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How to Apply for Admission at UNISA in 2018


It’s that time of year when applications for colleges and universities are open and you have a limited time to get all the necessary paper work in in order to be accepted. Many of the colleges and universities also have a limited amount of bursaries or funding available which you need to look into before it is to late to apply for those too.

Unisa admissions

Who should apply for admission?

You must apply for each new qualification even if you already have a Unisa student number.

This includes new applicants (prospective students) and current and returning/previous students. A formal qualification includes: higher certificates, diplomas, bachelor degrees, BTech degrees, postgraduate certificates, postgraduate diplomas, advanced certificates, advanced diplomas, honours degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degrees.

New applicants include

prospective students who have never before studied through

Unisa students who have previously registered or who are currently registered for short learning programmes

current Grade 12 learners

students studying at other higher education institutions and who wish to study through Unisa in 2014

Current and returning students include

any student who wishes to change the qualification for which they are currently or were previously registered

students in their final semester/ year and who intend to study further


students wishing to change the specialisation of their current qualification

Master’s or doctoral degree applicants

any student meeting the admission requirements to apply for a master’s or doctoral degree

Take note of the following before you apply:

You must have a valid e-mail address so that Unisa can communicate with you during the application process.

You must upload all the necessary supporting documents as part of the application process. If you are unable to do so, you will not be able to submit your application.

You must not pay the application fee until you receive a reference number from Unisa.

You can apply for a maximum of two qualifications.

No application payments or documents will be accepted during the registration period

In case you missed it, here are the dates for registrations

Unisa 2018 registration dates

For more info go to www.unisa.ac.za

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