Unisa Reopens 1st Semester Applications for One Week: Till 19 January 2018

Unisa has reopened applications for students who want to start studying at Unisa for the first time this year. Prospective students have till Friday, 19 January 2018 to apply.

This is in response to the pressure on Universities to take walk-in applications from students who could not previously apply.

Many students who got good marks in Matric last year, did not apply in 2017, because they knew they could not afford to study.

With NSFAS now funding qualifying students with full bursaries, there are many additional students who will be able to study.

Read the full news and media statement on the Unisa website.


What must I do, if I want to Apply Now?

You can apply on the Unisa Website.


Or you can go to a Unisa Regional Office. There you can apply on a self-service computer.


Unisa Reopens Applications 2018

How Much Time Do I Have to Apply?

The application period has just opened.

*Applications close on Friday, 19 January 2018.

You don’t have much time! Act immediately.


How Will Unisa Decide Who Gets a Place?

As soon as you apply, Unisa will start processing your applications. First applications will be processed first. So to get the best chance you must apply early. Unisa will not process applications received after 19 January.

With applications processed on a first come, first served basis, the early applicants get a real advantage.

If you qualify, Unisa will make you an offer IF they still have space on the programme that you apply for.


Does this mean I can Study for Free at Unisa in 2018?

Unisa has already stated that first time applicants who register for the first semester in 2018 can get fully funded by NSFAS, if they adhere to the NSFAS requirements.

In short, the NSFAS requirement is a household income of less than R350 000 per year. These students will have all their Unisa fees paid by NSFAS. And it will be bursaries, not loans. So you won’t pay it back.


Unisa students studying for free in 2018 – read more here.

Unisa 2018 free studies in the news on Huffington Post.


Get Help to Register at Unisa

The Unisa website has all their contact details.


When can I Apply for the Second Semester in 2018?

Unisa has two intakes every year. In 2018 applications for the second intake (second semester) will open in April 2018.

Unisa Reopens Applications 2018

Last Updated: January 13, 2018