Cultural diversity, strong academics and stunning scenery and wildlife
The University of KwaZulu-Natal's (UKZN) stunning study abroad location near two World Heritage Sites on a scenic coastal route, offers you unique opportunities to experience the beauty and culture of this fascinating region of South Africa. UKZN is rated among the top 500 universities in the world (ARWU) and only one of three African universities to receive this honor.
With international partnerships in 44 countries and an undergraduate population of 24,897, UKZN offers a truly global academic experience. It is a multi-campus, residential, teaching and research-driven university. Its Howard campus is located in the sub-tropical, coastal city of Durban, in the picturesque province of KwaZulu-Natal.
The Howard campus offers many academic disciplines, with some teaching divided between Howard and the Westville Campus. Study options include architecture, engineering, law, humanities, development, oceanography, ecology and social sciences. Research activities are conducted in state-of-the art laboratories and span the natural, biomedical, humanities and social sciences.
During my semester in South Africa, I found that my experience was both more amazing and more well-rounded than I ever expected. ”
Arcadia University Student, University of KwaZulu-Natal
You can take part in extensive sporting and cultural activities on campus, making full use of the impressive indoor sports complex, the extensive outdoor facilities and scuba diving and the stunning location near two World Heritage Sites: the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg National Park and the iSimangaliso (St. Lucia) Wetlands Park, famous for their conservation of the black and white Rhinos.
UKZN’s Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa is one of the most successful research institutions in the continent.
The sophisticated urban areas of Durban lie just an hour’s drive from tribal villages where huts still dot the rolling hills and where the Zulu cultural heritage is upheld strongly.