Master's & doctoral degrees

Unisa's application model is open and continuous, which means that applications will remain open throughout the year for those qualifications for which there is still space for the 2020 academic year. Please, however, take note of the closing date for Unisa's selection degrees.

Please note:
  • Admission to a qualification is not automatic. It will depend on whether you comply with the admission requirements and if space is available.
  • All applications for admission must be submitted online. No self-help stations are available for master's and doctoral applications at the regional offices.
  • Registration for master's and doctoral qualifications closes on 29 March 2020 (with some exceptions), as registrations are not continuous throughout the year.


Applications for admission to master's & doctoral qualifications for the 2020 academic year are open and continuous . Apply now!

  • Everyone wanting to start a new qualification must apply for admission, including first-time Unisa applicants, Unisa students wanting to apply for a new qualification, students in their final year of a qualification wanting to start a master's or doctoral qualification, and previously registered master's & doctoral students who did not register for the 2019 academic year and now wish to continue with their studies.
  • If you are applying for admission to a Graduate School of Business Leadership (GSBL) qualification, please apply for a Unisa student number (unless you previously studied at Unisa towards a formal qualification) and complete the online application process.


You may apply for the following qualifications outside the prescribed application dates:

Selection degrees Selection degrees (qualification codes: 90042, 98511, 98594 and 98420) have different closing dates for applications and are administered by the respective academic departments. Only a limited number of students are selected per academic year.

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Last modified: 2020/03/06