Online Application At UKZN 2025-2026

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Online Application At UKZN 2025-2026

Online Application At UKZN 2025-2026

The online application portal of UKZN is currently open for undergraduate and postgraduate applications for the 2025-02026 academic year. Application for admission to Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, Honours, Master and PhD programmes must be done on the Postgraduate Application Form on the official website of the university during the application portal.

Interested applicants must ensure that they meet the admission requirements and apply online during the application period. This article will provide you with the necessary information to apply online at UKZN. This information includes application dates, requirements and procedures for the 2025-2026 academic year.

READ: UKZN Application Form 2024-2025 PDF

UKZN Application Dates And Deadline 2025-2026

The online application form can be accessible on the following 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

Required Documents To Apply Online At UKZN 2025-2026

The following documents must be uploaded(where applicable):

  • Certified copy of your ID/passport.
  • Certified copy of your National Senior/Matric Certificate or O/A Levels or relevant school leaving qualification/certificate.
  • Proof from Universities South Africa (previously known as HESA), that you qualify for admission to degree studies at South African universities if you are an international applicant. For more information, refer to the undergraduate prospectus
  • If you attended other universities, certified copies of your degree certificate(s), academic record, and certificate of conduct.
  • Proof of English proficiency for International applicants from non-English speaking countries.
  • South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) evaluations if the previous qualification(s) was/were obtained at foreign universities (outside South Africa).
  • A research proposal/proposed title of the dissertation/thesis if you are applying for a master’s Degree or Ph.D.
  • A valid study visa to study in SA if you are an International applicant.
  • Before applying online please make sure that you have read the guidelines above.
  • Please ensure that you have the HESA/SAQA documents to be uploaded to complete your application.
  • Please ensure to use the reference APPN (followed by your student number) when making the application fee payments.
  • Please allow the system 24 hrs to 48 hrs to clear your payment.

READ: UKZN Prospectus 2024-2025

How To Apply Online At UKZN 2025-2026

Follow the steps below to apply online at UKZN for the 2025-2026 academic year;

  • South African First-time Undergraduate applicants must apply via CAO at:
  • Visit the official application website of  UKZN at
  • Download the online application
  • Complete the application form with the required information and attach certified copies of your ID and Matric Statement (All certified copies should not be more than 3 months old) as well as proof of payment of an application fee.
  • The non-refundable application fee or proof of payment MUST accompany this application form. International and local applicants: Application fees can be paid by electronic transfer/bank deposit
  • The application form MUST be completed as fully and accurately as possible to avoid processing delays. Use names appearing on the identity document when completing the form.
  • Submit your completed application before the closing date.
How To Apply Online At UKZN As International Students 2025-2026
To apply for a full-time undergraduate program at UKZN, you need to fill out their Undergraduate application form. There’s a fee for applying, which you can’t get back, so make sure you’re ready for that. Include proof that you’ve paid the fee and all the documents they ask for when you submit your application. It’s important to get your application in before the deadline.
If you’re a refugee, you need to have a valid Section 41 permit or Refugee identity document that lets you study. The application process and fees are the same as for local students. You can apply through the Central Applications Office.
There are limited spots available for each subject. They pick the best students first until all spots are taken. If you don’t meet the minimum score they’ve set, chances are you won’t get picked. UKZN cares about having top-notch students, but more people are applying than there are spots available, so not everyone who meets the minimum requirements will get in.
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For more information on the University of KwaZulu-Natal click here. We do hope this article was helpful. You can ask your question in the comment section.

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