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2022 late application process at CPUT for programmes with available spaces

Important Notice

Students (including prospective first-year students and their guardians) are urged not to travel to campuses for face-to-face assistance from staff. This is to avoid large crowds and respect the national protocols during the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, CUT will only be accepting online applications and electronic submissions for the 2022 academic year.

The links to information given below may prove useful:

CPUT receives in the region of 270,000 applications for study every year, so it is understandable that this is a high volume period for enquiries. Students and members of the public are asked to please be patient as we process registrations, queries and late applications. Be assured that your request will be dealt with as soon as possible.


First-Year Undergraduate Programmes - Late Applications

The first-year intake for Undergraduate studies – late applications will only be made available by no later than Sunday, 13 February 2022. Please refer to the 1st year brochure below for detailed information.

2022 1st Year Brochure - English & Afrikaans

2022 1st Year Brochure - isiXhosa

First Year application option if your applications have been declinded by CPUT

Meeting the minimum requirements is not a guarantee of acceptance into a programme. The competition for space in higher education institutions is great.

If your applications have been declined, you can sign up to CACH via the WhatsApp Chatbot (078 776 8660), USSD (*134*225#), or sign up online at cach.ac.za. Applicants can also find out more on their Facebook page, which is CACH_SA.

Also refer to the detailed 2022 CACH DHET Circular below.

CACH is an initiative of DHET which operates as a referral system for unsuccessful applicants and is not a late application service. The CACH will provide unsuccessful applicants with access to career development services, and where possible, an opportunity to access spaces still available within the PSET systems at universities, TVET colleges or in SETA learnerships, without having to travel to institutions to try and find a space.


2nd, 3rd, 4th Year of Studies for Continuing Students and Next Level of Studying Programmes – (Advanced Diplomas, Masters and Doctoral programmes)

Full Research Masters and Doctoral programmes are still open for online applications and only closes 15 March 2022.

A few programmes are currently open for late applications i.e. Late approved accredited HEQSF mostly Postgraduate Diploma programmes as well as a few phasing out programmes within the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment.

Identification of Late applications for programmes with available spaces (excluding 1st year Undergraduate programmes):

Please note that Faculties are in the process of the identification of programmes with available spaces for this category of applications. The lists will be published by no later than Sunday, 30 January 2022.

Late applications for this category of applications will be open as from Monday, 31 January 2022 until Friday, 4 February 2022

Late Application Timeframe

2022 late applications will be available only for identified programmes with available spaces for the following application categories:

  • Applicants who exhausted only 1 or 2 options out of the maximum of 3 choices for applications submitted during the normal application timelines
  • Applicants who did not apply during the normal application timelines (maximum of 3 choices)
  • No 4th choice following the Dean’s Discretionary process will be considered for the current open late applications. This will only be permissable during the late application process commencing 31 January 2022. More details regarding this process will be published soon.
  • Students transferring from other universities
  • CPUT students who have taken a gap in their studies
  • Phasing out programmes
  • Advanced Diploma Studies (Students who have completed a National Diploma/Diploma/Bachelors Degree or equivalent studies)
  • Postgraduate studies – M Tech/Master Course-based programmes
  • Postgraduate studies – Post Graduate Diploma programmes

Who may apply

Applications are welcomed for the following applicants:

  • National applicants (with an SA ID), including Refugee/Asylum Seeker and/or Permanent Residency applicants with a National Senior Certificate (NSC) / SC (Senior Certificate) / NCV (National Vocal Certificate) / National Qualification.
  • National applicants (with an SA ID) with international qualifications who already have SAQA certificates.
  • Refugee/Asylum Seeker status applicants with international qualification who already have SAQA certificates.
  • Permanent residency applicants with SA ID with international qualification who already have SAQA certificates.
  • Regretfully no RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) applications will be considered.

List of identified programmes with available spaces

Undergraduate Studies (Higher Certificate/Diploma/Bachelors/B Ed/Advanced Diploma studies):

Postgraduate Studies (Postgraduate Diploma/B Ed Honours/Masters/Doctoral studies):

Online Assistance

Online assistance capacity has been increased for online applications and registrations processes. Applicants and prospective students who require off-campus assistance can contact the Call Centre on  086 123 2788 / 021 959 6767 or visit the following link for detailed contact information: https://www.cput.ac.za/enquiries The official CPUT Facebook page regularly posts updates.  Please like the page for updates. Also consult the online application step-by-step guide downloadable from https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply/step-4-online-application

How to submit your late application

  • Online applications - Free of charge
  • All applications must be submitted online except for the few Non-degree programmes identiifed. See information further down on this page how to submit these applications.

Online Application Process

  • Regretfully no manual applications for this category will be processed
  • You can apply from the comfort of your own home, or wherever you have Internet access.
  • You can use a smart phone, tablet or a computer to apply online. Please use Internet Explorer as your Internet search engine. No other browsers are certified for online applications at CPUT.
  • Specifications for your computer: Internet Explorer 7 or higher, with Adobe Acrobat Reader 7 or higher. No other browsers are certified for online applications at CPUT.

STEP 1: CHOOSE PROGRAMMES AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Consult the 2021 Prospectus to ensure that you meet the minimum admission and subject requirements for your programme of choice. https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply/step-1-choose-a-qualification
  2. Scroll down to your specific programme of choice for any additional (programme-specific) supporting documentation and/or any other requirements.

STEP 2: GATHER YOUR DOCUMENTS OR UPLOAD FURTHER/OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTS

  1. Important information is outlined on this page – click here.
  2. Please take note of the following regarding supporting documentation prior to uploading during submission of your application:
  • Minor applicants, not 18 yet at the time of application are required to submit a Minor Application Declaration, click here to download the form.
  • Important information regarding supporting documentation requirements click here
  • Reminder: Consult the list of additional admission requirements (qualification specific document requirements) as listed in Step 1: Choose a qualification and special requirements
  • Each document must be scanned, saved and uploaded individually against each uploading Certificate code during your online application submission
  • All documents must be scanned in any of the following file types: tiff, pdf, jpg or gif (MS Excel and MS Word document formats are not recognized)
  • The maximum scanned file size is 2MB each

STEP 3: SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION ONLINE

Non-Degree Application Process (Indicated as a Manual Process in the Undergraduate List)

Late application fee: R150

PLEASE NOTE:

THE FOLLOWING PROCESS IS ONLY APPLICABLE TO THE FEW NON-DEGREE PURPOSE PROGRAMMES THAT CAN ONLY FOLLOW A MANUAL APPLICATION SUBMISSION PROCESS. THIS IS CLEARLY INDICATED NEXT TO THE PROGRAMME IN THE UNDERGRADUATE LIST OF PROGRAMMES WITH AVAILABLE SPACES IN THE FACULTY OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS SCIENCE

STEP 1: CHOOSE PROGRAMMES AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Follow step 1 above as outlined for online application submissions

STEP 2: GATHER YOUR DOCUMENTS

  • Important information regarding supporting documentation requirements click here
  • Reminder: Consult the list of additional admission requirements (qualification specific document requirements) as listed in Step 1: Choose a qualification and special requirements

STEP 3: GET AN APPLICATION FORM

Click on the following link to download the application form https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply/step-3-get-an-application-form

STEP 4: COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION FORM

Guidelines in how to complete the application form is available here https://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply/step-3-1-complete-your-application-manual-and-online

STEP 4.1 PAY YOUR APPLICATION FEE

Pay your application fee and attach the receipt to your application form. Click here for further details regarding payments.

STEP 5: SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM AND ANY ADDITIONAL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

Completed application forms and accompanying documents must be hand delivered to the Admissions Office, Bellville Campus, Symphony Way (off Robert Sobukwe Road, Bellville. Forms will only be accepted during the set timeline.

Important Notice

Only completed applications will be considered. Please consult the list of supporting documentation

Only applications that followed the outlined application processes above will be considered as an application

Manual application submissions will not be considered except otherwise stated in the list provided (i.e. few non-degree purpose programmes)

Postal Services (including courier services) will not be considered.

Due to limited residence spaces, being accepted academically does not guarantee a space into the residence

Application outcome

Selections will be conducted within the respective Faculties and the outcome will be communicated via SMS to the applicant. Please track your outcome frequently and/or download your acceptance letter by accessing the CPUT website link: http://www.cput.ac.za/study/track