UNISA College of Graduate Studies 2025

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UNISA College of Graduate Studies 2025

UNISA College of Graduate Studies 2025: college of graduate studies unisa

The College of Graduate Studies (CGS), which is part of Unisa’s Research, Postgraduate Studies, Innovation, and Commercialization Portfolio, is made up of the School of Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Studies, the Ethiopian Regional Learning Centre, and the Postgraduate Administration Department. All of our practices are centered on multi- and transdisciplinary research, providing a unique set of chances for master’s and doctoral research under expert supervision.  The College of Graduates Studies (CGS), housed within Unisa’s Research, Postgraduate Studies, Innovation and Commercialization Portfolio, consists of the School of Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Studies, the Ethiopian Regional Learning Centre

The objective is to support the colleges where these students are enrolled and to increase the number of exceptional graduates from his cohort, ensuring that emerging economies can maintain their competitiveness. The CGS School of Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Studies has developed a range of training programs, including workshops, colloquia, video conferences, and virtual research environments, with research methodology as a central focus.

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UNISA College of Graduate Studies Administration Department 2025

The Postgraduate Administration Support division of the College of Graduate Studies overseas all administrative task for the six colleges, managing initial inquiries, registrations, re-registrations, recording  research proposals module results, maintaining research titles, data entry and more, until students are ready for graduation. Additionally, the CGS Postgraduate Administrative Department handles applications,enrollment and registration for approximately 45,000 students pursuing various postgraduate degrees, including Postgraduate Diplomas, Honours, Master’s and Doctoral degrees. This department also evaluates Master’s and Doctoral dissertations and theses.

The Postgraduate studies of the college consist of

  • Postgraduate Administration Department
  • M&D Dissertations
  • Masters and Doctoral applications and registrations
  • Postgraduate Diplomas & honours applications and Registrations

M&D Dissertations

When it comes to completing  your master’s dissertation or doctoral thesis, have the following in mind:

  • At least two months before the final application for review, submit a notice of intention to resexcoord@unisa.ac.za. For this, you’ll need to download the CGS 20 form.
  • You must meet with your boss before notifying the university of your planned submission to secure approval for submission and to decide on the final proper grammar, pronunciation, and punctuation of the title. Make sure your dissertation/thesis was sent to Turnitin online (for originality checking) and save the one-page digital receipt (not the whole report) to use in your examination copy. If you have any questions, please email turnitin@unisa.ac.za.
  • There is no deadline for submissions, although if they are sent after June 15, the outstanding student will only be able to graduate in the autumn of the following year.
  • If the application is submitted after November 15, the effective student will only be able to graduate in the spring of the next year.
  • If the application is sent after the 31st of January, the good student will receive their diploma in the spring. You would have to re-register and pay full tuition fees if the January deadline is not reached. Please notice that any application made at this time without advance warning (2 months) would be considered late, resulting in mandatory re-registration.

Masters and Doctoral applications and registrations

Experiencing in master’s and doctoral research can be transformative experiences, shaping both your professional endeavours and personal growth. Approached with dedication, these endeavours can be incredibly rewarding. Enrolling in master’s or doctoral program at Unisa provides you with the access to the expertise of our academic and administrative staff. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to conduct focused and impactful studies in various exciting areas, enabling you to make meaningful contributions to both society and career.

Please take note that all applications and registrations for master’s and doctoral degrees must be done online. There will be no faxed or self-help applications approved.

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Postgraduate Diplomas & honours applications and Registrations

Postgraduate diplomas and honours degrees

All individuals intending  to commence  a new honours degree or postgraduate certificate, whether they are first-time applicants to Unisa or returning students seeking further education, are required to apply for admission.

All colleges’ student management is handled by the Honours and Postgraduate Administrative Section of the College of Graduate Studies. It entails the following: new inquiries, applications, registrations, and re-registration, as well as additions, cancellations, and deferments (excluding examination enquiries)

Please ask us if you have any questions about honors degrees or postgraduate diplomas:

All honours and PHD qualifications applications/registrations must be completed online. All information, including FAQs, is available on the Unisa website: www.unisa.ac.za

For College of Graduate Studies specific student enquiries contact us via email:

For Unisa general enquiries, please visit www.unisa.ac.za/contact

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Unisa Contact Details

Please contact Unisa at the following address:

  • Preller Street, Muckleneuk Ridge, Pretoria
  • Sunnyside campus (applications, registrations & learning centre):
  • Cnr Justice Mahomed & Steve Biko Streets, Sunnyside, Pretoria
  • Tel: 0800 005 311
  • Email: unisa@whistleblowing.co.za

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