Central Applications Office Bursary Opportunity


Central Applications Office Bursary Opportunity

Closing Date

Bursary Details

Apply early to listed higher education and training institutions listed in the handbook attached below and you will automatically be entered into the monthly bursary draw.

Candidate Requirements

The draw for all 4 bursaries takes place during November 2022 valued between R10 000 to R20 000 each. 

The Central Applications Office (CAO) is a registered NON-PROFIT COMPANY (Reg.No.2007/002819/08) that is the only organisation authorised to recruit and process applications for admissions to the Durban University of Technology (DUT), Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT), University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), University of Zululand (UNIZULU) and most private colleges in KwaZulu-Natal.

Our participating institutions offer over 1 000 programmes, and with just ONE APPLICATION, you can apply for up to six programmes at any of our partner institutions.

You do not have to complete a separate application for each institution. You do not have to pay a separate administration fee to each institution.

You only have to pay ONE ADMINISTRATION FEE and your applications will be processed and made available to any six institutions to which you applied.

When you want to update or change your application to any of the institutions in this Handbook, there is one office to contact.



Bursary Inclusion

CAO Bursary Image

Application Form
How to Apply

The CAO (Central Applications Office) Postal Address:

Private Bag X06, Dalbridge, 4014 Online Functions: www.cao.ac.za

Physical Address: Gate 11, Mary Thiphe Street (previously Cato Manor Road), Durban 

Office Hours: 08h00 – 16h30 (Monday to Friday) Visit us: /centralapplicationsoffice

*Hard copy applications may take up to 2-3 weeks to process after CAO receives them with the administration fee, while online applications are processed and available to institutions immediately after receiving the application and administration fee.

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• General enquiries [email protected] 031 268 4444 or 0860 860 226

• Change of contact details and other biographical details [email protected]

• Payment queries [email protected]

Function, Click on process is all available via the handbook below

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