University of Zululand



With one of its two campuses nestled in the rolling hills of rural KwaDlangezwa, and the other in the city of Richards Bay, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa the University of Zululand (UNIZULU) offers the best of both worlds.

The tranquillity associated with a rural setting ensures that the institution is best suited to producing academic success while cutting-edge technology and modern infrastructure at its disposal ensures it can compete with the best in the world.

From humble beginnings as a “constituent college” when it was established in 1960 with an initial intake of 41 students, UNIZULU has since grown tremendously and now enrols over 16 000 students hailing from various parts of South Africa and the African continent.



Over the years UNIZULU has produced quality graduates many of whom have gone to become influential members of society with some occupying leadership positions in government, the judiciary, commerce and industry.

The University continues to build on this proud history and legacy as it strives to become a leading comprehensive university. It offers a variety of degree and diploma programmes across its four faculties.

As the only comprehensive University situated in Northern KwaZulu-Natal, many of the University’s outreach programmes and initiatives have and continue to benefit the largely rural and impoverished communities surrounding it.


The Science Centre

The internationally-acclaimed UNIZULU Science Centre continues to stimulate interest in Science, Engineering and Technology.  Established in 1986 the centre boasts about 300 science exhibits, a state of the art auditorium, classrooms and planetarium.

The Nursing Simulation Lab

The University also strives to ensure that the education it offers is suited to the needs of the country and is practical. The state-of-the-art Clinical Simulation Laboratory complete with simulated patients ensures that nursing students are exposed to situations that are as close to real life as possible

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