“The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has received approximately 91 000 on-time undergraduate applications via the Central Applications Office for approximately 8 770 first year places,” said Normah Zondo, acting executive director of corporate relations.

“At the end of November 2018, approximately 4 725 provisional offers were made to applicants. The minimum registration fee payable by self-funded students for the 2019 academic year is R3 750 for tuition only and R6 500 for tuition and residence accommodation,” said Zondo.

“Our enrolment forecast for 2019 is approximately 45 000 for first year and returning students. Registration for undergraduate programme close on the
2 March,” added Zondo.

Applications for the 2019 Medical School intake closed on the 30 June 2018 and applications for all other programmes closed on the 30 September 2018. Successful students would have received provisional acceptances during the course of the year. “A final offer is made once we receive the final matriculation results in January 2019,” said Zondo.

The most popular courses applied for by prospective students were:
Social Work with 15 804 applicants, Nursing with 14 668 applicants, Bachelor of Laws with 11 953 applicants, School of Education with 11 418 applicants for 800 first-year student placements, Pharmacy with 10 851 applicants, Dental Therapy with 7 433 applicants and Medicine
raking in 6 200 applications for 240 first-year places.

The University reopened on Wednesday, 2 January. The self-help registration system was online from Monday, 8 January.

Parents’ Day will be held on Saturday, 26 January. Orientation and on-campus registration will take place between Monday, 28 January and Saturday, 2 February. Lectures will commence on Monday, 4 February.