School of Built Environment & Development Studies

Applications for the Bachelor of Architecture Honours Programme for 2023 are open


Applications for the BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE HONOURS (144C) B.Arch.Hons programme for 2023 are open and will close on 30th October 2022

The programme offering is either full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 years).

All applications need to be completed online via the UKZN website:

  • Click on “2023 UKZN application is now open”
  • At the bottom Click on Apply here online”.

Entrance requirement:

  1. Applicants are eligible to apply to register for the qualification of Bachelor of Architecture Honours if they have previously been awarded an undergraduate qualification in architecture at NQF level 7 with a minimum of 60% average across all modules and a minimum of 60% for the Architectural Design module(s) and Theory of Architecture module(s) at exit level.
  2. Applicants with an academic average between 50% and 60% across all modules are required to obtain at least two years of work experience in architecture, before being eligible to apply to register for the qualification of Bachelor of Architecture Honours.
  3. All applications are to be supported with an Architectural Design Portfolio (digital) assessed as satisfactory by the Discipline.

The portfolio should demonstrate evidence of the applicant’s level of critical thinking, architectural design process and technical abilities. The portfolio should include selected architectural projects that demonstrate the critical process for research and design approaches to architectural problems, technical resolution, documentation and professional practice acumen, in A3 format, as an electronic submission.

The portfolio should a single pdf document and not be more than 20 megabytes (MB) in size. It is to be submitted electronically via email to our Postgraduate administrator Ms Nolundi Mzolo,

Each portfolio is evaluated by a panel constituted by the Architecture Admissions Committee. A criterion-based assessment approach will be utilised, in the form of rubrics/mark memos in order to maintain high quality, fair, transparent and consistent assessment of portfolios.

Please note that meeting these requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and the admissions committee criterion.

Other Notices

Online Applications 2024

For returning undergraduate students, students with a gap year, all local postgraduate applications, and both undergraduate and international applicants. Please remember to upload the following documents (where applicable):

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2023 Semester 2

Please note that UKZN will only accept second-semester applications for returning students ONLY: How to apply:

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