Unisa 2020 applications open now


Unisa's application window for the 2020 academic year is open now, giving first time students an opportunity to reserve their seat.

Undergraduates were able to submit their applications until the 27th September 2019. However Unisa have announced that the application period has re-opened. There's now confirmation on the new closing date so its important to act now and complete an application form.

Do you want to enter a study programme at Unisa? Then follow the steps set out below:

Step 1: Check Your Course Requirements

Do you meet the admission requirements, and the required academic points score for your chosen qualification?

Every qualification is unique and may require a specific set of subjects and points in order to enter. Do your research and find out what you need to apply.

Step 2: Provide Valid Contact Details

Ensure that you have a valid cellphone number and email address. Unisa corresponds with applicants during and after the application process.

Only provide one email address and cellphone number to receive your messages on time.

Step 3: Prepare Your Documents

These documents will be required from students applying to study at Unisa for the first time. You will need to upload them as part of your application so make sure you have the following before you begin the online process.

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

Step 4: Apply Online

Once you have completed steps 1, 2 and 3 you will be ready to apply on the Unisa website.


Note that applications will only officially open on the 20 August.

Step 5: Pay The Application Fee

Unisa charges R110 for online applications. Your application will only be accepted and processed once the fee has been paid. Be advised that this is a non-refundable fee.

Once you have submitted your application you can sit back relax and wait to hear whether you have been accepted.