Undergraduate qualifications

Try the readiness tool to find out if you're ready for ODL

Studying through Unisa and open distance learning is a BIG commitment.

You need to be sure that you are right for Unisa and that Unisa is right for you! To be a successful Unisa student, you need to understand what you are getting yourself into:

  • You won't attend lectures, which means that you will be expected to do a lot of reading and writing on your own. 
  • You must be able to draw up a study schedule and stick to it, so that you can submit assignments on time and be prepared for your examinations.
  • You must have access to a computer and the internet, and be familiar with working on a computer.

Are you ready for Unisa? Even if you know that Unisa is the right university for you, try our open distance learning readiness tool to find out more about the university and how open distance learning works.

See what it takes to be a Unisa student

Take a look at the journey that some of our successful students have experienced to get a realistic idea of what it takes to be a Unisa student.


Click here to watch Unisa ODL video.