CPUT Important Application and Closing Dates 2024/2025

CPUT Important Application and Closing Dates 2024/2025

CPUT  Important Application and Closing Dates 2024/2025 : The important application and closing dates for CPUT 2024are as follows;


All courses: April


Design Courses (portfolio submissions): 31 July

All other courses: End of September

Application Fees:


R150 for late applications

Application fees can either be a cash payment (made directly at the Cashiers’ Office on your preferred campus), or a bank deposit.

Academic calendar CPUT

Term dates
  Students Lecturing staff Admin staff
First term 13 February – 31 March 16 January – 31 March 5 January
Second term 18 April – 23 June 18 April – 23 June
Third term 17 July – 1 September 17 July – 1 September
Fourth term 11 September – 1 December 11 September – 15 December 20 December


Assessment, study and results dates
First semester Second semester
Assessment dates 22 May – 9 June 30 October – 17 November
Study week 15-19 May 30 October – 3 November
Results publication 23 June 8 December

Important university dates

Cut-off date for April graduation exemption and recognition applications: 27 January
Mark changes approved by Senex for April graduation: 10 February
Master’s and Doctoral candidates: 24 February

Cut-off date for September graduation exemption and recognition applications: 28 July
Mark changes approved by Senex for April graduation: 11 August
Master’s and Doctoral candidates: 11 August

Autumn Graduation ceremonies: 27-31 March
Spring Graduation ceremonies: 15 September
Africa Day: 25 May
Mandela Day: 18 July
Summer Graduation: 14, 15 December

Public holidays

1 January: New Year’s Day
2 January: New Year’s Day (observed)
20 March: University Holiday
21 March: Human Rights Day
14 April: Good Friday
17 April: Family Day
27 April: Freedom Day
28 April: University Holiday
1 May: Workers Day
16 June: Youth Day
9 August: Women’s Day
24 September: Heritage Day
25 September: Heritage Day (observed)
16 December: Day of Reconciliation
25 December: Christmas Day
26 December: Day of Goodwill

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How to apply


Students who wish to apply for external bursaries, scholarships or loans must apply directly with the companies or organisations offering the funding.

Students who wish to apply for University administered awards, CPUT Scholarship, Merit bursaries, Deans merit bursary from CPUT, must apply at the Financial Aid Office.

Application forms for university administered funding are available from the Financial Aid Offices on the Bellville, Cape Town, Mowbray and Wellington campuses.

Complete and return the application form by the closing dates, along with the necessary supporting documentation.

Important notes

Always adhere to closing dates. Late applications or late submission of documentation will result in forfeiture of financial assistance.

Consult the notice boards in the vicinity of the Financial Aid Office regularly for important and relevant information regarding financial assistance.

Accessing allocated funds

University administered awards, Merit bursaries from CPUT, external bursary and scholarship funds are administered by the Financial Aid Office.

To access allocated funds students can visit or contact the Financial Aid Office.

Loans offered by financial institutions are usually paid directly to the student.