The Central Application Clearing House (CACH) is closed at present.


The CACH provides a service to applicants who are not successful at the institutions they initially selected, or who decide late in the year that they wish to study.

If you know already that you want to start studying in 2015,whether you are writing Matric in 2014 or already have your results, we advise you to apply well before the closing date, so that any queries about your application can be resolved in time.

Contact the universities in which you are interested.  For contact details of universities please click here. To apply to the universities in KZN contact the Central Applications Office (www.cao.ac.za or 031 268 4444)
Choose your programmes carefully, checking that you meet the entry requirements, and familiarise yourself with the application procedure and cost of study.

Remember that the most popular programmes cannot take everyone who meets the entry requirements, so explore a number of options.


For career advice, please view http://www.careerhelp.org.za or call 0860 111 673.

Further Education and Training (FET) colleges and some universities of technology take in new students in the second semester for a limited range of programmes. Check out their websites or contact the institutions in which you are interested.  A list of public FET colleges is available on www.careerhelp.org.za/page/education-training/fet/list-of-fet-colleges/index.   Unisa will take applications for second semester between 2 and 19 April 2013 - apply on www.unisa.ac.za or at regional offices.

For details of registered private Higher Education Institutions please click here.  Lists of private Further Education and Training Colleges are available on www.www.careerhelp.org.za and www.dhet.gov.za