Are you ready to apply for admission?

Who must apply?

Everyone wanting to start a new qualification must apply for admission.

When may I apply?

Semester 1 applications for selected undergraduate qualifications will open from 01 September to 13 October 2023.

What do I need to know before I apply?

You need to check that you qualify for admission and that you have the necessary documents ready to upload during the application process.

Apply for admission

How to apply?

CLICK HERE to apply online

Applicants who plan to enrol for classes at a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college under the Unisa-TVET agreement may apply via the relevant TVET college or online via Unisa.


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

  • R135.00 for online applications
  • Pay the application fee once you have received a student number from Unisa
  • Use the student number you receive from Unisa AND the application fee allocation number as your reference number
    For example: STUDENTNUMBER 5370810030
  • Send the proof of payment to susdepid@unisa.ac.za
  • 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 provide cashier services and the payment should be made via a bank. 

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.

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