PRETORIA-The Tshwane University of Technology has announced that it still has some space for the 2018 academic year.
The university has however urged all prospective students to apply online and not visit the campuses.
“There is currently still a limited number of space available in courses at the Polokwane, eMalahleni, Soshanguve, GaRankuwa, Mbombela, Arcadia and Pretoria Campuses. The University has empathy with the aspirations of successful Matriculates to further their education, however, it would like to urge prospective students against coming to our campuses to look for placement. Anyone who wants to apply for the available spaces should submit their applications through our online applications system on www.tut.ac.za from Monday, 8 January 2018,” spokesperson Willa de Ruyter said.
She said the university has already received in excess of 100 000 applications from prospective first time-entering students towards the end of 2017 and they are all vying for the available 15 500 first-year places available.
“As a People’s University, TUT acknowledges that the majority of its students come from rural and disadvantaged areas, therefore we don’t want them to incur unnecessary costs in travelling to our campuses. through its Website on www.tut.ac.za, its social media platforms and the media. Students who happen to be around our campuses e.g. Mbombela, eMalahleni campuses will be assisted accordingly. The University will continuously update the public of the possible availability of spaces through its Website on www.tut.ac.za, its social media platforms and the media. In addition, prospective students can also submit applications for study through the Central Application System (CAPS) on firstname.lastname@example.org,” she said.
Despite the availability of space, the university said it would not be accepting any walk-in applications. De Ruyter said only students who already have been allocated student numbers will be allowed to enter its premises throughout the country.
“Please note that no Walk-Ins will be allowed onto any of TUT’s campuses. Current students and accepted first-year students who have to visit any of our campuses to attend interviews or other official TUT business, should please make use of the ASK ME assistants to complete their business. Such students should also provide proof of registration, a 2017 student ID card, a South African ID and have a printed copy of the TUT communication at hand,” she said.