UNISA does not explicitly state the registration fee on its website, however it does disclose the application fee that will be charged to students that receive a student number.
UNISA, unlike some of the leading universities in the country, does not stipulate the registration fee required to study at the university on its website.
This could be due to the structural difference in the model of education that the university has, compared to other contact-based universities in the country, such as the University of Johannesburg, University of Cape Town or the University of the Witwatersrand. The aforementioned all clearly stipulate the required registration fee online.
However, UNISA’s online platforms merely detail how a student can curate their own modules. The curation thereof, as suggested by the site, can be dependent on the student’s budget, meaning that the student can choose subjects based on affordability instead of choosing a fixed course. This could be the reason that there is no fixed registration fee for UNISA students, as it will be dictated by the total cost of the modules taken up by the student.
The non-refundable application fee, which varies from R115for online applications and R185 for walk-in or manual applications, is noted on the website.