How To Apply For Higher Certificate Courses At Unisa

The University of South Africa (UNISA) is proud to offer learning opportunities to nearly 400,000 students across South Africa and beyond. UNISA has a variety of undergraduate courses to choose from, starting with higher certificate level qualifications.

The University of South Africa offers Higher Certificate qualifications in:

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Accounting Sciences, Animal Welfare, Archives and Records Management, Banking, Criminal Justice, Economic and Management Sciences, Education Foundation Phase and Intermediate Phase, Education Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching, Law, Life and Environmental Sciences , Marketing, Mathematics and Statistics, Physical Sciences, Retailing, Social Auxiliary Work, Supervisory Management, and Tourism Management. 

These are courses of study that may qualify you for higher education admission if you do not meet the entry requirements for a diploma or bachelor’s degree.

How To Apply

Follow these steps to apply:

  1. Go to the Unisa website
  2. Click on ‘Proceed to ODEL & Unisa’
  3. Click on ‘apply now’
  4. Click on Undergraduate Qualifications
  5. Do you have a student number? If you have a student number that starts with a 7, then click YES If you have any other Unisa student number but it doesn’t start with a 7 then Click NO.
  6. Fill the empty field with your personal details.
  7. Select the qualification you want to apply for
  8. Fill the empty field with your personal details and proceed
  9. Upload your documents
  10. Submit your application

To be eligible for the Higher Certificate course, a National Senior Certificate (NSC) of at least 30% in the language of teaching and learning, a Senior Certificate (SC) with at least one F symbol in HG, or one E symbol and SG is required.

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Language of Teaching and Learning or National Certificate (Professional) if you have at least 40% in Language of Teaching and Learning and the completed specialization is from the same field of study.

Once you have completed the course, you will at least qualify to apply for a Unisa Diploma course or Bachelor Degree.

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