University Of South Africa (UNISA)

The University of South Africa, known colloquially as Unisa, which was established on 26 June 1873, is the largest university system in South Africa by enrollment. It attracts a third of all higher education students in South Africa.


University Of South Africa

Qualifications Offered At UNISA

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



How To Apply 

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.

Application Fees

Please note that:

  • University of South Africa Applicants is required to pay a non-refundable application fee of R120 for online applications. Applicants applying via Unisa for a TVET college can use a hard copy application – the application fee for this is R160.

Remember to: Calculate your APS.

Application Closing Dates

Applications close on the 30th of November.

View UNISA’s facts and figures here.

Contact Info And Website

General Information:
Tel: 012 429 3111

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