Apply to the University of Zululand

Apply to UniZulu

You’ll find a breakdown of how to apply to the University of Zululand (UniZulu) below.  We’ve got instructions on their online application process and everything else you need to know.  Tertiary education is just a few steps away!  Ready, steady, let’s get started.


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UniZulu Application Breakdown

Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible in the application cycle. Applications close on 30 August for all social work programmes and on 30 September for nursing science.  The closing date for all other applications is 31 October.  

Before you begin applying online or in hardcopy, have a look at our infographic on Things to Remember Before Applying.

Apply to UniZulu using the online application

Things to note before applying online to UniZulu:

  1. You’ll need an email address to complete the application. Don’t have one? Get an email address first.
  2. Have you calculated your APS?  You’ll need to do this before applying.  Find out how.
  3. The application process is through the Central Applications Office (CAO) which processes all first-time applications to institutions in KZN.
  4. The CAO will only accept one application form per applicant to a specific institution for a particular year.
  5. Make sure your latest academic results are scanned and ready to upload.

How to Apply Online

You can apply to UniZulu through the CAO application portal.  All prospective students will be able to apply through this system.

  • Online Application Form

Apply to UniZulu using the hardcopy application

Things to note before applying with a hardcopy form:

  1. The hardcopy application is only for postgraduate and returning students.
  2. Have you calculated your APS?  You’ll need to do this before applying.  Find out how.
  3. Postgraduate applicants will need to complete and submit both the ADM01 and the PGRD2 forms
  4. Returning students who wish to change their academic programme need to complete and submit the ADM02 form

You can post your form to the following address:

Private Bag

  • Download UniZulu Postgraduate Application Form ADM01

  • Download UniZulu Departmental Postgraduate Application Form PGRD2

  • Download UniZulu Returning Students Application Form ADM02

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Don't forget to write the NBT Test

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Apply to UniZulu Residence

NOTE:  You can apply for student accommodation when you submit your application form.


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Application Fees for UniZulu

If the application form is submitted before 31 October, the South African will need to pay an application fee of R220 while International applicants will have a fee of R275.
Applicants who submit their application form after 31 October will need to pay:

R440 (South African applicants)
R550 (International applicants)

Submitting of Results and Documents

Here’s the deal: you must ensure that your latest set of results is submitted. Failure to do this may result in delays with your application process. Not cool.  All the documents you attach will need to be certified copies of the originals.

Are you a transferring student?   If yes, make sure that all transcripts and academic records are submitted as early as possible.

NOTE: once you have submitted your application, you will be able to check your application status on CAO.

Contact the University of Zululand:

For more information on how to apply to UniZulu, you can visit their website.

Alternatively, you can contact the UniZulu Admissions Department using the following details:

Tel: 035 902 6923


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