Unisa Registration 2021 Information

Unisa registration for the 2021 academic year is etching closer by the day, students eager to register and study their approved qualification as soon as possible.

But before you decide to register for your Unisa 2021 studies straight away, you will have to know the how, where and when when it comes to Unisa registration.

Unisa Registration 2021: When Can You Register?

Students who applied successfully for a Unisa qualification or are returning students can register from 5 January 2021. This comes as no surprise as previous January registration dates more or less open around the same time.

Unisa registration dates for the 2021 academic year in terms of both semester and year modules for undergraduate modules are as follows:

  • Semester modules (undergraduate, including CTA modules): 5 January – 12 February 2021
  • Year modules (undergraduate modules): 5 January – 11 March 2021
  • Students writing undergraduate year module exams in January/February 2021: 5 January – 11 March 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Matric students in 2021 experienced a different Matric year unlike any other. The year culminated with the Matric exams for 2021 finishing later than expected.

The university has taken this factor into consideration (especially with Matric students only receiving their results on 22 February 2021). This is why that registration for newly matriculated students will only open from 22 February until 11 March 2021.

Note that the application period is only applicable for students who are registering for year modules and semester 2 registration.

Students who are registering for postgraduate and honours qualifications for the 2021 academic year can register for their Semester 1 modules from:

  • Semester modules for postgraduate and honours students (excluding CTA modules): 5 January – 12 February 2021
  • Year modules for postgraduate and honours students: 5 January – 11 March 2021
  • Students writing postgraduate and honours year module exams in January/February 2021: 5 January – 11 March 2021

Additionally, students registering for Masters and Doctoral qualifications in 2021 can register for their qualification from 5 January to 31 March 2021

Unisa Registration 2021: How to Register?

All semester and year module registrations for the 2021 academic year are to be conducted and submitted online only.

For students who were hoping to visit their nearest Unisa regional centre in order to register – you’re bang out of luck. All Unisa self-help registration portals are unavailable for students to register countrywide. Students can thus visit and register for their 2021 qualification via Unisa’s online portal here.

However, this does not mean that Unisa’s regional centres are off-limits to students. Students who encounter serious registration issues are allowed to visit the Unisa offices.

To visit your nearest Unisa regional office, you will have to conduct and go through the following steps:

  1. Complete the HealthCheck Daily Risk Assessment tool here; and
  2. Use the Unisa Booking App to book an appointment here.

Once you complete the process, you will be able to visit your nearest Unisa regional office (for serious registration issues ONLY). Find a list of your nearest Unisa campuses, regional offices, and contact details online here.

Unisa Registration 2021: Payment of Registration Fees

Once Unisa applicants register their modules for 2021, they would have to finalize the registration by paying the initial minimum registration fee.

The dates for initial minimum fee for finalisation of registration are as follows:

  • Undergraduate, postgraduate, and honours semester modules: 12 February 2021
  • Undergraduate, postgraduate, and honours year modules: 12 March 2021
  • Students who are writing undergraduate, postgraduate, and honours year modules in January/February 2021: 12 March 2021
  • Grade 12 students of 2020 who receive their results on 22 February 2021 (year modules/Semester 2 registration): 12 March 2021

The university offer a variety of payment methods available for students, more of which you can find online here. Always keep in mind that the sooner the minimum registration fee is paid, the sooner you can start studying.

Unisa Registration 2021: Why Study at Unisa?

Over the past year, the education landscape has changed drastically (locally and internationally) with institutions having to resort to online learning.

This should come as no problem to Unisa as they are an open distance e-learning (ODeL) tertiary institution. In other words, students can connect and conduct their studies with Unisa online (mainly through the myUnisa portal).

The university also has a number of additional support services that students can utilize to help with their studies.

However, if you’re unsure if ODeL is the right learning platform for you, you can use the Unisa Readiness Tool online here. The Unisa Readiness Tool can help assist students on making an informed decision on whether the university is the best institution for them to study at.

Who Are Together We Pass?

Distance learning has never been easy. Studying on your own can be hard, but keep in mind that you’re not alone in this.

There are many ways in which you can get the help you need when it comes to your Unisa studies – one of which is Together We Pass.

Since 2008, we’ve helped and assisted 1000s of students with their BCom and LLB UNISA modules via our online study groups and study resources (study notes and exam packs).

In our study groups, students will have access to a sizable number of resources and access to our cheat-free assignment comparison tool. Additionally, students will have the chance to engage with each other to discuss their module’s work.

Our study notes and exam packs provide you with the perfect tool to use alongside your textbook as well as to prepare yourself for your UNISA exam(s). Combining it all together will give you a greater chance of passing your UNISA module.

In other words, you will not be alone in this. Working together, helping each other. Together we pass.

Also Read: Can I Study at Unisa Without a Matric?
Published on 3 January 2021


    1. Dylan Post author

      You will have to wait until the next application window in order to reapply for your chosen qualification, which would be in time for the second semester.

  1. Terressa makhunga

    Hi I have been a student at Unisa 2018 the problem I fail all modules so now I need to do higher certificate in education

    1. Dylan Post author

      You need to meet the requirements set by Unisa before you can qualify for the Higher Certificate in Education offered by the university.

  2. happiness

    hi which course must I take in unisa to be office manager

    1. Dylan Post author

      It all depends on what did you pass your Matric with. From there, you can determine which qualification is best for your career aspirations. Look for qualifications within Unisa’s College of EMS to help you determine which course you qualify for (depending on the APS as well as the admission requirements)

  3. Katlego

    Hey I didn’t get an offer to study in 2021 for my both choices so what should I do? I want to study so bad😭😭

    1. Dylan Post author

      You can either wait for the next application period to apply for a qualification that you know you can qualify for or you could apply for a Matric rewrite in order to improve your Matric marks.

  4. Lindani Prince

    When are you opening for late applications ?

    1. Dylan Post author

      Please note that we are not Unisa. We provide online study groups as well as being a seller of study materials such as study notes and exam packs.

  5. Judy

    Can I appeal if I didn’t get an offer to study for the year 2021 first semester and I was doing higher certificate in marketing?

    1. Dylan Post author

      Were you already registered before and wanting to register again? Did you do and complete the HC in Marketing and you wanted to move onto a degree?

      Please provide more details.

  6. Tim

    I wrote my matric in 2015 and passed with higher certificate can i register to study at unisa and how do i register

    1. Dylan Post author

      Have you applied to study at Unisa? Keep in mind that you have to apply first before you can register for a Unisa qualification. You have to meet the admission requirements as well as the APS of the qualification in order to qualify.

  7. Katleho

    Hi I was not offered space.i want to reapply. Will it be possible.

    1. Dylan Post author

      You’ll only be able to re-apply once the application window for Semester 2 opens again. Unisa have not announced dates for Semester 2 applications as yet but it will be announced once available.

  8. Confidence

    I have applied at Unisa and they only replied on my second choice that i dnt qualify but they haven’t replied on my first choice it says am on the waiting list.I feel like they should have replied.Is it me rushing things or they won’t respond me?Am restless now

  9. Motlhamme Baitsile

    I have been given a chance to do Higher Certificate in Mathematics and Stats, so my problem comes when trying to choose modules and paying my registration since i can’t pay before choosing the modules. I tried to follow steps outlined, but failed; this has been going on for a week or two. Pls help me

  10. Lerato Oliphant

    Good day Sir/Madam.
    My name is Lerato Oliphant.
    I needed to know of which option to choose (half-module, module/paper or module) when paying the minimum amount required for registration.

    1. Dylan Post author

      When you register your modules, you will receive a document from Unisa that will state how much you need to pay. It will come as an overall sum rather than for each individual module.

  11. Anam

    Good day Dylan
    Please help, if you have received supplementary in one of the modules you wrote in Jan / Feb exams. is it necessary to register for that module for 2021 or do you just pay only the Supplementary fee without registering the module? if possible you decide to register the module and pass Supplementary do you get a refund when you pass?

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