UNISA: All Your Questions Answered

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Are you considering the University of South Africa as an open distance learning institution to further your studies at, but are still undecided? We have answered some commonly asked questions to help you make your decision a little easier.


UNISA is Africa's leading open distance learning institution, offering internationally accredited qualifications. UNISA has offered many students from across South Africa, Africa and other parts of the world, great study opportunities.

Unisa also offers a diverse choice of study fields at levels from certificate to degree. Further your education with UNISA!


Are you wanting to study through UNISA but have many unanswered questions? Below we have compiled a list of the 6 questions you need to have answers to before you apply. These can also be found directly on UNISA's website. For more information visit www.unisa.ac.za

What qualifications does Unisa offer?

Unisa offers different levels of qualifications:

When can I apply to study at UNISA?

Applications for admission to Unisa's undergraduate qualifications (higher certificates, advanced certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas & degrees) will be open from 11 August to 15 October 2021.

How do I apply to study at UNISA?

Visit the Unisa application website (www.unisa.ac.za/apply) and follow the 5-step process.

How much is the application fee?

The non-refundable application for self-help and online applications is R120,00.

This application fee is non-refundable even if you decide not to study through Unisa or do not qualify for admission to Unisa .

Please note: No application fee will be accepted after the closing date for applications. No application will be processed until the application fee has been paid (for first-time applicants) and supporting documents uploaded.

When can I apply for NSFAS funding?

Visit the NSFAS website for all information related to NSFAS funding for 2022.

When can I expect feedback on my online application?

The verification of applications takes some time. You may only receive feedback from Unisa six to eight weeks after the closing date for applications.

We hope you found this useful.



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