Who must apply?

  • Everyone wanting to start a new qualification must apply for admission. This includes first-time Unisa applicants, Unisa students changing to a new qualification and applicants who previously applied for admission but were not offered a space.
  • 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 enrol for classes at a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college under the Unisa-TVET agreement must apply for admission.

What’s new for 2019?

  • You may apply for a maximum of two qualifications, ranked in order of preference (although you may only register for one should both of your applications be successful).
  • Unisa will inform you of the outcome of your application. If successful, Unisa will indicate for which qualification you have been accepted and will offer you a space for the period for which you have applied (ie either semester 1 or semester 2).
  • You must accept or decline Unisa’s offer within the prescribed period of time.
    What happens if I don’t accept Unisa’s offer?

    • The university will withdraw your offer and give your space to another applicant.
    • You will not be able to register for the 2019 academic year.
  • If you accept Unisa’s offer, you must register for the period for which you have been granted admission (ie semester 1 or semester 2). Should you not register for the relevant semester of study, you will need to re-apply for admission during the next application period.

Check your documents & confirm that you are ready to apply

Please note that if you don’t meet the exact requirements listed below, your application will be declined and you will have to re-apply during the next application period.

 I am sure…

  • that Open Distance Learning (ODL) and Unisa are for me
  • about my career
  • that I have chosen the correct Unisa qualification(s) for my career choice
  • that I meet the statutory and college admission requirements for my qualification(s) of choice
  • that I have a valid e-mail address and cellphone number, and I accept that Unisa will communicate with me during the application process using this e-mail address and cellphone number. Please ensure that you provide only one e-mail address and one cellphone number during the application process.

 I have the following documents scanned & uploaded to an electronic device

All applicants starting a new qualification must upload all the required documents, which generally consists of the following:

  • Copy of your school qualifications (eg Senior Certificate)
  • Copy of your official tertiary academic record(s) (if applicable) (internet copies will not be accepted)
  • Copy of your ID document (RSA students) or ID / passport (international students)
  • Copy of your marriage certificate (if applicable) or divorce decree (if applicable)
  • Sworn translations of documents if they are not in English or Afrikaans

*Some qualifications may require additional documents. Unisa reserves the right to request original documents and / to verify the correctness of submitted documents at any time. Submitting fraudulent documents is an offence in terms of the Student Disciplinary Code.

 I am sure that my documents are scanned according to the rules

Follow the instructions carefully when completing the online application process. Only upload the required documents as individual files and not a complete set of documents as one file.

  • Files are not larger than 2MB (2048KB) each.
  • Only black and white documents may be submitted.
  • Only the following file types are allowed: PDF (Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format file), DOC (Word document file) or TIF (image file)

How to apply?

Ways to apply

Upload supporting documents

Everyone applying for a new qualification must submit the required documents (all first-time applicants and Unisa students starting a new qualification). The due date for uploading the required documents is the closing date for applications. No documents submitted after the closing date for applications will be accepted.

Unisa does not provide scanners or electronic devices. Please ensure that your documents are scanned and uploaded to an electronic device before starting the application process.

Pay the application fee once you’ve received a student number from Unisa

  • R105 for online applications
  • R160 for hard copy applications (non-degree purposes only)
  • Use the student number you receive from Unisa AND the application fee reference number (ie STUDENTNUMBER 5370810030)
  • Visit www.unisa.ac.za/paymentinfo for banking details and payment information.

This fee is non-refundable even if you decide not to study through Unisa, do not qualify for admission to Unisa or cannot be offered a space due to limited spaces available. Unisa does not accept cash at any of its offices.

The due date for the application fee is the closing date for the application period. Any application submitted without an application fee paid on time will not be processed. Please ensure that you keep a copy of your proof of payment.

Make sure that your application is complete

If your application for admission to study through Unisa is incomplete, you will have to re-apply during the next application period.



  1. I’m a qualified Teacher with Diploma in Secondary School Teaching and has previously registered for B Compt Accounting Sciences. I now want to study Advanced Certificate in Education.

  2. Am Phumzile Nombika.I want to apply for 2019.Foundation phase in teaching.please send me appication dates to my following email.Thank you

  3. am interested in studying there at unisa

  4. hy. im sanele from ntuzuma i matriculated and passed In 2015. so im looking forward to further my studies next year(2019).

  5. For those students who are currently using nsfas do we have to apply every year or it automatically reapply it felt

  6. I applied on 2013 I had been given the student number but i had failed to register because of the money, now I’m do I have reapplying or am I going to continue using the same number?

  7. I would like to thank u to UNISA and government for gives achance to study

  8. Good day

    I would love to apply at unisa for 2019 academic year. I have a qualification in various fields, Web And Graphic design, Project Management, Small Business Management from USB (University of Stellenbosxh Buss School).

  9. It such a good opportunity i like it but i dont see the closing date.

  10. I would to enroll for purchasing and stores management

  11. Are there any technology courses for teachers

  12. I’m interested in applying for Mcur for 2019 what are the requirements and when is the closing date

  13. I obtained a National Professional Diploma in Education with NWU in 2017 now which course can i top up to have a degree in education.
    Any advice?

  14. Morning…
    I’ve studied Student Development, in the past years, with Unisa, I found the certified course interesting, and since I’ve started working as a trainer I find it more relevant and informative in my line of work.
    I would like to learn/ study towards something in that line…what courses or, more likely, what’s supplementing courses can I take to further and to upgrade my skills?

  15. Hi I would like to register for financial accounting through Rpl.
    What do I need to do

  16. I want to check if I qualify to do method. I have N Diploma in Financial Management and I want to study foundation phase or primary school teaching

  17. I m zama tube 36 yrs old I wold like to study in unisa a social worker .can you send application forms to my e-mail. Thanks z.tube

  18. Good day i was studying with Unisa five years back I misplace my student number and I am not sure if I can still use it my I’d number is 8006070462089.

  19. I would like to study at unisa in 2019 but I don’t understand why applications are postponed

  20. Good day Iwant to know if you like to study full time is it possible to apply or is for people want to study adistance learning olny

  21. Part time classis is available or not for Travel n Tourism?

  22. IAm waiting for DARSAR to update my abet Qualification for 12 years I reflect as final year on the system but I completed please assist.

  23. I would like to study with free education at UNISA . I am currently grade 12 student will graduate by December would like to see my self persuing my career at UNISA

  24. I would like to be one of your students next year

  25. I would like to study at Unisa and I have level 4 certificate….

  26. I would like to pursue a career under the field of health sciences,so I’d really love to have the prospectus

  27. I am currently studying for my N6 in Educare and would like to apply for Foundation Phase.

  28. I am currently studying for my N6 in Educare and would like to apply for Foundation Phase.

  29. I could love to study psychology or social work with you guys cause I feel since I am working this could be a break through for me.As I want to develop myself feather.

  30. I would like to be a student of Unisa next year

  31. I passed only 2 of my matric subjects and just registered to do the rest, can I apply for GradeR Diploma because I already have level 4 and 5 in Early childhood development. Please assist me in applying for this at unisa.

  32. If there is a student drops up longtime because of a miner reason ,and then now he/she want to continue studying,is he/ she can apply again.

  33. Goodday I want to study social work or Bachelor of education part time

  34. I would like to study with unisa which courses do you offer.

  35. Am Lindiwe Marisa 25years,I HV passed with diploma an would like to do marketing

  36. What time does applications open on the 21st of August?

  37. I wish to complete the course I failed,maths education certificate MN rankapole,7405166018089

  38. Hi i want to know if i can apply for NSFAS since was postponed and what i must have in order to qualify to apply and when is the closing date

  39. U can use my cellphone if u dont found me 0835836503

  40. I am 24 yrs old and I matriculated in 2012. I was never able to study further due to not being able to afford it. I really want to put an effort in to do so. Can you please tell me if this is for me and if I can afford this.

  41. I wonder if you do have honours in physical science in your insitution.im in position of ACE…Physical science(FET).

  42. Hi.. I’m interested in studying with Unisa for 2019.. How do I go about registering online and what is the cut off date.. Thank you

  43. Hea i am B.T khumalo i wish to study at unisa i done business management n4, n5, n6 but for now i wish to change my qualification to financial management or supply chain & logistics how can i do it as if i have an experience from supply chain under finance department . So my huge problem is that i didn’t receive my diploma because i done inservice training in public company as i done business management course DHET didn’t approve my experiantial training

  44. Hi good day .when will applications CLOSE for 2019?
    Thank you

  45. I would 2 study at your university
    I want 2 study law and teaching

  46. I have N5 mechanical engineering I would like to further my studies with your institution.

  47. Hey, um when is the application period going to open??

  48. wow your institution is great
    I would like to be one of yours next year

  49. I have been trying to apply online but it does not go through, what must I do please assist before closing date

  50. I want to apply for 2019 i want to do a degree in project management

  51. I want to study at unisa next year..for teaching….

  52. I am willing to further my studies with UNISA

  53. i would like to apply for anything for derp of health can i plz c da brochure

  54. Good morning I’m 45 year old lady who like to do public administration with your institution. I am currently working at department of health. Regards Mrs Zindela

  55. Hi m Sinenhlanhla Dlamini .like passed mum matric but I want to study next year 2019

  56. halo i have a national diploma in building but now i want to do PGCE i want to know if i qualify.

  57. I would love to study the next coming year I would love your help

  58. how do we apply for the course at UNISA if NSFAS is postponed?It is good and we thank you for free education but don’t you think that the government is delaying thing?

  59. Good day can I still apply even if I’m a Unisa student not able to pay her fees. I registered with Unisa foa a ABET Course in 2015 and completed in 2016 but I couldn’t get my results because I am oweing fees. I want to study further and do my BED I am not working and I don’t have anyone in assisting helping out, my mother is doing piece cleaning and ironing jobs and I sometimes do Baby sitting jobs. Can I still apply here?

  60. what are the bank details for the application fee?

  61. When is the closing date for Applications

  62. It will be an honour as an undergraduate students to start my career course by studying at Unisa,I’m hope to hear from you.

  63. I have higher certificate and I am around Pretoria I want to do teaching so I want to know what can I do .,.because I want to apply for next year,Thank you

  64. What are the minimum requirements to study at Unisa or TVET?

  65. I’m interested to studing next year but my family l can’t pay fees that why i need NSFAS

  66. Good day I’d like to register to study education next year please

  67. I would like to study nursing at unisa and thanks for this great opportunity.

  68. I would like to know which careers you had only

  69. I don’t know how to apply online please help thank you.

  70. is it true that it doesn’t matter what your age is , anyone who wants to study can apply ? I am currently 49 old and would like to study.

  71. Morning,

    I’m Nothando Ngobese willing to apply and study at Unisa..Project Management.I can be greatful to be assisted by NSFA funds

  72. Good morning.
    i trust this finds you well,

    i want to know that you still offering M-Tech in HRD with your institution and in which campus


  73. Goodmorning.
    When is the closing date for first time applicants

  74. I want to further my studies at unisa.Im a first time applicant

  75. I would like apply for the deploma in safety management

  76. I would like to study in UNISA next year.. I really want to be a teacher

  77. Hi I’m Joseph is it true that new students will apply free and study free in 2019??

  78. I would be glad to be given an opportunity to study in order to fulfil my dreams.

  79. I am interested in studying with Unisa but don’t have funds. This would be a big opportunity for me and I would take it with both hands and run with it. I am a hard working young man from Johannesburg.

  80. Where exactly can I upload my application documents to study,

  81. I really want to enroll for teaching but i obtained Diploma at school so i need a bridging course. Please help.

  82. I would like to study the human resource course for next year or the teaching course

  83. I already have a student number whats the next step for me if i want to apply for2019

  84. I would love to study at Unisa. Teaching is my first choice and I want to Further my Studies with Unisa

  85. Hi, I’m Zakhe and I just to find out if I want to take English course what must I do ?

  86. Would like to know, when is the closing date for this application for 2019

  87. Hi,please send me a link that will help to apply for a student number.

  88. Please send me the prospectus for education careers for 2019

  89. Thumbs up; the disadvantaged people will have the chance to study

  90. I want to apply for a bridging course at UNISA.

  91. Send me the prospectus for degree in educational profession

  92. I would like to register with unisa as a long distance student but i passed my matric with higher certificate

  93. Where should I get forms beside applying online?

  94. I want to do tourism in food beverage…what qualifications do I need??

  95. Can I get the notification as to when is the NSFAS application for 2019.

  96. i would like to study teaching but I’ll start with bridging course

  97. I would like to study teaching at UNISA next year

  98. I would like to do honours next year 2019 bt I do not see any option for post graduates

  99. I would like to apply for undergraduate courses

  100. I would like to do social work and human resource in the next year and I’m the first applicant in unisa ur respond to this comment will be highly appreciated thank u

  101. I want to Study but dnt know how to register

  102. I want to study teaching as far as I heard that universities doesn’t allow applicants for teaching and what may I suppose to do in order to study? Is that true that teaching close for 2019 students?

  103. If you want to enroll your matric what documents to submit?

  104. Hi i could like to apply for for National Diploma in Grade R and my matric is being credited do i qualify to enroll with you

  105. I would like to study teaching with Unisa in 2019, because I don’t have degree I will start with higher certificate.

  106. I am a student at Richfield and am doing high certificates for office administration, so next year I would like to do diploma would I be able?

  107. I would like to find out more about this course I’m busy finishing off my level 4 and would like to do my matric next year do I qualify I’m 49 years old.

  108. Does unisa have a btech in Logistics Management? Or advanced diploma.

  109. i wuld lyk 2 apply 4 next year 2019 for teaching.Plz respond

  110. I am interested to study a unisa and I really need that nsfas to help me

  111. Please i want to know about short course for grade r for 12 month send me appplication form.

  112. good morning I am trying to call your offfices in need of information regarding your teaching courses, mainly BEd(FET).. i would like to come in on monday 27th of this month.. I have recently quit mg job in the motor industry to pursue other career choices.. Thanking you in advance

  113. Hi I would like to apply for a Psychological course but with regards to low marks i would like to know if perhaps are their any lower courses like a diploma or one year course which I will complete and will take me through to a bachelor’s or diploma?

    Kind regards

  114. I wanna study a social work or human resource I’m sure and willing to learn for next year

  115. Good day.I need to study for teaching degree or diploma or whatsoever needed. I completed matric in 1991 and have a diploma in secretarial and am now working at Metropolitan as a branch manager. Which one must I apply for.

  116. Good day, when is the cut off date for the free studying offer? May I still apply

  117. this online application is troubling me. please help

  118. I am interested also,i would like to know if there is civil engineering and buildings available .


  119. I really do need this in my life..so please keep me updated

  120. when is closing date for Teaching course??

  121. hi can you help me I want to register for next year and do education so I need more info

  122. Of I have laid 100 for online application do I need to go and add R5?

  123. I tried several times to submit my application but fail course of it reject my location.

  124. I would like to apply for teaching coarse

  125. Black on black in the Charger I’m creepin’ Rub me the right way, you might get a genie B.o.B, black Houdini

  126. When are the applications close for 2019 first semester ?

  127. Please help me regarding online application at unisa

  128. Hi

    My son is in grade 12 and he wants to study commercial law full time next year.

    What is required of him to qualify for this course, and if he does not qualify, what bridging courses can he take.

    Please email us the registration application form for 2019.

  129. I need to do teaching or social worker

  130. I apply to study at Unisa-2019,I passed grade 12 in 2007.In2009 I was doing a computer course,at elchees software solutions.

  131. Please help me, I real need to studying I’m desperate because I am suffering without education no jobs,I h’d grade 12 certificate and computer course certificate

  132. I am not working and am looking for a studies. So can nsfas help with? And when the application will be available?

  133. Hi,I need to register diploma in logistics management. I’m stugling to apply on line please assist

  134. Iam young enthusiasm person who is hungary for more and to explore in furthering ma studies

  135. I’m Nelisile Tshuku I Wii to study at UNISA

  136. Hey I applied for law but uploaded documents that are not certified how can I rectify this?

  137. To whom it may Concern

    I am requesting permission to apply for admission at the university to study a B Ed Degree

  138. To whom it may Concern
    I am requesting permission to apply for admission at the university to study a B Ed Degree

  139. Hi my name is Alion Harson and would like to study through UNISA, still struggling, please help.
    I would appreciate if you get back to me.Thanks.

  140. I will like to be part of learners in unisa

  141. Yes I really want to apply for study in UNISA I agree I will meet all the requirements

  142. How do i get the application form to apply for next year

  143. Can someone who graduated matric by the year 2006 with higher certificates study at your institution?

  144. When is the closing date of your application?

  145. Hey
    I need your help I really do its 1 month trying to get your online application so that I can apply but I couldn’t find its.so may you please help me with the online application form because I don’t know what am going to do next year with my future😭😭.please help me with unisa online application so that I can secure my dreams and become a better person in future.THANK YOU!!

  146. Hey
    I need your help I really do its been1 month trying to get your online application so that I can apply but I couldn’t find its.so may you please help me with the online application form because I don’t know what am going to do next year with my future😭😭.please help me with unisa online application so that I can secure my dreams and become a better person in future.THANK YOU!!

  147. Hi am Athalia ngwenya . I did apply at Unisa last week but i didn’t get any notification 2 prove dat I apply. while others they did get the notification.

  148. i will like to study at unisa but i have a problem of applying online

  149. I would like to apply bt i have level 3 in English nd 29 points….. so do I meet the requirements?

  150. Hi. Thanks for information Im willing to futher my studies with UNISA.

  151. I like being one of the student ot unisa ,,,these is a clear chance for us who are from bad background…

    I will be happy to receive good new from you…

    I wish I may be successfully

  152. Am Sylvester Modiba,I’ve already applied and paid my application fee so I just want to know my status.

  153. I really want to register at unisa ,I went to unisa on February for information, they have told me because I have completed my N6 mechanical engineering and aircraft structural worker trade test,it’s better if I apply for Ndiploma ,I applied for Ndiploma I’m still waiting for it,I want to apply before closing date,will you please help me ?

  154. interested in applying to study barchelor in commercial law

  155. Where will I get my student number if I applied long time ago but didn’t register?

  156. I hope would hold my space for standing 2019

  157. I have applied as a returning student but changing my course. I’ve already paid my application fee but I didn’t upload any document and I can’t go through mylife email…my student number is 49267693 Miss K Dumakude. I can’t update my details online.

  158. I have applied but i did not upload my document i want to know wher to uploud them

  159. Good day!I am Hlako Petrus Matlou, I like to study/rewrite my matriculant at UNISA & I hope i will be registered at UNISA for 2019 study

  160. I apply at unisa i didnt get a student number what must i do

  161. Please help I cannot find the website to apply to your university

  162. I am struggling to upload the supporting documents for my application. Is there no email address that I can use to send those documents.

  163. I would like to study BCUR.
    I have a Diploma in General nursing.

  164. I wanna apply for physics, chemistry and biology for non-degree purpose. Please help and when is the closing date.

  165. I’ve received my student number from unisa but I haven’t choose the course I wanna do next year

  166. I would like to apply for pharm assistant.. I have finished my grade 12 in 2010 but i was unfortunately to be admitted at college or even university… I come from a very poor background please assist me by furthering my study

  167. I really like this and i would like to enroll in unisa

  168. I’m intrested to featured my education

  169. I would love to be a part of students at UNISA for the year 2019

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  174. I’m really interested on the course I once had student number with unisa what can I do

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  176. I want to be a student of UNISA.I don’t have grade 12 or metric so I want to do a teaching or social worker so I want to now what must I do

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