Register To Study Through Unisa|Master’s & doctoral degrees

Register To Study Through Unisa|Master’s & doctoral degrees

Only students whose application for admission was approved, re-registering students (who made sufficient progress during the current academic year) and students who officially deferred their studies will be allowed to register online within the approved registration period for 2017. Re-registering students who have not made satisfactory progress may be precluded from registering..

2017 master’s and doctoral registration dates: online registration only

Please note that no printed registration forms will be accepted.

Online registrations openOnline registrations closeContact details
Re-registering students3 January 201731 March 2017+27 12 441 5702; mandd@unisa.ac.za
Master’s and doctoral qualifications3 January 201731 March 2017
MCompt3 January 201731 January 2017

Exceptions

College of Science, Engineering and Technology (excluding Computing students)Students may register outside of the prescribed registration dates. Contact the Master’s and Doctoral Administration for assistance, as you will not be able to register online once registrations close for other qualifications.+27 11 471 3296; mandd@unisa.ac.za
Master of Science in Nature Conservation (Full Dissertation) (98022)
Decision SciencesStudents may register outside of the prescribed registration dates. Contact the Master’s and Doctoral Administration for assistance, as you will not be able to register online once registrations close for other qualifications.+27 12 441 5702; mandd@unisa.ac.za

Who must register?

Only students whose application for admission was approved, re-registering students (who made sufficient progress during the current academic year) and students who officially deferred their studies will be allowed to register online within the approved registration period for 2017. 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?

2017 master’s and doctoral registration dates: online registration only

Please note that no printed registration forms will be accepted.

Online registrations openOnline registrations closeContact details
Re-registering students3 January 201731 March 2017+27 12 441 5702; mandd@unisa.ac.za
Master’s and doctoral qualifications3 January 201731 March 2017
MCompt3 January 201731 January 2017

Exceptions

College of Science, Engineering and Technology (excluding Computing students)Students may register outside of the prescribed registration dates. Contact the Master’s and Doctoral Administration for assistance, as you will not be able to register online once registrations close for other qualifications.+27 11 471 3296; mandd@unisa.ac.za
Master of Science in Nature Conservation (Full Dissertation) (98022)
Decision SciencesStudents may register outside of the prescribed registration dates. Contact the Master’s and Doctoral Administration for assistance, as you will not be able to register online once registrations close for other qualifications.+27 12 441 5702; mandd@unisa.ac.za

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 selected. Also ensure that you have correctly entered the module code(s).
  4. 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.

Once you have completed and submitted your registration form, you must pay the fees that you calculated.

All fees must be paid into the correct bank account with the correct reference number in order for the university to process your registration before the relevant closing date. For your convenience, we provide a variety of different payment methods.

Bursaries and student funding

Bursaries are available for master’s and doctoral students. Please contact Unisa’s Student Funding Directorate for more information.

Payment methods

For your convenience, we provide a variety of different payment methods. In the case of electronic transfers, please ensure that the reference field is completed correctly. No cash or cheques will be accepted at any Unisa office. Cash can, however, be paid into the university’s bank account at any Standard Bank branch.

Payment problems & cancellation dates

Dishonoured payments

If a cheque or credit card is tendered in payment of the minimum amount which must accompany a student’s application for registration, and payment of that cheque or credit card is later returned unpaid by the bank, the student’s registration will be cancelled by the university. Such registrations will not be reinstated unless the student’s full tuition fees for the year or semester are paid in the form of cash, electronic transfer or bank guaranteed cheque into the university’s bank account, or via debit card payment at any of the Unisa regional offices before the relevant closing date.

On re-registration of the cancelled modules, the student’s account will be debited with a once-off administrative levy, per dishonoured transaction.

Overdue accounts and accounts handed over for collection

No student will be allowed to re-register with the university until all outstanding debt of previous registration periods has been settled in full. Students with long overdue balances on their accounts may be handed over to a third party for collection. Any collection/legal costs that may arise from the account being handed over will be for the account of the student. Payment or arrangements thereof of overdue accounts handed over for collection should be made with the collection company concerned.

2017 cancellation dates

Students registered for the research proposal module or a research master’s and / or doctoral qualification may cancel their registration before 15 August 2017. Please note, however, that the full fee will be forfeited.

Finalisation of your registration

It may take a little time before you receive confirmation that your registration has been finalised. If you register online, but do not pay your fees during the registration process, your registration will only be finalised once the university has received your payment. Please note: Unisa must receive your payment before the closing date for registrations.

If you are a re-registering student, and are applying for a bursary, please also ensure that the necessary payment reaches the university before the closing date for registrations. If a company / sponsor is responsible for your fees, we suggest that you pay your fees yourself and then claim the necessary amount back from the company / sponsor. In this way, you will ensure that your fees are paid in time.

Prepare for your studies

There are three very important steps you must follow:

  1. Claim your myLife e-mail account as soon as possible and check this account regularly for communication from Unisa.
  2. Access myUnisa for important study-related information.
  3. Make contact with your supervisor after accessing your myUnisa information.

If you have any problems accessing myUnisa or your myLife e-mail address, please send an e-mail to myUnisaHelp@unisa.ac.za or myLifeHelp@unisa.ac.za. Remember to include your student number in the subject line of your e-mail.

Please note: From 2017, all communication from the university will be sent to your myLife e-mail account. Other additional communication channels may be used from time-to-time, but the university will communicate with you primarily via your myLife e-mail account.

Add study units (coursework modules only)

Students registered for a coursework master’s degree may add additional modules during the relevant registration period. You must apply in writing, using the DSAR02 form, and pay the necessary fee to the university by the relevant closing date for registration.

Cancel study units

Please take note of the following dates for cancelling study units:

  • Coursework modules:
    • 15 May 2017: Minimum payment forfeited after this date
    • 15 August 2017: Full payment forfeited after this date
  • Research master’s and doctoral qualifications: You may cancel your registration by 15 August 2017, but you will forfeit the full amount.

Change my address and / or telephone number

Submit all requests to change your cellphone number and / or postal, physical or courier address via myUnisa. You may also do this by submitting the DSAR03 form.

Change my exam centre (coursework modules only)

Requests to change your examination centre must be done at least one month prior to the commencement of the respective examination period.

Apply for study unit credit exemptions

You cannot be exempted from more than 50% of the modules for the qualification for which you are registered. You must also have met the requisite admission requirements at the time of having passed the study units at your previous institution. No exemptions will be grated towards completed qualifications.

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