University of South Africa (Unisa) Application


You’ll find a breakdown of how to apply to UNISA (the University of South Africa) below.  We’ve got instructions to help you apply to UNISA directly and if you want to apply to Unisa courses and study through a TVET. Tertiary education is just a few steps away!  Ready, steady, let’s go.

University of South Africa (UNISA) Application Breakdown

Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible in the application cycle.  Applications for undergraduates close at the end of September and postgraduate applications close on 13 November.

You’ll need an email address to complete the application. Don’t have one? Get an email address first. South African applicants will need an ID number.  Foreign applicants will need their passport number. Once you have received your student number from Unisa, you will need to pay the application fee. Make sure your documents are scanned according to the guidelines.

How to Apply Online


Unisa has an online application portal which leads to different online application processes, depending on your level of study.

  •  Undergraduate Unisa Online Application 
  •  Honours Degree and Postgraduate Diploma Unisa Online Application  
  •  Masters and Doctoral Unisa Online Application  
  •  Short Learning Programme Unisa Online Application 

Apply to Unisa through a TVET College

Things to consider before applying:

  1. This application process is for non-degree programmes.
  2. Classes will be held at the TVET college.
  3. The programmes are primarily higher certificate qualifications offered at a number of TVET colleges.
  4. Once you have completed one of these qualifications, it could give you a better opportunity to qualify for one of Unisa’s degree programmes.

22 thoughts on “University of South Africa (Unisa) Application”

  1. I want to study teaching next year for full time,how much are the fees ir how can I get a bursary

  2. Good morning… I want to study teaching parttime, please notify me when to register for the course.

  3. I am Nair Manuel from Angola I wantto study Law, how much is the fees and what a need to do?

  4. Hi I need to register for my BA degree as I have a Public Management diploma. Can you please let me now when I can start to apply to study at Unisa for 2020. Thank you.

  5. I would like to apply for for Phd programme through distance learning. My area of specialization is Early Childhood Education. Please assist

  6. Hie there, I’m Chipo from Harare, Zimbawe. Just wanted to enquire if you still have offices in Zimbabwe. I once studied with Unisa but did not finish my program which I need to continue.Please advise what I should do.

  7. Hi iwant to study social worker iwould like to ask if that course is available at your university ?

  8. I want to study teaching next year with unisa through fundza lushaka bursary so I need application processes where to star

  9. Good day i would like to apply for occupational health,in have diploma in general nursing.does unisa have occupational health or primary health.thank you

  10. Good day. I’m applying because i want to further my studies. I want make teaching for next year 2021. Thank you and I’m wishing you a good fortune in this virus pandemic.

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