He added that the majority of TUT’s programmes are full for 2014. “Although the University has received more than 80 000 applications for first year programmes, TUT can accommodate just over 14 000 first time entering students at all its sites in 2014. My advice to learners who are still interested to study at TUT this year is submit an enquiry for the programme they are interested in between 9 and 12 January, and once accepted, apply online.
“The late application enquiry system is very easy to use and will automatically check the admission requirements to see if they qualify to apply for a specific programme and if there is space available. Learners whose enquiries are successful will receive an SMS with further instructions. If the enquiry was unsuccessful, the learner will receive an SMS inviting them to send another enquiry for another course.”
Prof Mothata added that the list of programmes that still have space available will be updated daily, but emphasised that all enquiries must be submitted via TUT’s late application enquiry system. “Prospective students can visit the TUT Website on www.tut.ac.za or phone the TUT call centre on 086 110 2421 between 08:00 and 16:00 on these days for assistance.”
Prof Mothata urged students who have already been accepted for study in 2014, to adhere to the times and venues provided in their acceptance letters to report for registration. “First time entering students will be registered according to a strict schedule and they should not report on any other dates or at any other venues, than those provided to them.”
Online registration, either via mobile phones or personal computers, opened on www.tut.ac.za on 2 January 2014 for senior students. “Using this service will save them money, time and a lot of frustration since they don’t have to come to campus stand in long queues any more to register,” said Prof Mothata.
Prof Mothata explained that TUT has been a cashless environment since April 2012, therefore students are encouraged to pay the R1 500 registration fee online and submit proof of payment to TUT at least 72 hours before registering online. “The University, however, still accepts debit and credit cards and bank guaranteed cheques as method of payment at the fees offices on all its campuses.
“Students who are financially or academically excluded may encounter problems to register online, therefore students who are academically excluded will have to report to their faculties for assistance. Students with financial exclusions can pay their outstanding fees and the minimum payment of R1 500 into TUT’s account and send proof of payment to TUT to have the block lifted. Alternatively such students can go to any registration point on any campus where the financial person on duty will assist them,” said Prof Mothata
The financial block on the accounts of senior students who have been approved to receive NSFAS funding and who are not owing the University money, will be lifted automatically.
For more information about TUT please visit www.tut.ac.za or phone the Call Centre on 086 110 2421.