2024 Unisa Applications Closing Soon

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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) will be closing their 2024 application period soon.

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The University of South Africa (Unisa) will soon be closing their 2024 applications period. Prospective students from South Africa and around the world can apply to study at South Africa's largest university in 2024. 

Unisa applications are still open for Undergraduate qualifications. Individuals can apply for admission to several Higher Certificate, Advanced Certificate, Diplomas, Advanced Diploma and Degree programmes. However, only select programmes are available:

  • College of Accounting Science Qualifications
  • College of Science, Engineering and Technology Qualifications

Applications will close on 31 January.

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

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 31 January 2024 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 31 January 2024.

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.

Unisa master's and doctoral qualifications

Applications for admission to master's and doctoral qualifications at Unisa for the 2024 academic year are also now open with applications closing on 31 January 2024.

Unisa Short Learning Programmes

Application and registration for Unisa's Short Learning Programmes will be open from 10 January to 28 February 2024.

You can also track your Unisa application.

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