Postgraduate Information

Important Information

RE-REGISTRATION AFTER REGISTRATION HOLD FOR SLOW PROGRESSION

Please note the following General Academic Rule. A Registration hold, application for re-admission, is applied during the 17 December 2021 release of results in the following instances:

A student who, after four (4) semester as a full-time student or six (6) semesters as a part-time student, has not completed the requirements for the degree shall be required to apply for re-registration, which will only be permitted on receipt of a satisfactory motivation. (Please see GENERAL ACADEMIC RULE MR7).

A student who, after eight (8) semester as a full-time student or ten (10) semesters as a part-time student, has not submitted a thesis for examination shall be required to apply for re-registration, which will only be permitted on receipt of a satisfactory motivation. (Please see GENERAL ACADEMIC RULE DR7).

Consideration of requests for re-admission by masters and doctoral students after ‘exclusion’/a registration hold being placed on the system (after application for re-registration as described in General Academic Rules MR7 and DR7) are considered by the School Research and Higher Degrees Committee* for a Recommendation, and CAAB** for Approval

Except as provided hereunder, a student shall register in consecutive semesters.

(i) On application in advance to the relevant College with the approval of the college academic affairs board (as Delegated to the AL: RHD, See Academic Decision Flow Page 6), a student’s registration may be suspended for a period of time not exceeding two (2) semesters.

Applications for Re-admission to Sem 1:2022 for any candidate who was not registered in semester 2:2021

  • Please see General Academic Rule GR9d) (i)

Except as provided hereunder, a student shall register in consecutive semesters.

(i) On application in advance to the relevant College with the approval of the college academic affairs board (as Delegated to the AL: RHD), a student’s registration may be suspended for a period of time not exceeding two (2) semesters.

Applications for Re-admission to Sem 1:2022 for any candidate who was not registered in Semester 2:2021

  • Please see General Academic Rule GR9d) (i)

Should a student fail to register for a semester:

  • In the case of a postgraduate student who has not been granted suspension as provided for in GR9 (c) (i) or (ii), the student must apply to the relevant college for readmission should she/he subsequently wish to return to resume studies. Such readmission shall only be approved under the conditions, rules and curricula applicable at the time of readmission and, in the case of a postgraduate research student, provided that supervisory capacity is available.

Student Support Services

You may contact your CHUM SSS administrator, Ms Vino Moodley, via the toll-free line 0800 800 017, Monday-Friday from 08h00-16h30 or email chum.studentsupport@ukzn.ac.za

Students are invited to participate in the online monthly Post-graduate Support Group which provides students with group, psycho-social support during your postgraduate journey. Participation is voluntary.  

The dates for 2022 sessions, all at 17:00, are:

24 February 24 March 28 April 26 May 23 June 25 August 22 September 27 October 24 November

Postgraduate Applications

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