Unizulu Postgraduate Application 2020
About Unizulu Postgraduate Application
Register with us for a promising future and challenging career prospects, across competitive industries. We believe in developing and nurturing creative minds and intellectual scholars with quality education appropriate to the needs of the country and the continent. The University of Zululand (UNIZULU) is a unique, comprehensive University based in the heart of Zululand, on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal and is traditionally known for developing communities north of Tugela. It is recognised for excellence in learning and teaching, community engagement projects and its multidisciplinary approach to local, national and international applied and collaborative research.
Application fees and closing dates for academic admission:
i. Closing Dates: Coursework ‐ End of January
Dissertation and PhD ‐ End of May
ii. Application Fees: Local Students application fee ‐ R150
International student’s application fee ‐ R250
iii. All Master’s and Doctoral applicants are advised to approach the relevant Academic
Department/Faculty well on time, observing the processes indicated on sections 4; 6 and 7.5
below if they wish to register in the next academic cycle or commence their studies in the following year.
The administration fee must be made out to the University of Zululand and must be deposited as follows:
ACCOUNT HOLDER: UNIVERSITY OF ZULULAND
BANK: ABSA ‐ EMPANGENI
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 1880 000 03 5
BRANCH CODE: 632 00 5
REFERENCE NUMBER: 6301 321 03
Enclose the deposit slip with the application form.
It is in your interest to submit the application forms as soon as possible and not to wait until the closing date for applications. Before completing the application form and paying the application fee, please take note of the
minimum admission requirements for the qualification that you are applying for. Submission of a completed application form does not mean that you have been accepted as a student, or that you may register. All applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application. All prospective students are selected in accordance with the admissions policy of the University.
If you were registered for the same qualification at the University of Zululand for the previous academic year or part thereof, you need not complete this form again. The processing of your application will be delayed if you fail to complete this form in full, or if you fail to attach all the required documents, or if you fail to enclose the deposit slip for the
administration fee, or if your application reaches the University after the relevant closing date. The reference number allocated to you must be quoted in all future correspondence.
Certified copies of the following documents must accompany each application:
diploma or degree certificate
An academic record with conduct in respect of studies at another tertiary institution
A Statement of Intent (see 7.1.5 below)
A recent photograph of yourself
Proof of payment of the non‐refundable application fee (see relevant fee above);
Foreign students must in addition provide:
Valid passport and study permit
SAQA verification certificate
Proof of financial means (bank statements, bursaries, cash available/traveller’s cheque to
cover envisaged living expenses during the sojourn in the Republic and to pay tuition fees)
It is strongly advised that foreign students approach the South African Embassy in their home
countries for more information or requirements before they come to the Republic of South Africa
to study. Alternatively, applicants may visit the Department of Home Affairs at www.dha.gov.za
Please ensure that:
The degree /programme you are applying for and where possible the qualification code e.g.
PhD (Information Technology) is clearly indicated on the application form
You have signed the application forms
You have provided an e‐mail address or fax number, where possible
Applicants for postgraduate studies must
First contact the relevant academic department and complete the departmental form
PGRD2 together with the ADM01 form [application for academic admission] (No application
for postgraduate studies will be considered without the PGRD2 and ADM01 Forms)
Apply in writing if they wish to be considered for fee exemption – (Form SAF01 is obtainable
from the Admissions Office)
If they have degrees from universities other than UNIZULU, apply in writing on the
prescribed form SAF04 for recognition that their degrees have equivalent status [see page
Make arrangements for adequate medical insurance (note: for foreign student only)
Foreign students are advised to return to their home country on completion of their studies.
Submission of a completed application form does not imply that you have been accepted
as a student, or that you may register. All applicants will be notified, in writing of the
outcome of their application
Honours and Coursework Master’s Degrees
6.1 Prospective Honours and Coursework Master’s students apply for admission to the academic
department hosting the qualification.
6.2 The Head of Department which hosts the degree (HOD) will assess the academic suitability
of the prospective candidate and either admit the applicant or reject the application.
The purpose of our postgraduate studies support is to:
- Coordinate, extend and enhance the postgraduate support systems.
- Assist the University in attracting, training and producing quality
- Increase the number of postgraduate students (Honours, Masters
and Doctoral students).
Academic Staff Development
- Capacity development is aimed at ensuring that academic staff have the
- necessary support, skills and qualifications so that they are able to produce
- research and postgraduates of sound quality.
The University assists staff who are in their final year of Master’s and Doctoral degree studies with funds to free up their time, for improving supervisor contact and for editing and other write-up expenses.
The University provides funds for obtaining training to attain or improve skills in the form of attendance at seminars, workshops, forums etc.
The Research Office is responsible for cultivating a research culture by developing emerging and established researchers through facilitating access to research funding and recording information on research publications for submission to the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) for subsidy.
Postdoctoral Fellowships and Research Fellows
The purpose of this initiative is to develop and implement a postdoctoral programme that will attract quality Postdoctoral Fellows and potential staff members to the university. Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are normally awarded to individuals within five years of having achieved a doctoral degree. The purpose of the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is to provide an opportunity for experiential learning in research, which may serve as a path for further academic and professional development.
Click here for the Post Doctoral Application Form.