UKZN Undergraduate Application Form 2023-2024

UKZN Undergraduate Application Form 2023-2024

UKZN Undergraduate Application Form – Download:

How to Apply-First Time South African Applicants

Undergraduate Application Procedures for First-Time South African Applicants
Semester 1: January 2023-2024

  • If you are a South African citizen and currently in Grade 12 or have completed.
    your National Senior Certificate or Senior Certificate and have never studied at UKZN before,
    you have to make an application to UKZN by completing a Central Application Office (CAO)
    application form.


  • If you are currently registered (or have been registered) at another institution for undergraduate studies and wish to apply for a transfer to UKZN, you must also complete the CAO application form.

Where To Obtain A CAO Form

  • CAO website click on the link to download OR
  • Contact the CAO on 031 268 4444 OR
  • Apply online: consult OR
  • Write to OR
  • Application fee payable to CAO R250 on-time and R470 for late applications

Documentation Required

• Grade 12 learners must submit certified copies of their Grade 11 results (plus any available Grade 12 results) and their ID documents with the applications.
• Applicants wishing to transfer from other Universities must submit certified copies of their National Senior Certificates/Senior certificates as well as complete academic transcripts from their previous/current Universities with their applications.

Closing Dates For South African Citizens

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• Semester 1 (January intake)
• Medicine: 30 June: No late applications are accepted.
• All other programmes: 30 September

Semester 2: (August Intake)

• Apply directly to UKZN.
• Applications close on 30 April.
• Application fee is payable to UKZN R200.

Applications directly to the University

Applications Directly To UKZN• If you have been registered at UDW, UN or UKZN before and would like to complete your studies or enrol for another undergraduate programme, you must apply directly to UKZN.
• If you would like to apply for undergraduate non-degree studies or for an undergraduate programme not listed in the CAO Handbook, you must apply directly to UKZN.
• If you have not studied before and would like to apply for admission in the second semester of an academic year, you have to apply directly to UKZN. Only limited programmes will consider first-time applicants for entry into semester 2.  Applications for semester 2 will only be considered if minimum requirements are met and if spaces are available. Undergraduate Prospectus• The 2021-2023 Undergraduate Prospectus provides information on entrance requirements and closing dates for all programmes offered at  UKZN.

How To Obtain A UKZN Undergraduate Application Form

• Download a 2021-2023 Undergraduate Application Form OR
• Contact the UKZN on 031 260 2212/7877
033 260 5212 to request an applications form and Undergraduate prospectus OR
• Write to enquiries at to request application material.

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Application Procedures

• Return your completed application form with all the required documents and proof of payment of an application fee to the address on the front cover to reach us before or on the closing date.• List your programme choices on page one of the application form.  Please write the name of the programme in full.
• Provide your existing student number on page one of the application form if you have been registered before.
• Indicate if you wish to apply for financial assistance.
• Indicate if you would like to be considered for accommodation in one of the UKZN residences.
• Enclose the application fee or attach proof of payment.

• New applicants will be provided with a UKZN student number.
• Your student number must be quoted in all correspondence/enquiries to the UKZN.
• The UKZN will advise you of the outcome of your application in writing or by SMS.

Closing Dates
Semester 1 (February – June)

• Medicine:  30 June: No late applications are accepted
• All other programmes: 30 September
Late applications will only be considered if entry requirements are met and if spaces are available.

Semester 2 (August -November)
The closing date for semester 2 applications is 30th April

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Application Fees
• R200 on-time applications.
• R400 late applications were allowed.

• If you are a current student and you have been registered in the previous academic year you will not be required to pay an application fee.  If you have been out of the system for two semesters or more you are required to pay the standard application fee.
• The UKZN charges a late fee of R400 for applications received after the closing dates.  Not all qualifications will accept late applications. Programmes may consider late applications only if spaces are available and if entrance requirements are met.

Details for the application fee account for Undergraduate/Postgraduate and International applicants

Name: University Of KwaZulu-NatalBank: Standard Bank

Acc. No: 053080998

Branch: Westville

Branch Code: 045426

Reference: F001 11402 With Applicant’s Full Name

Please provide your details on the deposit slip.  Provide account reference number F001 11402  if required.