Frequently Asked Questions

Study at VUT FAQs

First you have to make sure that you meet the admission requirements of the programme of your choice. Obtain a copy of the undergraduate programme guide as well as an application form from the admissions office (CW Building) or download it from our website (

Once completed, you must submit your application together with the relevant documentation and application fee to the admissions office by hand or by post.
The fee changes annually so please consult the admissions office to determine the correct amount. All prospective applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application.

Applications for undergraduate courses close at the end of September each year.

All prospective applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application as soon as it has been processed by the admissions office.

Yes, you can track your application form via VUT’s website ( using your ID number.

The fee changes on an annual basis so it would be in your best interest to consult the call Centre on 0861 861 888 or the admissions office via email ( to determine the correct amount. You can also check on the application form.

Yes, an applicant is required to fill out another application form to apply for the coming year.

You can telephonically contact the admission office 016 950 9925, alternatively you can send an email to

Yes, you can change campuses if and only if the course is offered at the campus on which you wish to study. This would also depend on space availability.

Van Schaik’s Bookstore is situated near the Examinations office and Desmond Tutu Hall.

Senior students also advertise the sale of their old text books on the university’s notice boards and Sun City.