Download Unisa Application Form 2021
The University of South Africa, UNISA application form online portal for various programmes are listed below.
- Undergraduate Unisa Online Application 2021 – http://www.unisa.ac.za/sites/corporate/default/Apply-for-admission/Undergraduate-qualifications
- Honours Degree and Postgraduate Diploma Unisa Application Form 2021 – http://www.unisa.ac.za/sites/corporate/default/Apply-for-admission/Honours-degrees-&-postgraduate-diplomas
- Masters and Doctoral Unisa Online Application form 2021– http://www.unisa.ac.za/sites/corporate/default/Apply-for-admission/Master%27s-&-doctoral-degrees
- Short Learning Programme Unisa Online Application 2021 – http://www.unisa.ac.za/sites/corporate/default/Apply-for-admission/Short-Learning-Programmes
Unisa is known as a provider of fair and equitable access to higher education opportunities. Flowing from its social responsibility to address past inequalities, Unisa has an application and selection process that effectively addresses historical imbalances without sacrificing quality standards.
What does the selection process entail?
- 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 2021. Students will be accommodated on the basis of the number of places available for each qualification.
The 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.
Other application methods
If you feel like the above steps needed for the UNISA application do not suit your needs, go ahead and apply in person. You can do this by visiting the nearest UNISA office and filling the form there. You can find a list of their offices on their website.
Alternatively, you can call UNISA or get in touch with them through other means and request for an application form for you to fill. One thing to keep in mind is that hard copy applications for the undergraduate program will require an application fee of R160.
For students wishing to join a Technical Vocational Education and Training college, you can apply through the self-help options or online.
How long does it take for UNISA to process applications?
Usually, this is a lengthy process that takes anywhere between six and eight weeks after the application’s closing date. Therefore, do not start worrying about your UNISA application 2020 if you do not hear from them in a week or two. READ ALSO: Unisa application dates, status, fees and process 2021 UNISA application is a process that has been extremely refined over the years to make it as smooth as possible for every category. Unfortunately, the UNISA application dates for 2020 are now way past the closing date for most of the programmes, so you cannot access UNISA application forms online. If you are interested in applying, keep checking the site to see if they are open or call them for more information about the exact dates.