UNISA Application Dates 2018

NEWS FLASH: UNISA has re-opened applications for Term 1 for a flash period – one week only.  This is from the now until the 31s of January 2018.

This is on a first come first served basis, so apply right away!

If you are a First-Year Student at Unisa in 2018, then you can study for free. If your household income is less than R350 000 per year, then NSFAS will fund your studies with a Bursary (free study), instead of a study loan.

If you want more details, view our page on UNISA re-opening the application dates.

When Will The UNISA Application Dates 2018 Be Announced?

UNISA application dates 2018 are now closed. Registrations close on 02 February 2018, so you can expect an update on your registration from 14 February 2018.

The second application period is usually in March and April, and you are applying to start studying in July 2018. We will announce specifics and announce them here, and on our Together We Pass Facebook page as soon as we hear them.

DO NOT APPLY in March and April if you can’t study in July.  If you are accepted and you don’t register to study in July 2018 your acceptance will be revoked, and you will have to apply to study all over again.

What Does Application To UNISA Mean?

If you want to study at any institution, be it a school, a college or a university you first need to apply and see if you are accepted.  At UNISA you first have to apply, and you can only register if you are first accepted.

If I Apply Now When Can I Study At UNISA?

If you apply when applications open in August then you will hear in December if you are accepted at UNISA.  If you are accepted then you can register in January to study in 2018.

How Do I Apply At UNISA?

  1. Choose your qualification

Choose a Qualification by looking through the UNISA brochure and make sure you meet the admission requirements.

It is important to remember the UNISA requires you to do all your own research and decide which qualification suites your chosen career, and whether ODL (open distance learning) is right for you.

  1. Fill In The Form

You must apply for admission to UNISA by filling and submitting the admission form. You can either fill in the form online or at a regional office.

Remember to fill in your top two choices, in order of preference.  If you are accepted on both programmes you may only choose one qualification to study.

  1. Submit Documents

Please be very sure you have every document, and they are submitted exactly as requested by UNISA.  If they are not exactly as specified, or not submitted, you will be automatically rejected regardless of your merits or circumstances.
You need scanned copies of the following documents handy to submit online together with your application form:
  • Certified copy of your school qualifications (eg Senior Certificate)
  • Certified copy of your official tertiary academic record(s) (if applicable) (please note that internet copies will not be accepted)
  • Certified copy of your ID document (RSA students) or passport (international students)
  • Certified copy of your marriage certificate (if applicable) or divorce decree (if applicable)
  • Certified sworn translations of documents if they are not in English or Afrikaans
  • DSAR04 form and supporting documents if you are applying for exemptions

Remember that these all have to be given in electronic format, and UNISA does not supply any copying or scanning devices for you.

You also need to scan them in the right format, ensuring that the file is no bigger than 2MB, all documents are in black and white, and are saved either as a PDF, TIF or DOC.  No other file extensions will be accepted.

Click here if you want to know how to check the status of your UNISA application.

  1. Receive Your Student Number

If you are accepted to study at UNISA you will you will receive a student number. Remember this student number as you’ll use it for signing up on the student portal my.unisa.ac.za, and in all further communications with the university.

  1. Application Fee

You must thereafter pay a non-refundable application fee of R105.  If you are registering for non-degree purposes you can apply with hard copy, and this will cost you R160.

You can pay online via credit card (response is quicker) or via bank deposit. More information on paying the application fee and international payments.

  1. Wait For A Response

UNISA will get back to you to inform you about the outcome of your application.

For enquiries regarding applications email UNISA via applications@unisa.ac.za.

Click here if you want to know how to check the status of your UNISA application.

  1. Register

Once your application is successful, it is now time to register your modules and start studying! Follow the UNISA registration tutorial.

Remember that you must register for the next semester, or you will have to apply all over again in the following year.

UNISA Announces Free Education In 2018

You will have heard about UNISA announcing free education in 2018 by now.  Students are very excited about this prospect, and we are as excited as you are!UNISA application dates 2018

Just a note of caution. UNISA had over 400,000 students apply to study with them in 2018.  That was before Free Education was promised.  We believe that the next application period in early 2018 is going to be the biggest on record in UNISA history.

We advise you the following:

  1. Apply early.
  2. Make sure you have all your documentation ready well before the time.  Start NOW – then by the time applications open all you have to do is load them on the UNISA website.
  3. Follow EVERY STEP in our UNISA application tutorial.  Don’t miss out ANYTHING.  You will be automatically disqualified and will miss the opportunity of a lifetime.

 

Last updated: 14 February 2018

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