Re-admission to Unisa 2022/2023

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University of South Africa (Unisa) Application 2021-2022

Re-admission to Unisa 2022/2023

The NSFAS Act (Act 56 of 1999) established a government institution under the Department of Higher Education and Training to give financial assistance to underprivileged students who seek to continue their studies at public universities or TVET colleges.

Admission and re-admission rules (academic progression rules)

The admission requirements to Unisa and the number of modules a student must pass per semester have changed.

Please click here for this important information to ensure that you are able to progress with your studies and graduate within the stipulated qualification time.

Anyone who wants to start a new degree must apply for admission. This includes

  • First-time Unisa subscribers.
  • Unisa students transfer to a new degree and/or specialization.
  • Candidates who have submitted their application for admission but have not been assigned a place, have not received a place, have accepted their wish and have not registered.
  • Students completed a higher certificate or any other program and wanted to continue their university studies.

Remember: If you don’t meet these requirements, you run the risk of not being allowed to study further at undergraduate level.


Pass at least 36 credits per year/over 2 consecutive semesters. Exception: If you are a student following an alternative pathway/extended programme, please note that you must pass at least 24 credits per year/ over 2 consecutive semesters.


Pass at least 48 credits per year/over 2 consecutive semesters.


Failure to pass the required number of modules will result in you not being able to study further at undergraduate level. A student wishing to be re-admitted to Unisa after being excluded on the basis of poor performance in a qualification may only do so after providing proof of successful study at NQF level 4, 5 or higher at another training institution or a Unisa short learning programme ( order to satisfy the requirements of this rule, the student must have completed at least 48 credits before an application for re-admission will be considered.

A number of administrative processes, including the convenience of fee payments and information about examinations are available on the following platforms:

All application, registration and study-related information is available on the Unisa corporate website in both web and mobi formats.

Unisa website (

myUnisa (

Fax enquiries to 012 429 4150

Information Services Division      0800 00 1870

012 429 3111 (Option 2)