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

2018 Undergraduate Application Form

• If you would like to apply directly to UKZN for admission as a short term full time student you may also use this application 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

 

How to obtain a UKZN Undergraduate application form 

• Download an 2018 Undergraduate Application Form OR 

• Write to enquiries@ukzn.ac.za to request application material.

• Download an Undergraduate brochure here.

 

Application procedures

• List your programme choices on page three of the application form. Please write the name of the programme in full.
• Indicate if you would like to be considered for accommodation in one of the UKZN residences.  On-campus accommodation is limited and you may be required to find off-campus accommodation.
• Regretfully financial assistance from the university is not available to International applicants.

 

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: R470

Other international applicants: $146

                    

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 April.

Only the following programmes will have intake in semester 2:

  • B A (Howard College)
  • B Soc Sc (Howard College)
  • B ADMIN (Wvl)
  • BBADM (Wvl and PMB)
  • B Com (Wvl and PMB),
  • B Com A (Wvl and PMB)
The closing date is 30th April 2017. 

Please download an application form HERE.



Closing dates 

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

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.  If a cheque or money order is enclosed it
  must be made payable to the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

 

Postgraduate application procedures

• Application for admission to Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, Honours, Masters and PhD programmes must be made on the UKZN Postgraduate Application Form.

 

 

How to obtain a UKZN Postgraduate application form


 •Download a Postgraduate Application Form OR

• Write to enquiries@ukzn.ac.za to request application material.

 

Application procedures

• List your programme choices on page one of the application form.  Please write the name of the programme in full and indicate the relevant campus.
• Indicate if you would like to be considered for accommodation in one of the UKZN residences.  Limited accommodation is available for postgraduate students.
• Your student number must be quoted in all correspondence/enquiries to the UKZN

 

Application fee 

• UKZN requires an application to be paid as follows:

• Applicants from SADC countries and other countries in Africa: R470

• Other international applicants: $146

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


Current Students

• If you are a current student and you have been registered in the previous academic year you will not be required to pay an application fee.  If you have been out of the system for two semesters or more you are required to pay the standard application fee.
• Current students wanting to apply for postgradyate certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Honours prorgamme must apply on the internal Application form for admission to graduate studies. Download an Application for Admission to Graduate Study for currently registered students.
• Current students wanting to apply for admission to Masters and PhD studies must complete the UKZN Postgraduate Application Form
• Current students will not be  required to pay an application fee.

 

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 Post Graduate Application Guide 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.  If a cheque or money order is enclosed it
  must be made payable to the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

 

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