By | April 19, 2022

University of KwaZulu-Natal UKZN Fee Structure ; Check out the fees structure for University of KwaZulu-Natal UKZN.

Detailed undergraduate fees structure, postgraduate fees structure, fees structure for other non-degree programs and other fees payable by students are uploaded online.

University of KwaZulu-Natal UKZN Fee Structure

Prospective students are to adhere to the following fees payment methods and apply them accordingly. These are applicable to all students who officially register for programs at the University of KwaZulu-Natal UKZN. See also, Entry Requirements for University of KwaZulu-Natal UKZN

Also know that the Institute reserves the right to change fees without prior notice. However, fee changes are subject to approval by the Governing Council and we will update it.


The cost of a university education will vary according to individual circumstances, and students are advised to calculate carefully the total financial provision they must make. The cost of a year at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2019 is approximately

University of KwaZulu-Natal UKZN Fee Structure

R70 000 for tuition and a bed in residence.

•In addition, they will also need to provide for books, stationery and equipment, personal expenses, laundry, transport, sports, subscriptions,­ medical expenses and, residence during short vacations.

•UKZN allocates bursaries to needy South African students and scholarships to academically outstanding students regardless of their country of origin; and provides advice and information on financing tertiary studies. Funding for new international students is not available. For more information, see

•Provisional funding packages are awarded to financially needy entrants who apply to NSFAS. The awards will be confirmed after assessment of the total costs of study. This package will be mainly a NSFAS bursary, only available to South African citizens. UKZN also administers bursaries from many donors who contribute to the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s funding for needy students, after the first year of study.

Types of Funding

NSFAS – National Student Financial Aid Scheme

Students should visit the NSFAS website at to apply for funding.


A bursary does not have to be repaid. Bursaries are normally awarded to needy students with excellent academic results who are seen to be capable of obtaining their degree in the minimum amount of time.

University of KwaZulu-Natal UKZN Fee Structure

Cecil Renaud and Victor Daitz Undergraduate Merit Awards

Awarded to financially needy and academically outstanding students, after the first year of study.

Contract Bursaries

A contract bursary is usually offered by a company or organisation as part of their human resource initiative and entails working for the donor for at least one year for every year sponsored. A listing of these is available at

University of KwaZulu-Natal UKZN Fee Structure


•Students are eligible to be considered for loans or loan-bursaries if their family’s gross annual income does not exceed

R350 000; or

•Bursaries (mostly for returning students) are awarded after registration at the University of KwaZulu-Natal if a student’s family gross annual income does not exceed R300 000 and their average annual degree mark is greater than 65% with 100% of registered courses passed in the previous academic cycle.

Application Procedure

•Applicants must complete the application form for the DHET Missing Middle Grant if they would like to be considered for possible financial assistance from UKZN as well.

•NSFAS will only confirm funding once an applicant has submitted the completed Application for Financial Assistance Form and after the required documentation and family income have been verified.

Who Will be Offered Funding?

•A full picture is required of an applicant’s financial circumstances. They should provide proof of information required if contacted to speed up their financial aid application.


•NSFAS will advise students regarding the outcome fo their NSFAS funding applications during the first few weeks of the year.

•Every student is expected to pay something towards his or her own costs. Some students will have to pay a family contribution, and all students will have to pay an acceptance deposit of R250 (subject to change for 2022) and to contribute towards their own food and book costs. In addition, funding assistance packages are not 100% of the funding need. This may vary from year to year.

•Applicants must refer to pages 29-30 of this Prospectus where costs are set out and discuss with their parents or guardian what their position will be if they are not awarded funds.

•Consider external donors.



P.O. Box 178, Florida Hills, 1716

Tel: +27 (0)11 672 6559

or the school library may have a copy.


•The University of KwaZulu-Natal database can be accessed through the Student Funding Centre Offices and directly through the Internet at the University of KwaZulu- Natal website: under ‘Student Portal’ and‘Financial Support and Scholarships’.

•Bursaries offered by companies are also often advertised in the jobs section of newspapers. Applicants should try writing directly to a company or to the association for their intended profession.

Fees and AllowancesR
Average tuition feesR 34 000
Residence feesR 38 690
Meals allowanceR 27 500
Book allowanceR 11 000
TOTALSR 111 190

College of Law and Management Studies’ orientation.


(0)31 260 1502/7064Tel: +27 (0)33 260 5837/6145Tel: +27 (0)31 260 1488/8779

Planning Your Finances

Students need to calculate carefully the total financial provision they must make. The cost of a year at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2019 is approximately R85 000 for tuition, a bed in residence and food. Examples of the basic costs are given in the table over the page. In addition, students will need to provide for books, stationery and equipment, personal expenses, laundry, transport, sports, subscriptions, medical expenses and residence/ accommodation during short vacations.

For more information on financial assistance, please contact the College advisers at:


Howard College




Howard College &

Medical SchoolTel: +27 (0)31 260 4359
WestvilleTel: +27 (0)31 260 7889


Edgewood Tel: +27 (0)31 260 3603

Howard College Tel: +27 (0)31 260 2231

Pietermaritzburg Tel: +27 (0)33 260 5758