University of Fort Hare UFH Postgraduate Online Application 2020

By | June 11, 2019

University of Fort Hare UFH Postgraduate Online Application 2020

GENERAL RULES FOR POSTGRADUATE QUALIFICATIONS

1.  All applications for admission are subject to the selection process.
2.  Applicants must comply with the general admission requirements and any other specific requirements as prescribed by the Faculty.
3.  A candidate may be expected to attend an interview, undergo a selection test and/or make a written presentation to the relevant head of department

HOW TO APPLY

1.   Submit your application form and all the necessary documentation including application fee before closing date.

2.   An SMS will be sent to you informing you of the status  of your application thereafter a letter of confirmation.

3.   Successful applicants will receive an admission letter, together with a registration guide, which reflects the registration dates and orientation programme.

APPLICATION FEES

(a) Non‐refundable application fee to accompany all applications for admission by new students payable on or before the 30st September: R120.00
(b) Non‐refundable application fee to accompany all late applications for admission by new students after 31st September for any undersubscribed qualifications, as informed by the faculties: R 300.00

Application Fee – Residence Admissions

(a) Non‐refundable application fee to accompany all applications for accommodation by new students payable on or before the 31st September: R 120.00
(b) Acceptance of accommodation payable before the 31st December : R 1000.00

APPLICATION PROCESS

1. Submit your application form and all the necessary documentation including application fee before closing date.

2. An SMS will be sent to you informing you of the status of your application thereafter a letter of confirmation.

3. Current matriculants who qualify based on their Grade 12 mid-term performance, are provisionally admitted pending the submission of their final matric results and subject to availability of space.

4. Successful applicants will receive an admission letter, together with a registration guide, which reflects the registration dates and orientation programme. It is important to note that all applicants who wrote the National Senior Certificate (NSC) are required to write the National Benchmark test (NBT) before they are allowed to register for their 1st year at University.

 APPLICATION OF GENERAL RULES

The general rules for undergraduate qualifications also apply to postgraduate qualifications, except where the former clearly cannot apply to postgraduate programmes, or where the rules for postgraduate qualifications outlined below (Rule G.14 onwards) contradict the general undergraduate rules. Wherever these general rules conflict with any of the provisions of the UFH Postgraduate Guide, the latter shall prevail.

ADMISSION

 Honours degree. A  person shall not  be  admitted as  a  candidate for  an honours degree unless he/she:

has successfully completed a bachelor‟s degree at the University; or

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has successfully completed a similar qualification at the appropriate level on the NQF and which is equivalent to or higher than the examinations prescribed for a degree of bachelor of the University; or

has passed the examinations on the grounds of which he/she will be awarded a bachelor‟s degree by the University, or on the grounds of which the required status may later be granted to him/her.

 Master’s degree. A person shall not be admitted as a candidate for a master‟s

degree unless he/she: has  successfully  completed  a  four  year  bachelor‟s degree  at  the

University; or has successfully completed an honours degree following a three year bachelor‟s degree at the University; or

has successfully completed a similar qualification at the appropriate level on the NQF, and which, in the opinion of Senate, is equivalent to or higher than the examinations prescribed for an honours degree at the University; or

has submitted her/his honours mini-dissertation for examination with the consent of the supervisor and within the deadline stipulated by the University.

 Doctoral degree. A person shall not be admitted as a candidate for a doctoral degree unless he/she:

has successfully completed a master‟s degree at the University: or

has successfully completed a similar qualification at the appropriate level on the NQF, and which, in the opinion of Senate, is equivalent to or higher than the examinations prescribed for a degree of master of the University; or

has passed the examinations on the grounds of which he/she will be

awarded a master‟s degree by the University, or on the grounds of

which the required status may later be granted to him/her.

has submitted her/his Masters dissertation for examination with the consent of the supervisor and within the deadline stipulated by the University.

  The above requirements should be read in conjunction with the University‟s policy on the recognition of prior learning, which sets out the access criteria as well as advanced standing granted to students based on learning acquired through formal, informal and non-formal means.

 REGISTRATION FOR POSTGRADUATE QUALIFICATIONS

   A candidate for a postgraduate qualification must submit a written application to the Registrar, setting out his/her qualifications and stating in which subject area he/she wishes to study. The proposed programme will be referred to the relevant Head of  Department/Head of  Department/Dean, who will make a recommendation through Faculty to Senate regarding the programme to be followed  and  the  supervisors,  co-supervisors (if  any),  who  will  guide  the internal and  external examiners and  assess the  candidate‟s performance.

Registration will only be completed once Senate has given its approval, provided that the names of examiners need not be submitted at registration, but must be approved by Senate before the conclusion of the programme for which the candidate is registered.

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 Requirement of application for re-admission and re-registration by continuing postgraduate students: Postgraduate registration is valid for  one  year  only,  and  candidates  are  required  to  renew  their application and to register annually until graduation or termination of studies.

Without prejudice to its general powers to admit or refuse admission to an applicant, Senate may require an applicant to undergo a test on his/her proficiency in the subject of his/her proposed study if he/she either:

Obtained the qualification on which the application is based at another university or institution, or

Being a graduate of the University, did not include the subject as a major subject in the undergraduate curriculum.

16.3.1 Unless a student wishing to register for a dissertation or thesis. Masters or Doctoral studies, can provide evidence of having followed and successfully completed a course in Research Methodology, s/he must register for and complete such a module at the University of Fort Hare,

preferably prior to submitting the final research proposal.

16.4 A candidate for a postgraduate programme may be required to pass a proficiency test in a specified language or languages before admission to the programme or before admission to the final examination. The details of such requirements are listed with each programme.

16.5   Senate, on recommendation of the relevant Faculty shall appoint at least, but generally no more than, two external examiners for each masters‟ or doctoral candidate‟s dissertation or  thesis that originates from a  study programme based entirely on research.   In addition, the third examiner (i.e. the internal examiner) shall not be the supervisor, but another suitable academic staff member of the University.  A mini-dissertation which forms part of a Master‟s degree by coursework (that is, coursework and research) shall, as with the other modules taken in such a programme, require the appointment of only one external examiner.

16.8.3 A doctoral programme shall extend over not less than four consecutive

semesters of fulltime study and not more than ten consecutive semesters. Where this period is exceeded, the candidate may submit a motivated application and  the  Head of  Department/Dean may then recommend an extension of the period to Senate, which will have the final  decision.  Further  extensions  of  the  study  period  will  only  be allowed in exceptional circumstances.

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