Unisa 2022 Bursary Applications Closing Date Extended


The University of South Africa has extended the closing date for 2022 bursary applications for Honours, Masters and Doctoral qualifications.

The University of South Africa (Unisa) offers bursaries for postgraduate studies and have announced that the closing date for Honours, Masters and Doctoral 2022 bursary applications has been extended to 11 February 2022.

Unisa 2022 Bursary Applications Closing Date


This means that students who have applied to study at Unisa for the first semester of 2022 should submit their applications before this closing date.

The initial closing date was 31 January 2022 but the university has decided to extend it.


These bursaries aim to financially assist South African Unisa alumni students with their Unisa tuition fees, thus enabling them to register and complete their qualifications.

Unisa has specified that only online applications submitted via the myUnisa link will be considered.

How To Apply

  • Go to:
  • Click on the menu in the top right corner
  • Select the bursary you would like to apply for
    • There are four bursaries namely, the Honours Bursary Fund, Masters and Doctoral Bursary Fund, Merit Bursary Fund and the Council Bursary Fund.
  • Once you have selected the bursary you must enter your Unisa username and password.
  • Fill out all the details required in the application.
  • Submit the application

Unisa has stated that late/incomplete applications will not be considered so be sure to fill in the application form fully and submit the correct form before the closing date.

Should you need assistance with your application you can click here to find the PGD & Honours Bursary Application Roadmap Guide.


If you still need help after checking the application guide then you should contact the Postgraduate Bursaries Administration via email at

When applying students must make use of their myLife email account as application outcomes will only be communicated to them via this email account.

Students are selected for bursaries based on their eligibility, academic performance, and the availability of funds.

Unisa has also reminded students who are funded by the (National Student Financial Aid Scheme) Nsfas to ensure they are temporarily registered no later than the 11 February deadline. This will allow the university to activate their registration when they receive funding for Nsfas.


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