University of South Africa (Unisa) Online 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 Form: The UNISA application form are available online for download. Candidates can apply for multiple programmes /courses through a single application form or online application form.

Candidates need to ensure that they have copies of their statement and other documents such as ID required to fill the application form of UNISA. Scroll below to know more about application form of UNISA

Unisa Application Dates

Applications Open: 20 August

Applications Close: 27 September

Application Fees:

  • R105
  • R160 for hard copy applications (non-degree purposes only)


Step 1:  Get your application form.

  • Online Application:
    Undergraduate and postgraduate applicants use the same online application process.
  • Hardcopy Application:
    This option is only available to undergraduate applicants. Short Learning, Postgraduate and Masters applicants may also apply online.

Step 2:  Complete your application form in full. 

Step 3:  Attach all supporting documents.

Step 4:  Complete a student accommodation form.

Step 5:  Find Funding.

Pay the online application fee of R105,00. Please note that the application fee is non-refundable even if you decide not to study through Unisa or do not qualify for admission to Unisa.


Unisa does not accept cash at any of its offices. You may, however, deposit cash into the university’s Standard Bank account:

  • Payment information for students living in South Africa
    • Pay online using your credit card:
    • Pay via EFT or bank deposit:
    • Remember to always include your student number and the appropriate allocation as your payment reference when making payments to Unisa.
    • Payments will be allocated within two working days.



Have questions about your application?

Tel: 012 441 5888

General Information:Email:
Tel: 012 429 3111

Course Cost Range Per Annum

Tuition costs at UNISA are calculated per module starting from R735 a module.


The university offers a wide variety of under- and post-graduate qualifications that fit into the following faculties:

  • Accounting Sciences
  • Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Education
  • Human Sciences
  • Law
  • Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Graduate Studies

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

  1. Hello!it’s my first time visit to your web.i would like to know more about studying mba through
    distance learning.

  2. Hey Unisa i am notobeko mashiya i want to apply for criminal justice or Bublic Management i have got higher certificate can u send me application form

  3. Hi I am dineo mamba I would like to register for 2021 next year to do criminology course and I only have matric..

  4. Hi I ‘m Mandla Blose.I want to study Law or The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration. I completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing (Mancosa) my concern is myUnisa login because, before I was using my mother surname which is Mofokeng but now ,I use my father surname which is Blose .

    Please direct my concern to the relevant department.

    I would like to register with Unisa.

    Mandla Blose

  5. Hi I’m Geneva mojela I would like to study teaching…. foundation phase, I have a matric certificate, and Level 4 in financial management certificate

  6. Hi I am Nonkululeko Sindane I would like to study teaching foundation phase, I have a matric certificates and N6 in business management

  7. Hey i am Pabalelo Moeng i would like to study further with Unisa for teaching career and its for the first time

  8. Haii I’m Sthembi Thusi I like to study Intermediate Phase in education . I’m having matric certificate. I will like to start from 2021.

  9. Hi am Pinky would like to register for Law. Only have a matric certificate please send me an application form.

  10. Hi my name is Thokozile Ntsoko.
    I started working for department of education as an ESSP,at Ipontshe primary school in 2012.the contract expired.i continued working as an assistant teacher till last year.i applied for teaching with UNISA from 2013 till 2017 and I don’t have my credits dropped. Now I want to do grade R course I’m not sure if I qualify.

  11. Hello am Modjadji Rasekhala and I would like to do foundation phase teaching, I have matric certificate and diploma in business studies

  12. Hi I’m Zilindile Apleni,pls can you help i want to study law, i got matric i will have to finish up the higher certificate in law

    Regards kindly

    Zilindile Apleni

  13. Gday my name is Gugulethu I would like to register for next year to do teaching foundation phase.

  14. Hi ,l am Khuthala Ngomana l would like to do teaching foundation phase. I want to do a distance learning .l have matric certificate

  15. I would like to study high certificate at unisa yet I am finding it difficult to do it online any help please

  16. Hy unisa I’m Chris phoku I’m in Grade 12 . And I wish to study at unisa . To study law course . Can u plz send me the form

  17. This thing of online application is really confusing me,because I have Bcom but I would like to do teaching. So I need someone to assist me with the way forward!!

  18. Hey I’m Mthobisi Simelane I would like to further my studies at Unisa under the field of Mechanical engineering .please help me

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