Ways to give


The Unisa online donation platform is a secure platform powered by Virtual Card Services. It will enable you to make donations to the university by using your credit card securely, anytime, anywhere. You can donate any amount that you want or any of the stipulated amounts on the system by clicking: Donate Now. Transactions are real-time and our system does not store your card information. 

Regular or annual funding

The Unisa Foundation is largely responsible for securing regular funding in order to support the university’s core business of teaching and learning, research and innovation and community engagement and outreach programmes. Our main sources of funding are local and international foundations, trusts, corporations and individuals, and we receive funding in the form of cash or in the form of non-financial resources such as computers, books, equipment and other material resources. For telephonic advice, contact development officers.


Bequests will assist the university to finance essential projects such as student bursaries, infrastructure and research. Bequests can also play a role in assisting the university to improve its services and to maintain its position as a leader in distance education. A charitable bequest is a gift to a charity, made upon your death, through a will or trust. You can make a bequest to Unisa for a certain amount or for a percentage of your estate, and you can designate that the gift support a purpose or programme at the University of South Africa (Unisa) that has personal importance to you or leave its use to the University’s discretion. Click here to learn more and for various options. For telephonic advice on making a bequest call +27 (0)12 441 5879.

Major gifts

Major gifts will ensure that Unisa can offer significant support to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, attract top researchers from South Africa, Africa and abroad, bolster critical research and teaching in all disciplines, and preserve the university’s heritage. For telephonic advice on making a donation call +27 (0)12 441 5694.


Large-scale private support, particularly when it comes in the form of an endowment, allows the university to make long-term plans in terms of its students, staff and infrastructure. For telephonic advice on making a donation call +27 (0)12 441 5694.

Payment methods for overseas donors

The UK Fund for Charities
6 Warren Wood, Warren Road
T : +44 (0)7379 457255
E :


Registered charity number 1097462
Company registered in England and Wales number 04727786
Registered Office:
7 Balmoral
East Grinstead, RH19 4RJ, UK

Payment Options:

  • By sterling cheque made out to “UK Fund for Charities”.
  • Pay online via PayPal – go to our website: and follow the Application/Renewal Link.
  • By Bank Transfer to Barclays Bank
    Account Name:  UK Fund for Charities
    Sort Code: 20-23-97
    A/C No: 23729745
    IBAN:  GB23 BUKB 202397 237297 45
    Swift:  BARCGB22

King Baudouin Foundation United States

U.S.-based donors can make tax deductible contributions to the Friends of University of South Africa Foundation" at the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS). KBFUS is a public charity, within the meaning of Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the IRC. Donors may claim the maximum tax benefits allowed by U.S. tax law for their contributions. If you wish to support us, here is how to proceed:


Last modified: 2023/08/07