How to apply to Unisa

How to apply

There are 7 steps you need to follow in order to apply at UNISA, including filling in the online UNISA application form:

Choose your qualification

Choose a UNISA qualification and make sure you meet the admission requirements. More on this below.

Fill in the UNISA application form

You must apply for admission to UNISA by filling and submitting the admission form. You can either fill in the form online or at a regional office.

Submit documents to UNISA

Have scanned copies of the following documents handy to submit online together with your application form:

  • Certified copy of your school qualifications (eg Senior Certificate)
  • Certified copy of your official tertiary academic record(s) (if applicable) (please note that internet copies will not be accepted)
  • Certified copy of your ID document (RSA students) or passport (international students)
  • Certified copy of your marriage certificate (if applicable) or divorce decree (if applicable)
  • Certified sworn translations of documents if they are not in English or Afrikaans
  • DSAR04 form and supporting documents if you are applying for exemptions

Receive your student number

Once you have submitted your application form + supporting documents and UNISA processes your application you will receive a student number. Remember this student number as you’ll use it for my.unisa.ac.za and further communications with the university.

Pay the Application fee

You must thereafter pay a non-refundable application fee. You can pay online via credit card (response is quicker) or via bank deposit. More information on paying the application fee and international payments.

Wait for a response from UNISA

UNISA will get back to you to inform you about the outcome of your application. For enquiries regarding applications etc. please contact UNISA.  UNISA Contact information is below.

Expect the processing of the application to take from three days to a few weeks.

How register after application