DUT Admission Requirements 2023-2024

By | April 13, 2023

DUT Admission Requirements 2023-2024

DUT Admission Requirements 2023-2024

About DUT Admission Requirements 2023-2024

Durban University of Technology (DUT) is a leading university in South Africa that offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. If you are considering applying to DUT, it is important to be aware of the admission requirements. DUT admission requirements vary depending on the programme of study and the level of study you are applying for. Generally, prospective students are required to have a minimum level of academic achievement, meet the language proficiency requirements, and submit all required documentation to support their application. In this regard, it is recommended to carefully review the specific admission requirements for the programme you wish to apply for on the DUT website or contact the university's admissions office for further guidance.


For Higher Certificate:

A National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4 with at least 50% in English.

For Diploma:

A National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4 with the following minimum requirements:

  1. At least 50% in three fundamental subjects including, English; and
  2. At least 60% in three compulsory vocational

For Bachelor’s Degree:

A National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4 with the following minimum requirements:

  1. At least 60% in three fundamental subjects, including English; and
  2. At least 70% in four compulsory vocational subjects, chosen from the National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4

Over and above the minimum entrance requirements, each department also sets specific entrance requirements with which applicants needs to comply.

  1. International applicants are required to check the International Brochure for detailed information on the admission process.
  2. Apply online at the Central Applications Office (CAO). (A prospective student who wishes to study at DUT must apply via the CAO by visiting their website at www.cao.ac.za)

Please complete the CAO application form online, and attach certified copies of your identity document and Grade 12 certificate (June/ Trial report if you have not written your final examination). The application form must reach the CAO office before the closing date of 30 September 2019 for Diploma & Degree programmes and 30 November 2019 for Higher Certificate programmes. Please refer to specific programmes for relevant closing dates, as some programmes close earlier than 30 November 2020. Include the appropriate application fee of R250 (SA Citizen) / R300 (International applicants) 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/SMS, of the outcome of their application. The CAO provides an on-line application facility. Kindly consult the CAO webpage at www.cao.ac.za

Compulsory Documents



DUT Online Registration

DUT online registration dates

How to register DUT Online

DUT Online Prospectus

DUT Online application fee

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