UNIZULU is a comprehensive University offering approximately 252 accredited degree, diploma and certificate courses across its Faculties of Arts; Education; Science and Agriculture; and Commerce, Administration and Law at the KwaDlangezwa and Richards Bay campuses. Popular courses include Law, Education, Nursing Science, Agronomy, Hydrology, Social Work, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Sport Science. UNIZULU students have the opportunity to specialise their degrees according to their areas of interest, within their respective fields. In addition, the University believes in promoting a culture of learning in an environment that is conducive to personal growth and academic development. To further academic development, assistance is provided through the provision of augmented and foundation courses to unleash students’ potential.
The University student population is 16 118 inclusive of 14 819 undergraduates and 1 299 postgraduate students. The University has 101 international students majority of which come from Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and other neighbouring African counties with the remainder from countries in Asia, South America, Australasia and Oceania. UNIZULU female student population is 10 426, with a total of 5 676 male students and 16 students unspecified.