Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Online Application 2021

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Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Online Application 2021


Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Online Application 2021: The Cape Peninsula University of Technology is at the heart of technology education and innovation in Africa. An internationally acclaimed institution, it is the only university of technology in the Western Cape and is the largest university in the region with an enrolment of more than 30 000 students. The university has six faculties offering a wide range of accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the fields of Applied Sciences, Business, Education and Social Sciences, Engineering, Informatics and Design as well as Health and Wellness Sciences.

How to Check Application Status at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) for 2021

You can check your application status at CPUT online here

How to apply at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) for 2021

Online Application Guide:

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

Submit your online application

Applicants that have never applied and/or studied (including Short Courses) at CPUT before (i.e. no existing CPUT student number)

If uncertain, verify for existing CPUT Student Number – Please click here
Or proceed with online application – Please click here

Applicants that have applied and/or studied (including Short Courses) at CPUT before (i.e. have an existing CPUT student number)

If uncertain, verify for existing CPUT Student Number – Please click here
Or proceed with online application – Please click here

If you have already submitted your application online but wish to edit/add information or submit supporting documentation – Please click here

Note the following before you apply:

  • Every prospective student shall apply for admission to a programme offered by the University (online or where applicable) on the prescribed application. The application must be completed in detail and signed by the prospective student and his/ her parent or guardian if s/ he is a minor. The application must be submitted to the Registrar by the date stipulated in 2.4 below, together with the proof of payment of the application fee,if the application is manual. Online application, where applicable, does not generate an application fee.
  • Applicants are allowed to apply to a maximum of three programmes.
  • Any person applying for admission as a student at CPUT for the first time shall together with his/ her application form, submit his/ her grade 12 certificate or equivalent, grade 11 final results, if transferring from another higher-education institution a certificate of conduct and academic record, identity document (ID) or unabridged birth certificate with identity or passport number.
  • The closing date for applications for admission is 30 September, except where otherwise stated. No late applications from international applicants will be accepted, except where otherwise stated. Applications for international applicants close on 31 August. These international applications must include the SAQA evaluation certificates. First time entering degree seeking international applicants must submit an Exemption Board certificate. A late application fee shall be payable for applications received after 30 September.
  • No person shall be admitted to a qualification unless he/ she satisfies the minimum admission requirements prescribed for the course and has:
    • a matriculation certificate, issued by the Matriculation Board (up to and including 1991) or the South African Certification Board (since 1992);
    • a certificate that has been endorsed in accordance with the South African Certification Council Act to the effect that he/ she has met the minimum requirements for admission to study at a university; or
    • any alternative qualifications, including National Certificate Vocational or relevant work experience (prior learning and/ or experience) that is recognised in terms of the admission policy of the University as laid down by Council in consultation with Senate.
  • All candidates who comply with the minimum requirements are still subject to selection procedures.
  • A student shall be enrolled when his/ her application for admission as a student has been approved, and when he/ she has been registered in accordance with the rules of CPUT. Only the Registrar or his/ her nominee is allowed to communicate the outcome

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Faculties

Applied Sciences

The Faculty of Applied Sciences has a reputation for producing high-calibre graduates that are sought-after. Courses are presented in state-of-the-art facilities.

Business & Management Sciences

The Faculty of Business & Management Sciences is the largest faculty at CPUT. Graduates are skilled to participate in the economic and business sectors of South Africa.


The Faculty of Education leads the training of educators in the Western Cape. We pride ourselves on our innovative and cutting-edge training methods.


The Faculty of Engineering offers a wide-range of hands-on courses in the exciting field of engineering. Courses are current, ensuring that graduates are skilled to meet the needs of the local and international engineering sector.

Health & Wellness Sciences

Graduates of the Faculty of Health & Wellness Sciences play a key-role in the South African health sector and boasts state-of-the-art facilities where students receive hands-on training.

Informatics & Design

The Faculty of Informatics & Design is the creative hub of CPUT. The faculty focuses on design-thinking and encourages graduates to use design to contribute to society.

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