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CAO Late Application Open Now For 2024



CAO Late Application Open Now For 2024

CAO Late Application Open Now For 2024. Act quickly and you can still be studying in 2024! If you apply at the CAO now, you may be able to submit your late application to some universities. In Kwazulu-Natal, all universities use the Central Applications Office (CAO) for admission applications. The CAO has announced that some universities have opened late applications for 2024. For those who missed the initial application period, this is an excellent opportunity to study at a public university in 2024. Check Also: CAO Status Check

List of Universities Open For CAO Late Applications

  • Durban University of Technology (DUT)
  • Mangosuthu University of Technology
  • University of Zululand
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)

How To Apply For CAO Late Application 2024

Follow these steps to apply for CAO late applications:

  1. Visit the CAO website:
  2. Click the apply tab, then click the apply now button.
  3. Enter your ID number or CAO number.
  4. You will receive your Cao number and password once you enter your personal information.
  5. Capture your next of kin details.
  6. Please enter your grade 11 or grade 12 results.
  7. Select your courses (up to six choices are available)
  8. Make sure you save your Cao number, password, and application fee number).
  9. Please upload the required documents. Your application can be exited once your documents have been submitted.

How To Apply For CAO Late Application 2024 Physical

  1. Visit the CAO website.
  2. Check out the program list’s instructions.
  3. Please refer to the summary of codes used.
  4. You can find the program’s page by using the ‘Index’.
  5. Visit the website to download the application form.
  6. Complete the application form with all relevant information.
  7. You must pay the application fee.
  8. Fill out the declaration form and attach the required documents and proof of payment.
  9. Hand in at the CAO office or post to the CAO.
  10. You can track your application status later if you keep the receipt and write down the CAO number and password.
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How to Track Your CAO Late Application

  1. Visit the CAO website.
  2. Please click on My Application.
  3. Complete the form and follow the prompts.
  4. You should be allowed to view your status then.

CAO Late Application Fee 2024 Closing Date –

Those who missed applying to universities in Kwazulu Natal in 2024, rejoice! Late applications are now being accepted by the Central Application Office (CAO) until March 31st, 2024. You have the opportunity to apply if you did not last year.

CAO Late Application Fee for 2024

It costs €45 to submit your application online. If you apply before 17:00 on January 20th, you will be able to take advantage of a discounted online fee of €30. Save money by applying early!

Application Type Fee Closing Date and Time
Normal Application (online or paper) €45 February 1, 2024, by 5:00 PM
Online Discounted Rate €30 January 20, 2024, by 5:00 PM
Late Online Application €60 May 1, 2024, by 5:00 PM
Change of Mind Nil July 1, 2024, by 5:00 PM

CAO Late Application Courses are Available For 2024

Faculty of Agriculture, Engineering, and Science:

  • BSc Eng: Agricultural
  • BSc Eng: Chemical
  • BSc Eng: Computer
  • BSc Eng: Electrical
  • BSc Eng: Mechanical
  • BSc Land Surveying
  • B Agric (Extension and Rural Resource Management)
  • BSc. Agric. Agricultural Economics
  • B Agricultural Management
  • BSc Agric. Agricultural Plant Sciences
  • BSc Agric. Agribusiness
  • BSc Agric. Plant Pathology
  • BSc Agric. Animal & Poultry Science KN-P-SAA
  • BSc Stream (LES) Life and Earth Sciences
  • BSc Stream M (Mathematics)
  • BSc Geographic Information Systems and Earth Observation
  • BSc Applied Chemistry
  • BSc Biological Sciences
  • BSc Chemistry and Chemical Technology
  • BSc Computer Science and Information Technology
  • BSc Crop and Horticultural Science
  • BSc Environmental Science
  • BSc Environmental and Earth Science
  • BSc Geological Science
  • BSc Industrial and Applied Biotechnology
  • BSc in Dietetics and Human Nutrition
  • BSc Augmented Programme
  • BSc Engineering Access
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Faculty of Humanities:

  • BA (General Studies)
  • BA Cultural & Heritage Tourism
  • BA in Music
  • BA in Music Foundation
  • B Soc Sc (General Studies)
  • B Soc Sc Geography & Environmental Management
  • B SocSc (Housing)
  • B Architectural Studies
  • BA International Studies
  • B Soc Sc Government, Business & Ethics
  • B Theology
  • Humanities Extended Curriculum

College of Law and Management Studies:

  • B Com (Foundation)
  • B Com
  • B Com (Accounting)
  • B Admin

Faculty of Sciences and Health Sciences:

  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences in Medical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Nature Conservation

Faculty of Engineering:

  • Advanced Diploma in Chemical Engineering
  • Access Course Chemical Engineering
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Access Course Electrical Engineering

FAQs About CAO Late Application

Q 1: Is there acceptance of late applications by CAO?

Ans: Indeed, CAO does entertain late applications; however, they will only be considered if there are available spaces in the respective programs. CAO has a limited capacity for each course, and late applications are contingent upon these remaining openings.


Q 2: What is the late application fee for CAO in 2024?

Ans: For the year 2024, the late application fee for CAO (Central Application Office) is set at R420. Payment can be made conveniently online or through EasyPay at various outlets like Pick n Pay, Checkers, Shoprite, Woolworths, or any store displaying the EasyPay sign. Card payments are also accepted at the CAO office, but cash payments are not. The CAO Reference Number serves as the payment reference.

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Q 3: Does CAO allow walk-ins in 2024?Ans: In 2024, CAO does not permit walk-ins for late applications. All late submissions must be completed online through the CAO website at


Seize the opportunity to pursue your studies in 2024 by applying through CAO, even if you missed the initial deadline. Late applications are accepted until March 31, 2024. Follow the outlined steps online or physically and track your status promptly. Don’t miss out on available courses. Plan ahead and save on the application fee by applying early. Stay informed about the deadlines and available courses to make the most of this chance for educational advancement

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