Master's & doctoral degrees

Apply for a student number and apply for admission

Application is closed for the following:

Online applications

Online for master's and doctoral qualifications (except for those listed below)

15 September 2015 - 13 November 2015

 

Selection degrees

MEd in Education Management (Coursework) (Selection Degree) (98420) 15 September 2015 - 15 October 2015

PhD in Psychology (Consulting Psychology) Selection degree

1 July 2015 - 21 October 2015

Other selection degrees Click here for other degrees' application dates.
 

Students may apply for admission to these qualifications outside of the prescribed application dates:

College of Science, Engineering and Technology (excluding Computing students) Contact the Master's and Doctoral Qualifications Section (+27 11 471 3296; mandd@unisa.ac.za) for assistance, as you will not be able to apply online once applications closed for other qualifications.
Master of Science in Nature Conservation (Full Dissertation) (98022)
Decision Sciences

Contact the Master's and Doctoral Qualifications Section (+27 12 441 5702; mandd@unisa.ac.za) for assistance, as you will not be able to apply online once applications closed for other qualifications.


Selections for most master's and doctoral degrees take place during December 2015 and January 2016. The master's and doctoral administrative section will inform applicants during February 2016 of the outcome of their application.


1. Application for a student number

Who must apply for a Unisa student number?

How to apply for a Unisa student number

* Some exceptions may apply.

Pay application fee

Pay the online application fee of R100,00 (online payment by credit card is available). This fee is non-refundable even if you decide not to study through Unisa or do not qualify for admission to Unisa. Unisa does not accept cash at any of its offices. You may deposit cash into the university’s Standard Bank account:

Please e-mail proof of SWIFT payment to susdepid@unisa.ac.za.


2. Application for admission

Who should apply for admission?

Check your documents & confirm that you are ready to apply

qualification.
  • I have prepared a research outline in line with the departmental focus area requirements (applicable to all qualifications except for coursework LLM qualifications). A research outline - this document describes your intended research and comprises a two to five page expression of interest essay describing the following:
    • Topic
    • Short literature review
    • Potential contribution of the study
    • Potential unit of analysis
    • Access to the research context t (include the method you plan on using)
    • Personal motivation to pursue studies on this topic
    • List of references (using the Harvard referencing method OR in the case of the Department of Psychology “APA”)
    • CV and any additional documents as indicated in the admission requirements for the specific qualification under the departmental focus area requirements.
  • I meet the statutory and college admission requirements for my qualification.
  • I have a valid e-mail address and I accept that Unisa will communicate with me during the application process using this e-mail address.
  • departmental focus area requirements.

    Each document must be uploaded as a separate file.
  • Maximum number of files allowed: 5.
  • Files are not larger than 2MB (2048KB) each.
  • Only black and white documents may be submitted.
  • Only the following file types are allowed: PDF (Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format file), DOC (Word document file) or TIF (image file)
  • How to apply for admission


    What will Unisa do upon receiving your application?

    Unisa will assess your application to ensure that you meet the necessary admission requirements and that all required supporting documents have been uploaded online and received.

    Your application will then be referred to the relevant academic department, where a selection process will take place. Please note that this selection process will only take place after the closing date for applications, during December 2015 and January 2016. The master's and doctoral administrative section will inform applicants during February 2016 of the outcome of their application.


    What happens next?

    You must register online for your approved qualification during the prescribed registration period. If you want to change the qualification for which you have applied and received confirmation, you will need to re-apply for admission during the next academic year.




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