University of South Africa : Selection and application for 2018: here's what you should know

Unisa is known as a provider of fair and equitable access to higher education opportunities. Flowing from its social responsibility to address past inequalities, Unisa has developed an application and selection process that will more effectively address historical imbalances without sacrificing quality standards.

This process will promote focused attention towards improved student support and the alignment of our new student intake with the available academic capacity and required infrastructure to maximise all students’ chances of success.

What will the new selection process entail?
Based on Unisa's application and selection process, you will not automatically be accepted to study through Unisa in 2018 even if you meet the general academic admission requirements for a qualification.
Unisa will assess your application according to the academic admission requirements for your qualification of choice, your final mark received at undergraduate level and the number of places available for the qualification for which you have applied.

How will the applications process change?
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 applications be successful).

Unisa will inform you of the outcome of your application.

If you were previously registered with Unisa, Unisa will send the outcome of your application to your myLife e-mail account. Please check this e-mail account regularly for information. If you have forgotten your myUnisa / myLife password, pelase go to myUnisa ( to update your password. If you are a first-time Unisa applicant and do not have a myLife e-mail address, Unisa will communicate with you via the e-mail address and cellphone number provided during the application period.

Who will be affected?
All first-time applicants
Everyone starting a new qualification: 
Unisa students changing to a new qualification
Applicants completing an undergraduate qualification who wish to continue with postgraduate studies
Current Unisa students applying for a postgraduate qualification other than the one they are currently registered for
Please note: You must re-apply for admission if you previously applied for admission and were offered a space, but did not register for any reason.

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