CAO Application 2022-2023 | Handbook & Guide

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CAO (Central Applications Office) 2022-2023 Application, Handbook and Guide

We( team) are pleased to inform you About CAO (Central Applications Office) 2022-2023 Application, Handbook and Guide

Enter your CAO number, ID number or Results to see what programmes you may qualify for at our member institutions.

Documentation Required For CAO Application 2022-2023

ā€¢Ā Grade 12 learners must submit certified copies of their Grade 11 results (plus any available Grade 12 results) and their ID documents with the applications.

ā€¢ Applicants wishing to transfer from other Universities must submit certified copies of their National Senior Certificates/Senior certificates as well as complete academic transcripts from their previous/current Universities with their applications.

Please read this before you continueā€¦

  • If you have already submitted an application form, please do not submit a duplicate application via the Internet.
  • The CAO will only accept one application form from you for a specific entry year and term.
  • Have your school and tertiary study details handy before you start.

How to Apply CAO Online Application 2022

Application fee payable to CAO R220 on-time and R440 for late applications

  • Go to CAO Application portal ā€“Ā
Select and enter one of the following to continue:

Closing Dates For South African Citizens

ā€¢ Medicine: 30 June: No late applications are accepted.
ā€¢ All other programs: 30 September.

Note: this is CAO Ireland Details

The CAO (Central Applications Office) manages most undergraduate applicants for the Higher Education Institutes in Ireland.

Who should apply via CAO?

All EU applicants for first year of undergraduate degree courses (excluding distance and online learning) shouldĀ apply via CAO.

How do I apply?

Generally, if you are an EU/EFTA applicant* for the first year of an undergraduate degree, you must apply via the Central Applications Office (CAO). It is best toĀ apply online atĀ The CAO handbook, which gives details of application procedures and closing dates, is available on the CAO website.

Central Applications Office
Tower House
Eglinton Street

Phone: 091 509800

  • EU/EFTA status is based onĀ fee assessment criteria.

ApplicantsĀ not eligible for EU feesĀ andĀ transfer applicants (post-year 1)Ā mustĀ apply directlyĀ to the University.

What’s the closing date?

The normal closing date is 1 February, although there is a reduced application fee for applying before 20 January. Late applications are accepted up to 1 May except forĀ categories of applicant (DARE,Ā HEARĀ andĀ MatureĀ for most courses). For studentsĀ currently registered in a HEI in IrelandĀ there is a special closing date of 22 July.

How many courses can I apply for?

You can select up to 10 different level 8 courses on the CAO form. When entering your course choices it is extremely important that you list your courses based on your genuine order of preference and not on assumptions about examination performance or what you think the points will be for a course.

At the offer stage, you will receive an offer of the course highest up on your course choices list(s) that you are deemed eligible for, if any. For example, if you receive your first preference Level 8 course in Round One you will not receive an offer for a lower Level 8 preference in subsequent rounds. If you receive an offer of your third preference course you may still receive an offer of your second or first preference course in a subsequent round of offers, but you will not receive an offer of your fourth preference course or lower.

Please note: you cannot place a CAO code on your CAO form twice even if there are different options within the course.

How are applications assessed?

Admission to all courses is competitive (i.e. there are more applicants than places) and, other than access routes (e.g.Ā mature yearsĀ orĀ QQI-FET), is based on the Leaving Certificate points system or equivalent.

For CAO applicants, we do not require personal statements (with the exception ofĀ Veterinary MedicineĀ which requires evidence of work experience) or interviews. AllĀ eligible applicantsĀ are scored using aĀ points systemĀ based on the Irish Leaving Certificate. There are equivalent scoring systems forĀ A-levelĀ andĀ EU Applicants. Ā In the case ofĀ Medicine, theĀ HPAT-IrelandĀ resultsĀ are taken in combination with the school-leaving results.

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  1. Zusakhe says:

    I’m applying for advanced diploma in office management and technology at DUT but can’t find a course code. How can I get it?

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