TUT Online Application Processes and Requirements

The first step to becoming a student at the Tshwane University of Technology is to file your TUT Online Application.

Yes!, Some will choose to file a traditional post mail TUT application, that is completely fine. No matter which way you apply, that is definitely the first step for you.

  • Is TUT Open for applications?
  • How do I apply?
  • What are the academic requirements?
  • What time will the application close?

These are some of the many questions that demands answers and I am here to answer them for you.

While it is very easy to get the application form and fill, it is very difficult to fill the form if you don’t know much about the application itself.

When Does TUT Applications Open And Closes?

TUT Applications for every academic year opens on 1 April of the year prior to the study and will close on 30 September of the same year.

When the Application opens, there are so many factors that will cause the closure of the application earlier sometimes.

The Tshwane University of Technology always has a limited number of admissions. If this number fills quicker, there will be no more admissions.

On the other hand, if the maximum threshold is not reached within the application period, then the University will accept late applications.

TUT Online Application Requirements

Since this is a tertiary institution, it is only fair for applicants to have some required academic results in order to get admission.

While some programmes require better academic performance in specific subjects, below are the general admission requirements for the Tshwane University of Technology applicants.

Note that you might not get admission if you do not comply with these.

  • At lease a Pass Mark in English at Senior High Level. (Minimum requirements for certain programmes may demand a first or Home language status).
  • Other programmes will require the applicant to write admission tests which will determine whether applicant should get admission or enrol for a foundation course.
  • Prospective students must also note that the requirements for some of the programmes can change from year to year.
  • All learners are required to take Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy for NSC-G purposes. Mathematics is relevant to programs that require prior knowledge. But the rest might only require Mathematics Literacy.
  • Each course has it’s own requirements so you are likely to meet the general requirements but not the programme specific requirements.

The table below also shows the General Performance level for entry to a specific level of study.

Results format for the new NSC-G and the minimum admission requirements for TUT:

1Outstanding Achievement80-100
2Meritorious Achievement70-79
3Degree Substantial Achievement60-69
4Diploma Adequate Achievement50-59
5Foundation Moderate Achievement40-49
6Elementary Achievement30-39
7Not Achieved0-29
TUT Requirements NSC – Gaps your profile ​

You can also check the TUT Prospectus to know the full requirements for the application.

TUT Application Fees

The TUT application fee is R240 which must reach the Tshwane University of Technology on time before the closing date of application.

You can make this payment through a direct bank deposit, internet transfer, or by using postal order.

Below are the banking details for the Tshwane University of Technology.

Bank: Absa
Account No: 04 000 0003
Reference No: Applicant’s ID number

Please, it is very important to also cross-check the banking details above with the ones on the Tshwane University of Technology’s official payment information page before making any payment.

You must also note that this application fee is not refundable in case your application is unsuccessful.

The R240 application fee is only refundable for valid reasons. Valid reasons for instance, if a prospective student fails Grade 12, he or she gets a refund.

Other Payments

A confirmation fee of R500 must be paid as soon as you receive your confirmation letter.

An upfront registration fee of R1,500 is also payable during registration. For new students who already paid their R500 confirmation fee, they only have to pay R1,000 for registration.

If a student cancels during the registration period, he or she gets 100% credit and forfeits R240 of the class deposit.

A full refund is also allowed if the student no longer qualifies for a programme or has been excluded from the study.

How To Apply

Even though this article focuses more on the TUT Online Application, I will quickly give a simple guide to those who want to apply by traditional post mail.

TUT Application By Traditional Post Mail

Since this will mean delivering to an address, first you need the address and a copy of the TUT Application form to fill.

First, you have to download the TUT Application form here. It is in PDF format so you can easily print it out anywhere.

The form is not year specific so no matter the year of application, you can always use the same form. Since it provides space for you to enter a particular year, you don’t have to worry about dates at all.


If you want to post your application through traditional post mail, then use this address;

Tshwane University of Technology 
Private Bag X680
Pretoria 0001

If for some reason you would like to deliver your application to the University by yourself, then use the following address.

Central Admissions Office
Building 21-LG20
Pretoria Campus
Staatsartillerie Road
Pretoria West


Your package must contain the following items;

  • Carefully completed application form
  • Recently certified (certification must not be older than a year)copies of your orginal identity document
  • Copies of National Senior Certificates and/or Any of your highest academic results.
  • A copy of your application fee receipt.

TUT Online Application

Since this is an online application, you must prepare a scanned copy of the following:

  • Recently certified (certification must not be older than a year) identity document.
  • National Senior Certificates and/or any of your highest academic results
  • A scanned copy of your application fee receipt.

Don’t forget to also have an active internet connection and email address.

The TUT online application is done via a system called the TUT ITS enabler. I have a full article on the TUT ITS Enabler. You might also want to check it out.

This captures all the necessary information that you will later use at TUT when your application is successful so you must be very honest with your submissions?

The first step to the application is to visit the ITS Enabler Application Form Portal. The page should look similar to the image below.

tut online application form

Simply continue by answering the questions that apply to you from the drop-down. Since it is an auto-matching system, it will match you to the right form for your application based on your answers.

Make sure you read all terms and conditions before filling the forms. Even a tiny mistake could reduce your chances to 0%.

Since you will have to read all terms and conditions, allocate about thirty minutes to one hour for completing the TUT Online Application.

How To Check Your TUT Online Application Status

At this juncture, you might probably have completed your application about a week or weeks earlier.

This is how you can check your TUT online application status.

The Tshwane University of Technology’s ITS Enabler comes into play again so you simply have to visit the TUT ITS Enabler Online Application Status Checker Link. The page should look similar to the image below.

If somehow, you already have an ID Number, then simply input and submit. If you don’t have an ID Number yet, enter your Surname, Full Name, and Date of Birth.

After submission, you should be able to check and know if your application is successful or still pending.


In short, make sure you submit your application on time. Also, note that there is no difference between the requirements for both online applications and post applications.

Make sure you check your TUT online application status often to know when you can start going for your registration.

If you would like to apply to a different university, you can also check the University of Pretoria Online Application process.

If you have any questions or suggestions, kindly leave a comment below.

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