Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management

Applications open 11 August and close 15 October for the January 2022 intake.

While projects are now recognised to achieve competitive advantage within organisations in South Africa, across Africa and beyond, project management still remains a Cinderella field. On average, 8 out of 10 project managers are accidental appointments or have an inadequate project management (PM) knowledge base.

The one-year PGD PM programme, is borne out of realities facing organisations and should be an appropriate ‘vaccine’ to challenges of service delivery across all local authorities, provincial governments, ministries and state-owned enterprises; and challenges facing the private sector of delivering value for money. It is envisaged that graduates will become the foot soldiers to provide the needed vaccine.

Admission requirements

  • Three-year, 360-credit Bachelor's Degree or National Higher Diploma or Advanced Diploma, accredited by the CHE or from an accredited institution. Please also 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.
  • A recent detailed Curriculum Vitae, indication TWO years or more managerial/professional work experience.
  • Supply a clear copy of Identity Document or Passport. A copy of driver’s license will NOT be accepted.
  • If you are a sponsored student, include a letter from your sponsor indicating that they are responsible for your tuition fees.
  • The Graduate School of Business Leadership may institute additional selection criteria as deemed necessary.

Before you apply

  • Application forms must be completed, and documents submitted in ALL respects to be considered.
  • Incomplete applications will be declined

Kindly direct all your PGD-related queries to:

PGD PM 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)
  • 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 PM 2022 Tuition fees and Payment structure

Total Fees: R64 253

Payable on registration:                                        R32 127

  • Balance payable before 15 March 2022:      R18 356
  • Balance payable before 15 May 2022:         R6 885
  • Balance payable before 15 August 2022:     R6 885

* Please note that fees stipulated herein are provisional and subject to change pending Council approval.  An approximate 2,2% increase on fees can be expected for the 2022 academic year.

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 May 2022 will result in a liability equal to 50% of tuition fees.
  • Withdrawal after the programme commencement date, but before 15 August 2022 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.

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: 2021/08/12