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Unisa payment methods and banking details

 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.

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. Please note that these are real-time transaction.

Unisa web credit card payments

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

Please note:

Postal orders, money orders

Postal orders and money orders 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
      • 5370810030 for the application fee
      • 5400315164 for access cards

Please note:

  • 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.

How to complete a bank deposit slip

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.

Complete the deposit slip according to this table and the image below:

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) Library fees – 5400374225
d) Application fee - 5370810030

Standard Bank deposit slip for Unisa payments

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

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
      • 5370810030 for the application fee
      • 5400315164 for access cards

Please note:

  • 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.

Payments by employers / sponsors / donors & bulk payments

Unisa allows payments by employers / sponsors / donors & bulk payments. It is, however, the student's responsibility to ensure the following:

  • The correct Unisa banking details and payment methods are used.
  • A fully completed payment advice form is submitted during Unisa's approved registration period. Download the payment advice form (DOC).
  • The correct proof of payment (remittance or payment advice) accompanying the payment breakdown form is submitted to Unisa.

Banking details for payments by employers / sponsors / donors & bulk payments only:

  • Account name: University of South Africa (income)
  • Account number: 01 155 462 2
  • Business current account
  • Branch & code: Sunnyside, 01 0645

Please note:

  • Incomplete or incorrect payment information will not be processed, and Unisa will not be held liable for any resultant delay in the allocation or transfer of funds to study fees accounts.
  • Payments will be allocated within two working days upon receipt of the required information. Proof of payment (remittance or payment advice) and a breakdown of the payment (full names, identity numbers, student numbers and amount per student) must be sent to susdepid@unisa.ac.za
  • For any enquiries, please send an e-mail to susdepid@unisa.ac.za

Refunds

Please note:

  • No refunds for credit balances less than R100.00 will be allowed. Application and acceptance fees are non-refundable.
  • Refund requests must be accompanied by proof of payment.

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
      • 5370810030 for the application fee

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

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.