Frequently Asked Questions

Study at VUT FAQs

How do I apply to VUT?

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 (www.vut.ac.za).

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.

What is the closing date for applications?

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

How long before I am informed of the outcome of my application?

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.

How do I check my application status?

Yes, you can track your application form via VUT’s website (https://www.vut.ac.za/status) using your ID number.

How much is the application fee?

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 (admissions@vut.ac.za) to determine the correct amount. You can also check on the application form.

Do I need to apply if I have previously applied and have not been accepted?

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

What procedures do I follow if have not received a response from VUT? 

You can telephonically contact the admission office 016 950 9925, alternatively you can send an email to admissions@vut.ac.za

Can I change campuses?

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.

Where do I buy my text books?

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.