University of Kwazulu Natal Application Requirements 2022/2023

By | November 28, 2021

University of Kwazulu Natal Application Requirements 2022/2023 – It is very important for every prospective student to know the criteria or requirements of an institution before they begin the application process. The University of Kwazulu Natal like any other university in South Africa has its own application/admission requirements.

This post breaks down the various application requirements for the University of Kwazulu Natal for the 2022/2023 academic year.

The University of Kwazulu Natal Application requirements 2022/2023 is in three categories, i.e entrance requirements for Undergraduates, Postgraduates, & International students.

Please check the requirements for each category and know whether you meet them before you begin the entire application process to ensure a successful application for admission into the university.

University of Kwazulu Natal Application Requirements 2022/2023

Undergraduate Entrance Requirements

National Senior Certificate or Senior CertificateApplicants to undergraduate degree programmes must be in possession of a National Senior Certificate for Degree Studies (NSC-Deg) or a Senior Certificate with endorsement.

Applicants to undergraduate diploma programmes must be in possession of a National Senior Certificate for Diploma studies (NSC-Dip) or Senior Certificate.
Medium of InstructionThe medium of instruction at UKZN is English,  and UKZN requires a pass in English (Home Language or First Additional Language (FAL)) at Level 4 (50% or above) but note that the College of Law requires a pass in English Home Language at Level 5 or English as FAL on Level 6.  For admission to Diplomas or Alternative Access programmes a lower performance in English may be acceptable. In the Senior Certificate, a pass for English at First or Second Language HG E is required. 
Life OrientationUniversity of Kwazulu Natal degree programmes requires a pass in Life orientation at Level 4.  
Minimum Composite Academic Performance Score(NSC-Deg and Senior Certificate)
Each programme has determined a minimum composite Academic Performance Score required for admission to the programme. This is however the minimum score required for consideration and learners just meeting this minimum cannot be assured of admission.  Applicants to programmes are ranked according to APS and selection is done from the top down until the number of places available in the specific programme is filled. Competition for places is high and it is unlikely that applicants not meeting the APS for a specific programme will be considered.
Subject requirements and Levels of PerformanceIn addition subject requirements and minimum Levels of performance in specific subjects are set for admission to UKZN programmes.  Applicants who did not include the correct subjects in their NSC-Deg or who did not obtain the required level of performance in specific subjects required for admission to a programme,  will not be considered.

Postgraduate Entrance Requirements

Requirement For Diplomas:

  • An appropriate Bachelor’s degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree in terms of Rule GR7 (a) OR
  • Attained a level of competence as defined by rule GR7 (b)
  • A School/College may prescribe further criteria for admission to study.
  • Some Schools/College may accept and Advanced Diploma for entry into a Postgraduate Diploma if HEQF  (Higher Education Qualification Framework) requirements are met.

Duration 

  • A minimum of at least two consecutive semesters. Except with permission of Senate all modules shall be completed at the University.

Requirement for Bachelor of Honours Degrees:

  • An appropriate Bachelor’s degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree in terms of Rule GR7 (a) OR
  • Attained a level of competence as defined by Rule GR7 (b)
  • A school/College may prescribe further criteria for admission to study. Consult College Handbooks on www.ukzn.ac.za.

Duration

  • A minimum of at least two consecutive semesters. Except with permission of Senate all modules shall be completed at the University.

International Students Entrance Requirements

International applicants are subject to a selection procedure based on academic merit and the number of spaces available. An applicant with non – South African school-leaving certificates must contact the South African Matriculation Board directly to determine if they qualify for admission to degree studies in South Africa. 

Please contact Tel: +27 87 138 3001 / 2 or +27 10 591 4401 or consult Applications@USAf.ac.za International applicants may qualify for an exemption through AEB or Cambridge examinations if they have two A-levels (‘A’ – ‘E’) and three O-level passes (‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C’) or equivalent.

However, certain subject groupings are also required. It is not sufficient to pass in O-levels only.

Please note that Colleges may have subject, level and minimum performance (in O and A levels) requirements for admission to their programmes. Please ensure that you have your original documents available at registration and arrange for official translations where applicable.

Postgraduate Candidates should have completed a four-year Bachelor’s degree or a three-year degree plus a one-year full-time Honors degree in the relevant field to enroll for a Masters degree. All applicants should apply to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) to obtain a certificate of evaluation of qualifications prior to submitting an application to the University.