UNISA Application

UNISA Application Guidelines

How do I successfully do a UNISA application? You can easily and successfully apply at UNISA if you follow these y simple steps:

  1. Choose your qualification
  2. Fill in the UNISA online form
  3. Submit the required documents
  4. Receive your student number
  5. Pay the application fee
  6. Wait for a response
  7. Register your subjects

 

This page explain in depth each of these steps, and you can download our tutorial booklet.

Before you can start registering for your degree with UNISA, you need to apply to the actual university. This happens before the registration and when you actively begin to study. Applications are accepted in April and August (so it’s best to register early). Check the next application dates.

Download the ‘7 Steps to Successfully Applying at UNISA’ Guide by filling in the form below

UNISA Application Process 101

For first-time students at UNISA, here is a list of steps to make your application stress-free:

  1. Choose your qualification

Choose a UNISA qualification and make sure you meet the admission requirements.

  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.

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  1. Submit documents

    Have 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

 

Find out more information about how to upload these and the rules.

  1. Receive your student number

Once you have submitted your application form + supporting documents and UNISA processes your application you will receive a student number. Remember this student number as you’ll use it for my.unisa.ac.za and further communications with the university.

  1. Application fee

You must thereafter pay a non-refundable application fee of R100. You can pay online via credit card (response is quicker) or via bank deposit. More information on paying the application fee and international payments.

UNISA Application fee

  1. Wait for a response

UNISA will get back to you to inform you about the outcome of your application. For enquiries regarding applications call UNISA on 012 429 6171 or email UNISA via applications@unisa.ac.za. Expect the processing of the application to take from three days to a few weeks.

  1. Register

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

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UNISA Applications Checklist

Here is a checklist from UNISA that will help you apply successfully:

  • I have chosen my Unisa qualification
  • I have checked that I meet the detailed admission requirements for my qualification of choice
  • I have applied online, at a regional office or via post
  • I have uploaded/submitted a certified copy of my school qualifications (eg Senior Certificate)
  • I have uploaded/submitted a certified copy of my official tertiary academic record (if applicable)
  • I have uploaded/submitted a certified copy of my ID document (RSA students) or passport (foreign students)
  • I have uploaded/submitted a certified copy of my marriage certificate or divorce decree (if applicable)
  • I have uploaded/submitted sworn translations of my documents if they are not in English or Afrikaans
  • I have submitted/submitted my application with the supporting documentation before the closing date for applications
  • I will pay the application fee within 5 days of being informed of my reference number

Source: http://www.unisa.ac.za/Default.asp?Cmd=ViewContent&ContentID=23989

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Last edited: 10 January 2017

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