University of Zululand (Unizulu)

University of Zululand has two campuses namely, Richards Bay Campus and KwaDlangezwa  Campus

The University of Zululand (also known as Unizulu) is the only comprehensive tertiary educational institution north of the Tugela River in KwaZulu-Natal,South Africa. Its new status is in accordance with South Africa’s National Plan for Higher Education aimed at eradicating inequity and costly duplication. As a result, Unizulu offers career-focused programmes as well as a limited number of relevant university degree courses that have been structured with potential employees and employers in mind.

The university has extended its existing links with a wide array of tertiary educational institutions in the United States and in Europe by establishing partnerships with the University of Mississippi, Radford University, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and Chicago State University. Unizulu pursues an agenda for scholarly investigation in response to social problems, with community service being systematically integrated into the formal curriculum. The University strives to produce graduates with high-level knowledge and skills and who have been educated for citizenship and for active participation in society. In order to do so effectively, it seeks to cultivate relationships with funding agencies at home and abroad.

Departments and Faculties

Faculty of Arts
















Faculty of Education

Faculty of Science And Agriculture

Faculty of Commerce and Administration

  • Higher Certificate in Accounting
  • Higher Certificate in Marketing
  • Diploma in Logistics Management
  • Diploma in Transport Management
  • Diploma in Management of Co-Operatives

How to Apply

Application to University of Zululand requires a National Senior Certificate (NSC) as cerified by Umalusi, provided that a minimum of four recognized NSC 20-credit subjects are passed.

NSC Achievement Scale  Achievement Scale 
7 Outstanding 80-100
6 Meritorious 70-790
5 Substantial 60-69
4 Adequate 50-59
3 Moderate 40-49
2 Elementary 30-39
1 No Achievement 0-29

These subjects must have an NSC achievement rating of three or higher, they must also include English and must not exceed two official languages. Appliactions are further subject to programme or department requirements. Potential applicants may be required to undergo a selection interview, pass an aptitude test and/or produce a portfolio for admission.


Prospective students may apply for admission to an undergraduate qualification via the Central Applications Office (CAO). 31 October is the closing date for applications, thereafter a late application fee will be applicable.

Application Fees:
The CAO on-time application fee for South African residents is R150 and R300 late fee application. International Students: R300.
For additional information:
Refer to the CAO handbook, contact the respective faculty.

Click here to apply online

Contact Details

Main Campus

The Registrar
University of Zululand
Private Bag X1001

Courier Address:
KwaDlangezwa Campus:
1 Main Road

Richards Bay Campus

The Registrar
University of Zululand
Private Bag X1041

Courier Address:
Richards Bay Campus:
Corner Guldengracht & East Arterial Roads
Richards Bay

Telephone Numbers:

  • Switchboard – Main Campus: 035 902 6000
  • Switchboard – Richards Bay: 035 902 6006


Website : www.unizulu.ac.za


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