Selection and application for 2019: here's what you should know

Unisa is known as a provider of fair and equitable access to higher education opportunities. Flowing from its social responsibility to address past inequalities, Unisa has an application and selection process that effectively addresses historical imbalances without sacrificing quality standards.

This process promotes focused attention towards improved student support, and the alignment of our new student intake with the available academic capacity and required infrastructure to maximise all students’ chances of success.

What does the selection process entail?

  • Based on Unisa's application and selection process, you will not automatically be accepted to study through Unisa in 2019 even if you meet the general academic admission requirements for your qualification(s) of choice.
  • Unisa will assess your application according to the academic admission requirements for your qualification(s) of choice, your final mark received at undergraduate level and the number of places available for the qualification(s) for which you have applied.


How does the application process work?

  • 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.
  • You must accept or decline Unisa's offer within the prescribed period of time.


Who must apply for admission?

Everyone wanting to start a new qualification must apply for admission. This includes

  • first-time Unisa applicants
  • Unisa students changing to a new qualification
  • applicants in their final year of an undergraduate qualification who wish to continue with postgraduate studies

Please note: You must re-apply for admission if you previously applied for admission and were offered a space, but did not register for any reason.