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Guide to Applying for Admission at Unisa

1. Who Should Apply?

2. Application Period:

  • For Semester 1, applications for selected undergraduate qualifications are open from 01 September to 13 October.

3. Pre-Application Requirements:

  • Ensure you meet the statutory and college admission requirements for your chosen qualification(s).
  • Verify that you meet the minimum academic points score (APS).
  • Have a valid e-mail address and cellphone number for communication purposes.
    • Tip: Create a free email address via Gmail if you don’t have one. Remember to save your email address and password.
    • Check your emails regularly for communication from Unisa.

4. Required Documents:

School qualifications (e.g., Senior Certificate, National Senior Certificate).

Official tertiary academic record(s) (if applicable; internet copies not accepted).

ID document (RSA students) or ID/passport (international students).

Marriage certificate or divorce decree (if applicable).

Sworn translations of documents if not in English or Afrikaans.

Note for Previous Applicants (before 2016): Upload all required documents to avoid processing delays.

5. Document Submission Rules:

  • Upload each document as an individual file (not as one combined file).
  • Ensure clarity of documents and images.
  • File size limit: 2MB (2048KB) each.
  • Acceptable formats: PDF, DOC, TIF. Only black and white documents are accepted.

6. How to Apply:

  • Applicants under the Unisa-TVET agreement can apply via the relevant TVET college or online through Unisa.

7. Uploading Supporting Documents:

  • Submit all required documents by the application closing date.
  • Unisa does not provide scanners or electronic devices – scan and upload documents beforehand.

8. Application Fee Payment:

  • R135.00 for online applications.
  • Payable once you receive a student number from Unisa.
  • Use the student number and the application fee allocation number as your reference.
  • Email proof of payment to
  • Payment details and information are available at
  • The fee is non-refundable and must be paid by the application deadline.

9. Application Completion:

  • Ensure your application is complete. Incomplete applications will not be processed, and you will have to reapply in the next application period.

10. Remember:

  • The application fee is non-refundable.
  • Payments are made via a bank as Unisa does not offer cashier services.
  • Keep a copy of your proof of payment.

Final Note:

  • Incomplete or late applications, or those without the required application fee, will not be processed. It’s crucial to follow these guidelines meticulously to ensure a smooth application process.

UNISA Short Course for Planning and Conducting Assessment of Learning Outcomes

UNISA Short Course in Mentoring, Guidance and Support of Teachers and Trainers

UNISA Short Course in the Design of Integrated Assessment for Learning Programmes

UNISA Short Course in Sport Management

UNISA Short Course in School History Enrichment

UNISA Short Course in Gifted Child Education

UNISA Short Course in Functional School Governing Bodies, Parent and Stakeholder Partnership

UNISA Short Course in Multigrade Teaching Methodologies and Assessment in Schools

UNISA Short Course in Integrating Information Communication and Technology in teaching and Learning


UNISA Short Course in Braille Literacy for Teachers and Practitioners

UNISA Short Course in Moderation of assessments

UNISA Short Course in Teaching Biodiversity: Life Sciences Grades 10-12)

UNISA Short Course in The Support of Children at Risk

UNISA Short Course in Teaching Methodologies in Education

UNISA Short Course in Early Learning Support (Birth to Five Years)

See Also:


Overview of MBA
Choosing Your MBA
MBA Schools in SA
How to Apply