UKZN Agriculture Campus Pietermaritzburg

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UKZN Agriculture Campus Pietermaritzburg

Which Agriculture course is best, UKZN Agriculture Campus Pietermaritzburg

Pietermaritzburg is positioned in the picturesque Natal Midlands, in the middle of a number of parks and nature reserves, just one hour’s drive from Durban, and two hours from the Drakensberg. Several beautiful Victorian and Edwardian structures can be seen around the city, which has a rich architectural past. The former University of Natal was founded in this city, as was its predecessor, the Natal University College, which welcomed 57 students in 1910. The center of the current PMB campus was established when Old Main Building was finished two years later. The campus provides an extensive array of cutting-edge academic programs that have proven successful in meeting regional and local requirements in the fields of science and agriculture, education, law, and business. Human and Management Sciences. Unique to the Pietermaritzburg campus are the disciplines of Agriculture, Theology, and Fine Art.

UKZN Pietermaritzburg Agriculture Faculties

Teaching, research, and community involvement make up the School of Agriculture, Earth, and Environmental Sciences’ three-part purpose. From pigs, poultry, papaws, and pecans to farm finance, food security, and agricultural development, the School has had a tremendous impact on this continent for more than 60 years.

The School offers is comprised of five clusters, each with its own discipline.

Biophysical Sciences

  • Agricultural Meteorology
  • Hydrology
  • Soil Science


  • Geography


  • Geology

Production Sciences

  • Animal & Poultry Science
  • Crop Science
  • Horticultural Science
  • Plant Breeding
  • Plant Pathology


  • Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Extension & Rural Resources Management
  • Dietetics & Human Nutrition
  • Food Security

UKZN Online Application 2024-2025

UKZN Pietermaritzburg Campus Agriculture Qualification Requirement

to have a chance to study agriculture courses at UKZN minimum requirements as follows must be met; or read into details here

B Sc Eng: Agricultural


NSC-Deg with Maths and Phys Sci 6 & Engl & LO 4 & at least two from the designated list.
(Chemical, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering will consider choice 1 applicant

B Agricultural Management


NSC-Deg with Engl, LO, Maths & Agric Sci or Econ or Life Sci or Phys Sci 4

B Sc Agric. Soil Science and B Sc Agric. Animal & Poultry Science

NSC-Deg with Maths & Engl, LO & Agric Sci or Life Sci or Phys Sci 4

Apply via CAO UKZN Agriculture Campus Pietermaritzburg

All first-time South African applicants to UKZN for entry into degree/ diploma study (Grade 12s and undergraduate transfer students from other institutions) must apply via the Central Applications Office (CAO).

  1. Check the CAO handbook that provides listings of qualifications available at the different institutions.
  2. Look through the various courses offered and choose a program that interests you and for which you may qualify.
  3. Find the program code that is linked to the qualification that you have chosen. This code needs to be entered on the application form.
  4. Use this program code when completing the CAO form 2024, which is available from the CAO, the CAO website
  5. Apply online, by completing the online application form on the website:

It is vital to apply long before the deadline because application dates may change based on the planned program of study.

UKZN Pietermaritzburg Campus Courses

Needed Documents for UKZN Pietermaritzburg Campus

All prospective applicants should remember to upload the following documents (where applicable)

  • Certified copy of your ID/passport.
  • Certified copy of your National Senior/Matric Certificate or O/A Levels or relevant school leaving qualification/certificate.
  • Proof from Universities South Africa (previously known as HESA), that you qualify for admission to degree studies at South African universities if you are an international applicant.
  • Certified copies of your degree certificate(s), academic record, and certificate of conduct, if you attended other universities.
  • Proof of English proficiency for International applicants from non-English speaking countries.
  • South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) evaluations if the previous qualification(s) was/were obtained at foreign universities (outside South Africa).
  • A research proposal/proposed title of the dissertation/thesis if you are applying for a Masters’s Degree or PhD.
  • A valid study visa to study in SA if you are an International applicant.
  • USAF/SAQA documents are to be uploaded in order to complete your application.
  • Ensure to use reference APPN (followed by your student number) when making application fee payments.

UKZN Pietermaritzburg Campus Online Application Fee 2024-2025

  • A non-refundable online application fee of R210 is payable to UKZN (with a late fee of R420)
  • If students apply before 31 October 2023, the CAO application fee is R250.
  • If students apply from 1 November 2023 onwards, the CAO application fee is R470.

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UKZN Application Dates for 2024-2025

College of Agriculture, Engineering & Science

  • Applications for all qualifications open on 30 April and close on30 September 2023

College of Health Science

  • Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine opens on 30 April and closes on30 June 2023 (no late applications)
  • Health Sciences (including Nursing open on 30 April and close on30 September 2023 (no late applications)

College of Humanities

  • Applications for all qualifications open on 30 April and close on30 September 2023

College of Law and Management Studies

  • Applications for all qualifications open on 30 April and close on30 September 2023

How Can I log in to UKZN Student Central?

To access the Student Central of UKZN, you need to take these few steps;

  • Navigate directly to the Student Central Page through this link
  • Input your student number in the field.
  • Click proceed.
  • Then, input your password to log in.

Contact Pietermaritzburg Campus

Private Bag X01, Scottsville, 3209
Tel: +27 (0)33 260 5212/5214/5022


Ms Phumelele Mshengu
033 260 6476

Official Website