FAQ  -  About
ALL PROGRAMS - Choose from more than 1200  certificates, diplomas, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees programs. All programmes are UNISA distance learning programmes, not accredited by the Canadian or USA authorities. Any Certificates, Diplomas, Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees are conferred in South Africa, awarded by UNISA, and not by IACI. We do not grant or confer a degree or, provide a program leading to degree. All we do is providing support and administrative services, including authorised testing centres, for persons residing in North or South America. Services for those who are considering or already registered in distance education courses and programs offered by UNISA.

SHORT LEARNING PROGRAMS -  Are short courses that allow a person to broaden his/her knowledge and skills in specific areas. They are not regarded as formal qualifications and range in duration from three months to one year. Short Learning Programmes are offered by UNISA and focus on “just in time” and “just enough” learning to meet a specific learning need identified by society. 


DISTANCE LEARNING EDUCATION - Students do not need to attend traditional university or move their families to school location, no job responsibilities issues. 

Distance teaching and learning institution, means that you will be physically separated from the University. You will study at home, on your own time.

There are no classes or timetables. You need to manage your own studies, which requires self-discipline and self-directed learning


ABOUT UNISA - A Brief History

University of the Cape of Good Hope founded in 1873 - became University of South Africa in 1916. University of South Africa became

a Distance Education university in 1946, creating more  than 140 years of experience with distance education. One of the world's mega universities. Diversity in Learners. Approximately 1200 different programs (up to Doctoral level) in a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate certificates.  diplomas and degrees. Serves 350,000 Students distributed over South Africa and the rest of the world. Average age - 30 years. 23 different languages. 70% students are part-time learners

Famous graduates of Unisa Former president Nelson Mandela obtained a law degree from Unisa during the time he spent in jail on Robben Island.

He was also awarded an Honorary Doctoral Degree by Unisa.

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 North and South America.

IACI has been appointed by UNISA to:    
  • Serve students on behalf of UNISA. 
  • Provide information for students concerning their curriculum Postgraduate and Undergraduate studies.
  • Provide administrative support.
  • Provide Authorized Examination Centers.

IACI has established 46 authorised examination center in North America, USA, Mexico and Bermuda to  provide non-academic support and administrative services, including test centres, for persons residing in these geographical areas who are considering or already registered in distance education courses and programs offered by UNISA.