Step 2: Gather your documents or upload further/ outstanding documents

All applications must be submitted online (except otherwise indicated in the list of programmes)

Step 1: Read the important notes for online application and the submission of supporting documentation
Step 2: Check what documentation is required when you apply online
Step 3: Check for the additional requirements (additional supporting documentation that is required for some specific programmes)
Step 4: Check the format that you are required to prepare, save and submit the supporting documentation during your online application

Important notes on online documentation submissions

  • All applications must be submitted online (except otherwise indicated in the list of programmes)
  • Advanced Diploma will be displayed under Postgraduate studies on the self-service platform.
  • Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee a place, as the University has a specific number of places as approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training and is subjected to a selection process.
  • CPUT reserves the right to verify documents for authenticity
  • Prepare your supporting documentation that is required and save before you submit your online application.

Take note of the following important information:

  • All documentation must be certified (certification may not be older than 3 months)
  • Please ensure that all uploaded documents are less than 2 MB in size, and in JPEG, PDF, TIFF or GIF format.
  • Save the documents separately
  • Please do not upload documents saved in MS Word or MS Excel format
  • Save each document separately in above formats.

Minor applicants

  • Minor applicants, not yet 18 years old at the time of application, must submit a minor declaration signed by your guardian/parents.
  • No application will be processed without this document.
  • Click here to download the form.
  • Important information regarding supporting documentation requirements

Additional admission requirements (Additional supporting documentation that is required - applicable to certain programmes only)

Some programmes require students to submit additional information as part of their application and in addition to the supporting documentation listed above.

Applications without the additional requirements will not be considered.

To view a full list of additional supporting documentation and additional programme-specific requirements, click here.

Downloadable forms:

Diploma in Tourism and Events Management – Motivational letter
Diploma in Sport Management - Questionnaire

International applicants

  • Click here for detailed international related information.
  • Click here for international admission requirements

Supporting documentation for certain application categories

  • A detailed list of documentation that is required during your online application submission is available. Please prepare, save and have it ready before your submit your application online.
  • Click here to view the detailed list.

Documents to be submitted by South African citizens:

Some important notes applicable to this application category:

  • 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.

Documents to be submitted by non-South African citizens:

  • Click here for detailed international related information.
  • Click here for international admission requirements

Some important notes applicable to this application category:

  • 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, Camerron, Bangladash and Burundi countries must submit their French results together with an English translation of the document/s
  • ALL ENGLISH TRANSLATED CERTIFICATES MUST HAVE A SWORN TRANSLATOR STAMP
  • International/Foreign Post-Basic Nursing applicants need to submit a document indicating approval of nursing qualifications from, and certified by, South African Qualification Authority (SAQA), in order to be provisionally accepted. Full acceptance will only be considered if the applicant also submits proof of temporary registration with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) for two (2) years, in addition to a valid study permit.
  • Any other documents specifically required for the programmes to which you are applying is listed above under the header: Additional admission requirements.

All international undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications obtained must first be evaluated and verified by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) before submitting applications for studying at CPUT.

SAQA can be contacted at Postnet Suite 248, Private Bag X06, Waterkloof 0145, South Africa.  Tel: +27 (0)12 431 5000; Website:  www.saqa.org.za

The onus is on the student to apply timeously to SAQA, as this may take a bit longer. From 1 August 2014, SAQA will only accept online applications for the evaluation of foreign applications. Please click here.

Applicants with approved qualifications obtained outside the Republic of South Africa (RSA):

  • Click here for detailed international related information.
  • Click here for international admission requirements

An applicant may qualify for admission on the basis of qualifications obtained outside the RSA, whether they are SA citizens or not.  Each case will be dealt with on an individual basis.

  • School leaving certificate should be submitted with the English translation of the certificate
  • SAQA Evaluation certificate (see SAQA information outlined above) is mandatory and must be submitted together with your application

Foreign/International school-leaving certificates held by South African citizens:

  • Click here for detailed international related information.
  • Click here for international admission requirements

SA citizens who are holders of foreign/international certificates (e.g. Cambridge International Examinations) can be admitted ONLY IF they meet the minimum requirements for studying at a university in South Africa, and in addition, meet the minimum admission requirements of the programme they are applying for (according to the faculty-specific requirements).

Each case will be dealt with on an individual basis.

SAQA Evaluation certificate (see SAQA information outlined above) is mandatory and must be submitted together with your online or paper-based application.

Students that have updgraded/are busy upgrading their NSC results (including those fromt the TVET College Sector)

Your application is evaluated based on your results as published by the Department of Basic Education in January of this year.

Please submit:

  • a letter confirming registration for the upgrading of your results from the institution where you are busy upgrading your results
  • Any results/qualifications obtained as part of your upgrading process

RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) applications

  • First access the RPL website page for important RPL related information – click here
  • A number of documents must be submitted with your application.
  • Do not send any original documents, only send certified copies must be attached to your manual application form. Copies of documents can be certified at a police station.

Uploading of outstanding or additional supporting documentation (after you have submitted your online application)

Should you have documents outstanding or need to upload additional supporting documents, upload it here.

Please refer to the guideline document below how to go about uploading the documentation by using your CPUT student number that has been assigned to you, and the Pin that you have created.