How to check University of South Africa (UNISA) application status
Once you have applied to study at the University of South Africa (UNISA) (read our guide on applying here), you will be given a student number. This 8-digit number will be your student number for the duration of your studies.
This does not necessarily mean that your application was successful, and waiting on communication from the university can take long and be tedious. There is an easier and quicker way to find out your application’s status, that is to Track your Application Status on UNISA’s website. You can visit their website on www.unisa.ac.za or simply click on this link to jump straight to the Track Application Status page.
The page will prompt you to enter your student number, surname, first names, and birth date. Once you have completed this information, you click on Continue. The portal will navigate to another page that will tell you whether your application is still pending, successful or unsuccessful.
It really is that simple and pain-free. Suppose you struggle with the process or come across any issues with the portal or your student number. In that case, you can visit their FAQ’s on their website, or you can visit the nearest campus; however, please note that certain departments may only be visited upon appointment to adhere to the COVID-19 regulations.
How to access UNISA’s qualification prospectus
The University of South Africa (UNISA) has a vast range of qualifications, of which many are internationally recognised. These qualifications range from certificates and diplomas to undergraduate- and postgraduate degrees, masters and even doctorate degrees. When you have made the decision to study through UNISA, you will definitely be spoilt for choice.
But what are the choices?
UNISA has several faculties and colleges that are affiliated with UNISA that offer formal and non-formal qualifications and short courses. These faculties and colleges specialise in fields such as law, agriculture, accounting science, human resources, education and engineering, to name but a few. That’s why accessing the university’s prospectus is the best course of action to making the most informed decision for your educational future.
Where to access the prospectus?
In order to decide the best qualification for you and to know whether you meet the requirements, you should access the university’s prospectus, and you do that by either visiting UNISA’s website and searching for qualifications, or you can follow this link that navigates you to UNISA’s undergraduate qualifications page where this link will navigate you to the higher certificates and the related qualifications per college prospectus.
If you struggle to understand the prospectus, you could always contact UNISA by one of the ways shown on their website, or you could visit a campus near you and speak to the various college representatives who can guide you into making the right decision for your future. Please note that you may only visit certain departments upon appointment to adhere to the COVID-19 regulations.