International Students Selection Procedure

Admission to undergraduate studies


• Applications will only be considered if applicants provide UKZN  with an evaluation document from Higher Education South Africa (HESA) Matriculation Board, stating that their foreign high school qualification is equivalent to the South African school leaving certificate.   Please contact HESA at Tel. +27 (0) 591 4401/2 or consult www.hesa-enrol.ac.za for more information. 

• Evaluation documents must be enclosed with your applications or submitted as soon as available.
• Official translations must be submitted if certificates are not in English.
• Applications will only be considered if English translations of documentation are provided where required.
• Pay attention to the level of performance required in specific school subjects.  These subjects are listed in the qualification tables.  Note that programmes may require more than a minimum level pass in certain subjects.  Where a subject such as Mathematics or Physical science is a requirement, the pass must be at A or AS/HIGSCE level.
• UKZN is an English medium University and applicants must meet the required performance in English. 

• The point system does not apply to international applicants
• Once all requirements are met applicants will be provided with the required letters to apply for study permits.
 

Admission to postgraduate studies


• Applications will only be considered if applicants provide UKZN with an evaluation document from South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) stating that their post schools qualifications are equivalent to the South African requirements for admission to postgraduate studies. Contact SAQA at: Tel +27 (0)12 431 5070 or consult  www.saqa.org.za
• Evaluation documents must be enclosed with your applications or submitted as soon as available. 
• Official translations must be submitted if certificates are not in English.
• Note the level of performance required for postgraduate studies. Consult English Requirements.
Postgraduate Diplomas and Honours programmmes:
 
Once all required documentation  Heads of Schools/Departments will consider applications in line with published entrance requirements, demand and space available.  Applicants will be advised in writing of the outcome of their applications. 
 
Masters and PhD programmes 

Selection procedures differ within Schools/Colleges.  Please contact the number provided in the Postgraduate Application Guide to obtain the required information for the programme you which to apply for.

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