MUT ready to welcome new students for the 2022 academic year

9 February 2022

MUT ready to welcome new students for the 2022 academic year

Issued on behalf of Mbali Mkhize, Senior Director: Marketing & Communications

 As Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) wraps up its 2021 academic year, the Institution is already in its final stages of selecting new first time university entering students for the 2022 academic year. The process is now in full swing since matric learners received their results on Friday, 20 January.

The Deputy Registrar: Academic Administration, Zolisa Gqamane, said that the institution was ready for the registration of both new and returning students. Registration at the MUT begins on 14 February and is expected to end on 25 February. Gqamane said the University was encouraging prospective and returning students to register online.

He added that the total number for new and returning student enrolment for 2022 academic year was 13 524.  The University has 3516 places for new students in its three faculties: Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Management Sciences, and Faculty of Natural Sciences.

The University is appealing to prospective students that have been given firm offers to accept their offers in time to avoid losing their spaces to other students.

The Head of Academic Administration at MUT, Xolani Kunene, cautioned that prospective students who “fail to respond timeously” to firm offers ran the risk of losing their places.

“These candidates end-up approaching the University late after their offers have been withdrawn. This interferes with process of registering new students, and the general process of enrolment,” said Kunene. Kunene said that they would request the University’s Department of Finance to identify applicants that have accepted offer.

“This information will be shared with selectors. We will then withdraw offers which have not been accepted,” said Kunene.

Kunene added that they had arranged with CAO (Central Applications Office) to attend to walk-in applicants and those who may not have applied.

Speaking on MUT Radio on 9 February 2022, Nkosana Jijimba, Business Analyst at the University, said their system were ready for students to register online.

The information about venues for those students who may have to register online will be made available. However, students are encouraged to register online, mainly because of Covid-19 protocols.