Unisa Application Dates 2017

Do you know when the next UNISA application dates 2017 are?  The next UNISA application dates in 2017 are as follows:

Undergraduate qualifications:

Semester 1: closed

Semester 2: closed

Postgraduate diplomas & honours, masters & doctoral degrees:

Closed for 2017

Next Application Period is for the 2018 Academic Year

Unisa applications for 2018 open in August 2017.  You will be told if you are successful in December 2017.  If you are successful you register to study in January 2018.

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.

Applying To Study At UNISA

Remember that anyone that wants to register at UNISA needs to first apply for admission. That means you must keep track of the UNISA application dates 2017.  Your next admission period, as you can see above, is from the 3rd to the 28th of April.

Here is a quick guide on how to easily apply to UNISA online.

You must be patient when you apply at UNISA, as communication is not their strongest point. Use this tool to check your UNISA application status – ie at what stage is your application with UNISA.  Also, please remember to supply ALL documents required by UNISA or you will run into trouble when you try to register online.

You will just get an error message stating that you have not supplied all documentation.  Use the checklist on this page to ensure that you have submitted all the documents required by UNISA. Once you have been accepted you must register your subjects in the next registration period.  The registration period is when you tell UNISA what subjects you want to study in the coming term or year.

Remember that if you don’t register your subjects in the next registration period you will have to start all over again, and apply again.  So keep careful track of both the application dates, as well as the registration dates.

UNISA Registration Dates 2017

Registrations open Registrations close Final payment date
First-semester registration (semester and year modules) 03-Jan-17 27-Jan-17 31-Jan-17
Students who write examinations in January and February 2017 for year modules 03-Jan-17 10-Mar-17 10-Jan-17
Second-semester registration (new and currently registered students)  12-Jun-17  24-Jul-17  31-Jul-17

UNISA Opening Times


Official Saturdays open 21 and 28 January 2017, 8 July 2017.

Self-help centers are open from 08:00 to 15:30 weekdays and from 08:00 to 11:30 on Saturdays.

Unisa officially closes at 12:00 on 23 December 2016 and re-opens on Monday 3 January 2017.

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

Last updated: 14 February 2018

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