The 2022 Unisa Registration Semester 2 window is open for all new and returning students looking to start new or continue their studies at Unisa. The time to register is now, especially for those who successfully applied to study at the university.

Only the following can currently register to study at Unisa:

  • Those who applied who received an offer of placement from Unisa and have accepted the offer online; and
  • Current students who have to register for their next batch of modules for their qualification

Learn more down below on when and how to register for a Unisa qualification as well as some hot burning questions that many students are dying to know the answers for.

Unisa Registration Semester 2 2022 Dates

Current and prospective students can register for their undergraduate/postgraduate qualification at Unisa during the following dates:

  • Higher and Advanced Certificates, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, BTech and Degrees, including the PGCE qualifications: 20 June 2022 to 18 July 2022
  • Postgraduate Diplomas and Honours Degrees: 20 June 2022 to 18 July 2022

The closing date for students to make their initial payments for their registration to be finalized is 31 July 2022 (no extensions to date). Additionally, the final date to pay all outstanding fees is 31 August 2022.

If all study fees are not paid by the closing date, you will be financially suspended from your studies. You will still be able to write your exams BUT will not receive your final Unisa marks until payment is made to the university.

Students who fail to pay the minimum registration fee will have their application to register stricken off. Students will then have to re-apply/register for their modules during the next application/registration period.

Students who are registering for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Business Leadership (MBL) second semester modules can register from 20 June 2022 to 18 July 2022.

SBL students with a 7-series student number (XXXXXXX) should contact Unisa’s Graduate School of Business Leadership for assistance with re-registration here.

How to Register for Your Unisa Semester 2 Qualification

Although there are other means of registration, the university recommends that students register for their qualification online. Registering online is a quick and efficient way for students to register (plus it helps speed up the registration process).

Students can also register through post, fax, or at a self-help terminal (although with the latter, students will have to find out whether their campus allows self-help registration).

The online registration process is fairly simple for anyone to follow, using the steps below:

  1. Head onto the Unisa registration website here.
  2. Enter your student number and other details required to register.
  3. Review and change your personal information on the screen if necessary. Make sure that it is 100% correct.
  4. Go through the drop-down list to choose the modules that you want to register for the semester. Make sure that you meet the requirements for the module you have selected.
  5. Make sure to not go over the prescribed number of modules that you can choose for the semester. Choosing more modules can result in a delay in your registration.
  6. Calculate your study fees by using Unisa’s study fee quotation tool here. It is an easy way to view how much your registration fee is (as well as what your minimum registration fee will become).
  7. Lastly, submit your registration and pay the initial registration fee to finalize the registration of your modules.

If you feel like you cannot afford to pay all your modules and the registration fee, you can always remove modules to make it more affordable (unless you have NSFAS funding or a bursary paying for your studies).

Once you’ve gone through the entire registration process, the last thing left to do is to finalize your registration. Unisa have various payment options that students can choose to pay their studies, such as through:

  • Debit cards (paid through any Unisa Regional office in person)
  • Credit cards (paid through any Unisa Regional office in person. Visa and Mastercard only)
  • Unisa web credit card payments (view more here)
  • Cash and direct bank deposits at any First National Bank branch
  • Electronic Fund Transfers (account details for both FNB and ABSA found online here)
  • Payments through employers, sponsors, bursaries, donors and international students

There are also additional account numbers for study fees, library fees, application fees, matriculation exemption fees and student card fees, all of which can be found online here.

Students who wish to cancel their Unisa semester 2 modules can apply for a cancellation of their modules. The closing date for this option is 31 August 2022. The minimum registration fee is forfeited by the student regardless of whether they cancel their module or not.

Registration FAQs

It’s difficult to find all the information you need when it comes to registering for your qualification at Unisa. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of questions that may help you a long way towards understanding the Unisa registration process.

Can I still register for a Unisa qualification if I did not apply during the application window?

Unless you are a current Unisa student registering for your next module(s), you cannot register for a Unisa qualification without applying first.

Can I register for two qualifications at Unisa to study at the same time?

The answer is no. It’s the same when it comes to registering to study at Unisa and at another university at the same time (unless you’re registering for NDP modules at Unisa).

Is it possible for me to pick up where I left off with my Unisa qualification if I have not registered for a while?

It depends on whether Unisa still offers your qualification or not since the university does remove qualifications to make way for new courses. Check online through Unisa’s registration portal here to view what qualifications do offer and whether they are being discarded or not.

Can I apply for a credit exemption for modules that I studied at another institution?

It’s 100% possible to apply for a credit exemption for modules that you have previously learned at another university or for RPL reasons. View more details in full on how to apply to apply for credits and exemptions here.

How long do I have to wait before my registration is approved after paying the initial registration fee?

Students would have to wait no longer than 48 hours until your registration is 100% approved if the registration fee has been paid.

What is the amount of time that I have to complete my Unisa qualification?

This is a very common but important question for all students planning to study at Unisa. The time limits to complete a Unisa qualification are:

  • 3 years to complete a 120-credit qualification
  • 6 years to complete a 240-credit qualification
  • 8 years to complete a 360-credit qualification
  • 10 years to complete a 480-credit qualification

Students who do not complete their qualification within the period will be excluded from registration. Each year that the student was registered at Unisa is included will count as a year of registration.

So for example, if you decided to register in 2020, skipped a year and registered again in 2022, the year that you skipped would not be counted as a year of registration. It’s a perfect rule for those who are unable to study and would like to place their studies on hold.

If I failed most of my Unisa modules in one year from my undergraduate qualification, can I still continue next year with my studies?

Students who failed to pass the required amount of necessary modules within a calendar year would not be able to study further at undergraduate level. They will only be allowed readmission if they complete a NQF4 or higher certification at another institution or a Unisa short learning programme, obtaining at least 48 credits to be in consideration.

Since Unisa is a distance learning university, there is no need to attend any classes, right?

While Unisa is a self-study institution, the university does offer tutorial classes for specific Unisa modules at their regional campuses. If you do live far from the campuses, there are other institutions where you can help yourself study and gain knowledge of your module such as Together We Pass, where you can join online study groups and gain study materials to help assist you in your studies.

I need to communicate with my Unisa lecturers. How can I do that?

The easiest way to do that is through the myUnisa platform. On myUnisa, you can gain access to your study materials and connect with your lecturer(s) to help with your work.

Does Unisa offer any student funding if I’m unable to secure funding through NSFAS?

Unisa has a Student Funding Division that offers services to students, assisting them to help obtain funding to cover the costs of your studies. Learn more about how you can secure funding through Unisa’s SFD online here.


Since 2008, we have helped and assisted thousands of students with their Unisa studies by providing them with a platform like no other.

Through our online platform where students can communicate with their peers and gain access to free resources to our in-house study notes and exam packs that are designed to assist and prepare students for their Unisa module, we stop at nothing to provide the best service possible.

Visit our website here to learn more about who we are and how we can help you reach the extra mile with your studies in the Unisa Semester 2 registration 2022 period.

Written by Dylan Florence
Published on 19 June 2022

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