Master's & doctoral degrees

Applications for admission to master's & doctoral qualifications will be open from 8 September to 19 November 2021. Thereafter, only those qualifications with spaces available will remain open until the end of January 2022 (some exceptions apply).

  • Everyone wanting to start a new qualification must apply for admission, including first-time Unisa applicants, Unisa students wanting to apply for a new qualification, students in their final year of a qualification wanting to start a master's or doctoral qualification, and previously registered master's & doctoral students who did not register for the 2021 academic year and now wish to continue with their studies.
  • If you are applying for admission to a Graduate School of Business Leadership (GSBL) qualification, please apply for a Unisa student number (unless you previously studied at Unisa towards a formal qualification) and complete the online application process.
  • All master's and doctoral applications and enquiries must be submitted online. For any master's or doctoral enquiries, please send an e-mail to

You may apply for the following qualifications outside the prescribed application dates:

Selection degrees Selection degrees (qualification codes: 90042 [Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology – Consulting Psychology], 90119 [Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology], 90116 [Master of Commerce in Industrial and Organisational Psychology - coursework] and 98420 [Master of Education in Education Management -  coursework] have different closing dates for applications and are administered by the respective academic departments, unless otherwise indicated. Only a limited number of students are selected per academic year.
College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences MSc in Nature Conservation
College of Economic and Management Sciences Qualifications in the Department of Decision Sciences
College of Science, Engineering and Technology Qualifications in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology (except for Computer Science and Information Systems qualifications)

Last modified: 2021/11/18