University of South Africa UNISA Application


University of South Africa UNISA Application

How to Apply Unisa online

Unisa’s application window for the 2021 academic year is open now, giving first time students an opportunity to reserve their seat.
Deadline: We have changed our application/registration model to be open and continuous. This means that applications will remain open throughout the year.
We, therefore, encourage prospective students (Undergraduates) to apply online or paper-based application forms.( Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply during the application cycle before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.) Late application may be accepted if spaces are available.
Do you want to enter a study programme at Unisa? Then follow the steps set out below:

Step 1: Check Your Course Requirements

Do you meet the admission requirements, and the required academic points score for your chosen qualification?

Do you meet the admission requirements, and the required academic points score for your chosen qualification?

Every qualification is unique and may require a specific set of subjects and points in order to enter. Do your research and find out what you need to apply.

Step 2: Provide Valid Contact Details

Ensure that you have a valid cellphone number and email address. Unisa corresponds with applicants during and after the application process.
Only provide one email address and cellphone number to receive your messages on time.


Step 3: Prepare Your Documents

These documents will be required from students applying to study at Unisa for the first time. You will need to upload them as part of your application so make sure you have the following before you begin the online process.

  • A copy of your school qualifications (eg Senior Certificate)
  • A copy of your official tertiary academic record(s) (if applicable) (internet copies will not be accepted)
  • A copy of your ID document (RSA students) or ID / passport (international students)
  • A copy of your marriage certificate (if applicable) or divorce decree (if applicable)
  • A sworn translation of documents if they are not in English or Afrikaans

Step 4: Apply Online

Once you have completed steps 1, 2 and 3 you will be ready to apply on the Unisa website.

Step 5: Pay The Application Fee

Unisa charges R110 for online applications. Your application will only be accepted and processed once the fee has been paid. Be advised that this is a non-refundable fee.
Once you have submitted your application you can sit back relax and wait to hear whether you have been accepted.

Application Fees for University of South Africa:

South African Applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of R105 for online applications.
Applicants applying via Unisa for a TVET college can use a hardcopy application – the application fee for this is R160.
Submitting Results and Documents:
A complete application, submitted entirely online, MUST includes the following materials:

  1. Proof of payment receipt of your application fee (This is a non-refundable compulsory fee for every applicant)
  2. A Certified copy of your ID document(ID document is compulsory for South Africa citizens – your application cannot be processed without a certified copy of your ID and Passport Number for International Applicants)
  3. Exam Results: Final Grade 12 results (if available). Grade 11 results (if you currently doing grade 12) are very important for your application. Thus, have it on hand.
  4. A unique email address when applying either online or in a hard copy. Note that some of the systems do not accept emails from some of the universities: It is advisable to create and use a Gmail, Yahoomail address for the application.

To be eligible for consideration read carefully about the admission requirement before you apply. Before applying, carefully read the step-by-step process of the application instructions.
How to get Application forms: Application to the university can be done online or in a hardcopy. Click here for the application form.


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