How to Apply for Short Courses at Unisa

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How to Apply for Short Courses at Unisa. This post focuses on steps to follow to apply for short learning programmes at Unisa also known as short courses.

Unisa Qualifications at glance

Unisa offers learning programmes from short courses, diplomas, basic degrees to postgraduates degrees. You can choose courses from different faculties including faculty of human science, accounting sciences to science, engineering and technology.

A bit about Unisa

The University of South Africa was established more than 120 years ago, making it one of the oldest and largest distance learning institutions all over the world. Unisa courses are credible and recognised throughout South Africa and internationally.

What are Short Learning Programmes?

Unisa defines their Short Learning Programmes (SLP) as “programmes that focus on “just in time” and “just enough” learning to meet a specific learning need identified by individuals, organisations or society at large.”

How to Apply for Short Courses at Unisa

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Click on Apply

Step 3: Click on Short Learning Programmes

Step 4: Click on Apply for admission

Step 5: Under How to apply? Click on apply online

Step 6: Click on Short Learning Programmes

Step 7: 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 does not start with a 7 then Click NO.

 Step 8. Enter your personal details.

Step 9. Select the qualification you want to apply for;

 Step 10. Enter your details and continue.

Step 11. Upload your documents:

Very important: Your application is not complete if you have not uploaded your documents. Ensure that your documents (Matric Certificate and ID copy are certified)

 Step 12. Submit your application.

Your application will be processed please check your emails for correspondence from Unisa

How much do Unisa courses cost?

Most of Unisa courses range from R750 to R7000 per programme. Prices may change as determined by the university. For correct quotations, consult the university for a formal quotation.

How to contact Unisa?


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