University of Zululand (UniZulu) Online Application Form 2025/2026

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University of Zululand (UniZulu) Online Application Form 2025/2026

University of Zululand (UniZulu) Online Application Form 2025/2026

The University of Zululand (UNIZULU) is currently accepting applications for undergraduate and postgraduate programs for the 2024-2025 academic year. Applications open on April 1, 2024, and the general deadline to apply is October 31, 2024. However, it’s important to note that some programs may have an earlier deadline of August 31, 2024. Be sure to check the specific deadlines for the programs you’re interested in to avoid missing out.

If you’re considering applying to UNIZULU for the 2025-2026 academic year, the application period will also open on April 1st, 2024, and close on October 31st, 2024. Whether you’re interested in undergraduate or postgraduate studies, remember to submit your application through the CAO online portal during this timeframe to secure your spot at UNIZULU.

Key Application Deadlines for UniZulu 2025-2026

The University of Zululand (UniZulu) has set October 31, 2024, as the general application deadline for the 2025-2026 academic year. However, important exceptions apply to specific programs:

  • Social Work: Applications due by August 31, 2024
  • Nursing Science: Applications due by September 30, 2024
  • All other programs adhere to the general deadline of October 31, 2024.

Be sure to submit your application well before the relevant deadline to ensure your application for your desired program is considered.

Required Application Documents

All Applicants:

  • Identity Document: A valid form of government-issued identification, such as a passport or national ID card.
  • Academic Records:
    • Diploma or Degree certificate (if available): Proof of any previously completed qualifications.
    • An academic record with conduct in respect of studies at another tertiary institution (if applicable): If transferring from another institution, provide your academic transcript and disciplinary record.
  • Proof of Payment: A copy of your non-refundable application fee payment receipt.
  • Matriculation Results/Certificate: Your final high school exam results.

International Students Only:

  • Valid Passport and Study Permit: Documentation allowing you to legally reside and study in South Africa.
  • SAQA Verification Certificate: Verification of your foreign academic qualifications by the South African Qualifications Authority.
  • Proof of Financial Means: Evidence of sufficient funds to cover living expenses and tuition fees during your studies. This could include bank statements, bursary awards, or traveler’s cheques.

Please Note:

  • All documents must be certified copies.
  • Unizulu Registration Fee: The application fee varies depending on your residency status (R220 for South Africans, R275 for international students). Payment must be submitted with your application.

Before You Apply:

  • CAO/ID Number: Your Central Applications Office (CAO) application number or your South African ID number.
  • Contact Information: Provide a valid phone number or email address associated with your application.

Important: Applications missing any required documents will be denied.

How to Apply to Unizulu University 2025-2026

Applying to UniZulu is now easier than ever with our online application form! Here’s a step-by-step guide to get you started:

1. Visit the application portal:

  • Open your web browser and navigate to
  • Click on the “Apply” button to begin your application.

2. Provide your personal information:

  • Carefully fill out all required fields with your accurate personal details.

3. Enter a valid email address:

  • Ensure you provide a valid and active email address. This is crucial for important communication and security purposes. Please note that using an invalid email address may lead to serious consequences.

4. Select your qualifications and assessments:

  • In the designated section, choose the qualifications and assessments that are relevant to your desired program of study.

5. Choose your payment method:

  • Select your preferred payment method for the application fee. If using a credit or debit card, you will be securely transferred to a third-party payment provider. The CAO system does not store any payment card information.

6. Create your password:

  • Choose a strong password that you can remember easily. In case you forget your password, you can use the “forgotten password” feature. To reset your password, you will need your CAO application number, date of birth, and the registered email address associated with your account.

7. Submit your application:

  • Once you have completed all sections and reviewed your information, click on “Proceed with application” to submit your application and obtain your CAO application number.

Remember, following these steps will ensure a smooth and successful application process to UniZulu. We look forward to receiving your application!

University Of Zululand Admission Requirements

  • The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate (NSC)
  • An old Senior Certificate with an endorsement that the holder has complied with the minimum statutory matriculation requirements
  •  Senior certificate/school leaving certificate from the matriculation examination.

Contact Details

Physical address:

Building 3 UNISA Sunnyside North Campus, corner Mears, and Rissik Streets, Sunnyside, Pretoria.

Postal address:

  • PO Box 3854,
  • PRETORIA 0001,
  • South Africa.

Contact information

  • Fax address: +27 (0) 86 677 7744/12 481 2922
  • Telephone number: +27 (0) 10 591 4401
  • Email address:

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