UNISA 2021 Online Application Guide

UNISA 2021 Online Application Guide: Applications for admission to undergraduate qualifications (higher certificates, advanced certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas & degrees) for the 2021 academic year are open and continuous.

Who should Apply at UNISA?

  • Everyone wanting to start a new qualification must apply for admission. This includes first-time Unisa applicants and Unisa students changing to a new qualification and / or specialisation.
  • If you are completing a higher certificate or alternative pathway / extended programme, you must apply for admission if you want to continue with further undergraduate studies.
  • You must re-apply for admission if you previously applied for admission and were offered a space, but did not accept the offer and / or did not register for any reason.
  • Everyone planning to enrol for classes at a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college under the Unisa-TVET agreement must apply for admission.

How to Apply at Unisa for 2021?

Unisa Selection Process

  • At the heart of the selection process is a calculation of your individual points score, which takes into account your final Grade 12 marks and other key factors such as the school you attended, and your gender, socio-economic group, race, and so on.
  • Before submitting an application, please check whether you meet the statutory and college-specific admission requirements, and the required academics points score (APS) for your chosen qualification(s). A higher certificate requires a minimum APS of 15, a diploma a minimum APS of 18 and a bachelor degree a minimum APS of 21 or more (some exceptions apply).
  • It is important to note that you will not automatically be accepted to study through Unisa in semester 1 of 2020. Students will be accommodated on the basis of the number of places available for each qualification.


Unisa application process

  • You may apply for a maximum of two qualifications, ranked in order of preference (although you may only register for one should both of your qualifications be successful).
  • Unisa will inform you of the outcome of your application. If successful, Unisa will indicate for which qualification you have been accepted and will offer you a space for the period for which you have applied (ie semester 1).
  • You must accept or decline Unisa’s offer within the prescribed period of time. If you miss this deadline, Unisa will withdraw the offer and give your space to another applicant.
  • You may only accept one offer. This means that when you accept an offer for one qualification (irrespective of whether it is your first or second qualification of choice), the other offer will automatically fall away.
  • If you accept Unisa’s offer, you must register for the period for which you have been granted admission (ie semester 1). Should you not register for the relevant semester of study, you will need to re-apply for admission during the next application period.


Where to submit an online Application?

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Other Universities to Apply for

Universities of Technology

Cape Peninsula University of Technology 2021 Application link (CPUT) , Western Cape 

Central University of Technology 2021 Application link (CUT), Free State 

Durban University of Technology2021 Application link (DUT), KZN  

Mangosuthu University of Technology 2021 Application link (MUT), KZN  

Tshwane University of Technology 2021 Application link (TUT), Gauteng  

Vaal University of Technology 2021 Application link (VUT), Gauteng

Traditional and comprehensive universities

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 2021 Application link (NMU), Eastern Cape 

North-West University 2021 Application link (NWU), North-West

Rhodes University 2021 Application link (RU), Eastern Cape  

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University 2021 Application link (Medunsa), Gauteng

Sol Plaatje University 2021 Application link (SPU), Northern Cape

Stellenbosch University 2021 Application link, Western Cape  

University of Cape Town 2021 Application link (UCT), Western Cape    

University of Fort Hare 2021 Application link (UFH), Eastern Cape

University of Johannesburg 2021 Application link (UJ), Gauteng

University of KwaZulu-Natal 2021 Application link 2021 Application link (UKZN), KZN 

University of Limpopo 2021 Application link (UL), Limpopo  

University of Mpumalanga, Mpumalanga  

University of Pretoria 2021 Application link (UP), Gauteng  

University of South Africa 2021 Application link (Unisa), Gauteng / national

University of the Free State 2021 Application link (UFS), Free State 

University of Venda 2021 Application link (Univen), Limpopo

University of the Western Cape (UWC), Western Cape

University of the Witwatersrand 2021 Application link (Wits University), Gauteng

University of Zululand 2021 Application link (Unizulu), KZN 

Walter Sisulu University 2021 Application link (WSU), Eastern Cape

Colleges to Apply at

Rosebank College

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