UNISA Matric Exemption Fee

You may need a matric exemption to study at UNISA. This page will explain everything you need to get your matric exemption.

Who is the Matric Exemption for?

Students who did not pass Senior Certificate with endorsement are required by law to apply for a matriculation exemption through the Matriculation Board.


Foreign students wishing to register for first-degree studies in South Africa must have their school qualifications evaluated by the Matriculation Board that will then issue a certificate of exemption to those who qualify.


A certificate of exemption is issued on application to prospective students who have obtained a Senior Certificate without endorsement or equivalent foreign school-leaving qualification, who meet the requirements of the published regulations, and wish to pursue first degree studies at a South African university.


How to apply for an Exemption Certificate

You can get the application form in the following ways:

What is the Matric Exemption Application fee?

The standard application fee in 2022 is R660.00 (non-refundable)

Where to make Payments

The money can be deposited into the following bank account:

Bank: ABSA

Account name: Matriculation Board

Account number: 4059036917

Branch: Sunnyside Branch

Code: 630345

Swift code : ABSA ZA JJ

Remember that when completing the bank deposit slip, you must make sure that your surname and initials are clearly indicated in the reference column. 

Once you have made the payment make sure that you fax proof of payment to the Matriculation Board at 086 686 1720, or email proof of payment to [email protected]

Also read: UNISA Registration 2022: All You Need To Know

Author: Chloe Bydawell 
Editor: Chloe Bydawell 
Date Published: February, 11, 2022