Apply to University of Zululand

By | June 21, 2019

Apply to University of Zululand


Register with us for a promising future and challenging career prospects, across competitive industries. We believe in developing and nurturing creative minds and intellectual scholars with quality education appropriate to the needs of the country and the continent. University of Zululand (UNIZULU) is a unique comprehensive university based in the heart of Zululand, on the north coast of KwaZulu­ Natal and is traditionally known for developing communities north of Tugela. It is recognised for excellence in learning and teaching, community engagement projects and its multidisciplinary approach to local, national and international applied and collaborative research.
Established in 1960, UNIZULU has rapidly grown, servicing more than 15 000 full time and part time students in the Faculties of Science and Agriculture; Commerce, Administration and Law; Education and Arts. The University’s Richards Bay and KwaDlangezwa campuses have been designed to enhance the students’ experience with state of the art computer labs, sports and recreational facilities,
and library access. Students have access to 24 sports codes with several religious, academic and
social bodies and societies based on both campuses. The University’s illustrious alumni include established achievers across government, health, arts, culture, law, education and commerce sectors. UNIZULU is innovative in its approach, providing a holistic tertiary education experience. It offers accredited graduate and undergraduate studies through career-orientated programmes across four disciplines.
The University’s International Linkages Office (ILO) enables students’ growth and development through intercontinental collaborative projects, partnerships, scholarships, experiential learning and exchange programmes . Over the years, the ILO has established 12 academic, corporate and government partnerships in Africa, the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia, and intends on broadening its current network.
As part of the University’s drive to increase learners’ interest in Science, Engineering and Technology, it hosts interactive exhibitions and programmes at its Science Centre in Richards Bay.The multifaceted centre celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011 and is home to more than 130 exhibits. It is visited by 30 000 learners annually and is renowned for its interactive approach to educating community members and academics. The centre has received numerous accolades and achieved local, national and international recognition for its effort.

The Kwadlangezwa Campus is home to the University’s four faculties and support services including the Campus Clinic, HIV/AIDS Unit, Protection Services, Student Housing, Bureau for Sport and Recreation, Financial Aid Office and the Centre for Co-operative Education and Entrepreneurial Training.
The Richards Bay Campus, established in 2009, is intended to focus on entrepreneurial partnerships and vocational programmes. This urban campus provides innovative entrepreneurial and industry-focused programmes that are supported by local and international collaborations. UNIZULU aims to provide vocational and technical courses geared to enhance the Richards Bay maritime sector and the paper,timber, engineering, sugar, construction and mining industries, among others. The Unversity’s new focus encapsulates the development of staff and students, ensuring our programmes and facilities are relevant, underpinned by new technologies, cutting edge knowledge and skills which are appropriate to the labour market and development of the country and continent.

Prospective students may apply for admission to an undergraduate qualification via the Central Applications Office (CAO). 31 October is the closing date for applications, thereafter a late application fee will be applicable.
Application Fees:
The CAO on-time application fee for South African residents is R150 and R300 late fee application. International Students: R300.
For additional information:
Refer to the CAO handbook, contact the respective faculty.

Application to University of Zululand requires a National Senior Certificate (NSC) as cerified by Umalusi, provided that a minimum of four recognized NSC 20-credit subjects are passed.

NSC Achievement Scale  Achievement Scale 
7 Outstanding 80-100
6 Meritorious 70-790
5 Substantial 60-69
4 Adequate 50-59
3 Moderate 40-49
2 Elementary 30-39
1 No Achievement 0-29

These subjects must have an NSC achievement rating of three or higher, they must also include English and must not exceed two official languages. Appliactions are further subject to programme or department requirements. Potential applicants may be required to undergo a selection interview, pass an aptitude test and/or produce a portfolio for admission.


The following details the various options available in terms of financial assistance for prospective students.
Refers to funds that are made available to a student for study purposes only and is repayable on completion or termination of studies. The interest rates as indicated may vary from year to year, depending on factors such as the inflation rate.
The award of a scholarship is based on outstanding academic achievement including NSC distinctions, with
a minimum of five‘A’symbols or first class passes at a tertiary institution.
Refers to a grant of funds that is offered as an aid to financially needy and academically deserving students. Bursaries, unlike loans, are not repayable.
Refers to being suitable or qualified to be chosen in terms of the requirements/criteria set by the donor, to which the student must comply in order to qualify for that specific bursary or loan
Financial need
Refers to the calculated financial need of the applicant and is determined by a Means Test. The test takes the applicants’gross family income, number of dependents and net value of assets into consideration when reviewing applications

The Department of Student Housing provides accessible and affordable accommodation that are conducive to learning and living in a safe and healthy environment. Registered and returning students may apply for accommodation via the department at the KwaDlangezwa Campus. However, an application does not secure accommodation.
Preference is given to students who do not live in close proximity or in surrounding communities to the main campus. Applications will also be considered on merit. Accommodation is limited and is available on a first- come, first-served basis.

To apply online, please click here