Central Applications Office (CAO)

Central Applications Office (CAO)

One Form! One Fee! One Office! … easy!

The Central Applications Office processes applications for first time admission to Universities in KZN. Check our programme list to find out more about study opportunities at: Universities – University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), University of Zululand (UniZulu), Universities of Technology – DUT (Durban University of Technology), Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT), TVET Colleges (Technical and Vocational Education & Training) – Elangeni TVET College, Esayidi TVET College, Majuba TVET College, Thekwini TVET College, Umfolozi TVET College and Private Colleges – Berea Technical College, CTU Training Solutions, Central Technical College, ICESA Education, Institute for Quality Education, Training & Development, IStudent, MANCOSA, PAX College, Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology, Regent Business School, Rosebank College, Springfield FET College, The Business School at Varsity College. Apply for any of these online here, or download an application form. Check out ‘Don’t know what to study?’ if you need help in deciding on your career or subject choices.

Already applied? Use ‘My Application’ to follow the progress of your application.

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Office Hours:

08h00 to 16h30

Monday to Friday


APPLY NOW! Central Applications Office (CAO)

Don’t wait to apply for January 2019 Intake!

The benefits of applying early is that you stand a chance of winning one of 4 bursaries ranging from R10 000 to R20 000 You could also receive an early offer as some institutions start making offers early in the year.

Click here to download a Change of Mind form.

Dates to remember

CAO Calendar

Application Fee Structure – 2019 Entry
Click here to download a copy of the CAO Handbook for entry 2019.
Click here for UKZN ICS Student Technology Programme.
Click here for UKZN Phasing in Moodle from 2016 to 2018.


Central Applications Office (CAO) Vacancies 

Click here to download a Job Application Form.Apply early! Watch out for programme closing dates, see the CAO calendar for information.Click here to View or Download the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI). 
Click here to View or Download the Promotion of Access to Information Act.

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