Postgraduate Applicants

Postgraduate application procedures 

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

Download a 2023 Postgraduate Brochure

Application procedures

  • Provide your existing student number at the top of page one if previously registered at UDW,UN or  UKZN
  • 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
  • UKZN requires an  application fee of R210
  • 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 postgraduate certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Honours prorgamme must apply on the internal Application form for admission to graduate studies. A form can be downloaded HERE.
  • Current students wanting to apply for admission to Masters and PhD studies must complete the Postgraduate Application Form.
  • Current students will not be required to pay an application fee.

Details for the application fee account for South African applicants

Name: University of KwaZulu-Natal

Bank: Standard Bank

Acc. No: 053080998

Branch: Westville

Branch Code: 045426

Reference: F001 11402 with applicant’s full name

Please provide your details on the deposit slip. Submit proof of payment on submission of your application. 


Closing dates

  • Please consult the postgraduate brochure and your College for information on closing dates.
  • Closing dates for Colleges and Schools may vary.
  • Please attach certified copies of documentation requested on the application form.

 Second semester intake

  • Second semester applications closed on the 30th June.

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