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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

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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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From 9 Jan until 16 Jan 2015, if you wish to apply to the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) or if you want to submit a “Change of Mind” for a UKZN programme for the 2015 Jan/Feb intake, then you must go to one of the following UKZN campuses: - Howard College; Westville, Pietermaritzburg. The CAO will not process any UKZN programmes during this period. The Durban University of Technology and the University of Zululand will not be accepting Late Applications. To submit a Change of Mind request for DUT programmes, visit the Steve Biko campus on the corner of Botanic Gardens and Steve Biko Roads.

Click here to view programmes that are closed.

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CAO Calendar

Application Fee

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

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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.