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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), TVET Colleges (Further Education & Training) - Elangeni TVET College, Majuba 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, Oval International Campus, PC Training and Business College, Regent Business School, Rosebank College, Springfield TVET 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


The CAO will be at the following malls handing out application forms and handbooks to Grade 12 learners wanting to study at Universities and Universities of Technology in KZN. Come chat to our friendly staff on Saturday 20 and 27 June from 08h00 until 12h00. We will be at: The Workshop (Durban CBD), Mega City (Umlazi), Pinecrest (Pinetown), Chatsworth Centre, Bridge City (KwaMashu)and Phoenix Plaza. We will also be at The Ridge in Shallcross from 10h00 to 14h00 on these same dates.

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CAO Calendar

Application Fee

Click here to download a copy of the CAO Handbook for entry 2016.

Click here to download a Change of Mind form.

Click here for UKZN ICS Student Technology Programme.

Click here for UKZN Phasing in Moodle from 2016 to 2018.





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


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