Unisa Application Deadline 2024 | When Unisa Applications Will Close

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Last Updated on September 4, 2023

Unisa Application Deadline 2024

Unisa Application Deadline 2024 – Applications to study at South Africa’s largest distance-learning university, Unisa, are now open for the 2024 academic year. Prospective students should apply as soon as they can.

The University of South Africa, better known as Unisa, is the largest distance learning tertiary institution in Africa and is now taking 2024 applications. This is for all Unisa courses such as Undergraduate Qualifications, higher certificates, diplomas, and degrees as well as Honours Degrees and Postgraduate Diplomas.

2024 applications opened on 1 September.

Unisa Application Deadline 2024

Unisa will be closing their 2024 applications on 13 October, giving applicants a month and a half to apply. The importance of sticking to the application deadlines cannot be overstated, as missing these dates could potentially delay enrollment for the next academic year.

What You’ll Need For Your Unisa Application

You start off with some basic information for your application to Unisa which shouldn’t be too difficult to find.

  • A valid email address
  • A valid cellphone number
  • South African applicants will need an ID number.  Foreign applicants will need their passport number.
  • Copy of your school qualifications (eg Senior Certificate)
  • Application fee of R125 for application at Unisa which should be paid once you receive your student number

How To Submit Unisa Online Application

  1. Head to the ‘Apply for admission’ page
  2. Once you’re here, you will see options for which qualification you want to apply to. Choose the type of qualification you’re applying for.
  3. Read the information then click on ‘Start the process’
  4. Read the information then click on ‘Proceed to ODL and Unisa’
  5. Read the information and then scroll back to the top and click on the circle with a number 2 inside which says ‘Are you certain about your career?’
  6. Read the information about applications to Unisa and then scroll back to the top and click on the circle with a number 3 inside which says ‘Choose or find your qualification?’. (If you require more information on the courses being offered and the different faculties, scroll down to where it says ‘Explore qualifications by interest fields’. Once you know which faculty you want to go into and the qualification you want to pursue, to go back to select, click on the circle with a number 3 inside which says ‘Choose or find your qualification?’ again.)
  7. You can then select your qualification by college (faculty) or level.
  8. Once here, you will find the different qualifications Unisa offers in that college/faculty. If you click on the different qualifications, you will find information such as admission requirements and if you click on ‘Registration and curriculum information’, you will find the modules that belong to that specific qualification.
  9. You then head back to the page where it shows the different qualifications offered with the step circles on top.
  10. You have now found the qualification you want to apply for and should now click on the circle with a number 4  inside which says ‘Apply for admission’
  11. Read the information and then click on ‘CLICK HERE to apply online’
  12. In the first section, click on the bubble next to the qualification you’re studying towards.
  13. If you already have a student number, click yes. If not, click no.
  14. Fill in your details and follow the prompts.
  15. Once you’re done, you’ll need to submit relevant documents.

It’s important to remember that your application for Unisa isn’t complete until you have submitted the relevant documents in support.

Documents Needed For Your Unisa Application

Once the student has deduced that they have met all the necessary requirements to enrol as a Unisa student, they will need to supply the following documents to complete their Unisa application status. Make sure your student number is correct on your application as well as the other personal details.

  • Copy of school qualifications, i.e. a diploma, National Senior Certificate (NSC), etc.
  • Copy of official tertiary academic records (if applicable)
  • Copy of ID or passport depending on whether you are a South African citizen or international student
  • Copy of marriage certificate or divorce certificate (if applicable)

How To Submit Unisa Documents

  1. Head to the ‘Apply for admission to Unisa: application tool’ page
  2. Click on the bubble next to ‘Documents’
  3. Fill in your information
  4. Click on choose file and select the corresponding files from your device
  5. Click on ‘Upload’
  6. Once done submitting all documents, click on ‘Submit documents and continue’
  7. Now, you need to pay the application fee

Unisa Application Fees

When you are online use the student number you receive from Unisa and the application fee reference number (ie STUDENTNUMBER 5370810030).

This fee is non-refundable even if you decide not to study through Unisa, do not qualify for admission to Unisa or cannot be offered a space due to limited spaces available. Unisa does not accept cash at any of its offices.


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