Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Online Application

Located in South Africa’s beautiful and inviting capital city of Pretoria, Tshwane University of Technology is a people’s university. What does this mean, you may ask? According to the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, this means it is a school whose moral purpose is to “empower our communities and transform our society through meaningful and impactful engagement.” Created in 2004 following a merging of three different technikons – Technikon Northern Gauteng, Technikon North-West, and Technikon Pretoria – Tshwane University of Technology is an institution of higher education which equips its students with the skills needed to succeed. Further, it cultivates lifelong learning in which aspirations can become actualised. As per their vision statement, they “embrace engaged scholarship whereby learning, teaching, research and engagement is integrated with our everyday realities. Our university is committed towards breaking down the ivory towers of academia by finding authentic and enduring solutions to our communities’ most pressing problems. We empower our graduates by future-proofing them to successfully negotiate the rapidly changing world of work and make a tangible movement towards civic renewal.” Considering this, prospective students should know that they are applying to a school that truly cares about its student body and are proactive in ensuring continuous growth and success, both in academic and personal endeavours. 

With several campuses and over 60000 students annually, this is a school that is transforming the future day by day, working collaboratively with its students and faculty members to create a better tomorrow for everyone. At the Tshwane University of Technology, know that there will be a community of people working with you every step of the way, as this is an institution that holds your success and growth in high esteem.

If you are looking to enrol at the Tshwane University of Technology for the upcoming academic year, read ahead to learn about the application process. 

How to apply:

The Tshwane University of Technology, commonly shortened to TUT, is an institution with so much to offer. It has a wide variety of faculties that cover and include many disciplines. The faculties to choose from are as follows: 

  • Faculty of Arts and Design
  • Faculty of Economics and Finance
  • Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Information and Communication Technology
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Science

When applying to specific faculties, it is important to check their respective pages for individual and specific application processes. However, in general, this is how a prospective student of Tshwane University of Technology should go about applying to the school: 

Hard-copy Applications…

  • Download an Application form from www.tut.ac.za which can be found by going to the following tabs: Tshwane University of Technology home page > “Study at TUT” > “I Want to Study” > “Application Information” > “Application Form and Information” Print this out and fill in all the required fields with the accurate information.
  • Once it is filled out, it can be mailed out to the following address:

Tshwane University of Technology

Private Bag X680

Pretoria 0001

  • Or, it can be delivered by hand to the following address:

Central Admissions Office

Building 21-LG20

Pretoria Campus

Staatsartillerie Road

Pretoria West

  • Please note: Offline applications are only available to undergraduate students. If you are a post-graduate student looking to apply, you must submit an online application form. This process of online applications does not differ by undergraduate or graduate students.

Online Applications…

  • Download an Application form from www.tut.ac.za. Again, this can be found by visiting the following tabs: Tshwane University of Technology home page > “Study at TUT” > “I Want to Study” > “Application Information” > “Application Form and Information”
  • Fill out the form’s required fields with accurate information, ensuring that it is filled out in its entirety.
  • Please note: Online application processes for undergraduate and graduate students are the same.

 Please note: There is an application fee of R240.

This process, regardless of if you choose online or offline applications, is designed to be easy to navigate without any hidden hurdles to overcome or hoops to jump through. All you need to do is provide accurate information pertaining to yourself, as well as the required supporting documents, and you can consider yourself having submitted an application which will be successfully considered – and hopefully, accepted!

To learn more about the requirements to apply at Tshwane University of Technology and what forms of supporting documents you should be ready to provide, continue reading ahead. 


All prospective students of Tshwane University of Technology should ensure they fulfil these requirements for a smooth application process:

  • All students applying to Tshwane University of Technology need to have written the National Benchmarks Test (NBTs). 
  • Don’t know what the NBTs are? Well, this is a test which accurately measures your academic preparedness for a post-secondary education. The test can be booked at www.nbt.ac.za. Since there are several different dates to choose from, choose one at your convenience, but do ensure you write them well in advance to the university’s application closing date. For the NBTs, the applications open on Thursday, April 1st
  • You are also required to have a passing grade in the subject of English at the Senior Certificate level.
  • Please note: Individual programs in various faculties require prospective students to write an admissions test. This test will determine if the program in question is a good fit, or if you should apply to a similar program.
  • Please note: Individual programs may have separate requirements, so it is in your best interest to visit their respective pages on www.tut.ac.za to learn what these may be so you can prepare in advance to have them at the ready.

Now, to learn where to find application dates and when you should be applying to Tshwane University of Technology, continue reading

Application dates:

In order to ensure that your application to Tshwane University of Technology will be successfully considered, keep the following information in mind:

  • Each individual faculty has different opening and closing dates for admissions – these can be found by visiting the TUT homepage at www.tut.ac.za, and then following these tabs: Menu > Faculties. From here, you would choose the appropriate faculty and visit their page to learn of the individual application dates.
  • Please note: Late applications will only be considered if there is space available in the appropriate program as TUT can only accommodate a limited number of students per program.

When considering applying, it is best to be proactive and find the applicable dates at the soonest. These will be available for you to find on the Faculty pages, so it is in good practice to mark them down on your calendars. 

Opens on April 1 and close on September 30 

Lastly, read ahead in order to learn of the specific supporting documents you will be asked to submit with your application to Tshwane University of Technology.


Tshwane University of Technology will ask its prospective students to provide different forms of certified supporting documents. These are as follows:

  • Your National Benchmark Test results
  • For South African students, a copy of your ID Document – ensure the photo file is high-quality!
  • For non-South African and International students, a copy of your passport – ensure the photo file is high-quality!
  • You must also calculate your APs (Admission Point Score) to see which courses you are eligible to apply for – this can be done by adding up your top six subjects, barring the Life Orientation subject.
  • Please note: Individual programs and faculties require differing documents that will vary. To learn of what these may be, visit their respective pages by going to www.tut.ac.za and from there, visit the Menu tab > Faculties. Click on the appropriate faculty to learn of which specific documents prospective students need to submit.

If you require more information, Tshwane University of Technology encourages its prospective students and enrolled students to reach out to general@tut.ac.za with their questions, concerns, and enquiries. 

Regarding successful applications, prospective students can expect to be contacted regarding this and recommended next steps. You can also track the status of your application by visiting www.tut.ac.zaand then going to “Study at TUT” > “I Want to Study” > “Check Your Admission Requirements.”

If you are applying to Tshwane University of Technology, know that you are applying to an institution that believes in your power as an academic and as an individual person. 

With its core beliefs rooted in the African philosophical concept of Ubuntu, which means “I am because you are,” prospective students should know they will be supported every step of the way at TUT, think of it as a collaborative effort in which your voice, your ideas, your questions and concerns, will all be heard, at all times. Tshwane University of Technology outlines their values like integrity, care, diversity, inclusion & equity, excellence, and last but not least, accountability, and this is surely a school which prioritises their students and their learning – to the staff and faculty, this is something that is held in the highest regard. Again, this is an institution where the moral purpose and core belief is to “empower our communities and transform our society through meaningful and impactful engagement,” and they act upon this belief in everything they do. Applying to TUT is not something you will regret. 

Good luck with your applications!