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How to Apply for UNIZULU Online Application 2024/2025


We are pleased and excited to announce to you that the University of Zululand’s online application for the 2024 academic year is now open to all interested and qualified applicants. We are not just making this announcement known but also providing various steps on how to apply online for University of Zululand (UNIZULU admission. 

University of Zululand, UNIZULU Online Application

Gather all the necessary documents and get ready to follow the steps on our website for a successful University of Zululand, UNIZULU online application. We will try as much as possible to make your application smooth and seamless. But before we proceed, remember that this application is open to all prospective undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma and certificate students. The only thing you need right now to apply for admission to the prestigious University of Zululand, UNIZULU, is for you to be eligible and ready. 

The management of the University of Zululand, UNIZULU, is no stranger to technology, as they have made this application exclusively online, unlike the rigorous task of going through the paper-based application (only when necessary). This is why they opened an application portal for all high school leavers and those trying to further their studies either part-time or full-time. 

Brace up and read along as we guide you through the University of Zululand and UNIZULU online application procedure for the 2024–2025 Academic year.    

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To use the University of Zululand, UNIZULU online application feature, you must have a working internet device, a valid email address which is not shared with another University of Zululand, UNIZULU applicant, your South African identity number, or, if you are an international applicant, your passport number. Kindly follow the easy steps below to apply online for UNIZULU (University of Zululand Online Application) admission:    

1. Apply Online    (How to Apply Online at UNIZULU)

  • Step 1: Please apply online via the CAO Application Portal and click on ‘Apply
  • Step 2: Read the information and click on ‘Continue with Application
  • Step 3: Enter your ID number and click on ‘Submit
  • Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on ‘Continue with Application
  • Step 5: Start to enter ALL the details requested. Once you have entered all the requested information, click on ‘Next
  • Step 6: Click on ‘Continue with Online Application
  • Step 7: A pop-up window will appear with your CAO number, password and EasyPay number. Read the instructions. The same information will also be sent to the email address you have provided. This information is important in case you want to access your information at a later date.
    PLEASE NOTE: that you have not yet completed your application.
  • Step 8: Click on ‘Continue with Online Application‘.
  • Step 9: Follow the instructions and complete ALL the information requested, then click ‘Next‘.
  • Step 10: Complete the ‘Next of Kin‘ details and click ‘Next‘.
  • Step 11: Insert the school name and click on ‘Search‘. The school name will appear in a box and you must enter the year you attended that school and the year you finished attending that school.
  • Step 12: Click ‘Next‘.
  • Step 13: When you reach ‘Process My Application‘, click on the button.
  • Step 14: The message on your screen will display that your submission has been successful.
  • Step 15: You can now pay online and/or upload your supporting documents
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2. Acknowledgement of Application    

  • You will receive an email confirming the online submission of your application immediately. 
  • Within three working days, you should receive formal acknowledgment of your application along with your student number and log-in details.   
  • Note: this acknowledgement does not mean you’ve been accepted or admitted to University of Zululand, UL.   

3. Upload Supporting Documents    

In order to consider your application, please upload every necessary supporting documents listed below on this article. If the application is incomplete, it may be declined by the University.  

4. Acceptance of Offer    

When we update your application, you will receive an email notification. Please monitor your email account closely for updates. You can also check your status online with the log-in credentials that we will send you after you apply. We are not permitted to disclose your application status telephonically.   

Further Reading: Track your application by visiting the UNIZULU Application Status Page 


Upload certified copies of the following in PDF format when you apply for any course of study: 

  • Identity Document
  • diploma or degree certificate (if available)
  • An academic record with conduct in respect of studies at another tertiary institution
  • Proof of payment of the non-refundable application fee (see relevant fee above);
  • Matric results/certificate
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1. I would like to enquire about the opening of applications to study at UNIZULU for this year. What are the requirements to study?

2. What is my application status?

  • To check or verify your UNIZULU Application status, log in with the student number that was allocated to you when you first applied.

3. Can I please get a quotation for studies?

4. When do applications open?

5. What is the application fee?

6. When and where can I apply for UNIZULU bursaries?

7. When are your Open Days for UNIZULU?

  • All UNIZULU Open Days are currently virtual. This is to ensure that our stakeholders stay safe and healthy. 

8. Can I still change my course or qualification after applying?

  • You can change your course if there is space in the Faculty you would like to change to and if you meet the admission requirements. You can send your request to the admission office at: maneliv@unizulu.ac.za

9. How do I apply for UNIZULU residences?

  • You can apply for the residences when you apply for study at UNIZULU by completing the online application. The options for the different residences are on the online application.  

10. Can I still qualify to study at your university if I study at another institution?

  • When you apply, you still need to add your matriculation certificate with the academic record from your current institution. The Faculty will decide about admission and credits. 

11. I am having technical difficulties during the online application process; who can I contact?

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12. How long does it take to get feedback after applying?

  • We aim to reply as soon as possible, but we receive a large number of applications. This is also dependent on the submission of all relevant documentation and the time frame in which you apply. 

13. My ID number already exists on the system; when I want to apply online, who can I contact?

14. For which courses do I qualify?

15. Can I apply with a Birth Certificate?

  • No, it must be an ID. 

16. Does UNIZULU offer financial aid?

  • Yes, it does. But first and foremost, this aid is given to those learners who have expressed an interest in studying at the University. In other words, a prospective student must first apply.

17. How does one apply to be a student at UNIZULU?

  •  As an institution, we work in hand with an organisation called the Central Applications Office (CAO). This body is responsible for processing all applications received by the University. And when a learner meets the requirements of a particular discipline, he or she is admitted.

18. Do you provide accommodation for those learners who come from far away?

  • Yes. The University does provide accommodation to its students, albeit in a limited capacity. Therefore, it is prudent that prospective applicants apply on time to avoid disappointment.

19. Besides teaching and learning, do you provide students with extra mural activities?

  • Certainly, we do. It is for that reason that we invite you to come to our campus to see and experience for yourselves our facilities and get to talk to your own students who are keen to share with you their own experience on campus.

20. What about your academic standards. Are they high?

  • Our standards rank favourably with any top university in the country and this is borne out by the fact that many of our graduates are occupying very senior positions in government and the private sector.


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