UNISA Application Dates 2019 – 2nd Semester

UNISA-Application-2019-2nd Semester

UNISA Application Dates 2019 – 2nd Semester

Finally, the UNISA Application Dates 2019 – 2nd Semester have been released. Much like how the Season 8 premiere of Game of Thrones and Tiger Woods’ incredible win at the 2019 Masters, UNISA students have been waiting for months for the release of the application dates for the second semester.

A recent poll suggested that over 63% of students believed that the application dates for the 2nd semester would not be released at all but finally, the UNISA Application Dates 2019 – 2nd Semester have been released and here’s the lowdown on it:

Application Dates for the Second Semester:

  • Selected undergraduate qualifications (higher certificates, advanced certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, PGCE, BTech & degrees): 6 – 13 May 2019
  • Selected honours degrees & postgraduate diplomas: 6 – 13 May 2019
  • Master’s & doctoral degrees:  Closed (some exceptions apply)

The application period lasts for only ONE WEEK, so once you’ve successfully applied, you will be able to register at UNISA for the second semester. Below are the UNISA registration dates for the second semester:

Registration Dates for the Second Semester:

Undergraduate Registration: (higher certificates, advanced certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, PGCE, BTech & degrees, including the Postgraduate Certificate in Education [PGCE])

  • Semester 2 registration for new and returning students: 10 June – 28 June 2019
  • Semester 2 registration for students awaiting results: 16 July – 10 August 2019
  • Final date for initial minimum payment for finalization of registration: 10 August 2019

Honours degrees & postgraduate diplomas: online only (excluding the Postgraduate Certificate in Education [PGCE])

  • Semester 2 registration for new and returning students (semester modules only): 10 June – 28 June 2019
  • Semester 2 registration for students awaiting results (semester modules only): 16 July – 10 August 2019
  • Final date for initial minimum payment for finalization of registration:  10 August 2019

Master’s & doctoral degrees: 3 March – 30 April 2019 (with some exceptions)

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There are many factors to consider when applying at UNISA. The how’s, what’s and why’s… Okay, not exactly the why’s, but an applicant would have to take into account what is needed to study at UNISA, how to apply for a qualification at UNISA as well as how much does it cost to apply.

How to Apply at UNISA

To apply at UNISA, there are a few things that students need to be made aware of as to who and what exactly is necessary to apply at UNISA. Applicants would be able to apply at UNISA if:

  • If you have previously applied, but failed to register for your qualification;
  • If you are starting a new qualification for the first time or changing your chosen qualification;
  • If you plan to study a UNISA qualification at a TVET college as part of the UNISA-TVET agreement;
  • If you are completing an alternative pathway or extended programme.

Take note that, as noted in the first application period for the 2019 academic year, not all applications submitted by students were accepted for various factors. There are various ways that an applicant can apply at UNISA:

  • Applying online on the UNISA Application Tool;
  • Visiting your nearest UNISA Regional Centre and apply at a self-help terminal or online. Find your nearest UNISA Regional Centre here;
  • Applying at a TVET college if an applicant intends to enroll for UNISA classes according to the UNISA-TVET agreement.

Applicants are able to select TWO qualifications to apply for in the event of if applicants were not selected for their first qualification, there is a fallback option of the second choice. If an applicant received an acceptance letter for either (or both) of their chosen qualifications, it has to be accepted as to be able to register for their qualification. For example, your first choice was overpopulated with applications and you were unfortunate to not be selected for that qualification, then at least you have a second chance with the hopes of being selected to register at UNISA.

Once accepted, UNISA will require the applicant to respond or decline the offer to register at UNISA. Once accepted, the applicant will have to register in the correct registration period in order for the application to remain valid. So if, for example, an applicant applies in May, then they will have to register in the next registration window or face the consequences of having to reapply later in the year in order to register at UNISA in January.

Watch this short and informative video from UNISA, which showcases what is needed to be done in order to successfully apply and register at UNISA.

Source: Unisa/Youtube.

What do I Need to Apply and Study at UNISA?

To prepare yourself, you will need to provide the following documents in order to apply to UNISA for the second semester:

  • Copy of your school qualifications (eg Senior Certificate)
  • Copy of your official tertiary academic record(s) (if applicable) (internet copies will not be accepted)
  • Copy of your ID document (RSA students) or ID / passport (international students)
  • Copy of your marriage certificate (if applicable) or divorce decree (if applicable)
  • Sworn translations of documents if they are not in English or Afrikaans

Remember that each and every document is required by UNISA in order for the institution to consider your application, so make sure that you have everything available (in an electronic format) as to consider your application valid in the views of the university.

With an intention to study at UNISA, students would have to take note of the minimum requirements needed for each qualification and whether their APS score matches or is more than that of what UNISA requires.

In some instances though, not everyone will be able to be accepted into UNISA despite their academic achievements as there are multiple factors to take into consideration, with the main factor being overpopulation of a qualification.

How Much Does it Cost to Apply at UNISA?

Once all documents have been uploaded to UNISA and have received a student number, students would have to pay an application fee for confirmation of the application. The fee has to be paid in order to consider the application valid.

Online applications cost R105, whereas hard-copy applications costs R160 (NDP only). Note that all application fees are non-refundable. All fees will have to be paid before the application period closes OR the application will be deemed void, so remember to apply if you do intend to pay the application fee, otherwise all that effort will be for nothing.

Remember that the UNISA application dates are from 6th to 13th May 2019, so those that missed out – this is your second chance to apply this year. Do not leave it to the last minute, so make it count.

Also Read: UNISA Applications 2020

Last Updated: 26 July 2019

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