For academic programmes with available spaces at CPUT walk-in applicants will be considered from 23 to 30 January 2019.
Before attempting to apply prospective students should do the following:
- Consult the list of programmes available for walk-ins
- Check the Admission Requirements displayed on the CPUT website. Be sure to scroll down to their specific programme for the additional (programme-specific) requirements.
- Ensure that they meet the minimum admission and subject requirements for their programme of choice.
- Certify all the supporting documentation. Certification must be less than 3 months old.
An on-campus venue is available with assistance should they have difficulties in applying online. Applicants can utilise any of these venues irrespective of the programme for which they are applying.
Faculties should first finalise all standard and late application selections including the re-evaluation of final results before a list of programmes with available spaces is submitted to the Manager: Application and Registration Centre (ARC) by Monday, 21 January 2019.
As the University proceeds with the registration of first-year students from 14 January to 01 February 2019, the following categories of students will be considered first by faculties as spaces become available:
- Those who applied on time and meet the entrance requirements, but could not be accepted due to space constraints.
- Those national students who applied on time, but could not be considered by faculties on time prior to registration.
- Students who were rejected on the basis of their Grade 12 results, but subsequently passed and met the requirements for programmes they applied for (including those who have upgraded their Grade 12 results).
- Those who applied on time and meet the entrance requirements and course spaces have since become available.
CPUT resolved to have a dual or hybrid walk-in application mode. These are the Central Application Clearing House (CACH) and direct application to CPUT, using online or manual application as determined by the institution.
Please note that only prospective first-year undergraduate students can apply via CACH. However, NSC results can only be verified for examinations written since 2008.
Individuals who have passed their final examination and meet the minimum entry requirements to study at CPUT can apply through CACH to CPUT using the following modes:
- Call 0800 35 66 35
- SMS name and ID Number to 49200
- Visit cach.dhet.gov.za
CACH Office Hours are from 08:00 to 18:00 on Monday to Sunday
Applying to CPUT does not give applicants automatic access to student funding, NSFAS or a guaranteed residence placement. The Department of Higher Education and Training has indicated that NSFAS is not open for late applications.
However, students who have applied via CACH may be considered for NSFAS funding if eligible. Walk-in students that apply directly to CPUT will still have to lodge their information with CACH as only students who have been allocated space and lodged their information with CACH may be considered for NSFAS. The university will, in addition, also lodge the information of students that are allocated a space at CPUT through the late application process to CACH.