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APPLICATION AND REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
 (Bachelor's, honours bachelorís, Master's and Doctoral degrees).
 
The University has changed all registration procedures. It has introduced an application and registration phases. We'll guide you throughout this complex and make it easy and less frustration for you should you decide to use our services.
 
The sequence of degrees at UNISA is as follows:                            
Bachelorís, Honours Bachelorís, Masterís and Doctoral degrees in the same major subject (i.e. a bachelorís with a major in Public Administration, an honours bachelorís in Public Administration or a masterís degree in Public Administration). 

In general, UNISA Bachelor's degrees are three year degrees with two majors on third year level. The Honors degree represents a fourth year where the student specializes in one major - the curriculum typically comprised of 4-6 papers.

Master's Degree
A student must hold:
(a) an Honors Bachelor's degree
(b) note that on the recommendation of the Head of the Department, an oral or a written examination may be prescribed as an additional requirement for admission.

The curriculum comprises either:
(a) a dissertation on an approved topic, or
(b) papers and a dissertation of limited scope on approved topics

Application to study at Unisa
  • Please click on the Application to study at UNISA.
  • Download/print, answer the questions (fill it in, use black ink please), once you have completed the form, please scan and email us a copy. Should you need help, please see instruction for registration
  • At this stage and for first evaluation, you may email us a copy of your supporting documents (academic records) such as: High school certificate, tertiary qualification's) and ID document.
  • We will review your application & documents, make sure it's ready for registration, and provide you with a student number after completion. We will advised you on any missing admission item required, and will report back to you on any progress your application has been made.
  • Please use PayPal on our homepage website and pay the $100 Non-refundable Application Fees.
  • While we doing the above, you prepare your original documents (academic records) to be send to us.

 
Registration process for new students:
A.       Submission of your documents:
All original documents  (i.e. school documents, proof of I.D) need to be sent to the university. Faxed or e-mailed documents will not be accepted as originals. 
 
Documents to be submitted:
(a). 
  • High School Certificate/Diploma. A certificate with matriculation or university admission endorsement (exemption)
  • A certificate of full or conditional exemption issued by the Matriculation Board of Higher Education South Africa (HESA)
(b).    A notarized copy of your identity documents, passport preferable or birth certificates reflecting your full names and date of birth. 
 

Postgraduate students are not formally registered until:
  • their admission has been formally approved by Faculty Executive.
  • an acceptable topic backed up by a detailed research proposal has been submitted.
B.    Matriculation exemption (Form M30E):
Candidates who first obtained a senior or school-leaving certificate (Grade 12) without exemption/university admission and who then completed an approved three or four-year diploma, may normally apply to the University for an exemption certificate.
 
Mature-age conditional examination:
Students of 23 years of age and over can apply for a certificate of conditional exemption under the special conditions applicable to non-matriculated persons.

 
C.
    All the following items need to be MAILED to IACI to:

IACI-CANADA-USA
#412-938 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC, V6Z-1N9
Canada
  • Application Form  (hard copy)
  • An original transcript of your complete academic record for the relevant degree, issued by the REGISTRAR of the university/high school/college concerned. The percentage or symbol obtained or the standard reached must be indicated on the transcript. Any letters of recommendation are also considered.
  • You must submit original academic records, if the academic record is not in English, the translation of the academic record done by a registered translator must also be included.  Please mail us the original translated document. Unisa will not accept e-mailed academic records. If a student wishes to register for a master's or doctoral in Education, an abbreviated CV must also be included.
  • A notarize copy of your identity documents, passport or birth certificates reflecting your full names and date of birth. If applicable, a marriage certificate must be sent in as well if the name differs on the academic records or identity documents (all identity documents must be certified by a public notary). 
  • Tuition Fees will be paid later using one of four options: credit card, cheque, bank to bank transfer or PAYPAL.
 
 
Registration process for returning students:
Wherever possible, returning students should submit registration forms by email.

Click below to download the application forms:

  • Application Form
  • We'll provide you with printed registration form for your verification, confirmation and signature.

If you have questions on how to fill out the forms, please see the following instructions:

Answer the questions and email us a copy.

Registration Information Brochure, examination timetables for the academic year and study materials will be sent to you directly from Unisa by courier service within 5 days of a finalized registration. Do not hesitate to contact us for any queries.

For ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION towards 2013 academic year (Jan to Dec) please see: Entry Requirement  

 
 

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