide for first time international applicants

Step by step application guide for international applicants with existing student number

Step by step application guide for first time RPL applicants

Step by step application guide for RPL applicants with an existing student number