Registration began on all UKZN campuses this week with the University welcoming new and returning students to the 2018 academic year.
As the Premier University of African Scholarship, UKZN is one of the top universities sought after by matriculants throughout South Africa.
UKZN received more than 90 000 applications from prospective students this year for about 8 800 first year spaces available.
The School of Health Science received the most applications with the total of 39 131 and accepted 502 students while the School of Education accepted 988 students of the total of 20 887 applications.
About 15 913 students across the University have registered so far with 2 933 of those being first years.
Ms Nqobile Ntanzi, first-year Law student from Verulam said she is looking forward to her experience of being a UKZN student, getting her degree and living her dream of being a lawyer.
On campus registration and orientation began on 29 January and continues until 2 February. Students have until 2 March to pay all fees required for the first-semester registration.
Student Academic Administration Director Mr Bruce Banda said the registration process was going smoothly and the University’s online registration system was helping ensure there were no hassles or walk-ins.
Lectures for new and returning students start on 5 February.
– Sithembile Shabangu