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ALL POSTGRADUATE REGISTRATION QUERIES must be emailed to – those sending queries to any other email address will experience a delay in getting a response.

Orientation programmes and Registration dates - 2024


For who

Orientation dates


Coursework students (programme HERE)

5 February 2024

PGDip & LLM/MPhil/ Professional Masters

All new postgraduate students and Semester Abroad & Exchange students

5 February 2024

Introduction to South African Law

For all non-law graduates undertaking postgrad studies in the Law Faculty, and for all International students. Compulsory.

dates to follow



Returning PG students


Returning Research students 


New PG students

Returning PGDip, Masters by coursework & dissertation, and Professional Masters. Advisors and programme convenors are available on site (Kramer Law Building) from the 24 January 2024 for this group. In-person consultations from 09:00 - 16:30 during this window.

Only for returning students undertaking their postgraduate degree by research.


All new postgraduate students and Semester Abroad & Exchange students. Advisors and programme convenors are available on site (Kramer Law Building) from 5 - 9 February 2024 for in-person consultations, between 09:00 - 16:30.

 24 January - 9 February 2024


 13 - 22 January 2024


 5 - 9 February 2024

Registration for 2024 - notes:

  • Registration will take place online for all postgraduate students (using the PeopleSoft Service Request system).
  • For international students who need to complete the international clearance process (ie. visa, medical aid & fee checks) visit the IAPO student support website
  • Registration opens 24 January 2024 and will run for each programme for a set period only.   
  • All students are required to register in the allocated window for their programme. Do not wait until you return to Cape Town to register. 
  • It is important that you register in the window allocated for your programme. All returning students are required to renew their registration at the beginning of each academic year. Candidates who register late will be charged a late registration penalty. See the registration deadline dates outlined in the schedule above.
  • Completing/ renewing your MoU: On 5 January 2024, the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) system will be activated for all students. Considering the approval timeline for MOUs, students should initiate the process two weeks in advance of their intended registration date.

SALS registration 2024 - Student advice sessions 

Programme to be confirmed - please check back.