UNISA Application Fee for 2023 | Cost and Payment Details

UNISA Application Fee for - Cost and Payment Details

Fee for applying to a program:

  • Online application: R 110
  • Manual application: R 170

Rules for application fee:

  • Application fees cannot be refunded.
  • The application fee can be paid through the My Unisa online payment platform, electronic fund transfer (EFT), credit card, or cash deposit at a bank (except for Unisa SBL).
  • Invoices will only be generated upon receipt of a valid purchase order (PO) from the bursar/sponsor.
  • Unisa operates as a cashless environment.

Divisions of Tuition Fee

Tuition fees are divided into:

Acceptance deposit: 50% of the total tuition upon registration.
Subsequent payment plan: Year modules require students to pay 25% of the total tuition by May 15th and the rest by August 15th. As for semester modules, 50% of the total tuition should be paid either on March 15th (for 1st-semester modules) or August 15th (for 2nd-semester modules).

Students must acquire their prescribed books from book sellers approved by UNISA.

What if you want a withdrawal?

If a registered student wants to withdraw from any program or offering provided by the SBL (School of Business and Leadership), they must send a written request to both the Programme Administrator and the Fees Office. Neglecting to follow this procedure will result in the student being accountable for the entire tuition fees of the program.

Additional Information:

  • If a student withdraws from a program before the program’s start date, they will receive a full refund.
  • If a student withdraws after the program’s start date but before May 15th, they will be liable for 50% of the tuition fees.
  • If a student withdraws after the program’s start date but before August 15th, they will be liable for 75% of the tuition fees.
  • If a student withdraws after the program’s start date and after August 15th, they will be liable for 100% of the tuition fees.
  • For semester modules, if a student withdraws after the program’s start date but before either March 15th (for 1st-semester modules) or August 15th (for 2nd-semester modules), they will be liable for 50% of the tuition fees. If they withdraw after either March 15th or August 15th, they will be liable for 100% of the tuition fees.
  • Withdrawal from the DBL (Doctorate in Business Leadership) program does not qualify for any refunds. Students will be responsible for the full program cost, regardless of the withdrawal date.

Additional fee for Foreigners

Category A:
The category A is for Africa with an Year Modul equal to R2680.00 and a Semester Module worth R1340.00. 

Category B:
The category B is for the remaining countries comprising an Year Module worth R5140.00 and  Semester Module worth R2570.00 respectively. 

Keep in mind that the fees mentioned above are provisional and may be subject to change pending approval from the Council.

Miscellaneous Fees

  • Under this category, there are various charges that students may encounter throughout the academic year. These fees include, but are not limited to, supplementary exam fees, re-mark fees, re-check fees, mark audit fees, and library fees.
  •  It is important for students to be aware that these charges may arise later in the year. So keep a check to prevent payment of any extra tuition fees.
  • The Supplementary Examination is worth R240.00 while the Special and/or Aggregate Examinations as per one study unit is worth R240.00.
  • The remarks is worth R420.00.
  • The mark audit is worth R180.00

Financial Blocks and Cancellations

Accounts that remain unsettled are subject to financial blocks or cancellations. Students with canceled or blocked accounts will be unable to access their academic results through the MyUnisa platform.

UNISA Application Fee for - Cost and Payment Details

What if you fail to submit full fees?

  • When a student fails to pay all outstanding amounts, various penalties may be applied as related to fees.
  • These penalties include the inability to access the student’s statement of results, exclusion from graduation ceremonies, denial of acceptance into the next academic year, and the possibility of the outstanding amounts being handed over to a third party for collection.
  • So students will have to pay the legal amount for the settlement.

PGD Tuition Fees and Payment Methods

For inquiries regarding PGD (Postgraduate Diploma) programs and fees, you can contact Tommy Ngwane at the Fees Office. His contact details are as follows: 011 652 0226 or [email protected] 

Full year registration 

  • For full-year registrations, the total fees for registering in all 9 modules amount to R55,053.
  • The registration fee, which is 50% of the total fees, is R27,527. 
  • The fees are to be submitted in two phases.
  • The first installment of R13,763 is due on March 15, 2020, and the second installment of the same amount is due on August 15, 2020.

Semester Registration 

For semester registrations, there are two intake periods. 

First semester:

  • For the first semester intake, the total fee for registering in 5 modules is R30,585. 
  • The registration fee, which is 50% of the total fee, is R15,293. 
  • The remaining balance of R15,292 should be paid before March 15, 2020.

Second Semester:

  • For the second semester intake, the total fee for registering in 4 modules is R24,468.
  • The registration fee, which is 50% of the total fee, is R12,234. 
  • The remaining balance of R12,234 should be paid before August 15, 2020.

Important: The fees mentioned earlier are tentative and may be modified after receiving approval from the Council. It is recommended to prepare for a 10% rise in fees for the academic year 2020.

Time to pay acceptance fee:

To complete the registration process, the acceptance fee must be paid in full before or during the registration period.It is important to note that a bursar (sponsorship) letter alone is not sufficient for registration.

MBL Tuition Fees and Payment Methods

For inquiries regarding MBL (Master of Business Leadership) programs and fees, you can contact Nyalleng Chabane at the Fees Office. Her contact details are as follows: 011 652 0243 or [email protected] 

Payment Options

Option 1:

  • For MBL Year 1 and Year 2, the student chooses two electives as well as the Business Research elective module, resulting in a payment for three modules.
  •  In Year 1, the student completes three modules, and in Year 2, they only need to complete one more elective module along with the research. 
  • The fee for MBL Year 1 is R129,970, and for MBL Year 2, it is R64,985. The total fees for both years combined amount to R194,955.

Option 2:

  • During the first and second years of MBL (Master of Business Leadership), the student is required to select only two electives in the initial year.
  •  In Year 2, they need to choose two more electives along with the research. The fee for MBL Year 1 is R116,973, and for MBL Year 2, it is R77,982.
  •  The total fees for both years combined also amount to R194,955.

Acceptance/Registration Fees

The acceptance/registration fees for the MBL program are as follows:

– MBL Year 1: R58,333
– MBL Year 2: R35,000

Kindly be aware that the fees indicated above are tentative and could be modified pending approval from the Council. It is advisable to anticipate a 10% rise in fees for the academic year 2020.

It is important to pay acceptance fees before completion of the registration process to avoid any delays.

MBA Tuition Fees and Payment Methods

For inquiries regarding MBA (Master of Business Administration) programs and fees, you can contact Monica Rakoma at the Fees Office. Her contact details are as follows: 011 652 0221 or [email protected] 

MBA1

  • The total fees for MBA1, which includes 7 compulsory modules and 2 electives, amount to R127,178.
  •  The registration fee, which is 50% of the total fees, is R63,589.
  • The fee is to be paid in two phases.
  • The first installment of R31,795 is due on March 15, 2020, and the second installment of the same amount is due on August 15, 2020.

MBA2

  • For MBA2, the fee is related to the Integrated Management Report and amounts to R46,189. The registration fee, which is 50% of the total fee, is R23,094. 
  • The payment of fees for MBA2 is also divided into two installments. 
  • The first installment of R11,547 is due on May 15, 2020, and the second installment of the same amount is due on August 15, 2020.

DBL Tuition Fees and Payment Methods

If you have any inquiries about the DBL (Doctorate in Business Leadership) program fees, you can contact Tommy Ngwane at the Fees Office. His contact details are as follows: 011 652 0226 or [email protected] 

Research Proposal Fee

For the DBL program, the Research Proposal fee is required to be paid in full, and it is non-refundable. The fee amount for the Research Proposal is R12,000. The payment is essential to account for the expenses linked to the research proposal phase of the DBL program.

Annual Thesis Fee

Similarly, the Annual Thesis fee is also required to be paid in full, and it is non-refundable. The fee amount for the Annual Thesis fee is R29,495. The fee includes the expenses related to the thesis component of the DBL program for a particular year.

It is advisable to consult with the Fees Office or refer to the official documentation for the most up-to-date information regarding DBL tuition fees and payment methods.

Fees Office
For any general inquiries related to fees, you can contact the Fees Office.

They can be reached via landline at 011 652 0312 or through email at [email protected]. Contact them in case of any queries, and emergencies.

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