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How to Apply to UKZN

How to apply:


The CAO application form allows an applicant to apply to more than one institution and allows up to six choices on the same application form.

Consult the CAO handbook that provides listings of qualifications available at the different institutions.


Have a look through the various courses offered and choose a programme that interests you and for which you may qualify. Pay attention to closing dates for qualifications.

Find the programme code that is linked to the qualification that you have chosen. This code needs to be entered on the application form.

Use this programme code when completing the CAO form, which is available from the CAO, the CAO website, the University’s Application and Information Office at Howard College, or the Student Academic Administration Offices at Edgewood, Howard College, Pietermaritzburg and Westville campuses.

Apply online, by completing the online application form on the website:

Download an application form for Undergraduate (Local & International) at under Applications; or Contact UKZN on +27 (0) 31-260 2212/ 1084 or +27 (0) 33 260 5212 to request an applications form and a copy of the


Undergraduate Prospectus; or

Write to [email protected] to request application material.

No late applications will be accepted from international applicants.

Note that Medical School will consider a limited number of applications from International candidates viz., from Lesotho, in line with SADC agreement. These applicants need to apply through their Department of Health, and not directly to UKZN. Medical School no longer accepts students from Mauritius.

No other international applications will be considered.

Closing Date

College of Agriculture, Engineering & Science
Applications for all qualifications: 30 September

College of Health Science
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine: 30 June (no late applications accepted)                   

Health Sciences (including Nursing: 30 September (no late applications accepted)

College of Humanities
Applications for all qualifications:  30 September


College of Law and Management Studies
Applications for all qualifications: 30 September