Master's & doctoral degrees


Who must apply? (some exceptions apply)

  • 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 and doctoral students who did not register for the 2023 academic year and now wish to continue with their studies.
  • You may only apply for one qualification at master's and doctoral level. It is, therefore, imperative that you ensure that you meet the minimum admission requirements for your qualification of choice before applying for admission.
  • 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.
  • All master's and doctoral applications and enquiries must be submitted online. For any master's or doctoral enquiries, please send an e-mail to GSBL students must direct their enquiries to the relevant e-mail address: / or 

Last modified: 2023/08/23