Unisa Banking Details - How To Pay Your Unisa Application Fee

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Paying the application fee is a step towards completing your application and starting your journey with Unisa. Unisa is a university which utilises the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) method which allows students to have their own schedule.


Applying to universities will find some students asking questions and needing guidance. Paying an application fee is a step in the Unisa application process that needs to be done before your application can be completed and received by the Unisa for consideration.

Those wishing to study at Unisa and are applying will need to pay an application fee of R135 if they're applying online.

Use the student number you receive from Unisa AND the application fee reference number (ie STUDENTNUMBER 5370810030)

Only first-time applicants at Unisa have to pay the application fee. You do not need to pay the application fee if you have previously paid an application fee at Unisa.

Payment Methods and Banking Details

If you are looking for the Unisa payment methods and banking details to pay for your study fees you have come to the right place. We have the details about the university's bank account that each Unisa student needs to know - as well as different payment methods like credit card or debit card payments.

Bank Deposit

  • Cash and direct bank deposits can be made at any First National Bank (FNB) in South Africa
  • You will need to have a student number, this is given at a certain point of your application
  • Ensure that the deposit slip is correctly filled in as follows:
    • Deposit to: Unisa Student Fees
    • Bank account number: Unisa Student Fees
    • Deposit reference: first eight (8) blocks are for the student number (If the student number consists of only 7 digits, then a “0” must be filled in as the first digit of the student number). Leave one block open, then fill in the following code: 5370810030 for the application fee

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

Unisa works with First National Bank (FNB).

For South African students using FNB:

  • Bank name: First National Bank (FNB)
  • Account name: Unisa Students Deposits
  • Account number: Select Unisa on the list of pre-approved public beneficiaries
  • Reference: Student number, space, 5370810030 [your 8-digit student number]

South African students NOT using FNB for their EFT should please use the following income account number details

  • Bank name: First National Bank (FNB)
  • Account name: Unisa Student Fees Account
  • Account number: 627 9963 0382
  • Account type: Cheque
  • Branch code:210554
  • Reference: Student number, space, 5370810030 [your 8-digit student number]

Payments by employers / bulk payments, sponsors, bursaries, donors & international students

  • Bank name: First National Bank (FNB)
  • Account name: Unisa Income Account
  • Account number: 627 9962 5200
  • Account type: Cheque
  • Branch code: 250645
  • Swift code: FIRNZAJJ

This fee is non-refundable even if you decide not to study through Unisa, do not qualify for admission to Unisa or cannot be offered a space due to limited spaces available. Unisa does not accept cash at any of its offices.

Unisa says, "The closing date for applications is the closing date for the application fee. No late fees will be accepted."

This fee is non-refundable even if you decide not to study through Unisa, do not qualify for admission to Unisa or cannot be offered a space due to limited spaces available. Unisa does not accept cash at any of its offices.

We hope you have found this article with the Unisa payment methods and banking details helpful. If you have more questions about tuition fees and study fees please review the articles on our website.


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