Applications and Information Office

 UKZN Applications

Please be advised that ALL UKZN applications are now done online

N.B. Manual applications will be not be accepted and they will not be processed with an EXCEPTION for the following:
  • Change of campuses
  • Some postgraduate programmes (please enquire with the relevant Colleges and Schools)
 Application Enquiries

 Online Applications

For returning undergraduate students, students with a gap year, all local postgraduate applications and both undergraduate and postgraduate international applicants.

Please note that:
  • If you are currently registered and would like to change programmes, please use your existing student number when applying.
  • For all professional degrees, you cannot start a new degree in the second semester.
  • Change of address for returning students will only be done during registration.
 Closing dates

Undergraduate programmes

Medicine: 30th June 2022 (no late applications)

All other undergraduate programmes: 30th September 2022

Postgraduate programmes

Closing dates for Colleges and Schools vary

Please consult the Postgraduate Brochure for information on closing dates.

  • For a detailed breakdown on online application process CLICK HERE
Please remember to upload the following documents (where applicable)

  • Certified copy of your ID/passport.
  • Certified copy of your National Senior/Matric Certificate or O/A Levels or relevant school leaving qualification/certificate.
  • Proof from Universities South Africa (previously known as HESA), that you qualify for admission to degree studies at South Africa universities, if you are an international applicant. For more information, refer to the undergraduate prospectus
  • Certified copies of your degree certificate(s), academic record and certificate of conduct, if you attended other universities.
  • Proof of English proficiency for International applicants from non-English speaking countries.
  • South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) evaluations if the previous qualification(s) was/were obtained at foreign universities (outside South Africa).
  • A research proposal/proposed title of the dissertation/thesis if you are applying for a Masters Degree or PhD.
  • A valid study visa to study in SA if you are an International applicant.
  • Before applying online please make sure that you have read the guidelines above.
  • Please ensure that you have the USAF/SAQA documents to be uploaded in order to complete your application.
  • Please ensure to use reference APPN (followed by your student number) when making application fee payment.
  • Please allow the system 24 hrs to 48 hrs to clear your payment.
  • South African first time undergraduate applicants applying to UKZN must apply via CAO at 

  • For Postgraduate Applications for Law CLICK HERE
        Click here to apply online       

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