Applications and Information Office

 Please note that late applications for Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes will be accepted until the 31st October 2021 on the following Colleges:

  • College of  Agriculture of Agriculture, Engineering and Science: All programmes
  • College of Humanities: All programmes
  • College of Law and Management Studies: All programmes

Please note that the extension of closing dates does not apply to International Applicants

No late applications for the College of Health Sciences

 The following PhD qualifications are closed for 2021

 Please note that 2022 Applications are now open

  • Undergraduate Applicants applying directly to UKZN; CLICK HERE
  • First time South African Applicants; CLICK HERE
  • Postgraduate Applicants; CLICK HERE
  • International Applicants; CLICK HERE
  • South African Undergraduate first time applicants must apply via CAO at: 

 UKZN Internal Applications

  • If you are a currently registered UKZN student and wish to apply for a different qualification please use the Internal Undergraduate Application Form and email it to
  • For Internal Undergraduate Applications CLICK HERE
  • For Postgraduate Internal Application Form (Excluding Masters or Doctoral Programmes) CLICK HERE
  • For Postgraduate Internal Application Form (Masters and Doctoral Programmes) CLICK HERE
  • Completed Application forms must be emailed back to 
  • Internal Undergraduate students applying for Postgraduate studies may apply online Click here to apply online

 Online Applications

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

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 HESA/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 Undergraduate first time applicants must apply via CAO at: 

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Please note that 2022 Applications are now open

Closing dates for Undergraduate Programmes:

Medicine: 30 June

All other programmes: 30 September

Closing dates for Postgraduate Programmes

The following PhD qualifications are closed for 2021:

Programmes in the College of Law and Management Studies

See the 2022 Postgraduate Prospectus for information on closing dates for postgraduate programmes

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