The University of South has seven regional centres in the country, servicing students in all the nine provinces. These are:
Eastern Cape (East London, Mthatha, Port Elizabeth)
Gauteng (Ekurhuleni, Florida, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Vaal Triangle)
Kwazulu-Natal (Durban, Newcastle Pietermaritzburg, Richards Bay, Wild Coast Region)
Limpopo Province (Giyani, Makhado, Polokwane)
Midlands (Bloemfontein, Kimberley Kroonstad, Mafikeng, Potchefstroom, Rustenburg)
Mpumalanga (Middelburg, Nelspruit)
Western Cape (Cape Town, George)
The university-run programs from Undergraduate, Honor Degrees, Postgraduate, Masters and Doctorate programs.
College of Accounting Sciences
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
College of Education
College of Economic and Management Sciences
College of Graduate Studies
College of Human Sciences
College of Law
College of Science, Engineering and Technology
Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL)
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants can apply online through the university’s official website http://unisa.ac.za/
Meanwhile, there is a whole lot of process one must go through to complete an application online.
What does the selection process entail?
At the heart of the selection process is a calculation of your individual points score, which takes into account your final Grade 12 marks and other key factors such as the school you attended, and your gender, socio-economic group, race, and so on.
Before submitting an application, please check whether you meet the statutory and college-specific admission requirements, and the required academics points score (APS) for your chosen qualification(s). A higher certificate requires a minimum APS of 15, a diploma a minimum APS of 18 and a bachelor degree a minimum APS of 21 or more (some exceptions apply).
It is important to note that you will not automatically be accepted to study through Unisa in semester 1 of 2021.
The application process:
You may apply for a maximum of two qualifications, ranked in order of preference (although you may only register for one should both of your qualifications be successful).
Unisa will inform you of the outcome of your application. If successful, Unisa will indicate for which qualification you have been accepted and will offer you a space for the period for which you have applied (ie semester 1).
You must accept or decline Unisa’s offer within the prescribed period of time. If you miss this deadline, Unisa will withdraw the offer and give your space to another applicant.
First-time applicants to Unisa will be required to complete the First-Year Experience (FYE) MOOC (massive open online course) before being able to accept Unisa’s offer.
You may only accept one offer. This means that when you accept an offer for one qualification (irrespective of whether it is your first or second qualification of choice), the other offer will automatically fall away.
If you accept Unisa’s offer, you must register for the period for which you have been granted admission (ie semester 1). Should you not register for the relevant semester of study, you will need to re-apply for admission during the next application period.
Who must apply?
Everyone wanting to start a new qualification must apply for admission. This includes first-time Unisa applicants and Unisa students changing to a new qualification and/or specialisation.
If you are completing a higher certificate or alternative pathway / extended programme, you must apply for admission if you want to continue with further undergraduate studies.
You must re-apply for admission if you previously applied for admission and were offered a space, but did not accept the offer and/or did not register for any reason.
Everyone planning to enrol for classes at a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college under the Unisa-TVET agreement must apply for admission.
Applicants have to go through a 5 step process to complete an application.
Students will be accommodated on the basis of the number of places available for each qualification.
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