Apply to Unisa

Apply to Unisa

You’ll find a breakdown of how to apply to UNISA (the University of South Africa) below.  We’ve got instructions to help you apply to UNISA directly and if you want to apply to Unisa courses and study through a TVET. Tertiary education is just a few steps away!  Ready, steady, let’s go.

University of South Africa (UNISA) Application Breakdown

Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible in the application cycle.  Applications for undergraduates close at the end of September and postgraduate applications close on 13 November.

Before you begin applying online or in hardcopy, have a look at our infographic on Things to Remember Before Applying.

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Visit the official Unisa institution page

Find more information on the University of South Africa to help make your decision on whether to study at Unisa. You can also browse similar institutions in South Africa and abroad.

Apply to Unisa using the online application

Things to note before applying online to Unisa:

  1. You’ll need an email address to complete the application. Don’t have one? Get an email address first.
  2. South African applicants will need an ID number.  Foreign applicants will need their passport number.
  3. Once you have received your student number from Unisa, you will need to pay the application fee.
  4. Make sure your documents are scanned according to the guidelines.

How to Apply Online

Unisa has an online application portal which leads to different online application processes, depending on your level of study.

  • Undergraduate Unisa Online Apllication

  • Honours Degree and Postgraduate Diploma Unisa Online Application

  • Masters and Doctoral Unisa Online Application

  • Short Learning Programme Unisa Online Application

  • Over 22 and looking to study?

    If you're interested in studying via online or correspondence learning with Intec College - fill this in!

Don't forget to write the NBT Test

This institution requires you to write a National Benchmark test (NBT) as part of your application. Find out more information about the NBT tests here. Get on it now!

Apply to Unisa through a TVET College

Things to consider before applying:

  1. This application process is for non-degree programmes.
  2. Classes will be held at the TVET college.
  3. The programmes are primarily higher certificate qualifications offered at a number of TVET colleges.
  4. Once you have completed one of these qualifications, it could give you a better opportunity to qualify for one of Unisa’s degree programmes.

Check out these institution application dates!

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Find funding to study at Unisa

Visit our library of funding opportunities.  Feel free to browse through and apply to opportunities that suit you.  Finding funding really can be that easy.

Application Fees for Unisa

Applicants will need to pay 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 of Results and Documents

When it comes to submitting your documents, you will need to ensure that your Grade 11 and latest Grade 12 results are submitted. Failure to do this may result in delays with your application process. Not cool.  All the documents you attach will need to be certified copies of the originals.

Contact University of South Africa (UNISA):

For more information on how to apply to Unisa, you can visit their website.

Alternatively, you can contact Unisa’s Admissions Department using the following details:

Email: study-info@unisa.ac.za
Tel: 012 441 5888

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