University applications for 2019 open
Have you decided where you want to study next year? Undergraduate applications for South African universities are open for 2019. Bear in mind application closing dates differ with each University, so make sure to apply before the deadline. Please note that  some universities also have different closing dates for... Read more
The 1 250 best universities in the world—and Unisa makes the cut
US News & World Report has released the 2018 Best Global Universities rankings, including the top tertiary learning institutions in South Africa. The overall rankings evaluate 1 250 universities—up from 1,000 last year—across 74 countries and are the largest and most comprehensive assessment of research universities worldwide, it says. The... Read more
Application season is here!
Have you chosen where you want to study next year? Below we have listed all universities accepting undergraduates for 2018. Click on the links for application forms and more information about how to apply for the course that you are interested in. Make sure to take note of the... Read more
Minister Nzimande pleased with SA’s rankings
The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, says the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017, which records five South African universities in the top 500 in the world‚ should be celebrated as a significant national achievement. The five universities – the University of the Witwatersrand,... Read more
Which are SA’s top varsities?
South Africa’s top universities have been ranked by an international ranking system, Academic Performance (URAP), using six academic performance indicators. URAP says it uses an academic performance based ranking, where publications form the basis of the ranking methodology. Both the quality and quantity of publications and international research collaboration... Read more
Student wins first prize in Corobrik architectural awards
UKZN Architecture student Jean-Pierre Desvaux de Marigny has won the R50 000 first prize in the Corobrik architectural awards competition. De Marigny, who described winning as ‘a great feeling’, says he is delighted his work was recognised and achieved first place. ‘It was truly an amazing experience and I feel honoured... Read more
Chemistry lecturer to attend Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting
A lecturer in the School of chemistry and physics, Dr Nolwazi Nombona, will attend the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany in June. Nombona, selected for the trip by the African Academy of Science (AAS), joins fellow UKZN representative Dr Mark Williams-Wynn, who is being sent by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).... Read more
Academic successes of UKZN student leaders celebrated
UKZN celebrated the academic successes of student leaders at a gala dinner on the Westville campus. Former SRC President on the Pietermaritzburg campus and former head of ministry at the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts and Culture, Thokozani Magwaza, commended the students on their achievements. Magwaza, who holds a BSocSci... Read more
UKZN signs agreement with international business school
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UKZN and an international education institution based in Mauritius, Amity Business School, has been finalised. The MoU was signed earlier this year and the director of the school in Mauritius, Dr Dhananjay Keskar, visited UKZN to discuss and complete the agreement. UKZN’s Dr... Read more