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Who should register?

Only students whose application for admission was approved or re-registering students (who made sufficient progress during the current academic year) will be allowed to register online within the approved registration period for 2015.

Please note: Re-registering students who have not made satisfactory progress may be precluded from registering.


2015 master's and doctoral registration dates: online registration only

Please note that no printed registration forms will be accepted.
 

Registrations open Registrations close
24 November 2014 19 December 2014

5 January 2015

27 March 2015

* Registration for Master of Accounting Sciences (98656) closes on 25 January 2015.

2015 cancellation dates

Students registered for the research proposal module or a research master's and/or doctoral qualification may cancel their registration. Please, however, take note that the full fees will be forfeited.


Choose your modules

Structured master's degree students must select and pass two modules before registering for the Research Proposal Module, unless otherwise stated in the curriculum of the qualification. All research master's degree students and doctoral degree students must register for and successfully complete the Research Proposal Module before registering for the research component.

The outcome of the Research Proposal Module for all master's and doctoral degree students is an acceptable research proposal, which means that you either comply or do not comply with the requirements. No mark is awarded for this module. Students may submit two draft proposals, and a third and final proposal. If the third attempt is not successful, you won't be able to continue with your studies.

Time limits

All master's and doctoral qualifications are structured over a defined period, usually between 3 and 5 academic years. Refer to sections 4.12 and 4.13 in the Procedures for Master’s and Doctoral degrees.

  • Coursework master's degree: A student registered for a 180-credit structured coursework master’s degree must complete the study programme within three years. A student may make application for one additional year of study to the Registrar. The Registrar will consult with the Executive Dean of the College in which the student is registered.
  • Research master's degree: A student registered for a 180-credit structured research master’s degree must complete the study programme within three years. A student may make application for one additional year of study to the Registrar. The Registrar will consult with the Executive Dean of the College in which the student is registered.
  • Doctoral degree: A student registered for a research doctoral programme must complete the study programme within six years. A student may make application for one additional year of study to the Registrar who will only consider the application if it is recommended by the Executive Dean of the College in which the student is registered.

Fees and bursaries

It is important to assess the full cost of your studies before confirming your modules for registration. Our fees include student fees and various miscellaneous fees.


Registration process

You may only register online, which means that you will be prompted when information is missing or incorrect. This will assist you in ensuring that you include all important details and upload all necessary documents when submitting your registration.

We urge you to register as soon as possible, as missing or incorrect information may cause delays in the approval of your registration. Please note: if you receive an error message during the registration process, click on the “submit to advisor” button.

You will only be registered once Unisa has received your study fees.
The fees must be received before the closing date for registration.

Incorrect registrations will be amended in compliance with college rules.


Registration approval

It may take a little time before you receive confirmation of your registration. If you register online, but do not pay your fees online, your registration will only be finalised once the university has received your payment, which must be made by the closing date for registration.

Re-registering students must ensure that they apply in time for bursaries. Where companies are responsible for your student fees, we advise you to pay the fees yourself and then claim them back from your company. This will ensure that your fees are paid in time.


After you have registered

  1. Claim myLife e-mail address
  2. Access myUnisa information
  3. Make contact with your supervisor after accessing your myUnisa information

Please submit queries regarding myUnisa and myLife to myUnisaHelp@unisa.ac.za and myLifeHelp@unisa.ac.za respectively. It is VERY important to always include your student number in the subject line of your email.