University of South Africa UNISA

Unisa is Africa’s leading distance learning institution nurturing inspiring leaders of tomorrow. We are a reputable, comprehensive, flexible and accessible open distance learning institution that is motivating a future generation. We offer internationally accredited qualifications and have world-class resources.

UNISA Courses Offered

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

University of South Africa UNISA UNISA Application 2020

All applications for second semester 2019 is now closed. Applications for 2020 will open around August 2019.

To accept or decline Unisa’s offer or check your application status, go to

Unisa General Admission Requirements

Your admission to Unisa is dependent on you meeting the specific admission requirements for your chosen qualification. If you don’t meet these requirements, you may want to consider alternative qualifications or possibly, if you qualify, an extended programme (refer to the college admission requirements), enabling you to register for limited modules in your first year.

Find details of admission requirements by the various faculties or departments below ;

Accounting Sciences

Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Economic & Management Sciences



Human Sciences


Science, Engineering & Technology

How To Apply For Admission

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. You will be able to view the application options here.

Step 2:  Complete your application form in full. 

*Remember you’ll need an email address.

Step 3:  Attach all supporting documents.

Step 4:  Complete a student accommodation form.

Apply Online Here

University of South Africa UNISA Registration

  • Undergraduate higher certificates, diplomas & degrees, advanced certificates, advanced diplomas, BTechs & postgraduate certificates: January
  • Honours degrees & postgraduate diplomas:
    • Semester modules & the CTA: January
    • Year modules: January – April
  • Master’s & doctoral degrees: March – April (with some exceptions)

UNISA Contact Details

University of South Africa
P O Box 392

General applications and registration queries – 012 441 5888