UKZN Application for Postgraduate Admission
The selection of students for postgraduate study is at the discretion of the Academic Leaders in Schools, who will require a particular standard of previous attainment. An applicant may contact the School concerned for more information.
Application Procedure: Local and International
While actual selection is carried out by Schools, administrative application is a vital part of the procedure that must be followed:
•All applicants for postgraduate study must complete a University of KwaZulu-Natal ‘Application for Postgraduate Admission’ form;
•Application forms are available from the General Enquiry Offices on campuses or on the UKZN web at www.ukzn.ac.za under ‘Apply to UKZN’, Application Procedures;
•An application fee must be paid to UKZN on submission of the application or at the bank (see details on the next page);
•Mail the form to the address provided on the cover of the form;
•Once the application is processed, a candidate will be issued with a student number and the application will be forwarded to the relevant School for consideration; and
•These steps will enable you to proceed with registration if offered a place.
•Students currently registered at UKZN and wanting to apply for Postgraduate Diploma or Honours programmes must use the Returning Student Application for Admission to Graduate Studies form.
This form is available at the General Enquiries Offices on campus as well as on the UKZN web www.ukzn.ac.za under ‘Apply to UKZN’, Application Procedures;
•Current students wanting to apply to Masters and PhD programmes must complete the UKZN ‘Application for Postgraduate Admission’ form. This form is available at the General Enquiries Offices on campus as well as on the UKZN web www.ukzn.ac.za under ‘Apply to UKZN’;
•No application fee is payable if there has been no break in studies. Applicants who have been out of the system for a full academic year or more will be required to pay a new application fee;
•Please provide your student number on the application;
•Submit the forms at the General Enquiries Office on your campus OR mail to the address provided on the cover of the application form; and
•Once the application is processed, it will be forwarded to the relevant School for consideration.
UKZN online applications are available to international and SADC (undergrad and postgrad) applicants and local postgraduate (new and returning) applicants. The URL link for online applications is available on our UKZN web page. https://erpweb.ukzn.ac.za/ pls/ukznint/gen.gw1pkg.gw1view. The system is user friendly. In order for the application to be finalised and processed, the uploading of documents is required. It is, therefore, recommended that these documents are electronically accessible for upload at the time of application. Once the application is complete, a student number is immediately issued with details of the application fee payable as well as banking details and a reference number to use when making payment.
Postgrad Diploma/Certificate and Honours: