UKZN Applications Guide

UKZN Undergraduate Application procedures for 1st time
South African Applicants

All first-time South African applicants to UKZN for entry into degree study in the first semester (February) of an academic year (Grade12s as well as undergraduate transfer students from other institutions) must apply via the Central Applications Office (CAO).

Visit CAO’s website at  

International Applicants

Application for admission to fulltime undergraduate and postgraduate studies must be made directly to UKZN at

No late applications for international students

Online applications

The UKZN has developed an online application system. The following applicants must apply online at  

  • Postgraduate and international applicants;
  • Internal transfer students (students that are currently registered at UKZN and wish to transfer to another qual)
  • Returning former UKZN undergraduate Applicants;

Manual applications

The following applications must be made manually directly to UKZN:

  • Applicants for non-degree studies.
  • New applicants applying for admission to Semester 2 (August).

Consult with UKZN on the availability of spaces in programs before submitting applications for Semester 2.

To request an application form, please email: 

UKZN Application fees are categorized as follows:

A non-refundable application fee is payable to UKZN

Applicants need to take care to ensure that their application fee payment reaches us on or before the closing date.

  • South Africa On-time applications R210
  •  International SADC and rest of Africa R490
  • Countries Outside Africa $530