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CUT switchboard: +27 (0)51 507 3911 (08h00 to 16h30). Alternatively, go to the Contact us page.
In case of emergency contact the  Protection Services Hotline: +27 (0)51 507 4444 (24hrs)

CUT switchboard: +27 (0)57 910 3500/1 (08h00 to 16h30). Alternatively, go to the Contact us page.
In case of emergency contact the  Protection Services Hotline: +27(0)57 910 3555

The Central University of Technology Vision 2030 page will guide you on the vision and mission statements, strategic objectives, and core values.

CUT’s understanding of its mandate as a University of Technology can be viewed here.

The Announcement page is used to alert our community to important happenings, information and directives.
Note that the announcements stay active for a period of time and the information shared should be saved, if you will need it at a later point.

CUT has four faculties. Each faculty is divided into a number of departments and each department offers specific programmes.  

Yes. Some courses are listed here.
Faculties also custom design and offer courses that are not necessarily listed, please contact the relevant faculty.


The Tuition page will guide you on the fees payable.
More information is available on Fees, Bursaries and Loans including NSFAS.

The application process page will guide you. CUT encourages prospective students to apply online.
Note that late applications are not necessarily accepted. Plan to apply before the closing date each year.

Yes. CUT encourages prospective students to apply online for admission, residences and NSFAS.
Note that late applications are not necessarily accepted. Plan to apply before the closing date each year.

There is no application or late application fee at CUT.

There are two types of banking at Central University of Technology, Free State: Student Banking and Business Banking.

CUT's banking details

Information on campus accommodation, including application fee, dates and form. Residences can also be applied for online.

The National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) are assessments for first-year applicants into Higher Education Institutions in South Africa and it is compulsory for all. 

Selection tests, you will be notified by CUT that you have to write the test.

Check your application status. Allow for a 4 to 6 week period as the University processes your application.
For queries, e-mail apply@cut.ac.za

Yes. CUT encourages prospective students to register online.

CUT offers programmes in many fields. Most of the programmes require class attendance as our programmes have a practical compontent. Should it be offered online, the programme page will indicate the option.

Sport is an important part of CUT's community wellbeing. Though there are selected sports offered on the campuses, students are encouraged to discuss options with the sports team.

International students are supported and guided by the Center for Global Engagement (CGE) in all matters.

Prospective postgraduate students are encouraged to contact the faculty member they are going to partner with as a supervisor, or alternatively the relevant faculty Assistant Dean for guidance.
Thereafter, the Graduate School provides collective support to supervisors and postgraduate students to grow their research capacities. 


You can find CUT's e-Learning platform eThuto here.
Contact the eThuto Helpdesk
Tel: +27 0(51) 507 3186 | E-mail: ethuto@cut.ac.za | Centre for e-Learning and Educational Technology Building, Room 4

The class and assessment timetable, marks and past exam papers are available on the Student Portal

Semester 1 students will be auto promoted to Semester 2 (condition: same programme and qualification).

Yes, if you have skipped a semester or a year, you must apply to continue. Contact your faculty for more information.

Be sure to complete the issuing of a certificate/diploma/degree form for your faculty. Provide an off-campus e-mail address on the form for your Graduation communication. Check the graduate list for your name confirmation. For all the information you need to strut across the stage visit, Graduation Logistics

The Student Portal requires you to login. The information available on the portal includes Class and Assessment Timetables, Marks, Past exam papers, Financial Statement and the Self Service platform: e-forms | Intelli Card | Password Management.

The password registration and reset instructions are available on the Current Students page.

As a student, you will find links to all the programmes offered on campus, services, student organisations, cultural interests, Student Representative Council (SRC) and much more on the Current Students page.

The Wellness Centre provides a number of comprehensive services, namely: health and psychological counselling services, academic support, reading development, social work services, and chaplaincy services.