Master's & doctoral degrees

Complete the registration form

Who must register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted.
  • Re-registering students (who made sufficient progress during the current academic year) and students who officially deferred their studies must register online within the approved registration period for 2018. Re-registering students who have not made satisfactory progress may be precluded from registering.

Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply for the qualification during the next application period.



When can I register?

2018 master's and doctoral registration dates: online registration only

Please note that no printed registration forms will be accepted (with the exception of students re-registering for the MBA, MBL and DBL qualifications).

 

Online registrations open

Online registrations close

Contact details

New registrations (approved applicants) and re-registering students

3 January 2018

30 March 2018

+27 12 441 5702;
mandd@unisa.ac.za

For MBA, MBL and DBL qualifications, please contact the Graduate School of Business Leadership (+27 11 652 0000; sbl@unisa.ac.za).

New registrations (approved applicants) for the MBA and MBL qualifications (online only)

Re-registering students for the MBA and MBL must please request a hard copy registration form from the SBL.

3 January 2018

16 February 2018

New registrations (approved applicants) for the DBL qualification  (online only)

Re-registering students for the DBL must please request a hard copy registration form from the SBL.

3 January 2018

28 February 2018

MCompt

3 January 2018

26 January 2018


Exceptions

College of Science, Engineering and Technology (excluding Computing students)

Students may register outside of the approved registration dates.

Please contact the Master's and Doctoral Administration Section for assistance, as you will not be able to register online once registrations close for other qualifications.

Enquiries:

College of Science, Engineering and Technology:
+27 11 471 3296;
mandd@unisa.ac.za

All other enquiries:
+27 12 441 5702; mandd@unisa.ac.za

Doctor of Philosophy (90040) - MIT option
Doctor of Philosophy (90040) - SET option

Master of Science in Nature Conservation (Full Dissertation) (98022)

Qualifications in the Department of Decision Sciences (Quantitative Management and Operations Research)


Time limits for this degree

All master's and doctoral qualifications are structured over a defined period. Refer to sections 4.12 and 4.13 in the Procedures for studies for master’s and doctoral degrees.

  • Coursework master's degree: A student registered for a 180-credit structured coursework master’s degree must complete the study programme within three years. A student may make application to the Registrar for one additional year of study. The Registrar will consult with the Executive Dean of the College in which the student is registered.
  • Research master's degree: A student registered for a 180-credit structured research master’s degree must complete the study programme within three years. A student may make application to the Registrar for one additional year of study. The Registrar will consult with the Executive Dean of the College in which the student is registered.
  • Doctoral degree: A student registered for a research doctoral programme must complete the study programme within six years. A student may make application to the Registrar for one additional year of study who will only consider the application if it is recommended by the Executive Dean of the College in which the student is registered.


Online registration guidelines

Unisa's online registration process is quick and simple. Follow these steps to ensure that your registration is submitted successfully.

  1. Enter your student number in the block provided and follow the links.
  2. Check your contact details on the screen and change any details that are incorrect.
  3. Enter the module(s) for which you want to register. Ensure that you meet all the pre-requisites and co-requisites for the module(s) you have selected. Also ensure that you have correctly entered the module code(s).
  4. If you select structured / coursework master's degree modules, please check Unisa provisional examination timetable to ensure that there are no examination date clashes.
  5. If you submit your registration without payment, your registration will not be finalised until the university has received the minimum registration fee within the relevant registration period (you will only be registered once Unisa has received your study fees). The fee information / minimum amount payable relevant to your qualification will be displayed once your have completed your online registration process.


Please note:

  • Once your submit your registration, your registration will go through an approval process to check that all the requirements have been met. Amendments may be made, if applicable.
  • If you receive an error message during the registration process, please click on the "submit to advisor" button.
  • Your registration will only be finalised once Unisa has received your study fees. All fees must be paid by the relevant closing date for registration.
  • Incorrect registrations will be amended in compliance with college / qualification rules.