Undergraduate qualifications

Apply for admission

Who must apply?

Everyone starting a new qualification, first-time Unisa applicants and Unisa students changing to a new qualification. If you applied for admission to semester 1 and did not receive an offer, you must re-apply for semester 2 of the 2016 academic year.

Online applications: 9 - 27 May 2016 (hard copy applications will only be accepted for non-degree purposes).

What’s new for 2016?

Check your documents & confirm that you are ready to apply

Please note that if you don't meet the exact requirements listed below, your application will be declined and you will have to re-apply during the next application period.

All required documents must be certified by a Commissioner of Oaths before being scanned and uploaded as part of the application submission process. Failure to submit all required documents, as well as required documents not being correctly certified, will result in your application being declined - it will not be processed further for the current application period.

  • Certified copy of your school qualifications (eg Senior Certificate)
  • Certified copy of your official tertiary academic record(s) (if applicable) (please note that internet copies will not be accepted)
  • Certified copy of your ID document (RSA students) or passport (international students)
  • Certified copy of your marriage certificate (if applicable) or divorce decree (if applicable)
  • Certified sworn translations of documents if they are not in English or Afrikaans

*Please note that some qualifications may require additional documents.

Follow the instructions carefully during the application process. Only upload the required documents as individual files and not a complete set of documents as one file.

  • Files are not larger than 2MB (2048KB) each.
  • Only black and white documents may be submitted.
  • Only the following file types are allowed: PDF (Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format file), DOC (Word document file) or TIF (image file)

How to apply?

Ways to apply

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).

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

This 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.

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. For more information, send an e-mail to applications@unisa.ac.za.

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Calculate your points score This system will allow you to conduct a self-assessment and calculate your individual points score. You will be able to assess whether you meet the statutory and college specific admission requirements for your chosen qualifications.

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