Postgraduate applications

First-time applicants and current CPUT postgraduate students

IMPORTANT: Prospective postgraduate students for full thesis studies must first identify a potential research topic and supervisor before applying. For information on the fields/areas of study and supervisors click here. Acceptance is dependent on a supervisor being available for a specific field of study – you should consult with the department before submitting your application.

The Postgraduate Prospectus for 2023 can be downloaded: CPUT Postgraduate Prospectus 2023.

Be sure to include the following information when communicating with the department.

  • Student number (if known)
  • Proposed Qualification
  • Proposed field of Research
  • Possible supervisor (if known)

For information on the fields/ areas of study and supervisors click here.

To start the Application process go to:

Admission requirements

Postgraduate Admission Requirements are available in the Postgraduate Prospectus.

Closing dates

M & D Full Research is 15 March 2024 for both National and International applicants.

RETURNING higher degree (Master’s and Doctoral) and structured Master’s degree candidates must register by 2 March each year.

Guide to postgraduate studies

Find out more about postgraduate studies at CPUT on the Centre for Postgraduate Studies webpage.