Cape Peninsula University Of Technology International Students  Admission Requirements

Cape Peninsula University Of Technology International Students  Admission Requirements

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

Admission requirements for international applicants

Admission requirements for the different programmes offered at CPUT can be found under Programmes and fees. You may also be required to complete a series of tests to assist in the placement process.
Students following the Cambridge system should take note of the following requirements:

  • Passes of at least five different subjects of the IGCSE and HIGCSE study levels, of which at least two are HIGCSE level subjects.
  • A pass in the language which is the medium of instruction at the University (English or Afrikaans).
  • Specific pass grades: IGCSE: A, B or C; HIGCSE: 1, 2 or 3.

Other senior school qualifications will be reviewed on merit.

Documents to be submitted by non-South African citizens:

  • 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.
  • A scratch card (students from the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and National Examinations Council (NECO).
  • Congo-Brazzaville applicants must submit the Liste des Admis au Bac
  • Sixth-year Bulletin: Diplom D’Etat and Journal and transcripts of results or Journal or Confirmation of Results from the Embassy (students from Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo or Cameroon).
  • 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, as explained in the application form and special admission requirements covered in Step 1.

Evaluation of foreign qualifications

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. It is required to be submitted together with your online and paper-based application form.
The onus is on the student to apply timeously to SAQA, as this may take a bit longer.
The onus is on the student to apply timeously to SAQA, as this may take a bit longer.
Visit SAQA’s website http://www.saqa.org.za
Form 1 August 2014, SAQA will only accept online applications for the evaluation of foreign applications. Please click here
You should include the following with your application:

  • All qualification documents, i.e. the highest school certificate issued by the official examining body.
  • Complete and legible transcripts of academic records in respect of all degrees or other higher education qualifications, together with the final certificates, preceding qualifications leading to any post-graduate or other advanced qualification when the latter is submitted.
  • Certificates in foreign languages should be submitted with sworn translations into English by an accredited translator.

English language proficiency

To be successful in your studies, you need a certain level of proficiency in English. This includes a pass in English at A-level or O-level; a Test in English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 550; or a 6.5 on the International Testing System (IELTS). Other post-school English language qualifications will be evaluated on merit.
The Funding Centre for Higher Educational Development supports students through a mentorship programme to develop their English Proficiency within their discipline of study.
Visit Fundani’s webpages

How to apply online

Online application submission via the self-service portal:
Click here to follow the next steps:
Step 1:  Choose a qualification
Step 2: Gather your documentation or upload further/outstanding documentation
Step 4:  Online application

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