Unisa Reopens Applications for 2018 First Time Students

Unisa Reopens Applications 2018: Unisa has just announced that they will reopen applications for 2018 first time students who have not previously applied to study at Unisa in 2018.

This will allow more students to apply and make use the of the free studies at UNISA that was announced last week.

Read the full news and media statement on the Unisa website.

How do I apply?

You can apply on the Unisa Application Website, or at a self-help computer at one of the Unisa Service Centres.

Here is a tutorial on how to apply at UNISA.


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Unisa Reopens Applications 2018



Till when can I apply?


This application period will be very short!

*It closes on Friday, 19 January 2018.

Unisa will only consider your application if they received your application by the closing date of 19 January.

What happens after I applied?


Once Unisa has processed your application, they will let you know whether you have been accepted to study at the institution.

The offers will be made on a first come, first served basis. Note: Unisa can only make you an offer if they have a place available for you.

So the sooner you apply, the better your chance to get in!


Will NSFAS pay my Unisa fees?


If Unisa treat these students the same as the other 2018 first year students, then you will be able to apply to NSFAS for a bursary as part of your Registration process.

If you household income is less than R350 000 per year, then you will qualify for a 100% bursary from NSFAS, meaning they will pay all your Unisa fees and you will study for free.

Read more about how NSFAS is helping Unisa students study for free in 2018.

Read more about Unisa 2018 free studies in the news on Huffington Post.

Unisa Reopens Applications 2018

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What if I don’t get in Now – When can I try Again?


Unisa has two intakes every year. In 2018 applications for the second intake (second semester) should open April 2018, though the specific dates have not yet been announced.

Unisa Reopens Applications 2018


Last Updated: January 13, 2018