CPUT Late Applications 2024: What to do if you missed the CPUT Application

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Thinking about studying at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) in 2024? Unfortunately, the application for undergraduate programs has closed, and there are no late applications available for this intake. However, this article provides all the crucial information you’ll need for future applications or postgraduate applications.

CPUT 2024 Late Applications for Undergraduates 

Last year, CPUT offered late applications for undergraduate programs with remaining spaces after the deadline. This allowed students who missed the initial application a second chance. However, for 2024 undergraduate applications, this option is unavailable.

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I missed the application deadline for CPUT undergraduate programs in 2024. Can I still apply late?

 Unfortunately, CPUT is not accepting late applications for undergraduate programs in 2024. This means applications submitted after the deadline won’t be considered.

What to do if you missed the CPUT 2024 Application

Here are some options to consider if you missed the 2024 undergraduate application:

  • Apply for postgraduate programs (if applicable): If you have the necessary qualifications, consider applying for postgraduate (Master’s or Doctoral) programs. It’s Open until March 15th, 2024, for Full Research programs.
  • Look for 2025 applications: The application period for the 2025 academic year will likely open later in 2024. Stay updated on CPUT’s official website for announcements.
  • Check other institutions: Research other universities and colleges offering programs that align with your interests. Their application deadlines might still be open.

Where can I find more information about CPUT applications?

 The best source of information is CPUT’s official website: https://www.cput.ac.za/

Who can I contact if I have more questions?

If you have further questions after reviewing CPUT’s website, you can contact their Call Centre at 086 123 2788 or 021 959 6767.

How do I apply for CPUT next time?

  1. Pick your program (make sure you qualify).
  2. Gather documents (school reports, ID, English test if needed).
  3. Fill out the online application form carefully.
  4. Pay the application fee (it’s not refundable).
  5. Submit your application and documents BEFORE the deadline!
  6. CPUT will contact you about your application status.

Is Cape Peninsula Open for 2024 Late Applications

No, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) is not accepting late applications for undergraduate programs in 2024. Their application window for undergraduates has already closed. This was announced on CPUT’s official website:https://www.cput.ac.za/study/late-applications

Which Courses Are Open for CPUT Late Applications

Unfortunately, CPUT did not offer late applications for undergraduate programs in 2024. This means there weren’t any courses available for late applications this year. However, there might be a chance for late applications in the future. If CPUT opens late applications again, the specific programs included will likely be announced on their official website. If you’re interested in postgraduate programs (Master’s or Doctoral), there are still open applications for some programs until March 15th, 2024. You can check the specific deadlines and programs offered on the CPUT website.

What are the minimum admission requirements for CPUT

CPUT’s minimum admission requirements vary depending on the program you’re applying for. However, there are some general requirements that most programs will have:

  • Academic Results: You’ll typically need good grades in specific subjects relevant to your chosen program. This could be your final high school exam results (like the National Senior Certificate – NSC) or previous qualifications if you’re applying for postgraduate studies.
  • English Language Proficiency: CPUT uses English as the medium of instruction. So, you’ll need to demonstrate your ability to understand and communicate effectively in English. This could involve achieving a passing grade in English on a qualification like your NSC or taking an English language proficiency test like TOEFL or IELTS (if English isn’t your first language).

You can find detailed information on admission requirements on the site 

Which courses are available at CPUT?

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across various fields. Here’s a breakdown of the faculties and some of the courses offered by CPUT:

Faculty of Applied Sciences

  • Applied Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Consumer Science
  • Disaster Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Food Science
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Horticulture
  • Information Technology
  • Marine Biology
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Nature Conservation
  • Nursing

Faculty of Business and Management Sciences

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resource Management
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing
  • Office Management & Technology
  • Public Management
  • Retail Management
  • Tourism Management

Faculty of Education

  • Curriculum Studies
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Educational Psychology
  • Foundation Phase Teaching
  • Mathematics Education
  • Science Education
  • Special Needs Education

Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Town & Regional Planning

Faculty of Health and Wellness Sciences

  • Dietetics
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing Science
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Social Work

Faculty of Informatics and Design

  • Animation
  • Clothing & Textile Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Information Sciences
  • Interior Design
  • Journalism
  • Multimedia
  • Visual Communication

Does CPUT accept late admissions?

Yes, CPUT offers late applications for undergraduate programs with remaining spaces after the standard deadline. However, for the 2024 undergraduate intake, this option is not available.

How much is the application fee for CPUT?

If you choose to submit a paper application, there is a non-refundable application fee of R100. However, there is no application fee for submitting your application online through CPUT’s website. This is the preferred and most efficient method.

Which documents are required at CPUT?

Here are the documents you’ll need to submit when applying to CPUT:

  • Certified copy of your ID document (South African citizen) or passport (international student): Ensure the copy is clear and shows the first page of your document.
  • Proof of your highest level of education: This typically includes your final school report (like the National Senior Certificate – NSC for South African applicants) or transcripts from previous institutions. Certified copies are usually preferred.
  • English Language Proficiency (if applicable): If English isn’t your first language, you might need to submit proof of your English proficiency. This could be a passing grade in English on a qualification like your NSC, or an English language test score like TOEFL or IELTS.

Additional Documents for Specific Applicants

South African Citizens:

  • Applicants with qualifications obtained outside South Africa (SAQA Evaluation Certificate): If your qualification is from a foreign institution, you’ll likely need a SAQA Evaluation Certificate proving its equivalence to South African qualifications.

International Students:

  • Valid Study Visa: You’ll need a valid study visa to study in South Africa.
  • Proof of Medical Insurance: International students are typically required to have medical insurance for the duration of their studies.

Postgraduate Applicants:

  • Academic Record & Certificates: Submit certified copies of your academic record (transcripts) and degree certificates from previous studies.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV): Include your CV outlining your academic background, work experience, and relevant skills.
  • Research Proposal (for research-based programs): If applying for a research-based Master’s or Doctoral program, you might need to submit a research proposal outlining your intended area of study.

You can find the exact document requirements for your specific application on the site.

How do I Pay My CPUT Application Fee

Here are two ways to pay the R100 application fee for a paper application:

Pay in Cash at the CPUT Finance Office:

  • Visit the CPUT Finance Office on one of their campuses.
  • You can find the office addresses and operating hours on the CPUT website
  • Inform them that you’re paying the application fee for a paper application and provide any necessary details (your name, the program you’re applying for, etc.).
  • Once you’ve made the cash payment, obtain a receipt for your records.

Pay by Bank Deposit:

  • While not ideal, you can make a bank deposit to the CPUT bank account. However, this method is more time-consuming as the application processing might be delayed until the deposit is reflected in their account.
  • Here are the CPUT bank details for deposit:
    • Account Name: Cape Peninsula University of Technology
    • Bank: ABSA
    • Branch Code: 632005
    • Account Number: 405 354 8487
  •  In the deposit reference, be sure to include your full name and “Application Fee” to identify the purpose of the payment.
  • Keep a copy of the deposit slip for your records.

Does CPUT Offer Accommodation?

Yes, CPUT offers on-campus accommodation for students in various residences spread throughout the Cape Peninsula close to their campuses. They house over 13,400 students each year. You can check the different types of on-campus accommodation offered by CPUT. 


While the 2024 undergraduate application at CPUT has closed, this shouldn’t deter you from pursuing your academic goals. Stay informed about future application deadlines. With careful planning and research, you can secure your place at CPUT for the next academic year.

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