unisa second semester

Who can must apply for admission at Unisa?

  • Everyone who wants to start studying for a new qualification at Unisa, must apply for admission first.
  • This includes the following:  First-time Unisa applicants, Unisa students who had applied for admission before, but were not offered a space, as well as Unisa students who are changing to study a new qualification.
  • Students who are completing a Higher Certificate or Extended Program / Alternative Pathway must all apply for admission first for admission to the follow-on qualification they want to study.
  • Students must re-apply for admission at Unisa who had applied for admission before and received feedback, but did not register at Unisa for some reason.
  • You must apply for admission when you are planning to register for classes at a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college who is under the Unisa-TVET agreement.

What can I study at Unisa?

There are seven broad subject areas that you can choose to undertake. There are a multitude of courses available in each field, but these are the vocations you can decide to study:
  • Accounting Sciences
  • Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Education
  • Human Sciences
  • Law
  • Science, Engineering and Technology

What documents do I need to apply to Unisa?

For the Unisa Online Application, only upload the required documents as individual files and not a complete set of documents as one file.
  • Copy of your school qualifications (eg Senior Certificate)
  • Copy of your official tertiary academic record(s) (if applicable) (internet copies will not be accepted)
  • Copy of your ID document (RSA students) or ID / passport (international students)
  • Copy of your marriage certificate (if applicable) or divorce decree (if applicable)
  • Sworn translations of documents if they are not in English or Afrikaans
  • Files must not be larger than 2MB (2048KB) each.
  • Only black and white documents may be submitted.
  • Only the following file types are allowed: PDF (Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format file), DOC (Word document file) or TIF (image file)

Details of unisa online application