17 January 2022 to 4 March 2022 examinations and the provision of data

Dear Unisa Student 

The upcoming January 2022 to February 2022 online exams are due to start early this year. Given the unusual academic year that resulted from the Covid-19 pandemic and the drawn-out lockdown protocols, the examinations will commence on 17 January 2022 and will end on 4 March 2022. We encourage all students to start studying and prepare for the online exams.

Most modules will require you to have a device (smartphone, tablet, iPad, laptop or desktop) and data to ensure that you successfully write the exams. Some modules, however, will require additional technical specifications such as web cams and high-speed internet; your lecturer will communicate any such requirements with you.

The details regarding the different exam formats and platforms for your respective modules have been communicated together with the timetable which has already been released. You can view your exam timetable on myUnisa:

UNISA wishes you well for your upcoming examinations. 

Data for the examinations

We have great news! As a registered UNISA student living in South Africa, you will receive 30GB of data per month (10GB anytime and 20GB night time) for the period 17 January 2022 and will end on 4 March 2022 on the cellphone number Unisa has on record for you. This means that you will have sufficient data and connectivity to prepare for your exams and successfully complete your January to March 2022 exams.

Please follow these two steps ensure that you receive your data:

  1. Make sure that your Cell phone number is Ricad and correct on myUnisa so that you can benefit from the data for your examinations. To update your details, login to myUnisa, click on myAdmin / Student Admin / Biographical Details / Update Contact Detail.
  2. Should your current data package be greater than the UNISA provisioned one, you are advised to get a different SIM where your data will be loaded.

  3. The university intends to use your existing network provider to access your data. Students must do so before 12:00- 5 January 2022, after which the list of mobile numbers will be extracted to serve as a master reference for MNOs to activate data.

Please note: Telkom data provided by the University is Telkom to Telkom and not all networks.

More details will follow shortly.

If you have any queries related to your data, please contact:

Call: 0800 000 1870 (option 4)


Reminder regarding plagiarism during the examinations

All academic work, written or otherwise, submitted by a student is expected to be the result of his or her own work. The university views acts of copyright infringement and plagiarism as a serious offence.

Plagiarism is the act of taking the words, ideas and thoughts of others and presenting them as your own. It is a form of theft which involves a number of dishonest academic activities. Kindly read the University’s Policy on Copyright Infringement and Plagiarism and the Disciplinary Code, which are available on myUnisa. Students are advised to study the Disciplinary Code, especially chapter 3 (1.19).

Publish date: 2021/12/22