First Year UKZN Applications Exceed Available Spaces

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UKZN received 91,000 on-time undergraduate applications for approximately 8,770 first year places.

With the 2019 school year underway today, 9 January, universities around the country (South Africa) are bracing for the influx of students.

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has received approximately 91,000 on-time undergraduate applications via the Central Applications Office (CAO) for approximately 8,770 first year places.

In a statement the institution said: “Our enrollment forecast for 2019 is approximately 45,000 for first year and returning students.

Registration for undergraduate programme close on 2 March.

“Applications for the 2019 Medical School intake closed on 30 June 2018 and applications for all other programmes closed on 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.

The most popular courses applied for by prospective students are:

  • Social Work – 15,804
  • Nursing – 14 668
  • Bachelor of Laws – 11,953
  • School of Education 11,418 applications for 800 first-year student placement
  • Pharmacy – 10,851
  • Dental Therapy – 7,433
  • Medicine – 6,200 applications for 240 first-year places

As listed above, the most popular course applied for by prospective students was Social Work where UKZN received 15,804 applications.

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.

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