Cape Peninsula University of Technology Admission Requirements

Admission requirements

The Admission Requirements leaflet contains the admission requirements for all the courses presented at CPUT, as well as general admission information, qualification structures, and details about where each course is presented. Prospective students are encouraged to check the requirements of the course they want to study before applying.
View the Admission Requirements for 2020

Additional admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application. Applications without the additional requirements will not be considered.

Design and Architecture

Students applying for Architectural Technology, Interior Design, Visual Communication Design, Fashion, Jewellery Design and Manufacture and Product Design must submit a portfolio with their application and complete the biographical and cover page documents.


Film and Video Technology
Students who wish to apply for Film and Video Technology must submit a letter of motivation with their application.

Optical dispensing

Students who wish to apply for the National Diploma Optical Dispensing must complete a separate questionnaire along with application.

Public relations and Communication management

Students who wish to apply for Public relations management must complete a portfolio with their application.


Students who wish to apply for Radiography must complete a separate questionnaire along with their application.


Student who wish to apply for Somatology must complete a biographical questionnaire, and must have a medical report completed by a medical practitioner. Both these documents must be submitted with their application.

Tourism and Events Management
Students who wish to apply for Tourism and Event Management must submit a motivational letter with their application.

Sport Management
Students who wish to apply for Sport Management must submit a questionnaire with their application.

Open Day

Our annual Open Day takes place in May and provides visitors with first-hand information about our various courses.