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About Us

On Wednesday July 28, 1999 - UNISA (UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA) Senate agreed to appoint international licensee to represent the school outside of South-Africa. A Memorandum of Agreement was signed between IACI and UNISA, whereby authorizing IACI to act as the University's Licensee in Canada. This agreement was signed for IACI by Dr. Michael Esselen, the Corporation's President.  

In addition, March 2003 marked the month and year of a new agreement signed, whereby authorizing IACI to act as the University's Licensee in the USA.

The 1999 ceremony:
(seated left to right)
Agreements signed by
Dr. Michael Esselen and
Prof. Antony Melck, the Principal
and Vice Chancellor, respectively.
Witnessing the event (standing left to right) Prof. Johannes “Max” Dockel, Vice Principal,
and Mr. Jan Munnik Chief Director of the Collaboration Unit.

Today, International Distance Learning (IACI) is UNISA licensee for the last 13 years. It has been appointed by UNISA to:
  • Serve students on behalf of UNISA
  • Help registered students concerning their curriculum for Postgraduate and Undergraduate studies
  • Provide administrative support during and after the registration process
  • Provide Universities Authorized Examination Centers.

International Academic Correspondence Incorporated (IACI) is providing non-academic support and administrative services, including test centres, for persons residing in North and South America who are considering or already registered in distance education courses and programs offered by UNISA.

All programmes are UNISA distance learning programmes, not approved by the Canadian authorities. Any  Certificates, Diplomas, Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees are conferred in South Africa, awarded by UNISA, and not by IACI.

Dr. Michael Esselen
IACI - President