Most taught degrees here at the School of Postgraduates Studies, Oxford University of Namibia begins in September although some may start at other times of the year depending on the request of the students and readiness of the SPGS. Please check when your course starts by visiting us at the School of Postgraduate Studies or any of our affiliated centers across Africa and beyond. (Check the list of affiliated centers below).
Please note that there is no fixed application deadline for applications from home/AU students, though we strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible; no later than three months before your intended start date.
For international students, the deadline for applications is 31 July every year.

Entry requirements
A candidate seeking admission to the Master’s Degree Programme of Oxford University of Namibia must be a graduate of Oxford University of Namibia or any other University recognized by the Senate of Oxford University of Namibia, with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division). The duration of full-time study for the award of the Master’s degree is 18 months (3 semesters), while for the part-time, the duration is 30 months (5 semesters). Candidates are also to note that there are other requirements that may be specific to a College and/or a Programme.

A candidate with CGPA of 3.5 – 3.9 on a 5.0 point scale (≥ 55%) or equivalent in the Master’s programme may be considered for M.Phil/PhD programme. The minimum duration for the full-time M.Phil/PhD programme is seven (7) semesters or three and one-half (3½) academic years. The minimum duration for the part-time M.Phil/PhD programme is nine (9) semesters or four and one-half (4½) academic years.

Before starting up a PhD course here at the School of Postgraduate Studies, We strongly recommend you contact potential supervisors in the school where you wish to study. This is an important part of the application process as we must be confident that we can provide you with suitable supervision, support, training and facilities. School or staff contact details can be found on the school's website. Alternatively, you can visit any of our affiliated centers to look up academics.
We also recommend you get in touch with the Dean of Graduate Studies in your chosen school to discuss your application and funding options. The University must be satisfied that you have the necessary qualifications and experience to undertake a research degree.

Oxford University of Namibia has three PhD entry dates during the academic year: September, January and May. Entry to Master's by Research is in September only. We encourage PhD students to start in either September or January so you are able to take advantage of our induction programme. 
Although there is no fixed closing deadline for applications to research degrees, we strongly recommend that you apply as soon as possible and no later than three months before your intended start date.
To apply, choose your course from our list of courses available at the SPGS and pick an application form at any of our approved and affiliated centers to be submitted at the SPGS for admission processes. You will be asked to provide the following information:
details of your previous studies
a research proposal (usually between 1000-3000 words)
contact information for two referees
It is compulsory for all research students to attend an interview as part of the application process. There is usually the option to do this remotely, for example via
Skype or telephone. 

Entry requirements
Students applying for a postgraduate degree must normally have a Bachelor Honors Degree in a relevant or appropriate subject, or the equivalent from an internationally recognized institution.
However, all applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.
Please note that each programme of study will have specific entry requirements too.


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