Unisa Honours degrees & postgraduate diplomas

By | August 20, 2019


Unisa will accept applications for admission to honours degrees and postgraduate diplomas for the 2020 academic year from 20 August – 27 September 2019.

Everyone wanting to start a new qualification must apply for admission, including first-time Unisa applicants, Unisa students changing to a new qualification and/or changing the specialisation of their current qualification, and applicants in their final year of an undergraduate qualification who wish to continue with postgraduate studies.

Please note:

  • If you are a first-time Unisa applicant and do not have a myLife e-mail address, Unisa will communicate with you via the e-mail address and cellphone number you provided during the application period.
  • If you were previously registered with Unisa, Unisa will send the outcome of your application to your myLife e-mail account. Please check this e-mail account regularly for information. If you have forgotten your myUnisa / myLife password, please go to myUnisa (https://my.unisa.ac.za) to update your password.
  • Unisa provides all registered students with a free myLife e-mail address. It is your responsibility to activate your myLife e-mail account as soon as your registration is finalised. Your myLife e-mail account will be the only e-mail account recognised by Unisa for official correspondence to and from the university, and will remain the official primary e-mail address on record at Unisa. Click here for Unisa’s rules for students.

Selection and application for 2020: here’s what you should know

Unisa is known as a provider of fair and equitable access to higher education opportunities. Flowing from its social responsibility to address past inequalities, Unisa has an application and selection process that effectively addresses historical imbalances without sacrificing quality standards.

This process promotes focused attention towards improved student support, and the alignment of our new student intake with the available academic capacity and required infrastructure to maximise all students’ chances of success.


What does the selection process entail?

Unisa will assess your application according to the academic admission requirements for your qualification(s) of choice and your final mark received at undergraduate level.

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How does the application process work?

  • You may apply for a maximum of two qualifications, ranked in order of preference (although you may only register for one should both of your applications be successful).
  • Unisa will inform you of the outcome of your application.
  • You must accept or decline Unisa’s offer within the prescribed period of time.
  • If you accept Unisa’s offer for the 2020 academic year, you may only register for the qualification and specialisation for which you received an offer. You may also only register for the 2020 academic year. Should you decide not to register for the 2020 academic year for any reason, you will need to re-apply for admission in 2020 for the 2021 academic year.


Who must apply for admission?

Everyone wanting to start a new qualification must apply for admission. This includes

  • first-time Unisa applicants
  • Unisa students changing to a new qualification and/or changing the specialisation of a current qualification
  • applicants in their final year of an undergraduate qualification who wish to continue with postgraduate studies

Please note: You must re-apply for admission if you previously applied for admission and were offered a space, but did not register for any reason.

ODeL, Unisa and postgraduate studies

Have you ever successfully completed a postgraduate qualification through Unisa / distance learning?

No, I haven't sucessfully completed a qualification through Unisa / distance learning. Read the content below.
Yes, I have sucessfully completed a qualification through Unisa / distance learning but things have changed. Read the content below.
Yes, I have sucessfully completed a qualification through Unisa / distance learning. Proceed to the next step in the application process.

Open Distance e-Learning (ODeL) is a different way of learning

ODeL is a different way of learning… there is a physical distance between you and your university. For most of us, this means that our previous learning experiences will not have prepared us for the Unisa study journey. In distance learning, YOU are responsible for planning your studies and managing your time effectively. You don’t attend daily lectures. You learn from a distance and you connect to the university mostly via the internet. If you completed your previous qualifications at a residential institution, it is especially important that you think about the adjustments you need to make to be a successful Unisa student.

But this doesn’t mean that you are on your own. Unisa has a number of support services for our students – from tutorial support and counselling, to online tools. The “distance” in distance learning means that most of your interactions with Unisa will take place at a distance – mostly in digital format.

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How ready are you for postgraduate studies at Unisa?

What further career and study opportunities are you hoping to prepare for by completing your postgraduate qualification? Are you applying for postgraduate studies because you have a personal interest in your field of study? Or perhaps you expect to be earning a higher salary on completion? Maybe you want to be able to contribute more meaningfully to your community and society in general?

What do you expect from your postgraduate qualification? How do you see your circumstances changing when you complete your postgraduate qualification?

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Prepare for Open Distance e-Learning (ODeL)


How ready are you for ODeL?

Many of us don’t know what it’s really like to study through distance learning, because most of our schooling and post-school education was completed through contact or face-to-face learning.

How to Apply to University of South Africa 2020

Contact information for honours degrees & postgraduate diplomas:
Applicants may contact the section using the relevant college e-mail address:College of Accounting Sciences: cashons@unisa.ac.zaCollege of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences: sciencehons@unisa.ac.zaCollege of Education: eduhons@unisa.ac.zaCollege of Economic and Management Sciences: econhons@unisa.ac.zaCollege of Human Sciences: artshons@unisa.ac.zaCollege of Law: lawhons@unisa.ac.zaCollege of Science, Engineering and Technology: sciencehons@unisa.ac.za
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration
Applicants who wish to apply for admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (98215) should visit the Graduate School of Business Leadership website for an application form and application guidelines: www.unisa.ac.za/sbl