How to Pay for UNISA Application Fee


This is a complete guide on how to pay for the University of South Africa (UNISA) application fee. The application fee payment process is applicable to both foreign students and students living in South Africa.

Pay the online application fee of R105,00. Please note that the application fee is non-refundable even if you decide not to study through Unisa or do not qualify for admission to Unisa.

Unisa does not accept cash at any of its offices. You may, however, deposit cash into the university’s Standard Bank account:

  • Payment information for students living in South Africa
  • Payment information for international students (Please e-mail your proof of SWIFT payment to(
    • International students must pay fees via SWIFT payment:
      • Beneficiary: Unisa student deposits
      • Standard Bank
      • Account number: 011554622
      • Branch code: 010645
      • SWIFT code: SBZAZAJJ
      • Deposit reference: first eight (8) blocks are for the student number (if the student number consists of only 7 digits, then a “0” must be filled in as the first digit of the student number). Leave one block open, then fill in the following code – 5400374721
    • Your local bank may charge a service fee for international payments. Please ensure that you include this service fee in the total amount paid.
    • Remember to always include your student number and the appropriate allocation as your payment reference when making payments to Unisa.
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