2024 Unisa Applications Are Now Open

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Prospective students can now finally submit applications to study at South Africa’s largest university in 2024. The University of South Africa (Unisa) has officially opened its 2024 application period. 


The University of South Africa (Unisa) has opened it 2024 applications period. Prospective students from South Africa and around the world can apply to study at South Africa's largest university in 2023. 

Unisa applications will be open from 1 September 2023 until 13 October 2023 for Undergraduate qualifications. Individuals can apply for admission to several Higher Certificate, Advanced Certificate, Diplomas, Advanced Diploma and Degree programmes. 

Individuals wanting to pursue postgraduate studies including Honours Degrees and Post Diplomas can also apply for admission during this application period. 

Unisa Undergraduate Qualification Applications. 

Applications for admission to undergraduate qualifications for the 2024 academic year open from 1 September 2023. Prospective students will have until 13 October 2023 to submit an admission application. 

Unisa reminded prospective students that everyone starting a new qualification must submit an admission application. This includes first-time applicants and current students changing their qualifications/area of specialisation. 

Individuals who applied for admission previously but were not offered placement or chose not to register after being offered a place at the university must also submit admission applications.

New applicants can apply for a maximum of two qualifications. If your application is successful, you may accept or decline Unisa’s offer. You can only accept one offer.

Students completing a higher certificate or any other programme and who wish to continue with further undergraduate studies must also submit applications. 

Unisa Honours Degrees And Postgraduate Diplomas 

Applications for admission to Honours Degrees And Postgraduate Diplomas for the 2024 academic year open from 01 September 2023 to 13 October 2023.

Everyone wanting to start a new qualification must apply for admission, including first-time Unisa applicants, Unisa students changing to a new qualification and/or changing the specialisation of their current qualification, and applicants in their final year of an undergraduate qualification who wish to continue with postgraduate studies.

It's important to note that admission to a postgraduate qualification is not automatic. Admission will depend on whether the applicant complies with the admission requirements and space availability.

Unisa 2024 Applications Guide

Documents Needed For Unisa 2024 Applications

  • A certified copy of your school results
  • A certified copy of any tertiary education academic records 
  • A certified copy of your ID document 
  • Sworn translations of any documents that are not in English or Afrikaans\

Here’s How To Apply

Step 1: Visit the Unisa website.

Step 2: Select "admissions" in the menu bar at the top of the screen, and "apply for admission" from the drop-down menu.

Step 3: Select "undergraduate admissions".

Step 4: Click on "Start the process".

Step 5: Follow the prompts on the screen.

Step 6: Fill in all your relevant personal details and ensure that you upload all the required documents.

Applications for admission to master's and doctoral qualifications at Unisa for the 2024 academic year will open on 14 September 2023. Applications for Short Learning Programmes are set to open in November 2023. 

You can also track your Unisa application.

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