University of South Africa (UNISA)

The University of South Africa (UNISA), established on the 26 June 1873, is a reputable, comprehensive and accessible open distance learning institution.

Application Date:

30 September 2019

Application Fees:

  • R105
  • R160 for hard copy applications (non-degree purposes only)

Do I Need to Write the NBTs? Yes

Remember to: Calculate your APS

Open Days

The University of South Africa does not have an Open Day.

Course Cost Range Per Annum

Tuition costs at UNISA are calculated per module starting from R735 a module.

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Step 1:  Get your application form.

  • Online Application:
    Undergraduate and postgraduate applicants use the same online application process.
  • Hardcopy Application:
    This option is only available to undergraduate applicants. Short Learning, Postgraduate and Masters applicants may also apply online. You will be able to view the application options here.

Step 2:  Complete your application form in full. 

*Remember you’ll need an email address.  Don’t have one?  Get an email address here.

Step 3:  Attach all supporting documents.

Step 4:  Complete a student accommodation form.

Step 5:  Find Funding.

Check out all the available funding opportunities on EduFunding (the green button below). If you’re not sure about the differences in funding opportunities, we’ve got you covered.


The university offers a wide variety of under- and post-graduate qualifications that fit into the following faculties:

  • Accounting Sciences
  • Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Education
  • Human Sciences
  • Law
  • Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Graduate Studies

View UNISA’s facts and figures here.

Don’t meet the minimum requirements?  There’s still hope.



Have questions about your application?

Tel: 012 441 5888

General Information:
Tel: 012 429 3111