How to Apply to Study at unisa in 2017

Based on Unisa’s application and selection process, you will not automatically be accepted to study through Unisa in 2017 even if you meet the general academic admission requirements for a qualification.

Unisa will assess your application, which includes the points score system. You may be offered a place for 2017 based on the following: whether you meet the academic admission requirements for your qualification of choice, your minimum points score and the number of places available for the qualification for which you have applied.


Who must apply?

  • Everyone wanting to start a new qualification must apply for admission. This includes first-time Unisa applicants and Unisa students changing to a new 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.

Online & self-help applications (currently closed):

Semester 1: closed
Semester 2: 3 – 28 April 2017

Application outcome success

Unisa will inform you that your application for the 2017 academic year was successful and the qualification for which you have been accepted.


Unisa will send you the necessary information once you have confirmed acceptance of Unisa’s offer. If you receive more than one offer from Unisa, please confirm which offer you are accepting.

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Unisa has Increased its Fees by 6 Percent for the 2017 Academic Year.

JOHANNESBURG –¬†Unisa has increased its fees by 6 percent for the 2017 academic year.

The university said it took into consideration the recent #FeesMustFall protests.

It acknowledged the difficulty of identifying the missing middle and has made provisions to support students registering for studies next year.

For undergraduates, there be a differentiated increase ranging from R40 to R80 per module.

Honours students will pay R200, up from R65 per module.

Postgraduate students who choose to receive materials electronically will receive a further 5 percent to 10 percent discount.

Unisa Council has also budgeted R99-million financial support for registered South African students who do not qualify for NASFAS funding.