Application Procedure

Applying for the Postgraduate Diploma in KISM

Step 1: Make sure that you meet the minimum entry requirements.

  • Minimum academic qualification at NQF level 7.
  • Appropriate and sufficient work experience.

(These are minimum requirements. For a fuller explanation refer to the Entry Requirements section.)

Step 2: Gather the supporting documents you will need for your application:

  • scanned copies of your degree certificates
  • scanned copy of your study record showing your academic results

Step 3: Complete the electronic application online  (be sure to select the correct programme). South African applicants have to pay ZAR100 non-refundable application fee. International applicants are exempt from this.

Deadline: Applications need to be complete by the following dates.

  • 30 September: Applicants holding non-South African degrees.
  • 30 October: Applicants with South African degrees.

Applying for the M.Phil in IKM

Refer to the entry requirements: The M.Phil (Information and Knowledge Management) as a minimum requires programme specific coursework background. In other words, you have to hold either the B.Phil (IKM) or the Postgraduate Diploma (KISM).
In addition a viable research proposal and good grades are required.

Beforehand: Send an email to our admin team with your old student number to express your interest and to receive more information about the research proposal and application process.

Academic process: Ideally a prospective student needs buy-in from a potential supervisor amongst the academic staff members. The way to get this buy-in is through a research proposal. For that reason:

  • KISM students aiming to continuing to the MIKM are advised to complete the proposal track as their integrated assessment.
  • Returning BPhil (IKM) students are advised to engage potential supervisors with their research idea early so they can develop a proposal with input from the supervisor.

Administrative process: Complete an electronic application online before the administrative deadline.
Eventually, before the registration deadline, M.Phil applications are endorsed based on the feedback from the potential supervisor that in their judgment the proposal is concrete enough to make a successful thesis.

Deadline: 30 September.