Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Option 2: In person at a self-help computer terminal

The information on this page is for the 2019 academic year. Updated information for the 2020 academic year will be available before the start of the 2020 registration period.

Before going to a Unisa regional office, read through this website carefully to ensure that you complete the registration form correctly.

When you arrive at a Unisa regional office, you’ll be referred to a self-help computer terminal. Finalise your registration by following the prompts / instructions on the screen. Unisa staff will be in the registration halls to assist you.

The self-help registration process

  1. At the computer, type in your student number.
  2. You’ll be prompted to confirm your information.
    • If it’s correct, click "Yes".
    • If you need to make changes, click "No". Make the necessary changes and when you’re satisfied, click "Yes" to submit the information.
    It is very important to provide your correct address and cellphone numbers. Incorrect information may delay the delivery of your study material and prevent you from receiving important information from the university.
  3. Select your modules.
    • Use the drop-down menu provided with each module.
    • Once you’ve selected your modules and confirmed the information on the summary page, click "Proceed with temporary registration".
  4. If you have a credit card you may pay your fees online. If not, you can pay at any Standard Bank branch. Retain your proof of payment in case of enquiries.
  5. If you pay, at least, the minimum fee, you can print out a confirmation of your registration. If you don’t make the minimum payment, you’ll receive a printout indicating the details of the modules you selected and the payment details (minimum fee payable, total fee and payment options).

For more information on the self-help terminals at Unisa's regional offices, visit www.unisa.ac.za/regions.

Study pack delivery options

At the point of registration, you will have three delivery options to choose from for your first study pack for the semester:

1. Courier

There is no additional fee to courier your study material. Please provide Unisa with the following:

  • a valid and active cellphone number
  • an alternative and valid contact number (in case we can't get hold of you via your cellphone number)
  • a valid and correct courier delivery address

In an effort to ensure that study material packs are delivered on time to the right student, Unisa requires the student (or a designated person) to present proof of identity and provide a contact number to the courier company.

This information, together with the recipient's signature, will be captured on the courier delivery form to ensure that study material packs are delivered timeously and to the correct student.

2. Post Office

Provide Unisa with a correct address, suburb and postal code, and a valid and active cellphone number. It is very important that you collect your study material from the Post Office as soon as you receive the notification SMS.

What should I do if I don't receive the notification SMS?

  • If you don't receive the notification SMS within 10 days of your registration being finalised, please enquire at your local Post Office.
  • If your study pack is not available at your local Post Office, please contact Unisa's Despatch Division urgently

3. Counter collection

All Unisa students may make use of this option, but the counter collection points are only available at the Sunnyside Campus (Pretoria), the Science Campus (Florida), and the Durban and Pietermaritzburg Campuses. If you select this option, your parcel will be picked / packaged as soon as your registration is finalised, but will only be available for collection in two or more working days. You will receive an SMS from Unisa once your parcel is ready for collection from your preferred collection point.

  • Sunnyside and Science (Florida) Campus counters: You must collect your study material pack within two working days (48 hours) of receiving the SMS. If you do not collect your study material within this time period, your study pack will then be posted to you via ordinary mail by the South African Post Office.

  • Durban and Pietermaritzburg counters: You must collect your study material pack within 5 working days of receiving the SMS. If you do not collect your study material within this time period, your study material will be sent back to Unisa's Science or Muckleneuk Campuses.

We encourage students who choose the counter collection or South African Post Office options to collect their study materials on time when notified.   

Please note:

  • This delivery option only applies to your first study pack. Subsequent material will be sent via ordinary mail service from the South African Post Office. Once you have registered, you must register on myUnisa. This will enable you to access your study material online.
  • Study material for second semester modules will only be sent to you at the start of the second semester. Second semester study material will also only be available on myUnisa at the start of the second semester.
  • All communication sent to you after the initial study package (with the exception of study guides) will be sent electronically to your myLife e-mail account (eg follow-up tutorial letters, examination timetables and results, financial statements). You will no longer receive such communication in printed format.

Last modified: 2019/11/13