CUT Prospective Students

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CUT Prospective Students

CUT Prospective Students

The Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) is the foremost higher education institution in the heartland of South Africa, dedicated to quality education and training in science, engineering, and technology. CUT has developed into a leading institution able to take its place on the national, as well as international, higher education landscape.

CUT offers a wide range of qualifications in its four faculties, namely the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Management Sciences, and Faculty of Humanities.

The university is aware of the fact that not everyone has the privilege to study at the main campus on a full-time basis. Therefore, selected learning programs are offered at CUT’s Welkom Campus. An exciting development was CUT’s incorporation of the Welkom Campus of the former Vista University on 2 January 2004. Through the utilization of modern technology, some learning programs can also be pursued electronically via the Internet. In this way, CUT is living up to its status and reputation as a university of technology.

In our efforts to educate, teach and train our students with the aid of world-class technology, CUT will also focus on those values it holds dearly; namely customer service, excellence, innovation, integrity, and diversity.

Do you qualify to study?

Selection test | TVET(FET) students | Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP) | Recognition of Prior Learning | Admission Points (AP) (minimum 27, matric pass level explained) |

Do not forget to write your NBT.

All first-year applicants to higher education institutions must take the National Benchmark Test (NBT). Before registering to enroll in classes at CUT, you must take the test.

Use the CUT course calculator to find out which programs you qualify to study.

Course Calculator

Subject codes for tables below




Mathematic Literacy


Physical Sciences


Life Sciences




Life Orientation






Agricultural Sciences




Business Studies


Information Technology


Consumer Sciences


Hospitality Studies

2024 Applications

There are no 2nd-semester applications at CUT.

Applications for 2024 will open on 01 May 2023 and close on 30 September 2023.

Application to the CUT is free

People are claiming to be able to help prospective students with their applications. The Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) wants to make sure that all potential students are aware that there is just this one option to apply. You are being conned by con artists if money is requested to help you with your application.

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

Welkom Campus +27 (0)57 910 3500

 Please address all correspondence to:
The Registrar | Central University of Technology, Free State Private Bag X20539 | BLOEMFONTEIN | 9300 | Republic of South Africa

 Physical Address: Welkom Campus
1 Mothusi Road | Welkom | 9460 | South Africa

PROTECTION SERVICES+27 (0)57 910 3555 / +27 (0)76 424 6701 (after hours)






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