Unisa registration 2021: dates, process, and requirements

Unisa registration 2021: dates, process, and requirements

When can I register at Unisa for 2021? Despite the mayhem that the pandemic brought about in the education sector, it is a relief for students to resume their studies comfortably. If you have been eyeing The University of South Africa, this information about Unisa registration for 2021 will come in handy.

Unisa registration 2021
Unisa registration status. Photo: @Unisa - The University of South Africa
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The University of South Africa is one of the best institutions in the country and Africa. It offers courses in accounting, engineering, agriculture, business, law, education, to mention a few. The courses are offered at different levels, from certificate to master's and doctoral degrees. Therefore, securing a chance in the institution is not simple. However, the details of the Unisa registration process will fill you in on the ins and outs of how to secure your opportunity at the institution successfully.

Unisa registration requirements

As it has been the norm for most years, The University of South Africa would accept registration submitted through fax, online, or walk-ins. In 2021, the process is somewhat different. It is entirely online, making it easier for students who do not stay near the university to complete the process without incurring extra expenses.

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Prospectus students and ongoing Unisa students who applied for admission can only proceed with the enrollment process after accepting the placement online. As such, students who stuck to the stipulated application dates met the requirements and were admitted to the different faculties should secure their chances during the time-bound process. Failure to complete the process within the set-aside period will risk losing the opportunity.

Unisa registration process

How do I register for Unisa 2021? The process involves finding your qualification and selecting your modules. The structure of every Unisa qualification is in such a way that you ought to pass a set number of NQF level credits within a stipulated period for you to graduate. Therefore, it is paramount for you to manage your studies as a student by choosing a reasonable number of NQF credits every year. Luckily, Unisa provides guidelines for doing that successfully.

The second stage involves calculating your study fees and any other charges before proceeding to the registration step. Upon completing the registration process, you will be required to remit your study fees for your registration to be valid.

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Unisa allows for registration for higher certificates, diplomas, degrees, advanced certificates, advanced diplomas, Bachelor of Technology courses and postgraduate certificates, postgraduate diplomas and honours degrees.

Undergraduate and honours

Is Unisa open for 2021 applications?
Unisa web registration. Photo: @Unisa - The University of South Africa
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Can I register for second semester at Unisa? Applicants, both new and Unisa students who applied for admission to a new qualification, are only allowed to register within the stipulated period. They must do so only if they have an offer letter of placement from the university and have accepted the offer online.

It is important to note that Unisa has the right to stop processing or cancel your registration if you were admitted to a qualification incorrectly. The registration process is online, and there will be no walk-ins or self-help registrations. For students who are re-registering, they need to do so within the stipulated Unisa registration period.

Unisa registration dates

The process is time-sensitive. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure you complete the process within the set-aside period as an applicant. Failure to doing so will risk losing the chance at the university.

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1. Higher certificates, advanced certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, BTech and degrees, including the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

The registration process is available for three categories of students. Prospectus students are advised to take account of the stipulated dates for a smooth transition.

Undergraduate semester modules (both semesters 1 and 2) and year modules (including CTA modules)

Students in this category are reminded to submit their registration within the stipulated date.

  • Registration opens on the 5th of March 2021.
  • Registration closes on the 12th of March 2021.
  • The final date for the initial minimum payment for your registration to be finalised is the 12th of March 2021.

Undergraduate students who write examinations in January/February 2021

When does Unisa registration close? The deadlines for students in this category are as follows:

  • Registration opens on the 5th of March 2021.
  • Registration closes on the 12th of March 2021.
  • The final date for the initial minimum payment for your registration to be finalised is the 12th of March 2021.

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If you wish to add modules, you can do so through your myUnisa students portal. The process is as simple as logging in to myUnisa, choosing the myAdmin link, and clicking on the "Student Admin" option and the "Register Additional Modules" option.

2020 Grade 12 students who will receive results in February 2021 (year modules and semester 2 registration only)

The schedule for registration is as follows:

  • Registration opens on the 22nd of February 2021.
  • Registration closes on the 12th of March 2021.
  • The final date for the initial minimum payment for your registration to be finalised is the 12th of March 2021.

2. Honours degrees & postgraduate diplomas

The registration process is entirely online; hence, no walk-ins or self-help registrations will be allowed. Prospectus students are expected to be cautious about the stipulated deadlines.

Honours & postgraduate diploma semester and year modules

The schedule for students n this category is as follows:

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  • Registration opens on the 5th of March 2021.
  • Registration closes on the 12th of March 2021.
  • The final date for the initial minimum payment for your registration to be finalised is the 12th of March 2021.

Honours & postgraduate diploma students who write examinations in January/February 2021

myUnisa portal
myUnisa portal. Photo: Unisa - The University of South Africa
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The registration process is online. Prospectus students are expected to ensure they finalise the process within the stipulated dates.

  • Registration opens on the 5th of March 2021.
  • Registration closes on the 12th of March 2021.
  • The final date for the initial minimum payment for your registration to be finalised is the 12th of March 2021.

You can reach out to any of these email addresses for any information or clarification about honours degrees and postgraduate diploma programmes.

  • College of Accounting Sciences: cashons@unisa.ac.za
  • College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences: sciencehons@unisa.ac.za
  • College of Education: eduhons@unisa.ac.za
  • College of Economic and Management Sciences: econhons@unisa.ac.za
  • College of Law: lawhons@unisa.ac.za
  • College of Human Sciences: artshons@unisa.ac.za
  • College of Science, Engineering and Technology: sciencehons@unisa.ac.za

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3. Master's & doctoral degrees

Registration for students wishing to pursue Master of Business Leadership, Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Business Leadership closed on the 12th of February 2021. However, an exception was made for first-time applicants in the following courses.

  • College of Science, Engineering and Technology, except computing students
  • Doctor of Philosophy (90040) - SET option
  • Master of Science in Nature Conservation (Full Dissertation) (98022)
  • Qualifications in the Department of Decision Sciences (Quantitative Management & Operations Research)

First-time applicants are allowed to register outside the approved dates. However, re-registering applicants were supposed to have submitted their applications by the 12th of February 2021.

Short Learning Programmes

Since these short learning courses meet particular learning needs, they do not have specific signing up dates like the other qualifications. Various centres provide these courses within the university, and each has its processes, rules, and contact details.

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Unisa contact details

Juggling through the Unisa web registration with an approaching deadline can be hectic. Therefore, if you wish to seek assistance, you can do so through the university's contact details.

  • Telephone number: 0800 00 1870
  • Fax: 012 429 4150
  • Email: study-info@unisa.ac.za

The details of Unisa registration for 2021 provide an overview of the registration process. If you wish to join the university in the oncoming academic year, ensure to submit your application within the set-aside application period. The stipulated application period for the 2021-2022 academic year closed in 2020.

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