MUT receives almost 100 000 applications for 2024

Sthembile Maphumulo addressing learners at Masibumbane High, in Ulundi, northern KwaZulu-Natal

The University’s important role in improving the lives of the country’s citizens continues to be affirmed by the large numbers of applications for enrolment that it continues to receive. For the 2024 academic year, the Institution received almost a hundred thousand applications via the Central Applications Office (CAO). It is during this time of the year that the hard work of MarComms Schools’ Liaison team tasked with positioning brand MUT across South Africa and the SADC countries speaks for itself. Student Liaison Officer, Sthembile Ndlovu, said they received 96 867 applications, for the 3 852 spaces for the first-year students. Among these applications, three programmes attracted most of the applications. The Head of Administration, Xolani Kunene confirmed this great influx of application, he said: “the most popular academic programmes were the Diploma in Information Technology’s Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP), which attracted 15 533 applications; the Diploma in Office Management and Technology, which was second in popularity, with 14 318 applications. In the third place was the Diploma in Public Management, with 14 223 applications. This is a continuation of the 2023 trend, that saw the same programmes attracting over 10 000 applications, each.”  The ECP is still popular even though the Department of Information Communication Technology (ICT) has interviews that determine the placing of the students.

The 3 852 new students will be among those that will register from 22 January 2024 to 2 February 2024. The University does not accept walk-in students. The University advises students to apply in time, for enrolment, via the Central Applications Office (CAO). For more information prospective students should visit and