Tshwane University of Technology(TUT) Application

Established in 2004, TUT is the largest residential university in South Africa.  The University has nine campuses in Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Limpopo, with two learning sites in Durban and Cape Town.

The University was recently academically ranked (2016 – 2017) as the top University of Technology in South Africa (URAP), as well as the top University of Technology in Africa (Webometrics).

TUT offers more than 400 career options, attracting more than 60 000 students annually. Apart from having the finest academic minds from all over the world, TUT also offers a rich multicultural student life, ensuring that our students enjoy a well-rounded varsity experience.

Let us empower you – apply to study at TUT.  

TUT Prospectus

View the online prospectus here

TUT Admission Requirements

​Minimum general admission requirements for study at TUT
No person may be registered as a student in a programme of TUT, unless he or she has complied with the following
General admission requirements for TUT

  • A pass mark in English at Senior Certificate level (minimum additional language; certain programmes may require first or home language status)
  • Each course has its own specific admission requirements.
  • Prospective students should note that the admission requirements of individual programmes could change from year to year.
  • For some programmes, students will be required to write an admission test, which will determine whether they will be admitted to the programme, or whether it will be recommended to them that they enrol for a relevant foundation course.

The following table indicates the levels of performance required for entry to specific levels of study:
TUT Requirements NSC – Gaps your profile ​
Results format for the new NSC-G and the minimum admission requirements for TUT:

Rating code​Rating Marks
1Outstanding achievement80 – 100
2Meritorious achievement70 – 79
3Degree substantial achievement60 – 69
4Diploma adequate achievement50 – 59
5Foundation moderate achievement40 – 49
6Elementary achievement30 – 39
7Not achieved0 –​ 29

​​Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy?

All learners are required to take one of the two subjects for NSC-G purposes
​​TUT position:


  • Mathematics is relevant to programmes that require prior knowledge of mathematics; all others may only require Mathematical Literacy. (Details of what each subject entails can be determined by looking at the DoE curriculum statements, available on the DoE website).

Online Applications Form

Prospective students may apply online or complete an Application for Admission form and post it to:

Tshwane University of Technology

Private Bag X680

Pretoria 0001

Address for hand-deliveries and applications in person. All hand-delivered applications and applications submitted in person should be submitted to:

Central Admissions Office

Building 21-LG20

Pretoria Campus

Staatsartillerie Road

Pretoria West

Applications for the following campuses should also be posted to or submitted at the above addresses:

Pretoria Campus

Arcadia Campus

Arts Campus

Ga-Rankuwa Campus and

Soshanguve North and South Campus

Applications for the distant campuses should be posted or submitted as follows:​

Posted applications to:The Campus DirectorPrivate Bag X9496POLOKWANE0700​Hand-delivered applications and applications submitted in person:Cor. Market and Excelsior StreetsPOLOKWANETel: 015 287 0700Fax: 015 297 7609
Posted applications to:The Campus DirectorPrivate Bag X11312MBOMBELA1200Hand-delivered applications and applications submitted in person:Madiba DriveMBOMBELATel: 013 745 3500/3603Fax: 013 745 3512
​Posted applications to:The Campus DirectorPrivate Bag X3211EMALAHLENI1035Hand-delivered applications and applications submitted in person:19 OR Tambo RoadeMALAHLENITel: 013 653 3100Fax: 013 653 3101
  • ​​A fully completed application form and recently certified (certification may not be not older than one year) copies of your original identity document and (National) Senior Certificate and/or highest academic results, as well as the administration fee, must reach TUT before the specified closing dates.​​
  • Late applications will be considered only if there is space available in the programmes concerned. TUT can accommodate only a limited number of students per programme.​

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