Apply to University of Zululand

Apply to University of Zululand

WHERE DREAMS BECOME A REALITY

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.

OUR CAMPUSES

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.

ADMISSION OF PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION

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.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

The following details the various options available in terms of financial assistance for prospective students.

Loans
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.

Scholarship
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.

Bursary
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.

Eligibility
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

STUDENT HOUSING

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.

ADMISSION TO UNIVERSITY RESIDENCE

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.

APPLY ONLINE VIA THE CENTRAL APPLICATIONS OFFICE

To apply online, please click here

 


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.