CSU Online Degrees (Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate) can be awarded by obtaining the required credits thorough the completion of the following programmes of study:

Research and Dissertation (Thesis)

If you chose to obtain your degree by research and by writing a dissertation a University accredited supervisor will be appointed and he /she, will communicate with you, oversee your work and generally guide you throughout your program of study on a chapter by chapter basis until the thesis is ready for submission to the Graduate Dissertation Committee (GDC).

Viva Voce (Oral Defense of Thesis)

The call for a viva voce examination (oral defence of the thesis) is entirely at the discretion of the GDC. However if your supervisor has approved your work, the GDC would normally go along with his/her recommendation without the need for a viva voce.

Program Duration

No minimum statutory period. Degree will be awarded upon successful completion of the dissertation. The degree will be conferred on the recommendation of the GDC. Minimum mandated registration period for the program is one year

Directed Coursework Study

CSU Online degree programs are modular, allowing both flexible and specialized study. Credits are gained by the successful completion of each module. Assessment is mostly undertaken through Directed Coursework Study -assignments and written presentations under the supervision of a University Accredited course coordinator/supervisor who is a specialist in your field of study.

  • Study manuals, prepared by members of theCSU Online Faculty, are available to students for most modules, and covering the entire syllabus of the program.
  • In addition to CSU Online modules your supervisor will also provide you with a list of all textbooks, reference, research papers, publications and all material relevant to your course of study.


Exams (written assignments) for most courses are taken on regular and ongoing basis throughout the course in your own home country. When an assignment is successfully submitted (with a pass mark of 65%) you move on to the next module, and so on until all modules are completed.

Program Duration

Degree will be conferred upon successful completion of program of study Recommended duration for the accelerated Bachelor programs is 18-24 months, and one year for the Master’s.


“……….In order to facilitate the research and supervision of candidates for higher degrees, CSU Online has a number of highly qualified professors, specialists in various fields who are located in many countries all over the world. This makes for easier communication between student and supervisor. In the event a suitable supervisor is not available in the candidate’s country of residence an CSU Online accredited supervisor will be appointed. A candidate may also recommend a locally based supervisor and if said supervisor is approved by the University he/she will be duly appointed for the duration of the program*………. Local Supervisor’s professional fees are payable by the student.”

*A CV of the supervisor must be sent to the university for appraisal. Once approved, a supervisor will be appointed as a member of the university’s Worldwide Adjunct Faculty for the duration of the program of study.

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