CPUT Application 2021

by Israel Boafo Bansah

CPUT Application, Matric learners and other individuals hoping to jump start their careers can now apply to study at CPUT in 2021.

Whether you want to be a teacher, journalist, nurse, or a designer CPUT has you covered with more than 70 career-focused courses to choose from.Applicants are encouraged to apply online and can visit www.cput.ac.za/study/apply.
Manual applications are only available to applicants applying for Recognition of Prior Learning, non-South African citizens, South African citizens with international qualifications, applicants with permanent residence in South Africa and applicants with Refugee Status/ an Asylum Seeker permit.
Please note; that a non-refundable application fee will be applicable for manual applications.

Apply to CPUT using the hardcopy application

Things to note before applying with a hardcopy form:

  1. You will need to post your application form to the campus you will be studying at.  Don’t worry, you can find the various postal addresses on page 2 of the application form.
  2. Have you calculated your APS?  You’ll need to do this before applying.  Find out how here.
  3. You will find the residence application form with the hardcopy application forms.  Apply to CPUT residence by completing the form and submitting the forms altogether.
  4. Make sure you have attached all supporting documents before sending off the application form.

How to apply

Step 1: Choose a qualification

Mastering the technology required to send a satellite into space, saving lives with your specialised knowledge of emergency medical care or designing a fashion collection – the sky is the limit when it comes to choosing a course of study at CPUT.

Step 2: Get an application form

Prospective candidates must apply online. Click here to apply online.
Please note that Only the following category of applicants are eligible to apply manually.

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) candidates
  • Non-South African Citizens (International applicants)
  • Non-South African School Leaving Types applications

NB: No manual posted or over the counter applications will be accepted for normal RSA applicants.
Please note that applicants are limited to three choices (to be filled in on one form). Any further applications will be discarded.

Step 3: Gather your documents or upload further/ outstanding documents

A number of documents must be submitted with your application form. Do not send any original documents, only send certified copies. Copies of documents can be certified at a police station.
Documents to be submitted by South African citizens:

  • Copy of the proof of payment of your application fee.
  • A certified copy of the first page of your Identity Document.
  • A certified copy of your Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification. If you are still in Grade 12, your marks obtained in Grade 11 together with your most recent Grade 12 marks must be submitted.
  • An original Academic Record and a Certificate of Conduct, or certified copies of other certificates/ diplomas/ degrees you obtained previously from any other higher education institution.
  • Any other documents specifically required for the course to which you are applying, as explained in the application form and admission requirements.

Documents to be submitted by non-South African citizens:

  • Copy of the proof of payment of your application fee.
  • A certified copy of your passport/ refugee permit or proof of permanent residence.
  • A certified copy of your school-leaving certificate, together with an English translation.
  • A scratch card (students from the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and National Examinations Council (NECO).
  • Sixth-year Bulletin: Diplom D’Etat and Journal and transcripts of results or Journal or Confirmation of Results from the Embassy (students from Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo or Cameroon).
  • Any other documents specifically required for the course to which you are applying, as explained in the application form and admission requirements.

Step 4: Fill in the application form

Use your official documents to help you fill in the application form. Read the application form’s instructions carefully and fill in all the required sections. Incomplete forms will not be processed.

Step 5: Pay the application fee

You must pay a R100 non-refundable application fee before your application form can be processed. You must attach a copy of the proof of payment to your application form. Keep the original proof of payment in a safe place.
A non-refundable late application fee of R150 is applicable to applications submitted after the official closing date. Late applications are only accepted if late applications have been officially announced by the institution on its website.

Step 6: Send in your form and documents

Completed application forms and accompanying documents must be submitted to the Admissions Office. You can submit your application form and accompanying documents in two ways:
1. 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.
2. Forms can also be posted to the Admissions Office at the campus where the programme is offered, by using the addresses below.
Important note: Never submit a form to anyone claiming to be a representative of CPUT. Only forms that are submitted via post or hand-delivered to the Admissions Office will be accepted.

Step 7: Follow-up and get your admission status

All applications are loaded onto the CPUT system. Once loaded onto the system, an sms will be sent to you acknowledging that the institution has received your application. Note, this is not an acceptance notice.

CLOSING DATES FOR APPLICATIONS

QUALIFICATION TYPE APPLICANTS WITH THE FOLLOWING :
SA citizenship (with a SA ID number)
Permanent Residency with a valid SA identification
Refugees with a valid Refugee permit*
APPLICANTS WITH NON- SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENSHIP (WITHOUT A SA ID NUMBER)
RPL APPLICATIONS 31 August 2020 31 August 2020
CERTIFICATE & HIGHER CERTIFICATES 23 September 2020 Extended to 23rd September 2020 at 12h00
B ED QUALIFICATIONS 23 September 2020 Extended to 23rd September 2020 at 12h00
BACHELOR IN SCIENCE 23 September 2020 Extended to 23rd September 2020 at 12h00
BACHELOR’S DEGREE, B TECH & ADVANCED DIPLOMA 23 September 2020 Extended to 23rd September 2020 at 12h00
EXCEPT B Tech Nursing Science and
B Tech Nursing (Extended) (Phasing out qualifications)
Except Bachelor of Nursing(BPNURS)
31 August 2020
31 August 2020 (BPNURS)
Extended to 23rd September 2020 at 12h00
31 August 2020(BPNURS)
DIPLOMA & NATIONAL DIPLOMA 23 September 2020 Extended to 23 September 2020 at 12h00
POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA 23 September 2020 23 September 2020 at 12h00
POST GRADUATE CERTIFICATE (PGCE) 23 September 2020 23 September 2020 at 12h00
HONOURS BACHELORS IN EDUCATION 23 September 2020 23 September 2020 at 12h00
MASTER’S DEGREE & M TECH (Course based) 23 September 2020 23 September 2020 at 12h00
MASTER’S DEGREE & M TECH (Full Research) 15 March 2021 15 March 2021 (system not available from 23 September 2020 12h00 until Sunday, 4 October 2020)
DOCTORAL DEGREE & D TECH 15 March 2021 15 March 2021 (system not available from 23 September 2020 12h00 until Sunday, 4 October 2020)

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CPUT 2021 Registration Dates
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