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Payment methods

For your convenience, we provide a variety of different payment methods. The following table details ways to pay, payment channels, plus refund and other information. In the case of electronic transfers, please ensure that the reference field is completed correctly. No cash or cheques will be accepted at any Unisa office. Cash can, however, be paid into the university’s bank account at any Standard Bank branch.

Debit cards

Debit card payments are only accepted if you pay or register in person at Unisa in Sunnyside/Florida or at one of the regional offices. Unisa web payment link: http://www.unisa.ac.za/feepayment (this is a secure site)

 

Credit cards

Credit cards are restricted to Visa and Mastercard. Credit card payments are accepted if you pay or register in person at Unisa in Sunnyside/Florida or at one of the regional offices. Unisa web payment link: http://www.unisa.ac.za/feepayment (this is a secure site)

Please note that these are real-time transactions.

Unisa web credit card payments

Unisa web payment link: http://www.unisa.ac.za/feepayment (this is a secure site)

Please note that these are real-time transactions.

Postal orders, money orders & bank drafts

Postal orders, money orders and bank drafts should be made payable to Unisa.

This method of payment will only be accepted if posted to the university.

Telegraphic money order (TMO)

Students must state surname, first names, address, student number (if known) and for what purpose the payment is made. The TMO must be addressed to “Unisa” Unisarand for delivery and payment by the Unisarand Post Office.

 

Bank deposit

Bank deposits can be made at any Standard Bank branch in South Africa

  • if you already have a student number
  • in respect of fees, for example: study fees, examination fees (supplementary, sick or special exam fees), exemption fees and library charges
  • provided that the deposit slip is correctly filled in as follows:
    • Deposit reference: first eight (8) blocks are for the student number (If the student number consists of only 7 digits, then a “0” must be filled in as the first digit of the student number) leave one block open, then fill in the code number 5400374721 for study fees, 5400374225 for Library fees or 5352X74608 for Matriculation Exemption fees
  • Ensure that the deposit slip is correctly filled in as follows:
    • Deposit to: Unisa student deposits
    • Bank account number: 096R
    • Deposit reference: first eight (8) blocks are for the student number (If the student number consists of only 7 digits, then a “0” must be filled in as the first digit of the student number). Leave one block open, then fill in the following codes:
      • 5400374721 for study fees
      • 5400374225 for library fees
      • 5352X74608 for matriculation exemption fees
      • 5400315318 for 3G Internet Access
  • If a cheque is deposited, write your student number on the back of the cheque

Should any of the information on the bank deposit slip be incomplete or incorrect, the transaction will not be processed by the bank and/or may cause a delay in the allocation or transfer of funds to your account and as such the university cannot be held liable for delays caused.

Payments will be allocated within two days, except over weekends, to the study fees account provided that all the information on the deposit slip is correct.

Only bank guaranteed cheques will be accepted for deposit. You must write your student number on the back of the cheque.

Internet/electronic payments

Please note that Unisa is a pre-approved beneficiary.

  • Select Unisa on the beneficiary field.
  • You will not be required to complete the bank account or branch code details.
  • Ensure that the reference field is completed correctly.
    • Deposit reference: first eight (8) blocks are for the student number (if the student number consists of only 7 digits, then a “0” must be filled in as the first digit of the student number). Leave one block open, then fill in the following codes:
      • 5400374721 for study fees
      • 5400374225 for library fees
      • 5352X74608 for matriculation exemption fees
      • 5400315318 for 3G Internet Access

Should any of the information on the bank deposit slip be incomplete or incorrect, the transaction will not be processed by the bank and/or may cause a delay in the allocation or transfer of funds to your account.

Payments will be allocated within two days, except over weekends, to the study fees account provided that all the information on the deposit slip is correct.

Refunds

  • Requests have to be made in writing and must be signed by the registered student. Download the refund form (PDF)
  • Requests can be e-mailed to finan@unisa.ac.za or faxed to +27 (12) 429 3354.
  • Refunds will be processed within 21 days from receipt of request.
  • Credit balances exceeding the total study fees paid by sponsors or bursaries will be refunded to the sponsor or bursary concerned.

No refunds for credit balances less than R100.00 will be allowed. Refund requests must be accompanied by proof of payment.

General

  • The university reserves the right not to render services to students with outstanding balances.
  • Receipts and statements of accounts will be issued to registered students only. It remains the student’s responsibility to submit the document to the relevant sponsor.

 

International students Please note that this bank account can ONLY be used by international students.

The preferred method of payment is credit card via the Unisa website. Unisa web payment link: http://www.unisa.ac.za/feepayment (this is a secure site). Alternatively, you can make payment by means of a SWIFT/EFT transfer (see bank account details below).

SWIFT/EFT transfers can be made

  • if you already have a student number
  • in respect of fees, for example: study fees, examination fees (supplementary, sick or special exam fees), exemption fees and library charges
  • provided that the details are filled in as follows:
    • Bank: Standard Bank
    • Beneficiary: Unisa student deposits
    • Branch code: 010645
    • Swift code: SBZAZAJJ
    • Account number: 011554622
    • Deposit reference: first eight (8) blocks are for the student number (if the student number consists of only 7 digits, then a “0” must be filled in as the first digit of the student number). Leave one block open, then fill in the following codes:
      • 5400374721 for study fees
      • 5400374225 for library fees
      • 5352X74608 for matriculation exemption fees
      • 5400315318 for 3G Internet Access

Please note that credit card payments are real-time transactions. Submit proof of payment to international@unisa.ac.za.


Bank payments

Please note that Unisa now banks with Standard Bank. Should you need to make payments at a Standard Bank branch, please refer to the following sample deposit slip.Standard Bank deposit slip for Unisa payments

Complete the deposit slip according to this table:
1 Unisa student deposits
2 096R
3 8 digit student number
4 Leave a block empty after your student number
5

Reference number

 

a) Study fees – 5400374721
b) Matriculation fees – 5352X74608
c) Learning centre – 5400374071
d) Library fees – 5400374225
e) 3G Internet Access – 5400315318