Applications directly to the University

Applications directly to UKZN 

• If you have been registered at UDW, UN or UKZN before and would like to complete your studies or enroll for another undergraduate programme, you must apply directly to UKZN.
• If you would like to apply for undergraduate non-degree studies or for an undergraduate programme not listed in the CAO Handbook, you must apply directly to UKZN.
• If you have not studied before and would like to apply for admission in the second semester of an academic year, you have to apply directly to UKZN. Only limited programmes will consider first time applicants for entry into semester 2.  Applications for semester 2 will only be considered if minimum requirements are met and  if spaces are available.

Undergraduate Prospectus

• The 2017 Undergraduate Prospectus provides information on entrance requirements and closing dates for all programmes offered at  UKZN.

How to obtain a UKZN Undergraduate application form 

• Download a 2018 Undergraduate Application FormOR
• Contact the UKZN on 031 260 2212/7877 OR
   033 260 5212 to request an applications form and Undergraduate prospectus OR
• Write to enquiries at 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.
• Provide your existing student number on page one of the application form if you have been registered before.
• Indicate if you which to apply for financial assistance.
• Indicate if you would like to be considered for accommodation in one of the UKZN residences.
• Enclose application fee or attach proof of payment.

• Return your completed application form with all the required documents and proof of payment of an application fee to the address on the front cover to reach us before or on the closing date.

• New applicants will be provided with a UKZN student number.
• Your student number must be quoted in all correspondence/enquiries to the UKZN.
• The UKZN will advise you of the outcome of your application in writing or by SMS.

 Closing Dates

 Semester 1 (February - June)

• Medicine:  30 June : No late applications are accepted
• All other programmes: 30 September
Late applications will be only be considered if entry requirements are met and if spaces are available.

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.

Application fees 

• R200 on time applications.
• R400 late applications where allowed.

• 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.
• The UKZN charges a late fee of R400 for applications received after the closing dates.  Not all qualifications will accept late applications. Programmes may consider late applications only if spaces are available and if entrance requirements are met.


Details for the application fee account for Undergraduate/Postgraduate and International 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.  Provide account reference number F001 11402  if required.

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