University of South Africa UNISA – International Students Admissions – How to Apply

UNISA – International Students Admissions – How to Apply for admission?

Applications are submitted online ONLY.

Every country has acceptable school qualifications for admission.  Check with UNISA is your country’s qualification qualifies.

If you qualify for admission on the basis of a conditional exemption certificate, Unisa will facilitate this during the application processing stage. A separate fee is applicable for the Matriculation Board to issue the conditional exemption certificate.

Fee Paying

Non-refundable online application fee is R105,00.

The preferred method of payment is credit card via the Unisa website. Unisa web payment link: (this is a secure site).

Alternatively, you can make payment by means of a SWIFT transfer (see bank account details below). Please note that any payments other than those made via the Unisa website might take a few days to reflect on the Unisa account. Please send proof of payment to [email protected]


Documents needed for Application for Admission at UNISA

Undergraduate applications:

Copy of your school qualifications.
Copy of your tertiary academic qualifications (if applicable)
Copy of your passport
Copy of your marriage certificate (if applicable) or divorce decree (if applicable)
Original sworn translations of documents if they are not in English or Afrikaans
M30 form – Application for a Certificate of Conditional Exemption (ONLY for admission to bachelor degree studies – not for BTech degree studies) (PDF 33KB) and supporting documents if you are applying for a certificate of exemption

Rules to note when uploading supporting documents:

Files cannot be larger than 2MB (2048KB) each.
Only black and white documents may be submitted.
Only the following file types are allowed: PDF (Adobe Acrobat Portable Document format file), DOC (Word document file) or TIF (image file).

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