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Master's & doctoral studies

Recongnition of Prior Learning (RPL) for master's and doctoral studies

When applying to Unisa, remember that Unisa may consider your previous learning. This includes both formal education at a tertiary institution (eg degree qualifications) and informal learning (eg knowledge or skills acquired during practical work experience, including community work in a relevant field).

Please note that the RPL process is a very time-consuming and lengthy process. Each request is evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and it may take up to six months for any request to be assessed and finalised.

For further information, please send an e-mail to