How To Check Your Unisa Application Status - Unisa Status Check



The University of South Africa (Unisa) has opened applications for the 2023 academic year’s undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The undergraduate programs provides qualifications such as higher certificates, advanced certificates, national diplomas, advanced diplomas and degrees. 



Unisa's 2024 applications are now closed for most of their qualifications - with just some exceptions. If you've submitted your Unisa online application, here's how you can track your Unisa application status.

Once you have finished your application, Unisa will consider it and provide you with feedback within six to eight weeks.

How To Track Your Unisa Application

  1. Go to the Unisa online application page to start

  2. Select the bubble next to status.

  3. Fill in your details

  4. You will then see the current status of your Unisa application online

If you are accepted, you’ll need to accept you offer. Once you have accepted the offer, you are officially a student of Unisa.

Unisa's undergraduate programs provide qualifications such as higher certificates, advanced certificates, national diplomas, advanced diplomas and degrees.  

How Many Courses Can You Apply For?

Prospective students can apply for a maximum of two courses, ranked in the order of their preference.  

Unisa is an open distance e-learning (ODeL) university which allows them to cater to students all over South Africa with the aim of providing equitable access to higher education for all students. Unisa’s status as an ODeL puts emphasis on students to take ownership of their studies as learning will take place online.

Although learning primarily takes place online, Unisa does provide support to its students through tutorial support, online tools and counseling. 

Frequently Asked Questions about UNISA (University of South Africa)

  1. What is UNISA? UNISA is a comprehensive, open distance learning university in South Africa, offering a variety of academic and vocational programs.

  2. How do I apply to UNISA? Applications to UNISA are submitted online through the university's application portal. Prospective students need to create an account, fill out the application form, and submit the required documents.

  3. What programs does UNISA offer? UNISA offers a wide range of programs including undergraduate, postgraduate, certificates, diplomas, and short courses across various fields such as Business, Law, Education, Arts, Science, and Health Sciences.

  4. Are there any distance learning options at UNISA? Yes, UNISA specializes in distance education and offers most of its programs in this format, allowing students to study from anywhere.

  5. What are the tuition fees at UNISA? Tuition fees at UNISA vary depending on the program and level of study. Fee information is available on UNISA’s website or by contacting the finance department.

  6. How do I check my application status at UNISA? Applicants can check their status online by logging into the UNISA student portal using their student number and password.

  7. Does UNISA offer financial aid or scholarships? UNISA offers various forms of financial aid and scholarships to eligible students. Information on these can be found on the university’s website.

  8. What are the entry requirements for UNISA? Entry requirements differ based on the program. Generally, they include a National Senior Certificate for undergraduate programs and an appropriate degree or equivalent for postgraduate programs.

  9. How does UNISA support its distance learning students? UNISA provides several forms of support for distance learners, including online resources, academic support services, digital libraries, and regional centers for face-to-face assistance.

  10. Can international students apply to UNISA? Yes, UNISA accepts international students. They must meet specific admission requirements and may need to fulfill additional criteria such as obtaining a study visa.


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South Africa's largest university has pushed back at the closing date for 2024 applications. This gives prospective students furthering Masters and Doctoral Degrees have more time to submit a admission application. 




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