Durban University of Technology (DUT) Nursing Application 2024/2025

Durban University of Technology (DUT) Nursing Application 2024/2025

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:

  1. Identify the course you wish to study. Programmes offered can be found in the Department Handbooks.
  2. 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.
  3. 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:
  4. International applicants are required to check the International Brochure for detailed information on the admission process.
  5. Apply online at the Central Applications Office (CAO). (A prospective student who wishes to study at the DUT 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

Online Registration

For those students who do not have access to a computer at home you will have to register online at a computer laboratory at the University. You will need to consult the Registration timetable which is available on this website for the exact times, dates and venues.

In order to register online, First Time Entering Students will need to have:

  • paid the minimum fee installment due at registration
  • submitted the required documentation to Student Admissions
  • received notification of a firm offer from Student Admissions based on their final results
  • complied with the relevant sections here under which will allow them to register.

In order to register online, Returning Students will need to have:

  • settled any arrears fees
  • paid the minimum fee installment due at registration
  • fulfilled the requirements for promotion to the next level of study in the relevant programme
  • submitted all outstanding documentation
  • complied with the relevant sections hereunder which will allow them to register.

YOU WILL NEED, PRIOR TO REGISTRATION, TO ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE PAID THE MINIMUM DEPOSIT (AT LEAST FIVE WORKING DAYS) AND YOUR FEES ARE UP-TO-DATE IN ORDER TO REGISTER ON THE WEB. If you do not do this your registration will automatically be blocked. Please see the Registration Timetable which is available on this website for the exact date and time for your Programme (You may also register on the web from home via the DUT website and the iEnabler link.)

If you do not register at the specified date and time you will register during the late registration period and will be charged the late registration fee.

Outstanding Documentation Affecting Registration
Even if you are a returning student you need the following documentation to register:

  1. Any outstanding original documents (eg Senior Certificate not Statement of Results), Identity Document, Study Permit, etc) must be submitted to the Faculty Office the week before you register. Your Statement of Results is temporary, so, if you previously submitted your Statement of Results to us you will now need to collect your Senior Certificate from school and submit it in order to register.
  2. No student will be re-registered at registration, without the enclosed Indemnity and Surety forms being returned, completely filled out and all the necessary documentation attached. Please ensure that the form is signed and stamped by a Commissioner of Oaths as you will need this form to register.

Registration Costs
Minimum First Installment on Registration
Non-Residence Students: Annual: R3 690-00 Semester: R2 260-00

Residence Students: Annual: R7 830-00 Semester: R4 530-00 (includes tuition and residence) In the event of the fees costing less than the first installment requested by the University, the lesser amount will be payable on registration.

NSFAS Students are required to pay their family contribution, if any, on registration as their first installment. If the family contribution exceeds the above mentioned amounts, the difference must be paid according to the DUT’s fee installment plan. The installment plan is specified in the Fee Booklet which will be available on the DUT Website. In the event of the fees costing less than the first installment requested by the University, the lesser amount will be payable on registration.

Payment of Fees: To avoid the complications, payment must be made at least five working days before registration through the bank using the M65 Deposit Slip (available on the DUT Website) and using your student number as reference. Failure to ensure that all relevant payments have been made will result in your registration being blocked. Proof of payment must be brought to Web Registration. Should you pay your fees in full you are eligible for a 5% discount.

Postgraduate Students
ALL Masters and Doctoral Students MUST register each year.

To access online registration, you will need to enter the Student Portal on the DUT’s main website, find the Student Self-Service link, and then access the i-enabler page. For details on how to login, passwords etc. see the online registration guide for details.

DUT4Life Email For Students
DUT4LIFE provides students & alumni with a free 10GB lifetime email account, 25GB online storage solution, collaboration, blogging, photo sharing, event planning, instant messaging tools and much more! After registration, consult your General Handbook for details on how to activate your account as this is your official email channel with the university.

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