September to November 2021 examinations and the provision of data

The upcoming September to November 2021 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 6 September 2021 and conclude on 3 December 2021. We encourage all students to start studying and preparing 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 currently registered Unisa student living in South Africa, you will receive 30GB of data per month (10GB anytime and 20GB night time) for the period 6 September to 6 December 2021 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 September to November 2021 exams.

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

  1. Make sure that your cellphone number is 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. The university intends to use your existing network provider to access your data. You must therefore update your details before 12:00 on Thursday 2 September 2021, after which the list of mobile numbers will be extracted to serve as a master reference for MNOs to activate data.

Please note: Cell C is not providing data for Unisa students. If you have a Cell C number, we encourage you to provide an alternative non Cell C number on myUnisa before 12:00 on Thursday 2 September 2021.

More details will follow shortly.

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

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: 2021/09/01