MUT Online Application For Admission 2022

By | October 14, 2021

Mangosuthu University of Technology is one of the top technology universities in South Africa, find all the application procedures and guides below;

How to Apply For Admission

All first year applications are submitted through the Central Applications Office (CAO). This is a simplified way of applying for more than one programme, using one application form, and paying a single application fee. Use your unique CAO number as a reference when paying the application fee. We advise prospective students to choose MUT as a first choice.

Application forms can be downloaded from the CAO website, You may also apply online by going to, click on the apply tab, then click on apply now, and follow the easy application process. The CAO number appears in tear-off slip on the CAO application form.

Checking the progress of your application

You can track the progress of your application by going to and enter your CAO number, or sending an email to or call 031 268 4444.

Important closing dates:

Faculty of Engineering – first semester applications – 30 September

Faculty of Engineering – second semester applications – 31 May

Faculty of Natural Sciences – 30 September

Analytical Chemistry – second semester applications – 31 May

Faculty of Management Sciences – 30 September

Applications submitted after 30 September accumulate a late application fee determined by the CAO.

Important Application Documents

Important Application Documents (FOR SOUTH AFRICAN APPLICANTS)

• National Senior Certificate or Statement of Results
• Senior Certificate
• Identity Document
• Students transferring from other universities should submit an original academic record and a certificate of good conduct


• A valid study permit
• A valid medical aid/health insurance cover
• A valid passport
• GCE, GCSE, IGCSE or Cambridge School Certificate
• Students holding a GCE GCSE IGCSE or the Cambridge School Certificate must have passed five approved ordinary level subjects including English language provided three subjects have been passed at the same examination sitting.

Admission Requirements

Each faculty stipulates admission requirements based on points aggregate calculated from the best five subjects presented by the prospective student.  Over and above the points system, some departments administer a compulsory entrance test.  Not all applicants who meet the minimum requirements can be accepted due to limited space. The selection process prioritises the best qualified applicants and those who selected MUT as their first or second choice.

Minimum Entrance Requirements

  • National Senior Certificate with a diploma pass or N3 with 50% pass in Mathematics and English
  • A minimum of 5 subjects with level 4 pass for diploma study and level 3 for Access Courses
  • English Home Language or First Additional language, level 4 pass
  • Specific subject combination and pass level relevant to the qualification
  • Minimum points as per faculty requirement and as listed on the CAO handbook

Point calculation matrix

National Senior Certificate:

 90 – 1008
780 – 897
670 – 796
560 – 695
450 – 594
340 – 493

Senior Certificate:

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