University of Kwazulu Natal PHD Application

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University of Kwazulu Natal PHD Application

How to apply for PhD at UKZN,University of Kwazulu Natal PHD Application

This page will outline the application process if you already have a master’s degree and are interested in adding a Ph.D. program. The University of KwaZulu-Natal accepts applications online from prospective students (UKZN). There is no deadline, however, admission is subject to supervisors’ availability. You must fulfill the requirements to be considered for admission to a PHD program at UKZN for the upcoming academic year, whether you are a South African or an international applicant. See the details below for further information.

University of Kwazulu Natal phd

Criteria For Admission To Study PHD At UKZN

Any university will not register a candidate for a PHD by research unless the candidate:

  • satisfied the requirements for a relevant prerequisite degree as specified in the College concerned (Masters); or been admitted to the status of that degree in terms of Rule GR7(a); or attained a level of competence as defined in Rule GR7(b)

b) A college may prescribe further minimum criteria for admission to study.

UKZN PHD Periods Of Registration

Before a student’s Doctor of Philosophy or supervised Doctoral degree by research may be awarded, they must be enrolled in the program for at least four full semesters or eight semesters, depending on whether they are a part-time student.

UKZN Admission Requirements 2024-2025

University of Kwazulu Natal PHD Application

Applications will need to be made online

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  • Brief curriculum vitae which should include details of your current work situation and any research-related activities including publications (e.g. articles, reports) that you may have (co)authored,
  • Cover letter (indicate in your cover letter which of the Graduate School of Business and Leadership Academic staff members you have consulted regarding your intended research. Click here to view staff research interests, You may also suggest whom you would like to work with as the promoter of your study. If you do not know any Graduate School of Business & Leadership staff, then indicate in your recommendation what kind of expertise you would consider being appropriate to support your studies.)
  • 5 page description of the research that you intend to pursue the PhD studies. Click here to download the Research to download the Research
  • A copy of your academic record, especially the results obtained for your Honors and Master’s degree (for example the results for course work and the research components where applicable)
  • A photocopy of the abstract of your master’s research dissertation
  • Certified copies of Degree certificates
  • Certified copy of I.D /Passport
  • SAQA approval letter for International Applicants

N.B.All certified copies must not be older than 3 months from the certification date.

UKZN Masters Application 2024

UKZN PHD Available Program

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

UKZN PHD Administrators Contact Details

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Tel: +27 31 260 8673

Physical address: University Road, Westville Campus, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Postal address: Private Bag x54001, Durban, 4000