The University of KwaZulu-Natal [UKZN] Online Application

The UKZN online application for semesters starting in 2021 is open, and interested students, both Mzansi nationals and non-citizens, can apply. The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It is advisable to start the UKZN online application as early as possible to beat the strict annual deadlines, upload the requested documents, and have ample time to crosscheck the vital information found in the forms. 

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If you are a current student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, you should note that the release of the June 2020 examination timetable has been postponed. You should keep checking the UKZN website for any updates. Below is a simple procedure on how to make successful applications at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

University of KZN online application

The online UKZN registration process is the fastest and easiest way to apply at UKZN and become a student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Applicants are provided with options of either selecting postgraduate or undergraduate offered in the facility.

Furthermore, the University of KwaZulu Natal online application (www.ukzn.ac.za) is accessible by both local and international students. This is inclusive of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) interested scholars pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

University of KwaZulu Natal application process

The application process is done online through the UKZN website. You will fill an application form with the details required for UKZN online registration. Ensure you possess the following.

  • An active email address. Your email acts as the communication channel between you and the university.
  • All local South African candidates must provide their original national identification number (ID number).
  • Foreign/ International applicants are required to provide their passport number.
  • Grade 12 and 11 official stamped result slips.

After filling the application form, you will have to upload the required documents. The documents should be scanned originals.

Once you have provided all the required student’s information and successfully submitted through the CAO, you will receive a message through your email that possesses your student number. Failure to receiving this number is a sign that the process was not successful. In such a scenario, you will have to contact the available customer support service using the contact details available on the UKZN official website.

UKZN application fee

The following are the current applicable application fees:

  • R200 for South African applicants who make their application on time.
  • R400 for South African applicants who make late applications. 
  • R470 for SADC and Africa

$146 for applicants from foreign countries (international applicants cannot make late applications).

You should note that the university’s terms and conditions do not provide for fee refund once payments are made. Furthermore, the application fee is separate and should not be confused to be part of the university’s tuition fee.

UKZN banking details

For you to successfully make the fee payment, you have to write down the correct account details. Below are banking details for both local and international applicants.

1. Local applicants banking details

  • Account Name: University of KZN main
  • Bank: Standard Bank
  • Account type: Business Current Account
  • Account Number: 05 308 0998
  • Bank Branch: Westville
  • Branch Code: 045426
  • Reference: F001 11402 (alongside the applicants full name)

2. International Applicants banking details

  • Account Name: UKZN Foreign Deposit
  • Bank: Standard Bank
  • Account Type: Business Current Account
  • Account number: 05 308 2826
  • Branch: Westville
  • Branch code: 045426
  • Reference: F001 11402 (alongside the applicants full name)
  • Swift code: SBZAZAJJ 

NOTE: It is required for you to indicate your full name on the bank deposit statement. You will also be required to provide proof that you made the bank payments during the final application submission.

Application form download

You can also register by downloading registration forms found on UKZN website. After filling the forms, you will send them through the university’s address “University of KwaZulu-Natal, Applications and Information Office, Durban.

Important UKZN application dates

Before making any online application, applicants need to consider the different closing dates allocated by the various universities that fall under UKZN. This is because different campuses and courses tend to bear different dates and requirements. The following are important dates to consider.

  • 30th June 2020 – Deadline for applying for a Medicine course. No late applications are allowed.
  • 30th September 2020 – Deadline for all the other undergraduate courses.

Any case of UKZN late application is only accepted when the student has met the entry requirements and if there are vacant spaces for the maximum number of students to register for a given course. It is advisable for you to make confirmations from the different universities who are responsible for coming up with deadlines and making necessary updates and changes. Such information concerning the university and student helpful information is available by downloading the UKZN app from your smartphone’s Google Play Store or your iPhone’s App Store.

How to check the UKZN application status

It is important for you to keep confirming the progress of your registration after applying for a course at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The following steps will assist you to check the status of your registration at UKZN.

  • Visit www.cao.ac.za.
  • Click on My Applications.
  • Enter your Central Application Office, Identification, or passport number.
  • Click submit to view.

Q&A

What else do you want to know concerning online registration at the University of KwaZulu-Natal? Here are the Q&A.

How do I apply for UKZN online? 

Visit www.cao.ac.za, which will take you to the Central Application Office page, and then click on My Applications. A box will come up where you will fill in your official ID or passport details and then follow the commands. After filling your details in the application form provided, you will have to upload the required documents. You will then pay the required administration fees. The payment can be made online using a credit card or at an Easypay vendor. You should check the administration fee structure for accurate details regarding the 2021 applications.

How much is the application fee at UKZN?

You are required to pay the following non-refundable registration fee after filling and submitting the UKZN application form.

  • R200 for South African applicants who make their application on time.
  • R400 for South African applicants who make late applications. 
  • R470 for SADC and Africa.
  • $146 for international applicants. 

You should note that applicants from foreign nations cannot make late applications.

You should take advantage of the UKZN online application when it is still open. You should also note that due to the outbreak of Covid-19 in the country, visits to the facility are not available for some time, and all the issues are handled online. For more details about the UKZN applications and other matters, you should download the UKZN prospectus.

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