College of Agriculture, Engineering
and Science (CAES)


Postgraduate Information

Postgraduate prospectus

The University provides a vibrant environment for basic and applied research, and offers internationally recognised postgraduate research degrees in all disciplines.

College handbook

This handbook provides information about college rules, the structure of each degree and the modules that current students need to take for their qualifications. 

Applications Office

Visit our Applications Office website which details the procedures that one needs to follow, when applying for a UKZN programme.


We are currently accepting applications for prospective honours students to study in the following academic year on both the Westville and Pietermaritzburg centres.

CLOSING DATE: 31 October 2023

External Applicants

  • All external applications for UKZN are processed through the Online Applications system.
  • To apply, use the link below which will direct you to the online application.
  • If you are unable to access the online application form, kindly contact the UKZN Applications and Information Office on 031 260 2212/7877 (Westville) or
    033 260 5212 (Pietermaritzburg) to request the Postgraduate Application Guide.

Internal Applicants

Students currently in their 3rd year of study at UKZN and who are anticipating completing their bachelors degree in 2023 and those who have already completed their degree in Semester 1, 2023 on can apply to the campus of their choice by clicking on the links below.

PLEASE NOTE:  No manual forms will be accepted.

Masters and PhD

Please take note of the following steps to be followed for all postgraduate applications in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science:

Please make contact with the staff member that is closely linked to the field you have interest.  You need to establish if there are any projects and/or space available for you within their group.

Once you have established a potential supervisor, approach them and find out if they will be willing to supervise you before you proceed to complete the application.

Complete the documents in the application pack below and the proceed to the application website to apply online.