The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) was formed on 1 January 2004 as a result of the merger between the University of Durban-Westville and the University of Natal. The new university brings together the rich histories of both the former Universities. The two KwaZulu-Natal universities were among the first batch of South African institutions to merge in 2004 in accordance with the government’s higher educational restructuring plans that will eventually see the number of higher educational institutions in South Africa reduced from 36 to 21.
Vision: To be the Premier University of African Scholarship.
Mission: A truly South African university that is academically excellent, innovative in research, critically engaged with society and demographically representative, redressing the disadvantages, inequities and imbalances of the past.
UKZN has four academic faculties, of whom each offer a variety of degree options, ranging from undergraduate qualifications to doctoral degrees.
-Faculty of Humanities
-Faculty of Agriculture, Engineering & Science
-Faculty of Health Sciences
-Faculty of Law & Management Sciences
All categories of student funds (scholarships, bursaries and loans) are administered and managed by the Student Funding in the Student Services Division, which ensures their efficient disbursement to students. UKZN financial aid advisors are located in the College Administrative Offices on each campus. If you would like to study at UKZN and in need of funding to study a degree, then you should make contact with these staff members.
NOTE: International students wanting to study at UKZN
The International Relations office is situated in the Rick Turner Students' Union Building on the Howard College campus, Durban. International Student Offices are available on all five campuses that have experienced staff dedicated to provide ongoing assistance to international students.
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