Cape Peninsula University of Technology Application 2024

Cape Peninsula University of Technology Applications are open to close on 29 September 2023/15 March 2024. If you are preparing for admission into Cape Peninsula University of Technology for 2024, this article explains when, and how to apply for admission.

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The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Applications are open for 2024. It was opened on 15 May 2023. Therefore both domestic and international applicants who meet the requirements can apply now for admission as the application window is now open.

Apply early because we cannot ascertain the possibility of the opportunity for late applications. There is every tendency that Cape Peninsula the University of Technology will receive a high volume of applications, which will cause the criteria to shift from merely meeting the minimum requirements to space availability.

Things to note before applying online to Cape Peninsula University of Technology:

  1. You’ll need an email address to complete the application. Don’t have one? Get an email address first.
  2. South African applicants will need an ID number.  Foreign applicants will need their passport numbers.
  3. All applications must be submitted online (except otherwise indicated on this website).
  4. Regretfully, no manual application submissions will be processed where online submissions have been enabled.
  5. An applicant is allowed to submit a maximum of 3 choices for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies. For RPL applications, only 1 choice is permissible.
  6. Meet the requirements as stated by the university
  7. Gather your documents.

Documents to Gather for Admission

Some important documents applicable to South African Applicants

  • A certified copy of the first page of your Identity Document or Birth Certificate.
  • A certified copy of your Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification. If you are currently in Grade 12, please submit your marks obtained in Grade 11.
  • Certified copies of the original Academic record and Certificate of Conduct, or certified copies of other certificates/ diplomas/ degrees you obtained previously from any other higher education institution.

Some important documents applicable to Non-South African Applicants

  • Certified copies of the following applicable documents (must be less than three (3) months old)
    1. Permanent Residency applicants: Passport and Proof of Permanent Residency/SA ID Document/Card
    2. Refugee/Asylum seeker temporary permit/formal recognition of refugee status in the RSA
    3. Passport
  • A certified copy of your school-leaving certificate, together with an English translation.
  • Congo-Brazzaville applicants must submit the Liste des Admis au Bac together with an English translation of the document.
  • Democratic Republic of Contro applicants – Sixth-year Bulletin: Diplom D’Etat and Journal and transcripts of results or Journal or Confirmation of Results from the Embassy.
  • Angolan applicants must submit their Portuguese results together with an English translation of the document/s.
  • Applicants with results from Gabon, Cameroon, Bangladash and Burundi countries must submit their French results together with an English translation of the document/s

How to Apply Online for Academic Admission

1. Applicants that have never applied and/or studied (including short programmes) at CPUT before (i.e no existing student number) – Apply here

2. Applicants that have applied and/or studied (including short programmes) at CPUT before (i.e you have an existing student number) – Apply here


After forwarding your application, you will be able to monitor the progress of your admission. The Admission status updates you on where you stand in your admission pursuit. Know your status, know when you can begin, here is how you can check your status.

How to Apply for Residence

After you have finished CPUT academic application you will receive your Student Online Services login details (SOS pin) Where the user will be your student number and the pin your created at the begging of your application. Those that have applied to CPUT before and already have student number will have to look-up their Pin and apply via the SOS iEnabler.

These details will allow you to be able to log in on SOS (Follow instruction on your email) and proceed with residence application.

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