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UKZN Graduations Set to Honor Nearly 8000 Graduands



UKZN Graduations Set to Honor Nearly 8 000 Graduands

UKZN Graduations Set to Honor Nearly 8000 Graduands. The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is gearing up to celebrate the achievements of 7,795 graduands at its 2024 Autumn Graduation. The ceremonies will take place from 6-14 May 2024 at the Westville campus Sports Centre.

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Breakdown of Graduands

  • Undergraduate: 5,164
  • Postgraduate: 2,631
  • Masters: 526
  • Doctoral: 231
  • With great distinction (summa cum laude): 132
  • With distinction (cum laude): 414

Gender Representation

  • Women constitute 69.57% of cum laude and 72.73% of summa cum laude graduands.
  • Overall, women make up 65.76% of all graduates, showcasing the university’s commitment to gender equality.

College-wise Degrees

  • College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science: 1,096
  • College of Health Sciences: 1,060
  • College of Humanities: 4,029
  • College of Law and Management Studies: 1,610

Special Recognition

  • The university applauds the 100 graduands with disabilities for their outstanding academic achievements.

Message from UKZN Executive Director of Corporate Relations, Ms Normah Zondo

  • “Preparations are well underway, and there is much excitement as Graduation season is upon us. Graduation holds special prominence in our academic calendar as it serves as a platform to acknowledge and applaud the tireless dedication, commitment, and hard work of our students, who have met and exceeded the rigorous demands of their respective academic programmes.”
  • “Graduation is a milestone not just for our students, but also for the families and communities that have nurtured them.”
  • Graduands are encouraged to use the Grad Look Up platform to view their information, including seat numbers, the date and time of their Graduation, and qualification details. This online resource helps graduands prepare effectively for their Graduation experience.
  • “We strongly encourage graduands and their guests to arrive promptly and be seated at least 45 minutes before the commencement of each ceremony. Being punctual ensures a smooth and orderly start to the proceedings and allows everyone to fully enjoy and participate in this momentous occasion.”
  • “We are looking forward to seeing everybody at Graduation.”


As the countdown begins for the Autumn Graduation, UKZN anticipates a memorable occasion filled with pride, celebration, and recognition of academic excellence. With a commitment to inclusivity and diversity, UKZN continues to uphold its reputation as a leading institution dedicated to shaping future leaders.

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