By | June 10, 2021

The University of Zululand is located within the Umhlathuze Municipality, the fastest growing industrial hub and employer in northern KwaZulu-Natal. UNIZULU is the only university north of the Uthukela River and can be easily found 1.4km south east of the R102 when travelling from Durban 

University of Zululand Application 2022: To apply to University of Zululand , you need the documents below :

1) A certified copy of the green bar coded ID

2) Proof of payment of any relevant application fees

3) Certified copy of grade 11 results and any latest grade 12 results

Applicants must check individual further requirements for each course and each tertiary institution. Please also be aware of NBTs and check with your university if you need NBT results to apply.

FYI: South Africans learners wishing to apply online will need a working email address and an ID number. Foreign learners wishing to apply will need to have their passport number.

University of Zululand Important Application Dates

Open: March

Closing Dates:

Social Work: 30 August

Nursing Science: 30 September

All other programmes: 31 October

Application Fees:

SA Citizens: R200

International: R250

If applications are late (if reached on or before 1 November):

SA Citizens: R400

International: R500

Open: 1 March

Closing Dates:

30 August: Closing date for admission to Social Work

30 September: Closing date for Nursing Science

1 October: Closing date for other programmes

1 November: Closing dates for international applicants

Application fees due:

Local Students

31st October for studies starting in January of next year

31st May for studies starting in July of same year

International Students

1st November for studies starting in January of next year

1st June for studies starting in July of same year

For more info contact the admissions office on or call them on Tel: +27 (0)35 902 6030/ 6718/ 6051

How to Apply to University of Zululand

When Should I apply?

Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible in the application cycle.

Students wishing to apply via a paper-based application, download the application form, print and complete it, and post it back with the required necessary documentation, and signatures to:

Students wishing to apply online may do so via the Central Applications Office.

For more information, click here.

Application Fees

The application fees vary depending on whether you intend to start studying in January or July

  • Local students pay a non-refundable application fee of R200 for studies starting in January, and R 175 for studies starting in July 2015/ R200 in July . Late application will be charged at R400.
  • International students pay a general, non-refundable application fee of R250, and in the case of a late application, R500.

Methods of Payment: 

  • Deposit exact amount into the university’s account:

Bank: ABSA

Account Name: UNIZULU

Account Number: 18800 00051

Branch Code: 632 005

Reference Number: Your student number

After you have been successfully accepted, you need to pay the minimum initial registration deposit 4 days before registration (the banking details are the same as above).

Submitting Results and Documents

Students need to submit the following documents with their application:

  • Certified Copy of ID
  • Matric results
  • Proof of payment of application fee
  • Diploma or Degree certificate (if available)
  • Academic record (if you have studied at another tertiary institution)

Additional documents for international students:

  • Valid passport and study permit/student Visa
  • SAQA verification certificate
  • Proof of financial means (e.g. bank statements, bursaries, cash available, etc)

School learners must ensure that all examination results from Grade 11 until September of Grade 12 are submitted. Failure to do such may result in delays within the student’s application process. You might find that you applied early in Grade 12 and thus only sent in your final Grade 11 results. If this is true, as the year progresses and you receive more results keep sending them through to UNIZULU, that way they will have all your results by the time finals come around.

Transferring students should too ensure that all transcripts and academic records are submitted as early as possible as well as that a final transcript of current studies being undertaken reaches the Admissions Office as soon as possible after receipt.

Once you have applied, keep a look out for your acceptance and/or provisional acceptance letter.

General Enquiries:

Switchboard for Main Campus: +27 (0)35 902 6000

Switchboard for Richard’s Bay Campus: +27 (0)35 902 6006

After you have applied, you can contact the CAO to find out about your application status.

Admissions Office and CAO:

Tel: +27 (0)35 902 6030/ 6718/ 6051



University of Zululand Admission Requirements

Requirements / APS

The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum of 30% in the language of learning and teaching of the higher education institution as certified by Umalusi, coupled with an achievement rating of 4 (Adequate Achievement, 50-59%) or better in four subjects chosen from the recognized 20-credit NSC subjects.

To calculate your APS score:


For more information, click here.

National Benchmark Tests (NBT’s)

They have been found unhelpful for placement by UNIZULU & are not used. Placement into mainstream or extended (foundation) programmes is dependent on the points score achieved in NSC or NCV and is facilitated by the faculty which houses the particular foundation programme. Foundation programmes are designed to support students who, while qualifying to enter a programme, are considered to be at risk as a result of a weak NSC score. UNIZULU has a science and a commerce foundation programme. Admission interviews are held with students for some professional qualifications like the B Nursing degree and B Social Work to assess the suitability of the applicant for the profession.

For more information on NBTs, click here.

University of Zululand Residences | Accommodation


Student residences are a home-away-from-home where an environment conducive to learning is cultivated. Residences aim to create a healthy learning environment where students from diverse backgrounds can co-exist and enjoy basic rights.

Important notes

  • Accommodation in the university residences is not a right but a privilege;
  • Each student will sign a declaration that will bind him/her to the rules of the residences;
  • Residents are financially responsible for payment of a full term’s occupation irrespective of the date of occupation;
  • A resident is supposed to occupy the room that he/she is allocated failing which the room will be given to another deserving student.

Cancellation of accommodation

  • All cancellation of accommodation must be in writing and delivered to the respective warden;
  • Retrospective cancellation of accommodation is discouraged.


  • Non-residents are not allowed inside the residences;
  • Residents must seek permission from residences and/or security personnel if they have visitors;
  • Resident found assisting non-residents to gain entrance into the residences will be charged accordingly;
  • Damage to the university property is a serious offence;
  • Resident/s are warned against engaging in vandalism as he/she shall be responsible for all repair or replacement costs;
  • Residents must report breakages to the house committee member or sub-warden;

Residence applications open in August until all spaces are taken – information on fees will be provided once applications have opened.

Contact for further queries.

How To Check University of Zululand Online Application Status

UNIZULU Application Status 2021 / 2022 – How to Track

  • Visit Central Applications Office (CAO) website – click below link. My Application Login. aspx?
  • Select and Enter CAO Number, ID/Passport number then Sign In by clicking SUBMIT button. For latest South African Government Departments, Municipalities, Parastatals Jobs / Vacancies visit

University of Zululand Online Application Entry Requirement

The Admissions office at the University of Zululand is responsible for:

  •  Assisting faculties in meeting their enrolment targets by admitting applicants who have the ability to succeed at the University. In addition to this, the office provides   admission and academic programme advice to all prospective applicants as well as parents who want their children to study at UNIZULU;
  •  Welcoming all first time entry applicants to the University;
  •  Assisting faculties in meeting their enrolment targets by admitting applicants who have the ability to succeed at the University;
  • Providing admission and academic programme advice to all prospective applicants as well as parents who want their children to study at UNIZULU;
  • Assisting applicants with application forms and booklets with information on academic programmes, requirements and duration of the academic programme. It is very important that applicants observe these requirements before they apply to study at the University of Zululand. Application forms are also accessible from the Central Applications Office (CAO) in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Prospective applicants are advised to submit the forms to the CAO or the Kwa-Dlangezwa or Richards Bay Campus Admissions offices with the relevant documents and proof of payment for their application.

University of Zululand Online Application Prospectus

UNIZULU undergraduates prospectuses for 2021 / 2022 are available to you in downloadable (pdf) and click below to read full module details for each degree programme.

The 2020 UNIZULU prospectus introduces you to life at University of Zululand (UNIZULU), describing the campus and detailing the services, admission requirements and facilities that the university provides for students. Details of all undergraduate programmes are provided.

UNIZULU Undergraduates Prospectus

UNIZULU Academic Programmes

The University of Zululand is a comprehensive university offering approximately 252 accredited degrees, diploma and certificate courses across the faculties of Arts; Education; Science and Agriculture as well as Commerce, Administration and Law at the KwaDlangezwa and Richards Bay campuses. Popular courses include Law, Education, Nursing Science, Agronomy, Hydrology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Sport Science. UNIZULU students have the opportunity to specialise their degrees according to their areas of interest within their respective fields. In addition, the University believes in promoting a culture of learning in an environment that is conducive to personal growth and academic development.

Unizulu Campuses

Developed in 1960, the Kwa Dlangezwa Campus is UNIZULU’s main campus and is home to the University’s four faculties and academic support departments. The urban Richards Bay Campus was completed in 2022 and is intended to further the University’s entrepreneurial and vocational agenda in conjunction with local industry partnerships and the maritime sector. Courses currently being delivered at the campus include Public Relations, Transport Management and Hospitality Management.

Unizulu Contact Details

Kwa Dlangezwa Campus: 
1 Main Road Vulindlela 
Kwa Dlangezwa 3886

035 902 6000