- Frequently Asked Questions -

First time SA applicants apply via the CAO website: www.cao.ac.za

CAO stands for Central Applications Office. This is where you apply when you are applying for the first time to UKZN and if you have completed your matric in South Africa.

 UKZN has two methods of applying for international applicants:

  1. Online on the UKZN Website application - Click here to apply.
  2. Paper based application - Click here to download an application form.

Medicine: 30 June: No late applications are accepted.
All other programmes: 30 September and late applications for international students.

You can go to google and type UKZN CHECK STATUS https://caocheck.ukzn.ac.za/Start.aspx

Yes, you may apply using your Grade 11 results if you are currently in Grade 12 and submit your Grade 12 results as soon and you receive those.

There are no late applications for the College of Health Sciences.

No, UKZN does not have benchmark tests.

The institution will accept you if you meet the requirements. Where space is limited, these may be higher than the minimum requirements for the programme published in our Handbook. Some programmes may conduct assessment tests at registration. This may be withdrawn if you do not indicate that you want to accept the place or if your final results are not as good as your earlier results.

Indemnity and Acceptance of offer forms

http://saa.ukzn.ac.za/Forms_proce/staffforms.aspx , for year 2021/2022 application.
For information on accepting a 2021/2022 Undergraduate offer Click Here

Please use the CAO Handbook as a guide to your application.

No, however, you may use the CAO Postal Address: Private Bag X06, Dalbridge, 4014

Email: enquiries@cao.ac.za
Contact Number: +27(31) 268 4444

Please visit www.cao.ac.za for change of minds before the closing date.

Please contact the Application and Information Office: Enquiries@ukzn.ac.za and Applications@ukzn.ac.za

Please contact the Application and Information Office: Enquiries@ukzn.ac.za and Applications@ukzn.ac.za

Please visit the UKZN website on www.ukzn.ac.za

Only June Exams will be cancelled. Applicants should submit their Grade 11 final results when applying for 2022 admission.

Students who are funded by NSFAS for the first time will receive a laptop as part of their NSFAS funding package.

Each student is allocated 40 GB of data (20 GB anytime data + 20 GB night surfer data) monthly. Please use data wisely for online learning purposes only.

South African Sign language (SASL) was recognised by the Department of Basic Education as an official home language in 2018. It was included as a matric subject in the 2018 National Senior certificate examinations. Since the 2018 matric examinations, these students could access mainstream programmess directly as SASL was afforded a points allocation in the applications process. In 2020, UKZN saw 2 first entry Deaf students access the mainstream B.Ed. programme having completed SASL and English in the 2019 matric examinations and this contributed to their points totals. Once accepted into one of our programmes, students with disabilities are fully supported to achieve academic excellence through the Disability Support Unit.

Yes, the University offers an extensive Orientation Programme for first year students which prepares them for a fruitful stay at UKZN.

UKZN does not accept walk-ins which is why we encourage matric learners to apply early via the CAO: www.cao.ac.za

UKZN has a Teaching and Learning Division which has innovative online learning platforms for our students to work remotely under certain circumstances.


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