VAAL TRIANGLE - The Vaal University of Technology has closed its late application period. The tertiary institution issued a notice on Friday that late applications closed on the 17th of January. According to VUT Management, a total of 81 629 late applications were received. The university has started the lengthy process to attend and deal with each of the late applications. VUT says all successful students will be informed by SMS between 20 - 24 January, and should applicants not be contacted, their application should be considered as unsuccessful.