UNISA 2023 Online Applications

The University of South Africa UNISA Online Application window is for admission into undergraduate qualifications (higher certificates, advanced certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas & degrees), Honors degrees & postgraduate diplomas, and Master’s & doctoral qualifications for the 2023 academic year.

The application window is for; First-time University of South Africa applicants, University of South Africa students changing to a new qualification and/or specialization Applicants who previously applied for admission and were not offered a space or who were offered a space, accepted the offer and did not register and students completing a higher certificate or any other programme and who wish to continue with further undergraduate studies.

it is well known that the University of South Africa Application for admission for 2023 is a crucial moment anticipated by many students who wish to study at The University of South Africa (UNISA) for undergraduate and Postgraduate qualifications for the 2023 academic year

To assure that your application is successfully submitted to the University of South Africa, all applications for admission must be submitted online during the prescribed application period. You are also advised to submit your application before the deadline and consider attaching all the required Documents for the UNISA Online Application.


Before applying for admission at The University of South Africa (UNISA;

  • Make sure you meet the admission requirements and the required academic points score for your chosen qualification. Every qualification is unique and may require a specific set of subjects and points to To familiarize yourself with the University of South Africa admission requirements here
  • Make sure you have done your research to find out what you need to apply. For more details about the University of South Africa offered courses and programs, Please Check the UNISA  2023 prospectus here >> UNISA 2023 Prospectus Here
  • Have Valid Contact Details: Ensure that you have a valid cellphone number and email address. The University of South Africa corresponds with applicants during and after the application process. Only provide one email address and cellphone number to receive your messages on time.
  • Prepared Your Documents: These documents will be required from students applying to study at the University of South Africa for the first time. You will need to upload them as part of your application so make sure you have the following before you begin the online process. For all students who wish to apply for admission at the University of South Africa are recommended to have the following essential documents/attachments (scanned & uploaded to an electronic device)
  • Copy of your school qualifications (eg Senior Certificate, National Senior Certificate)
  • Copy of your official tertiary academic record(s) (if applicable) (internet copies will not be accepted)
  • Copy of your ID document (RSA students) or ID/passport (international students)
  • Copy of your marriage certificate (if applicable) or divorce decree (if applicable)
  • Sworn translations of documents if they are not in English or Afrikaans

How to Apply for admission at UNISA University of South Africa 2023

University of South Africa UNISA Online Application process can be a little bit challenging especially If you are a new applicant, below you will find a full guide about how to apply for 2023 academic year admission at the University of South Africa;

  • Step #1: Visit the University of South Africa website and click on the Admission for undergraduate students or postgraduate applicants, from there you will be able to make your selection and proceed to the Registration, Application, and document uploading stage. Here is the link to the University of South Africa Online Application System
  • Step #2: University of South Africa UNISA Online Registration; after clicking the link on step one above, it will direct you to the University of South Africa Online application System form where you should fill in all the required information,  If you are a First-time applicant then you need to get registered first, First-time applicants are applicants that have not used the University of South Africa online application system before and have no accounts to enable them to log in to the system using their username and passwords. The information needed during the registration stage includes your name, email, password, type of programme you are applying for, and your qualification mode.
  • Step #3: Upload supporting documents; Everyone applying for a new qualification must submit the required documents (all first-time applicants and University of South Africa students starting a new qualification). The due date for uploading the required documents is the closing date for applications. No documents submitted after the closing date for applications will be accepted. The University of South Africa does not provide scanners or electronic devices. Please ensure that your documents are scanned and uploaded to an electronic device before starting the UNISA Online Application process.
  • Step #4: UNISA Application fee payments: Pay the application fee once you’ve received a student number from the University of South Africa. Use the student number you receive from the University of South Africa and the application fee reference number (ie STUDENT NUMBER 5370810030). Your application will only be accepted and processed once the fee has been paid. Be advised that this is a non-refundable fee.
  • Visit Unisa Payment methods for banking details and payment information.
  • Step #6: Submit your completed UNISA Online Application: To complete the application; the applicant is required to complete all steps from Home to Submit your application.

Make sure that your application is complete to ensure successful application and your chance of being accepted with The University of South Africa (UNISA), In case your application for admission to study through the University of South Africa is incomplete, you will have to re-apply during the next application period.

Once your UNISA Online Application has been successfully submitted, it is recommended to track your UNISA Online Application status at the University of South Africa online application System so that you can check if your application has been accepted or rejected

For General applications and registration queries contact UNISA at : study-info@unisa.ac.za