University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Online Application 2025/2026

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University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Online Application 2025/2026

University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Online Application 2025/2026

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is excited to announce that applications are now open for the 2025/2026 academic year! UKZN welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of race, nationality, or language. Submit your online application through our user-friendly admissions portal.

Is/Are Application(s) for 2025 open at UKZN? The University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN) has opened its applications for 2025 to all prospective applicants to either apply directly to UKZN or via the Central Application Office (CAO).

While the general application deadline is September 30, 2024, some specific programs may have earlier deadlines. Be sure to check the program details for any exceptions.

Breakdown of UKZN 2025 Application Deadlines

Important Application Deadlines for 2025/2026 Entry at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)

Programmes Application Deadlines
Medicine 30 June 2024
All other programmes (Undergraduate or Postgraduate) 30 September 2024

University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Application Fee for 2025/2026 Admissions

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) application fee is payable to CAO. Applicants are advised to consider the fee as a sunk cost, as it is non-refundable.


  • On-time application: R250
  • Late application: R470

How to Apply UKZN Online For 2025/2026

These steps were simplified by the portal for applicants to have smooth registration, especially first-time applicants

  • Visit our website at and select “Apply.”
  • After reading the details, press “Continue with Application.”
  • After entering your ID number, click “Submit.
  • Click ‘Continue with Application‘ at the bottom of the page after you have scrolled there.
  • Start by entering ALL of the required information. After you have completed all the required fields, click “Next.”
  •  Click on ‘Continue with Online Application
  •  A pop-up window will appear with your CAO number, password, and EasyPay number. Read the instructions
  • Click on ‘Continue with Online Application.
  • Follow the instructions and complete ALL the information requested, then click ‘Next’.
  • Complete the ‘Next of Kin’ details and click ‘Next’.
  • Insert the school name and click on ‘Search’. The school name will appear in a box and you must enter the year you attended that school and the year you finished attending that school.
  • ClickNext’.
  • Click the button when you see “Process My Application.” NOW THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN SENT
  • Your screen will show a notification indicating that your submission was successful.
  • You can now upload your supporting documents and pay online.
  • pay your application through the EasyPay system.

Supporting Documents for UKZN Application 2025-2026

Please remember to upload the following documents (where applicable) during the online application or submit them together with the fully completed application form (Hard Copy).

  • 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
  • Certified copies of your degree certificate(s), academic record, and certificate of conduct, if you attended other universities.
  • 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 Masters Degree or PhD.
  • 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 USAf/SAQA documents to be uploaded to complete your application.
  • Please ensure to use the reference APPN (followed by your student number) when making application fee payments.
  • Please allow the system 24 hrs to 48 hrs to clear your payment.
  • South African First-time Undergraduate applicants must apply via CAO at:

International Applicants

  • On the UKZN Application for Admission to Undergraduate Study (International) form, applicants must apply directly to UKZN for full-time undergraduate studies.
  • UKZN charges a non-refundable application fee. On submission of their application, applicants must include proof of payment as well as all documentation asked.
  • Applicants must make every effort to guarantee that their application and payment arrive before the deadline.

UKZN Admission Requirements For 2025-2026

National Senior Certificate or Senior Certificate

  1. Applicants to undergraduate degree programmes must have a National Senior Certificate for Degree Studies (NSC-Deg) or a Senior Certificate with endorsement.
  2. Applicants to undergraduate diploma programmes must have a National Senior Certificate for Diploma studies (NSC-Dip) or Senior Certificate.

UKNZ Contact Details

For information regarding Applications please email:

For information regarding Academic Records please email via the following emails:

For more information, visit the official website of the institution HERE

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