University of South Africa (UNISA)

About

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

APPLICATION CLOSING DATES

Applications are open and continuous, meaning applications remain open all year-round.

APPLICATION FEES

  • 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.

Do I Need to Write the NBTs? Yes

Remember to: Calculate your APS

Qualification Cost Range per Annum

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

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HOW TO APPLY

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.

CONTACT DETAILS

Have questions about your application?

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

General Information:
Email:
 infoservices@unisa.ac.za
Tel:
012 429 3111

QUALIFICATIONS ON OFFER

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.