Unisa Will Only Have One Registration Period

Unisa has made some changes to the registration period for 2021 as the University now announced that there will only be one for 2021. Registration season at Unisa commenced on 5 January.

Unisa has made some changes to the registration period for 2021 as the University now announced that there will only be one for 2021. Registration season at Unisa commenced on 5 January.

Unisa released a statement and clearly stated:

There will be only one registration period for the 2021 academic year. This means that you must register for all your modules for 2021.

The modules students will need to register for include semester 1 and 2 modules, pre-requisites, co-requisites and follow-on modules.

Registration is due to close on 12 March 2021.

Registration dates

Undergraduate qualifications (higher certificates, diplomas & degrees, advanced certificates, advanced diplomas, BTechs & postgraduate certificates)

  • Semester modules: 5 January - 12 February 2021
  • Year modules: 5 January - 11 March 2021

Master's and doctoral

  • 5 January - 31 March 2021 (some exceptions apply)

Students who are writing supplementary examinations in January/February 2021 can register for the same modules, including pre-requisites and follow-on modules, this is for both semesters 1 & 2, by 12 March 2021.

On this, Unisa explained:

"If you pass your supplementary examinations, the affected modules will be automatically cancelled and the fees paid credited to your account. If you fail and you wish to cancel the module, you will be liable for the cancellation fees in order to cancel the follow-on modules."

As there will be no semester 2 registration period, Unisa has explicitly said that there will be no exceptions or registration extensions permitted.

Visit this page for a guide on how to register at Unisa online.

If you're a student at Unisa and you have queries they have implemented a specific system of how you may contact the university. 

The following options have been put in place for calls, when calling the toll free number 0800 203 785:

  • Option 1: Applications and registrations
  • Option 2: myLife and myUnisa
  • Option 3: Library
  • Option 4: Exams
  • Option 0: General enquiries

Students are asked to listen to the options carefully so as to streamline the calls. 

The following details are needed when sending an enquiry via e-mail to enquire@unisa.ac.za:

  • All e-mails must be sent via your myLife e-mail address with the exception of new students
  • Subject: A short description of your challenge
  • Student number
  • Contact details
  • A screen grab of your error where necessary

Students must follow the above mentioned directions to ensure that the university can assist them as soon as possible. 

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