First Time Entering Students

The University of Zululand welcomes you to be part of its remarkable journey.


  • Identity Document (certified)
  • Confirmation of postal address (e.g. municipality or medical aid or statement from local Inkosi)
  • Certified copy of final statement of results or equivalent
  • Certified copy of National Senior Certificate or equivalent
  • Proof of residence (e.g. municipality statement)
  • Firm offer letter (optional)
  • Proof of registration fee deposit


All applicants who have been given Firm Offers by the University are required to send through their original Sponsor letter and may be allowed for financial registration after verification of sponsorship.

Please note all NSFAS and Funded Students do not pay the Minimum Initial Payment.


The University has a limited number of bed-spaces on its campuses. Those who will not be accommodated in the campus student accommodation should look for an alternative accommodation elsewhere.  Please note that to pay an upfront initial deposit for student residence does not mean you will be allocated a room in residences.

For further information please contact: Mrs TN Sibande at Student Housing on 035-9026179.


In terms of the Immigration Act, international students must in addition provide:

  • SAQA Evaluation and Foreign Conditional Exemption Certificate
  • Valid passport
  • Valid study permit
  • Assylum seekers must ensure that they comply with Section 22 for Permits
  • Refugees must also meet the requirements of the Section 24 for Permits or must produce a maroon ID
  • Proof of financial means (bank statement, bursaries, cash available/travellers cheque to cover envisaged living expenses during the sojourn in the Republic and to pay tuition fees)
  • Proof of medical insurance


Kindly upload your medical report or a letter from your medical Doctor/Hospital that explains your disability. You are also expected to attend Orientation like all other first year students and it will done through the online system. If there is any learning device that you will need for your studies; bring a quotation to the Disability Unit.

Please note Disability Unit does not admit students but only provides services once Students with Disabilities have been admitted; that means all students are encouraged to follow all the application procedures as stipulated by the University.

KINDLY CONTACT THE DISABILITY UNIT @ 035 902 6398 / (064 769 1923 – call or WhatsApp) or regarding accommodations that you might need

Step by step guide

See a step by step tutorial for your registration process.

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Account Name: University of Zululand
Bank: ABSA Bank, Empangeni
Branch code: 632005
Type of account: Current Account
Account No: 1880000051
Reference: Your Student Number

Richards Bay Campus
Coner Guldengracht & 2 Cent Cir Road,
Richards Bay, 3900
KwaDlangezwa Campus
1 Main road, Vulindlela,
Tel: 035 902 6000