Unisa Applications For 2024 Will Close Soon, Apply Now!



South Africa’s largest university is currently accepting admission applications for the 2024 academic year. Prospective students wanting to enrol in academic programmes at the institution are encouraged to apply before the fast-approaching application deadline. 



The University of South Africa (Unisa) 2024 admission application period will close on Friday, 17 November 2023. This gives prospective students little more than 24 hours to submit a Unisa application to study at South Africa's largest university in 2024.

Unisa 2024 applications opened on 1 September 2023 for undergraduate qualifications. During this application period, individuals can apply for admission to a variety of academic programmes, including Higher Certificate programmes, Advanced Certificate Programmes, Diploma programmes, Advanced Diploma programmes and Degree programmes.

Individuals desiring to pursue postgraduate studies, including Honours Degrees and Postgraduate Diplomas, can also apply for admission during this application period.

Who Should Apply During Unisa 2023 Applications

Unisa reminds prospective students that anyone beginning a new qualification must submit an admission application. This includes first-time applicants and current students who are changing their qualifications or areas of specialisation.

Individuals who previously applied for admission but were not offered placement or chose not to register after being offered a place at the university must also submit admission applications.

New applicants can apply for a maximum of two qualifications. If your application is successful, you may either accept or decline Unisa's offer. You can only accept one offer.

Students completing a higher certificate or any other program who wish to continue with further undergraduate studies must also submit applications.

Unisa Honours Degrees And Postgraduate Diplomas.

Applications for admission to Honours Degrees And Postgraduate Diplomas for the 2024 academic year are also set to close on 17 November 2023.

Everyone wishing to start a new qualification must apply for admission, including first-time Unisa applicants, Unisa students changing to a new qualification and/or changing the specialisation of their current qualification, and applicants in their final year of an undergraduate qualification who wish to continue with postgraduate studies.

It's important to note that admission to a postgraduate qualification is not automatic. Admission will depend on whether the applicant complies with the admission requirements and space availability.

What’s Needed For Your Unisa Application?

Once the student has deduced that they have met all the requirements to enrol as a Unisa student, they will need to supply the following documents to complete their Unisa application status. 

  • 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)
  • Copy of official tertiary academic record (if applicable)
  • Application fee of R125 for application at Unisa which should be paid once you receive your student number 
  • Supporting documents for your application

How To Submit A Unisa Application 

Step 1: Visit the Unisa website.

Step 2: Select "admissions" in the menu bar at the top of the screen, and "apply for admission" from the drop-down menu.

Step 3: Select "undergraduate admissions".

Step 4: Click on "Start the process".

Step 5: Follow the prompts on the screen.

Step 6: Fill in all your relevant personal details and ensure that you upload all the required documents.

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