Honours degrees & postgraduate diplomas

Application approval and registration

Based on Unisa's application and selection process, you will not automatically be accepted to study through Unisa in 2019 even if you meet the general academic admission requirements for a qualification.

Unisa will assess your application according to the academic admission requirements for your qualification of choice, your final mark received at undergraduate level and the number of places available for the qualification for which you have applied.

Applications follow a formal selection and approval process, which may take up to three months to be finalised.

Application outcomes

Your application was successful. Your application was unsuccessful.

Unisa will inform you that your application for the 2019 academic year was successful and the qualification for which you have been accepted.

You must accept or decline Unisa's offer within the prescribed period of time. To accept or decline Unisa's offer, go to www.unisa.ac.za/acceptoffer

Please remember to register for the 2019 academic year.

Unisa will inform you that your application was unsuccessful.

Please read the letter from Unisa carefully to check whether any alternative options are provided. You may also visit www.unisa.ac.za/studyoptionsHONS to explore other study options.

Incorrect / incomplete applications will be rejected.



Please note:

  • Applicants whose admission to a qualification or to both qualifications of choice has been rejected may appeal the outcome of their application, either on the basis that they believe the decision was an error on the part of the university or that further supporting documents may result in a different outcome to their application for admission. Please note that not uploading required supporting documents during the application process is not grounds for an appeal. Contact the College of Graduate Studies Postgraduate Administration Division (Hons@unisa.ac.za; PGD@unisa.ac.za) for more information.
  • If you were previously registered with Unisa, Unisa will send the outcome of your application to your myLife e-mail account. Please check this e-mail account regularly for information. If you have forgotten your myUnisa / myLife password, please go to myUnisa (https://my.unisa.ac.za) to update your password. If you are a first-time Unisa applicant and do not have a myLife e-mail address, Unisa will communicate with you via the e-mail address and cellphone number provided during the application period. Click here for Unisa's rules for students.


Remember to register

If your application for admission is successful, you must register for the 2019 academic year. Should you not register for the 2019 academic year, you will be required to re-apply in 2019 for the 2020 academic year.