WILAfrica Conference SASCE in partnership with CPUT will be hosting the WILAfrica conference. Click here for more details >>>

Pre-arrival information

Before you arrive in South Africa, it is advisable to arrange transport to your place of residence. If you are entering South Africa via Johannesburg, you will have to go through customs before boarding your domestic flight to Cape Town. Please take full advantage of all the services and information sessions available to you.

Before leaving home, you must make sure that you have a valid CPUT study permit for entry into South Africa. Study permits are issued for specific academic institutions. If you would like to change institutions, you must obtain a new study permit. Also note that permits are limited to a specific period, and you may have to renew your permit during your period of study.

Please make sure that you renew your permit two months before the expiry date to avoid penalties from the department of Home Affairs.

Also take note of the following requirements for international and financial clearance:

First-time international CPUT students

  • Download the Registration Checklist downloadable at https://www.cput.ac.za/students/about/registration
  • Complete and sign the Registration Checklist
  • Original Passport/ Refugee Permit/ Asylum Seeker permit
  • Original CPUT Study permit
  • Visitors’ visa, Special Skills permit, Work permit or Diplomatic permit (applicable to Passport users only)
  • Original South African medical aid certificate valid for 12 months (applicable to Passport users only)
  • Original CPUT acceptance letter for the qualification that you will be studying.
  • Original school leaving certificate / results and original academic records for postgraduate students.
  • Original SAQA certificate
  • Original proof of upfront payments made to CPUT, including proof of payment of:
    R1,500.00 Admin Levy (this is a once-off payment by a student registering for the first time at CPUT)
  • No student using a spouse’s ID will be registered.

First-time and Returning CPUT part-time international students.

  • Part-time international students with work permits MUST also submit a South African medical aid cover (valid for 12 months) to be registered.
  • International students with work permits can only study part-time