Unisa Postgraduate Courses That You Can Study in Semester 2 2022

The Semester 2 applications for Unisa postgraduate courses in 2022 are open. As with the undergraduate courses, not all postgraduate qualifications are available for students to apply.


While there is less of a fight when it comes to applying for an undergraduate course at the university, there will still be some who will feel left out because their qualification of choice is unavailable.


Also Read: Available Unisa Undergraduate Courses for Semester 2 2022


What Postgraduate Courses are Available to Study at Unisa in Semester 2?

Currently, only the following qualifications are available for students to apply for when it comes to postgraduate studies at Unisa:


Postgraduate Diplomas

Honours Degrees

All other postgraduate courses offered by Unisa are currently unavailable to study in Semester 2 due to full capacity.




Who Can Apply for Postgraduate Studies at Unisa?

Before applying for a postgraduate qualification at Unisa, ensure that the qualification that you choose is in line with the major subjects you chose for your undergraduate qualification.


The minimum requirements have to be met for any postgraduate qualification you plan to apply for. However, even if you don’t meet the minimum percentage required, you can still apply.


Applicants who can apply for postgraduate studies at Unisa include:


  • First-time Unisa applicants
  • Unisa students looking to change to a new qualification
  • Unisa students looking to change their specialisation of their current qualification
  • Undergraduate students in their final year of study and plan to study for a postgraduate qualification.

Applicants who are new to Unisa and do not have a Unisa myLife email address will receive one, by which Unisa will communicate with you on your application. Students who already have a myLife email address will have to check their email for regular communication on their application.


Note that your application will still be rejected but the university will assist students with a way forward i.e doing non-degree purposes (NDP) modules or applying for a different qualification.


How to Apply for Postgraduate Studies at Unisa

Applications for Unisa postgraduate courses in 2022 can only be submitted online.  Before applying for your Unisa postgraduate studies, students will have to have the following documentation on hand in order to apply:


  1. Copy of your official tertiary academic record(s) (if applicable) stating all the years of registration, modules passed and percentages obtained.
  2. Copy of your ID document (RSA students) or ID / passport (international students)
  3. Copy of your marriage certificate (if applicable) or divorce decree (if applicable)
  4. Sworn translations of documents if unavailable in English or Afrikaans

With regards to the first point, the following below is also applicable:


  • International students must also upload a copy of the university ledger.
  • A SAQA evaluation may be required for international students
  • Final-year students (excluding Unisa students) who do not yet have an official academic record indicating completion of qualification must upload the official academic record to Unisa or submit it via email to the relevant college email address.

    Please use the e-mail address of the college under which your qualification belongs to. Submission after this date could delay the processing of your application.


The application fee is R125 (non-refundable) for first-time applicants only. Students who already have a Unisa student number do not have to pay the application fee.



You can apply for a Unisa Postgraduate qualification online via the Unisa Application Tool here.

Closing date for students to apply is on 31 May 2022. Failure to pay the application fee in time will result in your application seen as failed. Make sure to keep a copy of your proof of payment receipt.


Incomplete applications will be rejected and students will have to reapply during the next application cycle.


Also Read: Semester 2 Applications at Unisa for 2022 is Open for Under/Postgraduate Students


Written by Dylan Florence

Published: 24 May 2022