Online Application To Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) 2021

We are going to take you through the breakdown of how to apply to Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) in this article.  Your dream to study at CPUT is just a few steps away.

CPUT Application 

Applicants who want to apply for CPUT study admission have two options to do their application. Applicants can apply to CPUT by online application or hardcopy paper application forms. 


Note: We encourage applicants to do an early application and not wait until CPUT application closing date.

Remember: Applicants are advised to use only one of the application formats at a time. By this, we mean applicants should choose between the online application and the hardcopy paper application forms to apply to CPUT at a time. Under no circumstances should an applicant use both application formats to apply to CPUT.

CPUT Application Requirements

These are few but essential requirements that CPUT applicants need for the completion of CPUT application for study admission.

  1. Applicants will need an email address to complete the application.  
  2. South African Student applicants will need a Senior Certificate or Senior National Certificate. International Student Applicants will need an equivalent certificate. 
  3. South African Student applicants will provide Identity Card (ID Card). International Student applicants will need Passport Number.

Remember: The Grade 11/Grade 12 certificates are the Senior Certificate or the National Senior Certificate of South African Students.

Well, now that we know the basic CPUT application instructions, let’s get to know the applications themselves.

CPUT Online Application

CPUT online application portal is for applicants who want to apply to CPUT  through the online internet. 

Again, CPUT online application are for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate applicants only.

Note: CPUT online application is strictly for South African Students only. This means, only South Africa Citizens can apply to CPUT by the online application format. 

Applicants are also advised to make sure they do their application on the official Cape Peninsula University of Technology website only.

How To Apply To CPUT By Using Online Application

  1. CPUT applicants will visit CPUT Online Application website
  2. You should read and understand the application instructions before filling the forms.
  3. You will need to upload all copies of qualification requirements in a pdf format. (i.e certified copies of Grade 11/Grade 12 certificate.) 
  4. Check and make necessary corrections before you click on the submit button to submit your application

Applicants can visit CPUT Online Application Guidelines for in-depth online application information.

Now, let’s also consider the hardcopy paper application forms.

CPUT Hardcopy Paper Application 

Applicants who also prefer to apply to CPUT with hardcopy paper application forms can also do so with the CPUT hardcopy paper application forms.

Note: The hardcopy paper application forms are purposely meant for non-South Africans, or better put, Non-South African Citizens. This means all applicants who do not hold South African citizenship can only apply to CPUT by the hardcopy paper application forms. 

How To apply to CPUT By Using Hardcopy Paper Application Forms 

  1. Applicants will download the application forms from CPUT website.
  2. Applicants should read and understand the application instructions before filling the forms.
  3. Applicants should attach copies of all qualification requirement documents. These include Grade 11/Grade 12 certificate, ID card or Passport Number
  4. Submit the completed application to CPUT

Submitting CPUT Hardcopy Paper Application Forms

Applicants can hand-deliver hardcopy paper application forms at the campus of the programme chosen is offered.

Also applicants can send hardcopy Paper Application forms to the postal address at CPUT campus where chosen programme is offered.

Note:  All the addresses of CPUT various campuses are provided on the Page 3 of CPUT application website page. 

CPUT Application Fees 

  • Applicants who will apply through online, in this case, South African Student Applicants will not pay application fees.
  • Applicants, who will apply to CPUT by hardcopy paper application, in this case, Non-South African Citizens Student Applicants, will need to pay a non-refundable application fee of R100.

CPUT Residence Accommodation 

CPUT provides on-campus residence accommodation for its students. Applicants can Find out more about CPUT residences

Again, CPUT also assist students on off-campus residence accommodation. Find out more about off-campus housing

These are all the information on how to apply to Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) for study admission. 

For personal enquiries about Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT),  applications, applicants should use the following contact details.


Tel: +27219596767

Tel: 0861232788

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