Programmes

Frequently asked questions

  • There is no closing date, however, admission is subject to availability of supervisors.
  • Full-time study means that a student will take 3 years/6 semesters to complete a doctoral programme.
  • Part-time means that a student will take 5 years/10 semesters to complete a doctoral programme.
  • Our doctoral programmes are full research, therefore, students are not required to attend classes.
Yes, support is provided in the form of research workshops as well as seminars; doctoral students are encouraged to attend these support sessions. Students are also expected to make arrangements with supervisor/promoter as needed.
Full-time doctoral students qualify for full fee remission for the minimum duration of the degree (3 years/6 semesters). This applies to all students, i.e. local, SADC and international who are full-time students, who register for a doctoral degree by dissertation. The fee remission covers tuition fees, of which the initial registration fee is part, but does not cover the application fee which must still be paid.
Full-time doctoral students qualify for full fee remission for the minimum duration of the degree (3 years/6 semesters).