Can I Still Pay For Registration At Unisa?

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Can I Still Pay For Registration At Unisa?

Can I Still Pay For Registration Fees At Unisa?

Successful applicants who have gained admission to Unisa for the 2023 study season are been informed that the registration process for the year will begin on the 4th of January and to the 24th of January 2023. It is important for students to assess the full cost of their studies before confirming their modules for registration. What you can afford will affect the number of modules for which you can register.

Registration fees for Unisa differ depending on your qualification, the number of modules, and so on, but basically, they include prescribed student fees (including registration fees), miscellaneous fees and fees for additional study material.

A minimum fee amount is payable before the closing dates for registration for each module or paper for which you register. If this amount is not paid before the closing date for registration, the university will not be able to process your registration. After paying the minimum amount, the outstanding balance must be paid by the relevant dates.


Unisa Registration Fee And Payment Date A Unisa

Full-year registrations

  • Total fees (registration for all 9 modules)       R55 053.00
  • Registration fee (50%)                                    R27 527.00
  • 1st instalment (15 March 2020)                     R13 763.00
  • 2nd instalment (15 August 2020)                   R13 763.00


Semester registrations

1st-semester intake

  • Total fee (register for 5 modules)                   R30 585.00
  • Registration fee (50%)                                   R15 293.00
  • Balance payment before 15 March 2020       R15 292.00


2nd-semester intake

  • Total fee (register for 4 modules)                   R24 468.00
  • Registration fee (50%)                                   R12 234.00
  • Balance payment before 15 August 2020      R12 234.00

Note: Please note that the fees stipulated are provisional and subject to change pending Council approval.  It would be prudent to plan for a 10% increase in fees for the next academic year.

The acceptance fee is payable on or before registration.  Registration will only be processed if this registration fee is settled in full or a valid Purchase Order (PO) is provided.  The bursar (sponsorship) letter is not sufficient for registration.


Read: How Much Does It Cost To Study At Unisa In 2023


How  Much Must Unisa Students Pay As Registration Fees

All fees must be paid into the Unisa official bank account with the correct reference number or else the university will not be able to process your registration before the relevant closing date. Below are the registration fees students at Unisa must pay per subject group:


Subjects in Education; Law; Psychology; and Public Management and Services
Description Semester Total The minimum amount payable on registration Due by
31 March 2022
Due by
15 May 2022
Due by
15 August 2022
Half module S1 R910.00 R300.00 R610.00
S2 R910.00 R300.00 R610.00
YEAR R910.00 R300.00 R610.00
Module / Paper S1 R1,815.00 R600.00 R1,215.00
S2 R1,815.00 R600.00 R1,215.00
YEAR R1,815.00 R600.00 R607.00 R608,00
Module S1 R3,540.00 R1,170.00 R2,370.00
  S2 R3,540.00 R1,170.00 R2,370.00
YEAR R3,540.00 R1,170.00 R1,185.00 R1,185.00

Subjects in Business Economics and Management Studies; Communication and Journalism; Computer and Information Sciences; Languages; Linguistics and Literature; Philosophy; Religion and Theology; and Social Sciences

Description Semester Total The minimum amount payable on registration Due by
31 March 2022
Due by
15 May 2022
Due by
15 August 2022
Half module S1 R895.00 R295.00 R600.00
S2 R895.00 R295.00 R600.00
YEAR R895.00 R295.00 R600.00
Module / Paper S1 R1,780.00 R585.00 R1,195.00
S2 R1,780.00 R585.00 R1,195.00
YEAR R1,780.00 R585.00  R597.00 R598.00
Module S1 R3,470.00 R1,145.00 R2,325.00
  S2 R3,470.00 R1,145.00 R2,325.00
  YEAR R3,470.00 R1,145.00 R1,162.00 R1,163.00

Subjects in Architecture and the Built Environment; Engineering; Family Ecology and Consumer Sciences; Mathematics and Statistics

Description Semester Total The minimum amount payable on registration Due by
31 March 2022
Due by
15 May 2022
Due by
15 August 2022
Half module S1 R880.00 R290.00 R590.00
S2 R880.00 R290.00 R590.00
YEAR R880.00 R290.00 R590.00
Module / Paper S1 R1,770.00 R585.00 R1,185.00
S2 R1,770.00 R585.00 R1,185.00
YEAR R1,770.00 R585.00  R592.00 R593.00
Module S1 R3,445.00 R1,135.00 R2,310.00
  S2 R3,445.00 R1,135.00 R2,310.00
YEAR R3,445.00 R1,135.00 R1,155.00 R1,155.00

Subjects in Agriculture and Agricultural Operations; Visual and Performing Arts; Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences; Life Sciences and Physical Sciences

Description Semester Total The minimum amount payable on registration Due by
31 March 2022
Due by
15 May 2022
Due by
15 August 2022
Half module S1 R845.00 R280.00 R565.00
S2 R845.00 R280.00 R565.00
YEAR R845.00 R280.00 R565.00
Module / Paper S1 R1,690.00 R560.00 R1,130.00
S2 R1,690.00 R560.00 R1,130.00
YEAR R1,690.00 R560.00  R565.00 R565.00
Module S1 R3,285.00 R1,085.00 R2,200.00
  S2 R3,285.00 R1,085.00 R2,200.00
YEAR R3,285.00 R1,085.00 R1,100.00 R1,100.00
Unisa Registration Fees Are Broken Down Into The Following:
  • Application fee
  • Tuition fees; are split into acceptance deposit and subsequent payment plan
  • Additional fees for students outside of SA and outside of Africa
  • Miscellaneous fees

Application fees for formal programmes

  • Online applications R 110
  • Manual applications R 170


When Should Unisa Students Pay Registration Fee 2023

Tuition fees need to be settled at the following intervals

  • 50% of total tuition on registration.

Year modules

  • 25% of the total tuition on the 15th of May, and then the balance on the 15th of August.

Semester modules

  • 50% of total tuition on the 15th of March (1st-semester modules) or the 15th of August (2nd-semester modules).

Contact Unisa

General resources: websites, general SMS, fax and e-mail enquiries. 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 are available on the Unisa corporate website in both web and Mobi formats.

  • Unisa website (
  • myUnisa (
  • Fax enquiries to 012 429 4150

For the convenience of students, Unisa provides a variety of different payment methods. In the case of electronic transfers, please ensure that the reference field is completed correctly. No cash or cheques will be accepted at any Unisa office. Cash can, however, be paid into the university’s bank account at any First National Bank branch. Visit The Official Website of Unisa For More Details

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