UNISA Application

Information about applying to study at UNISA:

Before you can register as a student at UNISA, you need to apply for admission. Once you have decided on a qualification to apply for, you should check that you meet the minimum admission requirements before you submit your application form. You can apply for a maximum of two qualifications, and you do this using one application form. If you do not meet the admission requirements for your first choice of qualification, your application for your second choice of qualification will be considered.

Make sure that you familiarise yourself with the closing dates for applications for each semester, and that you submit your applications before the relevant closing date. UNISA must receive your application before the closing date. It is therefore a good idea to submit your application early.

You can apply in one of the following manners:


Application fee = R100

At a UNISA regional office with self-help centres

Application fee = R100

By post

Application fee = R150

By fax

Application fee = R150


Steps in the application process:

  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Submit your supporting documents:Pay the non-refundable application fee. This can be done via credit card or bank deposit.
    • Certified copy of your school qualification

    • Certified copy of your tertiary academic record (if applicable)

    • Certified copy of your ID if you are a South African student, or your passport if you are an international student

    • Certified copy of your marriage certificate or divorce decree (if applicable).

  3. Pay the non-refundable application fee. This can be done via credit card or bank deposit.


  • UNISA will only accept applications that are complete, and accompanied by all the necessary supporting documents.
  • Your application may take a few weeks to process.