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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 First National Bank (FNB) branch.


Debit cards

Debit card payments are accepted if you pay or register in person at any Unisa Regional offices.


Bank deposit

Bank deposits can be made at any FNB 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 Fees
    • Bank account number: Unisa Student Fees
    • 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 (2) to ten (10) working days to the study fees account, provided that all the information on the deposit slip is correct.
  • No cheques are accepted.

How to make a payment

Please note that Unisa now banks with First National Bank (FNB). Should you need to make payments at a FNB,  please refer to the following sample deposit slip.

Cash and Direct Deposits, EFT:

For South African Students

Bank Name:                FNB (First National Bank)

Account Name:           UNISA Students Deposits

Account Number:        Select Unisa on the list of pre-approved Public Beneficiaries

Reference:                  Student Number, Space, 5400374721 (Study Fees Allocation Number)

                                   (Your 8-digit student number)


Payments by employers / bulk payments / sponsors, bursaries, donors & International Students

Bank Name: FNB (First National Bank)
Account Name: UNISA Income Account
Account number: 627 9962 5200
Account Type: Cheque
Branch Code: 250645
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ

Note:                         For bulk payments kindly complete the payment advise form

                                  (download online  Download the payment advice form )

Allocation numbers for payments other than Study Fees:  

Library Fees: Student Number, Space, 5400374225
Application Fees: Student Number, Space, 5370810030
Matriculation Exemption Fees: Student Number, Space, 5352X74608
Student Card Fees: Student Number, Space, 5400315164
SBL Tuition:

Student number, space, 3000774039

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 (2) to ten (10) 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
  • If a company or employer is paying your tuition fees, please submit proof of payment 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. 
  • Applications and miscellaneous fees are non-refundable.
  • 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.

Last modified: 2020/03/19