how to apply unisa online 2023-2024
How to Apply Unisa online Application
Unisa’s application window for the 2023 academic year is open now, giving first time students an opportunity to reserve their seat.
We, therefore, encourage prospective students (Undergraduates) to apply online or paper-based application forms.( Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply during the application cycle before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.) Late application may be accepted if spaces are available.
Do you want to enter a study programme at Unisa? Then follow the steps set out below:
Step 1: Check Your Course Requirements
Do you meet the admission requirements, and the required academic points score for your chosen qualification? Do you meet the admission requirements, and the required academic points score for your chosen qualification?
Every qualification is unique and may require a specific set of subjects and points in order to enter. Do your research and find out what you need to apply.
Step 2: Provide Valid Contact Details
Ensure that you have a valid cellphone number and email address. Unisa corresponds with applicants during and after the application process.
Only provide one email address and cellphone number to receive your messages on time.
Step 3: Prepare Your Documents
These documents will be required from students applying to study at Unisa for the first time. You will need to upload them as part of your application so make sure you have the following before you begin the online process.
- A copy of your school qualifications (eg Senior Certificate)
- A copy of your official tertiary academic record(s) (if applicable) (internet copies will not be accepted)
- A copy of your ID document (RSA students) or ID / passport (international students)
- A copy of your marriage certificate (if applicable) or divorce decree (if applicable)
- A sworn translation of documents if they are not in English or Afrikaans
Step 4: Apply Online
Once you have completed steps 1, 2 and 3 you will be ready to apply on the Unisa website.
Step 5: Pay The Application Fee
Unisa charges R110 for online applications. Your application will only be accepted and processed once the fee has been paid. Be advised that this is a non-refundable fee.
Once you have submitted your application you can sit back relax and wait to hear whether you have been accepted.
Who must apply Unisa Online Application
Everyone wanting to start a new qualification must apply for admission. This includes first-time Unisa applicants and Unisa students changing to a new qualification.
Everyone completing a Higher Certificate or Alternative Pathway / Extended Programme must apply for admission to the follow-on qualification.
You must re-apply for admission if you previously applied for admission and received feedback, but did not register for any reason.
Everyone planning to enroll for classes at a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college under the Unisa-TVET agreement must apply for admission.
Please note: You must re-apply for admission if you previously applied for admission and were offered a space, but did not accept the offer and / or did not register for any reason.
South African Applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of R105 for online applications.
Applicants applying via Unisa for a TVET college can use a hardcopy application – the application fee for this is R160.
Submitting Results and Documents:
A complete application, submitted entirely online, MUST includes the following materials:
- Proof of payment receipt of your application fee (This is a non-refundable compulsory fee for every applicant)
- A Certified copy of your ID document(ID document is compulsory for South Africa citizens – your application cannot be processed without a certified copy of your ID and Passport Number for International Applicants)
- Exam Results: Final Grade 12 results (if available). Grade 11 results (if you currently doing grade 12) are very important for your application. Thus, have it on hand.
- A unique email address when applying either online or in a hard copy. Note that some of the systems do not accept emails from some of the universities: It is advisable to create and use a Gmail, Yahoo mail address for the application.
To be eligible for consideration read carefully about the admission requirement before you apply. Before applying, carefully read the step-by-step process of the application instructions.
NBT Test: This institution requires you to write a National Benchmark Test (NBT) before you can apply. For more information on NBT’s kindly click here
How to get Application forms: Application to the university can be done online or in a hardcopy. Click here for the application form.
COST PER COURSE PER ANNUM: To get specific course fees, contact Unisa directly.
CONTACT DETAILS: Do you have any question regarding your application? Sure you can contact the institution with the addresses and telephone numbers we have provided below to reach the school officials; you can email Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tel: 012 441 5888. For more info on University of South Africa, contact details click here
Unisa Residence Application:
University of South Africa Online Application allows only applicants who have successfully apply for admission. Therefore if you have submitted your application then you may apply for residence. To apply for residence click here.
Completed Application Forms Must be Submitted:
FYI: Submission of Results and certified Documents
Applicant must ensure that their Grade 11 and the latest Grade 12 results are submitted. Remember Failure to do this may result in delays with your application process. Always have it in mind to submit it within the application cycle. All the documents you attach will need to be certified copies of the originals.
NB: Make a photocopy of the original document and send the photocopied one.
International students will need to be evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority and this evaluation will need to be submitted with the application form.
NOTE: Once you have submitted your application form, you will be able to check your application status.
For more info visit the school website