A Step-By-Step Process On How To Register For A Unisa Qualification In 2024

Have you already successfully applied to study at Unisa in 2024? If so, then read up and learn more on the step-by-step process on how to register for a UNISA qualification in 2024.


The Unisa registration process is simple and straightforward. To register for a Unisa qualification, follow these steps:


  • Visit the Unisa registration page
  • Select the qualification you intend to study
  • Enter your student number
  • Make sure all your personal details are correct, like your contact number and current address for example. Make the necessary corrections if they are incorrect
  • Once you have completed that, move on to the next step, which is choosing the modules you would like to register for 
  • You may not take more than the prescribed number of modules per semester
  • Once you have successfully selected your modules, you can calculate your fees on the Unisa site. You will need to pay the minimum fee before your registration can be processed
  • Once you have completed the steps mentioned above, submit your registration

What Is Going To Happen After I Complete The Registration Process?

It could take some time before your registration is processed. You are going to receive confirmation of your registration as soon as it has been processed. You will then be able to register on the myUnisa site, which is the online portal where you will find all your study materials. 


You will also need to activate your myLife email account, which the university will provide you with, all communications will happen via your myLife email. Your first study pack will be delivered to your current home address. 

When Will I Be Able To Register?

These are the registration dates for all the 2024 UNISA qualifications:



Due dates

Undergraduate qualifications, honours degrees and postgraduate diplomas

10 January 2024 – 12 February 2024

Masters and Doctoral qualifications

10 January 2024 – 29 March 2024

Short Learning Programmes

10 January 2024 – 28 February 2024

What Happens If I Did Not Receive Confirmation Of My Registration?

If you did not receive any confirmation of your registration, you should allow time for the payment to reflect in Unisa’s bank account. There are also the following reasons why your registration confirmation may be delayed:


  • Make sure that you paid your minimum fee. You will find your minimum fee when you calculate the fees for your module
  • Make sure you paid your fees into the correct bank account
  • Check to make sure your registration meets all the requirements

What Are The Payment Options Available?

These are the payment options available to you:


  • If you are going to pay in person at the Unisa offices, then you can pay with a debit or a credit card
  • Unisa has a web payment option you can use
  • Unisa banks with ABSA bank and First National Bank (FNB), you can make payments into any one of their bank accounts.

Can I Add Modules After I Registered?

Yes, you can add a module after you have already registered. All you need to do is log into the myUnisa site to add a module. Please remember, you will only be allowed to register for a certain number of modules. 

Does NSFAS Pay For Registration Fees?

Yes, your registration costs are paid by NSFAS. NSFAS will cover the whole cost of your education if they accept your application.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you choose to cancel your registration after you have already made all your payments, you will be forfeiting the money you paid to the university.

No, Unisa is a distance learning University. This means that you will be completing your studies from your home.

Not all Unisa exams are online. Some of the exams you are going to write will be in person exams. 

No, you cannot. You are going to need to have applied for the course you are interested in, and you should have already accepted your study offer to register. 

You can request for your academic record to be sent to you via the myUnisa site, and your records will be sent to your myLife email.

Author: Jodie Brown
Editor: Megan Dreyer
Date Published: January 9, 2023


Last Updated: 14 January 2024

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