University of KwaZulu-Natal Online Application

To apply to the University of KwaZulu-Natal , you need the documents below :

1) A certified copy of the green bar coded ID

2) Proof of payment of any relevant application fees

3) Certified copy of grade 11 results and any latest grade 12 results

For a full list of tips to remember before you apply,. Applicants must check individual further requirements for each course and each tertiary institution. Please also be aware of NBTs and check with your university if you need NBT results to apply. For more information on NBT’s.

FYI: South Africans learners wishing to apply online will need a working email address and an ID number. Foreign learners wishing to apply will need to have their passport number.

UKZN Application Important Dates

How to Apply to UKZN

UKZN Admission Requirements

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University of KwaZulu-Natal Postgraduate Application

Please read these notes before completing the attached application form

  1. The non-refundable application fee or proof of payment MUST accompany this application form. Application fees sent by post should
    be paid by cheque or postal order, not cash. Please ensure that cheques or postal orders are made out to the University of
    KwaZulu-Natal. International and local applicants: Application fees can be paid by electronic transfer/bank deposit. Please find banking
    details below.
  2. The application form MUST be completed as fully and as accurately as possible to avoid delay in processing. Use names appearing
    on the identity document when completing the form.
  3. The University of KwaZulu-Natal is an English medium university. International students from non-English speaking countries must provide proof
    of English proficiency. Please refer to the Postgraduate Application Guide for further information.
  4. Applicants whose previous degrees were obtained at a foreign university or from universities outside South Africa must have their qualifications
    evaluated by South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) prior to submitting an application to the University.
  5. If you have attended another university please submit a full academic record or you must arrange for the Registrar of that University to submit to this University a full academic record for all years of study and a certificate of conduct to the University of KwaZulu-Natal (see page 8).
  6. If you are applying for a Masters Degree or Phd please contact the relevant school regarding the format of the proposal on your chosen area of
    research together with your application.
  7. International students require a valid study visa to study in SA (See page 8).
  8. Please confirm Semester 2 intake with the School.

Postgraduate Application Evaluation

International applicants are required to have their qualifications assessed
by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).
Please allow for evaluation turnaround time up to three months depending on
the rate/amount you have paid. Please refer to the SAQA website.
They can be contacted at: Tel: +27 (0)12 431 5070 or
Email: or consult:


Application Fees

A non-refundable application fee is payable on submission of the
application form.
• SA applicants on-time R200
• SA applicants late R400
• SADC and Africa R470
• Countries outside Africa $146
No late international applications accepted. The banking details are
provided on the last page. Please provide your details on the deposit slip
and submit proof of payment on submission of your application.

UKZN Postgraduate Closing Dates

Honours and Postgraduate Diplomas – Semester 1: 30 September
– Semester 2: 30 April
Masters Coursework – Semester 1: 31 October
– Semester 2: 30 April
Masters (Research) and Doctoral studies – no closing dates

Health Care Insurance

(Applicable to International Applicants only)

In terms of the Immigration Amendment Act 19 of 2004 any prospective student coming to the Republic of South Africa, must provide proof of medical cover
with a medical scheme registered in terms of the Medical Schemes Act, 1998 Act 131 of 1998. The University of KwaZulu-Natal thus only accepts South
African Medical Health Aid products approved in terms of the Medical Aid Schemes Act referred to above. To comply with the regulations, the University
requires proof of full Medical Health Aid cover with either Compcare Wellness or Momentum Health. Such cover must cover the minimum of
hospitalisation, emergencies and day-to-day cover including medicine and doctor’s visits. It is thus advisable to make the necessary financial arrangements
for the medical aid cover prior to your entry into South Africa. Compcare: or Momentum Health:

Study Visa Requirements

All students planning on studying in South Africa for a semester or year are required to obtain a study visa before
leaving their country. The South African consulate issues the visa. To apply for a study visa, you will need a valid passport,
a letter of acceptance from the University, letter from the University in support of visa application, proof of health insurance,
a deposit for repatriation, a return air ticket and money for the cost of a study visa.
For detailed information on study visas please refer to the Undergraduate Prospectus for more information.
International School and short-term programme participants need to obtain an endorsed visitor’s visa before leaving their
country. To obtain the endorsed visitors’ visa, you will need an acceptance letter from the University of KwaZulu-Natal,
proof of health insurance, and money for the cost of the whole programme. Some nation’s citizens do not require a visa
to enter South Africa for a period less than 90 days. You will need to present the letter of acceptance from the institution/
university, at the port of entry

Download UKZN Postgraduate Application Form


: Completed applications for all campuses must be
forwarded to the Applications and Information Office at:

Postal Address
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Applications and Information Office

Physical Address
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Applications and Information Office
Shepstone Building Level 4
Howard College Campus
King George V Ave/Mazisi Kunene Rd