International Applicants

International Application procedures


Undergraduate full time studies

• If you would like to apply for admission to a full time undergraduate programme, you must apply using the Online Application process HERE

• If you would like to apply directly to UKZN for admission as a short term full time student you may also use this FORM.
• Refugee applicants must be in possession of a valid Section 41 permit/Refugee identity document which grants you permission to study. Application procedures and application fees as for local students are applicable. Apply via CAO at www.cao.ac.za

 

Application fee

• UKZN requires an  application fee to be paid to the University of KwaZulu-Natal as follows:

Applicants from SADC countries and other countries in Africa: R490

Other international applicants: $153

                    

Details for the application fee account for International Undergraduate/Postgraduate applicants 

Account Holder: University of KwaZulu-Natal

Bank: Standard Bank

Name of Account: UKZN Foreign Deposit


Acc. No: 053082826

Branch: Westville

Branch Code: 045426 

Reference: F001 11402 with applicant’s full name

Swift Code: SBZAZAJJ


Academic Year

The academic year at the UKZN is structured as follows:
Semester 1: February - June
Semester 2: August - December

Semester 2     (August -November) 

All programmes close on the 30 June.

Closing dates 

• For admission to semester 1 (February): Closing date 30 September
• For admission to semester 2  (August):  Closing date 30 June

No late applications will be accepted from international applicants.
Note that Medical School will not consider applications from International students. A limited number of international students are admitted to Medical School in line with governmental agreements with their countries.

 

Documentation required 

• Please attach certified copies of your school leaving certificate and passport.
• Attach a letter from the South African Matriculation Board stating that you meet
  the requirements for degree studies in South Africa.
• Documentation must be translated if not in English.
• Proof of payment of the application fee. 

 

Postgraduate application procedures

• Application for admission to Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, Honours, Masters and PhD programmes are done online, click HERE to apply.

   

Application fee 

• UKZN requires an application to be paid as follows:

• Applicants from SADC countries and other countries in Africa: R490

• Other international applicants: $153

Details for the application fee account for Undergraduate/Postgraduate and International applicants 

Account Holder: University of KwaZulu-Natal

Name of Account: UKZN Foreign Deposit

Bank: Standard Bank

Account Number: 053082826

Bank: Westville

Branch Code: 045426

Reference: F00111402 with applicant's full name

Swift Code: SB2AZAJJ

 

Exchange Applicants

 

Exchange applicants: International students who study for a semester at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and pay fees to their home institution according to the terms and conditions governed by an exchange agreement.

Study Abroad applicants: Fee paying international students pursuing one or more modules for credit (non-degree)
purposes for one or two semesters.

International School applicants: International students who study for credit (non-degree) purposes for a five-week period during June/July.
Short-term applicants: International students/visitors who participate in short-term (non-degree) academic activities for various periods of time. 

Download a SHORT TERM APPLICATION FORM


Closing dates

• Please consult the 2023 Postgraduate Brochure and your College for information on closing dates. Closing dates  may vary.

 

Documentation required 

• Please attach certified copies of documentation requested to the application form.
• Proof of payment of the application fee.  

For more information visit International Relations


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