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.

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

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.

 

First-Year Applicants - Undergraduate Programmes with available spaces (i.e. Diploma, Higher Certificate, Bachelor Degree programmes)

PLEASE NOTE: The following Faculties will be opening late applications as early as Thursday, 10 February 2022 for certain 1st time entry/intake programmes with available spaces. Please note that some of the programmes might only be available for returning students although it is a 1st year intake Undergraduate programme. programmes with available spaces:

  • Education Faculty
  • Engineering and Built Environment Faculty
  • Informatics & Design Faculty

Final lists of late applications for programmes with possible spaces for the remaining faculties (if any), will be published by no later than Sunday, 13 February 2022 .

First Year Late application timelines at CPUT (where applicable)

Late applications are now closed for 1st year intake​​.

Postgraduate studies are still open for applications.

2022 1st Year Brochure - English & Afrikaans

2022 1st Year Brochure - isiXhosa

First Year application option if your applications have been declined 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.

First Year list of programmes with available spaces at CPUT

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIST WILL BE AMENDED AS REGISTRATION CONTINUES AND SPACES ARE BEING FILLED UP

 

2nd, 3rd, 4th year of Studies for Continuing students; Next Level of Studying programmes (i.e. Advanced Diploma, Post Graduate Diploma; Masters and Doctoral programmes)

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

2022 Late applications are open for certain programmes with available spaces for the following category of continuing students and studying levels:

  • CPUT students who have taken a gap in their studies and wish to complete their studies
  • Phasing out programmes (e.g. National Diploma, B Tech, M Tech, D Tech programmes)
  • Advanced Diploma programmes (Students who have completed a National Diploma/Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent studies)
  • Undergraduate students transferring from other universities
  • Postgraduate Diploma Studies
  • Postgraduate Studies – Master Course-Based programmes
  • Postgraduate Studies – Masters & Doctoral programmes

Late application timelines for this category:

Thursday, 10 February – Friday, 18 February 2022:

  • Education Faculty
  • Engineering and Built Environment Faculty
  • Informatics & Design Faculty

Monday, 14 February – Friday, 18 February 2022
(should any programme become available for late applications within the following faculties:

  • Applied Science Faculty
  • Business and Management Science Faculty
  • Health and Wellness Science Faculty

List of programmes with available spaces for this category

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIST WILL BE AMENDED AS REGISTRATION CONTINUES AND SPACES ARE BEING FILLED UP

How to submit your late application

  • Online applications – Free of Charge
  • All applications must be submitted online
  • Only the following categories is allowed to follow the manual application process:
    • A Few non-degree programmes identified (if any)
    • Dean’s Discretionary – 4th Choice (where applicable)

Please see the applicant categories below and then follow the appropriate instructions to apply:

Do you want to apply for a CPUT programme with available spaces and you meet the entrance requirements?

Category A:

  • You have not submitted any 2022 application choices to CPUT during the normal application timeline and therefore is submitting a 2022 application for the first time to CPUT (maximum of 3 choices)
  • You have submitted 2022 applications before and have only submitted 1 or 2 out of the maximum of 3 choices?
  • Only online application submissions will be accepted. Regretfully no manual applications for this category will be processed
  • Please follow the step-by-step CATERGORY A online application process below

Category B: 4th choice only - Dean's Discretionary

  • You have already submitted a maximum of three (3) 2022 application choices but do not meet the entrance requirements for programmes identified with available spaces
  • Download and complete the electronic application form from the CPUT website: https://wwww.cput.ac.za/study/apply/step-3-get-an-application-form/
  • Scan the completed application form together with any additional supporting documentation and submit via e-mail to the respective Faculty staff as identified below:
  • PLEASE NOTE THIS IS ONLY FOR 4th CHOICE SUBMISSIONS (CATEGORY B - Dean's Discretionary) AND NOT FOR CHOICES 1, 2 AND 3 SUBMISSIONS and only to programmes identified with available spaces
Applied Science Faculty No 4th choice applications will be allowed  
Business and Management Science Faculty **4th Choice applications only available for the following programmes:
Diploma in Entrepreneurship (D3ENTP) - Ms P Adonis: AdonisIP@cput.ac.za
Diploma in Entrepreneurship Extended Programme (D3ENTX) - Ms P Adonis: AdonisIP@cput.ac.za
Diploma in Real Estate (D3REAL) (Distance Learning only) - Ms L Antonie: KleinbooiL@cput.ac.za
Advanced Diploma in Internal Auditing (ADIAUD) - Ms N Mbula: MbulaN@cput.ac.za
Postgraduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management (PDSUPP) - Ms W Fry: FryW@cput.ac.za
Ms W Fry: FryW@cput.ac.za
Education Faculty **4th choice only available for Diploma in Grade R teaching for students that have not been accepted for the Bed programmes and who may want to consider this programme. Wellington Campus: Ms N Mbili: MbiliN@cput.ac.za
Mowbray Campus: Ms Z Matthews: MatthewsZ@cput.ac.za
Engineering & Built Environment Faculty FEBE-Walk-in@cput.ac.za  
Informatics & Design Faculty Mr S Mfiki MfikiS@cput.ac.za
Health & Wellness Science Faculty No 4th choice applications will be allowed  

Category A Applicants – Online Application Process (Application choices 1, 2 and/or 3 submissions)

  • 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 2022 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

Category B Applications - Dean’s Discretionary 4th choice and few Non-degree programmes (Manual application submission via e-mail)

Late application fee: R150

PLEASE NOTE:

THE FOLLOWING PROCESS IS ONLY APPLICABLE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS FOR THE 4TH CHOICE – DEAN’S DISCRETIANRY AND A FEW NON-DEGREE PROGRAMMES (WHERE IDENTIFIED). THIS IS CLEARLY INDICATED IN THE LIST OF PROGRAMMES WITH AVAILABLE SPACES ON THIS PAGE.

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

Submit your 4th choice application, where permissible, to the information provided above. For non-degree purpose manual applications, please submit as outlined in the 2022 registration booklet or to the persons outlined in the Contact Details available from the CPUT website link https://www.cput.ac.za/enquiries

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 submission will not be considered except otherwise stated in the list provided i.e. few non-degree purpose progammes and 4th choice – Dean’s Discretionary process (where applicable)

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