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Durban University of Technology applications for 2022



How to apply


Planning a successful career at DUT doesn’t 
have to be a vague dream. We help prospective 
students make it a reality.
Are you having trouble deciding what career 
you would like to follow? We have developed 
a Career Decision-Making page – designed 
to take undecided learners through the career 
decision-making process in a systematic 
and user-friendly manner.
We hope that the information provided will 
enable you to make an informed decision about 
applying to DUT. To help you get the most 
out of the information provided, here are 
a few key points you should bear in mind:
Identify the course you wish to study. 
Programmes offered can be found in 
the Department Handbooks.
The minimum entrance requirements
for admission to the DUT for a South 
African applicant is a Senior Certificate 
or a recognized equivalent qualification. 
Over and above the minimum entrance 
requirements, each department also sets 
specific entrance requirements
With effect from 1 January 2009 the
following are the entrance requirements :
a National Senior Certificate (NSC) as
 certified by Umalusi Council for Quality 
Assurance in General and Further Education
 and Training provided that a minimum of
 4 recognised NSC 20-credit subjects must
 be passed.

These four subjects must:
      • include English with an achievement
      •  rating of 3 or better;
      • not exceed 2 official languages; and
      • have an achievement rating of 3 or better,
      •  in accordance with the NSC levels of 
      • achievement below:
  1. International applicants are required to check the
  2.  International Brochure for detailed information on
  3.  the admission process.
  4. Apply online at the Central Applications Office (CAO)
  5. A prospective student who wishes to study at the DUT
  6.  must apply via the CAO.)
Please complete the CAO application form, and attach 
certified copies of your identity document and Grade
 12 certificate (or final Grade 11, June/ Trial Grade 12
 report if you have not written your final examination). 
The application form must reach the CAO office
 before the closing date of 31 October. Please 
refer to specific programmes for relevant closing 
dates, as some programmes close earlier than 
31 October. Include the appropriate application
 fee of R220 (non-refundable) when submitting 
your application form. Make sure that your
 application AND fee reach the CAO before the 
closing date. Submission of a completed application 
form does not imply that you have been
 accepted as a student, or that you may register.
 All applicants will be notified, in writing, of the 
outcome of their application. The CAO provides 
an on-line application facility. Kindly consult 
the CAO webpage at