Distinguished Students' Award

The University of KwaZulu-Natal Distinguished Students' Award recognises academic excellence and outstanding community engagement or University service. The award covers postgraduate studies and their community engagement or university projects. Students are nominated by the University's staff and students.

The award gives concrete expression to the values implicit in African Scholarship that underpin our University. Two awards are made to the most talented, caring and exceptional graduates and young leaders from final year undergraduate or honours level who have been judged as being most exemplary in embodying the ideals and attributes that the University seeks to create in every graduate.

UKZN Distinguished Students’ Award (DSA)Policy and Procedures



2016 Distinguished Students' Award - Call for Nomination

Completed nomination forms are to be submitted to Corlia Ogle, before Friday, 14 October 2016.

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Completed nomination forms are to be submited to Corlia Ogle, before Thursday, 8 September 2016.
http://utlo.ukzn.ac.za | utlo@ukzn.ac.za
Completed nomination forms are to be submited to Corlia Ogle, before Thursday, 8 September 2016.
http://utlo.ukzn.ac.za | utlo@ukzn.ac.za
Submit your nominations before Thursday, 8 September 2016
http://utlo.ukzn.ac.za |

DSA Poster 2016

DSA2016 Nomination Form



2015 Distinguished Students' Award

The two recipients of the Distinguished Student's Award for 2015 were:


  • Mr. James Ndlovu
  • Mr. Lungelo Mbatha

The distinguished students were recognised for their achievements; during the 2016 Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony.



2014 Distinguished Students' Award

The two recipients of the Distinguished Students' Award for 2014 were:

  • Ms Domonique De Klerk
  • Mr Musa Kika
Students were honoured at a the University's Annual Scholarships Awards Ceremony that was held at the Westville Campus on 26 August 2015.

Please click here to read more about the Annual Scholarships Awards ceremony.



2013 Distinguished Students' Award

The two recipients of the Distinguished Students’ Award for 2013 were:

  • Mr Ntokozo Qwabe - summa cum laude Law
  • Ms Kelly Sloley - Masters Sport Science

Students were honoured at a special ceremony which was held by UKZN on 28 August 2014. 


2012 Distinguished Students' Award

The two recipients of the Distinguished Students’ Award for 2013 were:

  • Ms Basheerah Mahomed - BA Honours in Community Development
  • Mr Lukhona Afrika Mnguni - BA Honours in Social Science 

Students were honoured at a special ceremony which was held by UKZN on 4th September 2013. 


2011 Distinguished Students' Award

The two recipients of the Distinguished Students’ Award for 2012 were:

  • Ms Qhelile Nyathi -BSc Honours – Financial Mathematics
  • Ms Sophia Basckin - BA

Each student was awarded: fee remission for postgraduate study at UKZN, a certificate, R40 000 in Funding, which may be utilised towards supplementing their postgraduate study; for community engagement or University service, and an iPad.


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