College of Agriculture, Engineering
and Science (CAES)

Student fees & funding

Student fees

Financial Clearance for Local Students

Please note that that the initial registration fee is R4000 and the initial residence deposit is R3000. 

There are four easy ways to pay your fees and register:

  • ONLINE: using a debit or credit card via the Click-to-Pay links on www.ukzn.ac.za

  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: at any Standard Bank branch.

  • EFT: Electronic Funds Transfers can be made at any bank but allow up to 2 days for clearance.

  • REGISTER ONLINE FROM 18 JANUARY 2021: visit Student Central after you’ve paid.

 

The University bank account details are as follows:

  • Local Students – Self Funded ONLYBank:
    • Type of Account: Business Current Account
    • Branch: Westville
    • Branch Code: 045426
    • Account Number: 053081072
    • Reference Number: Enter Student Number
  • Students with Outstanding Debt from Previous Year(s)
    • Refer to Student Central for information on any available financial clearance concessions;

    • Download an Acknowledgement of Debt (AOD) form.

    • Complete and submit AOD form with all the required supporting documents to apply for financial clearance using applicable concessions.

  • Financial Clearance for Funded Students
    • All funded students must liaise with Financial Aid Advisors in their respective Colleges to obtain financial clearance. Visit the Student Funding website for Advisors contact details.

NB: Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) from Standard Bank accounts as well as payments made directly at a Standard Bank branch will be updated within 3 (three) hours of payment provided that the beneficiary reference (valid UKZN student number) is correct. Payments made from other banks may take up to 4 (four) working days to update on the fee account. Please allow enough time for your payment to be processed. Automatic financial clearance will be granted thereafter.

Financial Clearance for International Students

Students are required to first update/clear their study permit records with the International Office prior to seeking financial clearance for registration.

All outstanding fees must be cleared prior to seeking for financial clearance for the 2021 academic year.

Total fees for academic year are payable upfront prior to registration.

The University bank account details are as follows:

  • Type of Account: Business Current Account
  • Branch: Westville
  • Branch Code: 045426
  • Account Number: 053082826
  • Swift Code: SBZAZAJJ
  • Reference Number: Enter Student Number

NB: All foreign payments takes a minimum of two weeks to reflect on the student fee account. Therefore student are advised to make the payment in advance in order to prevent any financial clearance delays which will be automatic upon receipt of the required deposits.

Within the SADC Region

  • Pay full local fees upfront prior to being granted financial clearance. To determine the total tuition fees payable, student should request a proforma invoice from their respective College offices.

  • Pay the required international student levies. For 2021, student levy is R 1900 is registering for one semester only and R 3800 if registering for whole year.

  • All outstanding fees must be cleared prior to seeking for financial clearance for the 2021 academic year, unless stated otherwise.

Outside the SADC Region Within Africa (Undergraduates)

  • Are required to pay their full international fees upfront prior to being granted financial clearance, fees payable are available from the fee booklet accessible from the UKZN web page – student portal

Outside the SADC Region Within Africa (Postgraduates)

  • Are required to pay full local fees for both tuition and residence, if applicable, upfront prior to being granted financial clearance.

  • To determine the total tuition fees payable, student should request a proforma invoice from their respective College offices.

  • Pay the required international student levies. For 2021, student levy is R 1900 is registering for one semester only and R 3800 if registering for whole year.

  • For residence fees, students should contact the Department of Student Residence and Accommodation (DSRA) for a quotation.

Students from Abroad

  • Are required to pay their full international fees upfront prior to being granted financial clearance. Fees payable are available from the fees booklet accessible from the UKZN web page – student portal. These fees are to cover tuition fees only.

  • For residence fees, students should contact the Department of Student Residence and Accommodation (DSRA) for a quotation.

New Masters/PhD students 

Local Students

  • Financial clearance will be done at the respective office with the Financial Aid Advisor.

  • Clearance with outstanding debt – please refer above for outstanding debt process.

 

International student (SADC & Non-SADC)

  • Are required to update or clear their study permit records with the International office in their respective Campuses prior to seeking financial clearance.

  • Pay the required international student levies. For 2021, student levy is R 1900 is registering for one semester only and R 3800 if registering for whole year.

  • Financial clearance will be done at the respective office with the Financial Aid Advisor.

  • Clearance with outstanding debt – please refer above for outstanding debt process.

Continuing Masters/PhD clearances

Local students

  • Pay the required continuing fees as per the proforma invoice obtained from your respective college office.
  • Forward proforma invoice and proof of payment to your Fees officer for financial clearance.

  • Clearance with outstanding debt – please refer above for outstanding debt process.

 

International students (SADC & Non-SADC)

  • Are required to update or clear their study permit records with the International office in their respective Campuses prior to seeking registration clearance.

  • Pay the required continuing fees as per the proforma invoice obtained from your respective college office.

  • Forward proforma invoice and proof of payment to your Fees officer for financial clearance.

  • Clearance with outstanding debt – please refer above for outstanding debt process.

 

Students from Abroad

  • Are required to pay their full international fees upfront prior to being granted financial clearance. Fees payable are available from the fees booklet accessible from the UKZN web page – student portal. These fees are to cover tuition fees only.

  • For residence fees, students should contact the Department of Student Residence and Accommodation (DSRA) for a quotation.

Student funding

Please note that there are College Financial Aid Advisors on each Campus to assist funded students.

  • Loans: Automatic clearance will apply to students who have been awarded NSFAS Funding.

  • Bursaries and Scholarships from UKZN: An award equal to or greater than the minimum required deposits will allow automatic clearance. Students to submit their Merit Award voucher to the College Office – Student Funding for payment.

  • Sponsored Students: A letter from the sponsor, confirming the funding, addressed and payable to the University of KwaZulu-Natal, must reach the College Office – Student Funding well in advance prior to registration.

  • Bank Loan Students/Private Funding: Original bank letters, confirming the loan amount, payable directly to the University of KwaZulu-Natal must be presented to the Student Fees Office.

Financial advisors

Senior Financial Aid Advisor

  • Nonkululeko Mkhize
    • 2nd Floor, Oliver Tambo Building
    • Mkhizen3@ukzn.ac.za
    • 031 260 8753

Howard College

  • Linda Mdunge
    • Financial Aid Advisor
    • 1st Floor, Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering Building
    • mdungel@ukzn.ac.za
    • 031 260 1502
  • Gerald Naicker
    • Financial Aid Advisor
    • 1st Floor, Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering Building
    • Naickerge@ukzn.ac.za
    • 031 260 7064 

Westville campus

  • Lindiwe Mdondolo
    • Financial Aid Advisor
    • 2nd Floor, OR Tambo building
    • Khumalo@ukzn.ac.za
    • 031 260 1488
  • Mbongiseni Mkhize
    • Financial Aid Advisor
    • 2nd Floor, OR Tambo building
    • Mkhizemb@ukzn.ac.za
    • 031 260 8779

Pietermaritzburg campus

  • Mrs Heather Theresa Singh
    • Financial Aid Advisor
    • Ground Floor, Admin building (Main campus)
    • NgemaH@ukzn.ac.za
    • 033 260 5837
  • Macia Ntamote
    • Financial Aid Advisor
    • Ground Floor, Admin building (Main campus)
    • NtamoteM@ukzn.ac.za
    • 033 260 6145