University of KwaZulu-Natal

country rank  7
world rank  589

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University Overview

Founded in 2004, University of KwaZulu-Natal is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Durban (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), KwaZulu-Natal. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Westiville, Pinetown, Pietermaritzburg. Officially recognized by the Department of Higher Education and Training of South Africa, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational South African higher education institution. University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 16 years old South African higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UKZN also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UKZN
Founded 2004
Motto Inspiring Greatness

University Location

Address Private Bag X54001
Durban
4041 KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa
Tel +27 (31) 260 1111
Fax +27 (31) 260 2214
Other locations Westiville, Pinetown, Pietermaritzburg

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office

(31) 260 2212

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 40,000-44,999
Academic Staff 3,500-3,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Not reported
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of KwaZulu-Natal's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of African Universities (AAU)
  • Universities South Africa (USA)
  • National Association of Distance Education and Open Learning in South Africa (NADEOSA)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021