Central University of Technology – HOW TO APPLY

2024 Applications

Applications for 2024 closed on 30 September 2024.


Due to the high volume of applications, we are not expecting to have late or walk-in applications.

Programmes Offered

Visit Programmes Offered for a full A to Z list of programmes at CUT. 


2024 Programmes Offered

What documents should I have ready for application?

  1. Current Matriculants: upload Final Grade 11 results or Grade 12 June results.
  2. Already Matriculated applicants: you will have to upload your certified ID and Senior Certificate.
  3. Higher Qualifications than matric: you will have to upload your certified ID, Senior Certificate, your qualification(s) and study record.
  4. Postgraduate Applicants: Visit the Head of the Department / Assistant Deans, Research Innovation and Engagement to discuss research project for Masters or Doctorate study before applying online. For more information, Postgraduate Studies.

Application to the CUT is free

Individuals are promoting that they can assist prospective students in applying. The Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) would like to warn all prospective students that there is no way other than the process described here for application.

If you are asked for money to assist you with your application, you are being swindled by scammers.

No application fee. No authorised consultants to assist with the application.


Getting ready to apply?

Application feedback

Allow for 6 – 10 weeks for feedback from the date of application. Use the online system to check your application status.

Check Application Status

Apply Online

New Application  Re-apply CUT continuing students

Need more information?

Need help with an application?

Have trouble with the system PIN or student number?

We have been receiving several enquiries about PIN and/or Student numbers for the application system. A guide has been created to assist. 

Download the Retrieve CUT PIN and/or Student nr steps.pdf (PDF)

Watch: Step-by-step How to Apply Online – A System Guide 2024


Download the How to Apply Online – A System Guide (PDF)