PGD - Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration

Applications are now open and close 3 July for the Second Semester 2020 intake.

The PGD is your steppingstone towards a successful business leadership career. It will broaden your business and management perspective, providing you with the tools to effectively lead as you journey towards the upper-echelons of the business sphere. This PGD gives you access to continue with your studies towards an MBA or MBL, providing that you meet the admission requirements of the programme of choice.

Admission requirements

  • Three-year, 360-credit Bachelor's Degree or National Higher Diploma or Advanced Diploma (accredited by the CHE or form an accredited institution) (supply a copy of degree as well as transcript, indicating the symbol or percentage obtained for each module and indicating whether or not the qualification was completed.) For this qualification applicants must have a 60% average score.
  • Original documentary proof of at least two years’ managerial or professional work experience (e.g. a letter from your employer on an official letterhead), indicating your period of service or a certificate of service. If you operate your own business, the statement can be made by your auditor, accountant, attorney or partner
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae
  • A two-page double-spaced document motivating why you want to obtain an PGD degree. You have to certify that this motivation is your own work and prepared solely by you for the application process.
  • Supply a clear copy of Identity Document or Passport. (Copy of driver’s licence is NOT acceptable.)
  • If you are a sponsored student include a letter from your sponsor that indicates that they are taking responsibility for your tuition fees
  • The Graduate School of Business Leadership may institute additional selection criteria as deemed necessary.

Before your apply

  • If you have previously applied for PGD 2020, you will have to RE-APPLY on the Unisa portal.
  • You may use the same student number to Apply.
  • Applications must be completed, and documents submitted in ALL respects to be considered.
  • Incomplete applications will be declined.

PGD Finance Information

Contact our dedicated PGD Finance Officer to assist you with your PGD-related Finance queries:

Tommy Ngwane

Tel: +27 11 652 0226


For all your general Finance queries, kindly use the contact information below:

Landline: 011 652 0312 / 0379 / 0380

Your PGD student fees comprise:

  • Application fee: R170 (non-refundable AND in addition to tuition fees) – Not applicable if you have a student number / applied already)
  • Tuition fees; split into acceptance deposit and subsequent payment plan

Kindly note that Unisa is a cashless environment. The non-refundable application fee may be paid using the myUnisa online payment platform or electronic fund transfer (EFT) or credit card or cash deposit at your nearest bank.

PGD Tuition fees and Payment structure

Total Fees (registration for all 9 modules)    R58 401.00

Semester registrations

First semester intake (June2020 intake)

Total Fee (register for 5 modules)                       R32 445

Registration Fee                                                  R16 222.50

Balance payable before 15 August 2020             R16 222.50

Second semester (June intake)

Total Fees (register for 4 modules)                      R25 956

Registration Fee                                                  R12 978

Balance payable before 15 March 2021              R12 978

Registration fees

The acceptance/registration fee is payable on or before registration. Registration will only be processed once the registration fee is settled in full or a valid purchase order is provided. The bursar/sponsorship letter is not sufficient proof of payment for registration.

Bursars / sponsors may request a pro-forma invoice from the Fees Office. Invoices will only be created once a valid purchase order is received from the bursar/ sponsor.

Withdrawal from programme

Subject to Section 12(2) of the Consumer Protection Act, a cancellation fee is payable as follows:

  • Withdrawal before the programme commencement date will be refunded in full.
  • Withdrawal after the programme commencement date, but before 15 August 2020 will result in a liability equal to 50% of tuition fees.
  • Withdrawal after the programme commencement date, but before 15 May 2021 will result in a liability equal to 75% of tuition fees.

Registered students who wish to withdraw from any SBL programme or offering for any reason must do so in writing to the Programme Administrator and the Fees Office. Failure to comply with this condition will result in the student being liable for the full tuition fees of the programme.

Miscellaneous fees

Kindly contact the Fees Office for more information about what these costs which may include but are not limited to:

  • Supplementary examination fees
  • Re-mark / Re-check fees
  • Mark audit fees
  • Library fees

These costs could be levied during the course of the academic year. Such charges often appear later in the year. It is therefore the student’s responsibility to check for these charges to avoid financial penalties.

Unsettled accounts

Unsettled accounts are subject to financial blocks or/and cancellations. Accounts that are cancelled or blocked will not have access to academic results on the myUnisa platform. Failure to settle any outstanding fees, could further result in the following financial penalties:

  • The student will be unable to access statement of results.
  • Final year student will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony.
  • The student will not be accepted into the next academic year of study.
  • Hand over to a third party for the collection of outstanding amounts. The student will be liable for legal costs of recovery.


Last modified: 2020/06/18