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Visit us at : Mary Thiphe Street (formerly corner of Francois and Cato Manor Roads), Cato Manor, Durban

Call us on: (031) 268 4444 or Share Call: 086 0860 CAO / 086 0860 226

International dialling code for South Africa +27

About the 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), FET Colleges (Further Education & Training) - Elangeni FET College, Majuba FET College, Umfolozi FET College and Private Colleges - Berea Technical College, CTU Training Solutions, Central Technical College, ICESA Education, Institute for Quality Education, Training & Development, IStudent, MANCOSA, Oval International Campus, PC Training and Business College, Regent Business School, Rosebank College, Springfield FET 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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The Central Applications Office will be closed from 11h00 on Monday, 15th December and reopen for business on Wednesday, 17th December at 08h00. Over the Festive Season, our office will be closed from the 24th December and reopen at 08h00 on 5th January 2015. During this time, you can still access our Interactive Voice Response (IVR) by calling 0860 860 226, 24/7. The IVR can provide you with the latest status of your application, outstanding documents and payments and other application related information.

Click here to view programmes that are closed.

Dates to remember
CAO Calendar

Application Fee

Click here to download a copy of the CAO Handbook for entry 2015.

Need to change your application?

Click here to download a Change of Mind form.



Current Vacancies (2014-06-20)


Apply early! Watch out for programme closing dates, see the CAO calendar for information.


Listen up grade 9 learner! Your future starts now – The CAO can assist you with your subject choices.