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Apply for admission to Unisa for the 2018 academic year


Who must apply?

  • Everyone wanting to start a new qualification must apply for admission. This includes first-time Unisa applicants and Unisa students changing to a new qualification.
  • Everyone completing a Higher Certificate or Alternative Pathway / Extended Programme must apply for admission to the follow-on qualification.
  • You must re-apply for admission if you previously applied for admission and received feedback, but did not register for any reason.
  • Everyone planning to enrol for classes at a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college under the Unisa-TVET agreement must apply for admission.
    * You can apply for admission via the TVET college or online at Unisa or via one of their self-help terminals. The TVET colleges provide face-to-face tuition / classes for selected modules in some qualifications. Please check that your selected TVET college offers your qualification(s) of choice.


What's new for 2018?

  • You may apply for a maximum of two qualifications, ranked in order of preference (although you may only register for one should both of your applications be successful).
  • Unisa will inform you of the outcome of your application. If successful, Unisa will offer you a space for the 2018 academic year.
  • You must accept or decline Unisa's offer within the prescribed period of time.
    Why happens if I don't accept Unisa's offer?
    • The university will withdraw your offer and give your space to another applicant.
    • You will not be able to register for the 2018 academic year.

Please note: To apply for admission via a TVET college, you must ensure that the relevant TVET college offers your qualification(s) of choice.


When must I apply?

You must apply for admission to the 2018 academic year during the relevant application period. Click here for more information about Unisa's application dates.


How must I apply?

If you plan to enrol for classes at a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college under the Unisa-TVET agreement, you may apply via the relevant TVET college or at Unisa via the online or self-help options.


Apply for admission via a TVET college

  • Please ensure that the TVET college you have selected offers your qualification of choice.
  • Apply for admission to Unisa via the TVET college. Indicate clearly at the time of application that you are applying for admission to Unisa. Ensure that you submit all the necessary documents and pay the application fee during the application process.

Apply for admission to Unisa online or at a Unisa self-help terminal

  • Online via the application website: www.unisa.ac.za/apply
  • Visit a Unisa Regional Office to submit your complete application online via the self-help stations (application form + uploaded supporting documents) (08:00-15:30, Mondays to Fridays)

Click here for more information about Unisa's application for admission process.


Register for the 2018 academic year

Unisa will send the necessary information about registration dates and the registration process to all successful applicants who have confirmed their acceptance of Unisa's offer. Visit www.unisa.ac.za/register for registration information.