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UKZN Application Form – Courses, Fee, Closing Dates, Admission Requirements

University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Application Form 2019: The UKZN 2019 application form are available online for download. Candidates can apply for multiple programmes /courses through a single application form or online application form. Candidates need to ensure that they havecopies of their statement and other documents such as ID required to fill the application form of UKZN 2019. Scroll below to know more about application form of UKZN 2018.

UKZN Application Form 2019: Important Dates:

Medicine: 30 June 2018

All other programmes: 30 September 2019

UKZN Application Form 2019: Application Fees

South African Undergraduate and Postgraduate applicants pay an application fee of R200 directly to the Central Applications Office (CAO) (R400
late fee). (Local applicants)

Returning students to UKZN pay an application fee of R200 directly to the University (R400 late fee). (Local applicants).

Application fees for international students are as follows:

  • SADC R470
  • Countries outside Africa $146

The application fee is non-refundable and does not form part of the tuition fees at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

UKZN Application Forms 2019

UKZN has two methods of applying. Choose one of the following:

1. Online Web application- Click here to apply.

2.Paper based application- Click here to download an application form.

UKZN 2019 Application Form: Admission Requirements

1. National Senior Certificate or Senior Certificate

1.1 Applicants to undergraduate degree programmes must be in possession of a National Senior Certificate for Degree Studies (NSC-Deg) or a Senior Certificate with endorsement.

1.2 Applicants to undergraduate diploma programmes must be in possession of a National Senior Certificate for Diploma studies (NSC-Dip) or Senior Certificate.

 2. Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction at UKZN is English,  and UKZN requires a pass in English (Home Language or First Additional Language (FAL)) at Level 4 (50% or above) but note that the College of Law requires a pass in English Home language at Level 5 or English as FAL on Level 6.  For admission to Diplomas or Alternative Access programmes a lower performance in English may be acceptable. In the Senior Certificate a pass for English at First or Second Language HG E is required.

 3. Life Orientation

UKZN degree programmes require a pass in Life orientation at Level 4.  Access Programmes may consider a pass at Level 3.

 4. Minimum Composite Academic Performance Score

(NSC-Deg and Senior Certificate)
Each programme has determined a minimum composite Academic Performance Score required for admission to the programme. This is however the minimum score required for consideration and learners just meeting this minimum cannot be assured of admission.  Applicants to programmes are ranked according to APS and selection is done from the top down until the number of places available in the specific programme is filled. Competition for places is high and it is unlikely that applicants not meeting the APS for a specific programme will be considered.

5. Subject requirements and Levels of Performance

In addition subject requirements and minimum Levels of performance in specific subjects are set for admission to UKZN programmes.  Applicants who did not include the correct subjects in their NSC-Deg or who did not obtain the required level of performance in specific subjects required for admission to a programme,  will not be considered.

UKZN Courses

Prospective students should note that UKZN has five campuses and not all qualifications are duplicated on each campus. It should also be noted that not all qualifications are offered in Pietermaritzburg as well as in the greater Durban area. If a qualification is offered on more than one campus, certain options (or courses/majors/specialisations) within that qualification may only be offered on a specific campus. Please see the respective sites of delivery and locations below:
Greater Durban area                                                                                                                                                

Edgewood Campus: Pinetown: Education (BEd)
Howard College Campus: Glenwood Durban: Law, Engineering, Nursing, Human Development & Social Sciences (including Architecture, Housing and Music)
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine: Umbilo: Durban: (MBChB)
Westville Campus: Westville Durban: Science, Management Studies and Health Sciences (excluding Nursing and Medicine)


Pietermaritzburg area                                                                                                                                               

Pietermaritzburg Campus: Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg: Human Development and Social Sciences (including Theology and Visual Art), Engineering, Science and Agriculture, Management Studies and Law