University of South Africa

University of South Africa (UNISA)

Application fee:R100

Basic info

Founded in 1873, the University of South Africa is the largest university on the African continent and attracts a third of all higher education students in South Africa. The university accommodates over 300,000 students, including African and international students in 130 countries worldwide, making it one of the world’s mega universities. It was once an examining agency for Oxford and Cambridge universities and as an incubator from which most other universities in South Africa .Located in the country’s capital its main campus can be seen from the top of the union buildings, a beautiful site indeed. Notable alumni from the university include Nelson Mandela, Cyril Ramaphosa, Danny Jordaan, F. W. de Klerk, Gwede Mantashe, Mamphela Ramphele, and Trevor Manuel.

Cutting Edge Research

The largest university in Africa in involved in the latest cutting edge technologies which dwarfs all the cool technologies out there.



Minimum Maximum

Advanced Certificate

R 13 440 R 15 600

Advanced Diploma

R 13 440 R 13 440


R 12 700 R 13 000


R 13 547 R 14 393


R 13 000


R 13 000


R 11 200 R 12 300


R 12 087 R 21 960

National Diploma

R 13 440 R 19 067

National Higher Certificate

R 15 240


R 15 600

It’s an Open distance University, it therefore does not have Residence or Meals.