2018 Admissions, Change-of-mind and Registration Process

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FAQ’s on expanded NSFAS and bursary scheme

Letter to all New Students

Letter to all Returning Students

Student Fees Guide 2018

General information regarding 2018 fees

Click on the links below to view College specific registration information: Important dates and Venues, Registration process and General Student Support.

College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science

College of Health Sciences

College of Humanities


International Students Documents Required
Student Cards and Parking Permits


  1. On-time applications

A total of 95,929  undergraduate applications were received via the Central Applications Office by the 30 of November 2017 for approximately 8,770 first year places.

  1. Offers to applicants

By the end of November 4,855  provisional offers were made to applicants. Colleges will consider the rest of the applications from the 2nd of January 2018 after the release of embargoed NSC Grade 12 results to UKZN. On the 5th of January, after the official release of results to high schools, applicants will be informed about the outcome of their applications to UKZN via sms.

  1. Changes of mind in the ‘Clearing Houses’

It is expected that by the 8th of January, Colleges will have dealt with most of the applications received on-time. Thereafter changes-of-mind will be accepted from the 10thth of January for qualifications where spaces are available. All visitors will be directed to the clearing houses on the PMB, Westville and Howard Colleges campuses as indicated in the table below.

PMB DSLT and Council Chambers In G 47 (Science building)
Westville T4 and T5 In J Block Grey Lan
Howard College Shepstone 1, Level 6 and Shepstone foyer level 6 Shepstone, Level 5 Light Blue Lan

The clearing houses will assist:

  • on-time applicants to check the status of their applications.
  • on-time applicants who want to apply for another qualification ‘changes of mind’.
  1. UKZN Call Centre

In addition to the functions taking place in the clearing houses, a dedicated university-wide call centre will be established on Howard College Campus to assist the callers.

  1. Registration

Registration will be online and starts on the 8th January 2018. Students can register from home or in dedicated Lans on campus. Information about registration dates, venues, fees and payment, orientation and parents’ day will be available on the university and college websites shortly.


2 March 2018 Final date for submitting curriculum changes
2 March 2018 Final date for registration
2 March 2018 Final date for  payment of all fees required for 1st semester registration