UNISA courses that do not require maths are open for 2024 late applications

By Victoria N · Feb 5, 2024
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Obtained level 1 or level 2 in maths/maths lit? I have exciting news for you. Courses that do not require maths at University of South Africa (UNISA) are now open for 2024 late applications. Applications for these courses will remain open until 09 February 2024. 


Courses that do not require maths are open for 2024 late applications

UNISA is open for 2024 late applications for selected courses for the 2024 academic year. These selected courses include short courses, courses that do not require maths or maths, higher certificate courses, diploma and bachelor degree's courses. Postgraduate applications are also open for late applications for year 2024.


List of UNISA courses that do not require maths:

  • Higher Certificate in Archives and Records Management
  • Diploma in Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Community Development.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing
  • Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Government, Administration and Development
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
  • Bachelor of Arts in Policy Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Leadership and Citizenship
  • Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy and Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Information Science
  • Bachelor of Theology


Requirements of courses that do not require maths or maths lit: 

To apply for UNISA courses that do not require maths, you will need to meet the general admission requirements. These requirements include having a matric certificate, certain English level and a certain Application Point Score.

In addition to the general admission requirements, you may also need to meet specific requirements for the course you want to study. For example, if you want to study social work , you will need to attach a police clearance and  two testimonials. You can find more detailed requirements HERE.


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Why choose a UNISA course that does not require maths?

There are a number of reasons why you might choose to study a UNISA course that does not require maths. Here are a few:

  • You may not be interested in maths. If you have never been interested in maths, or if you struggled with it in high school, there is no need to force yourself to study it at university. There are many successful careers that do not require any mathematical knowledge.
  • You may have other strengths. Just because you are not good at maths does not mean that you are not intelligent or capable. You may have other strengths, such as good communication skills, creativity, or problem-solving skills. These skills can be just as valuable in the workplace as mathematical skills.
  • You may want to avoid the stress of maths. Studying maths can be stressful for many students. If you are already feeling overwhelmed by the thought of university, you may want to choose a course that does not require maths. This will allow you to focus on your other subjects and reduce your stress levels.


How to apply for a UNISA course that does not require maths

To apply successfully at Unisa you need to have a valid email address and a phone number, Easy right? Now let's break down the process on how to apply online at UNISA Step by step.


STEP 1: visit the UNISA Website at: https://www.unisa.ac.za/sites/corporate/default/Apply-for-admission/Apply-for-admission-to-study:-application-tool


STEP 2: Personal Information 

Fill in your personal details such as names, surname, date of birth and ID number. If you already have a student number you will be required to enter your personal details and your student number. When applying with a phone ensure that you rotate your phone to be able to enter your student number.


STEP 3: Choosing Courses

In this step you will get to choose courses you desire to pursue. You have the opportunity of choosing first and second choice. You need to meet requirements for the both courses, if you don't qualify the system will not allow you to continue with the application. 


STEP 4: Fill in your address

Continue with the application and fill in your home and postal address. This is important since UNISA is a distance learning institution and they require your address to communicate with you and to deliver your study materials. You will not be able to continue with your application if you enter invalid address or an address the system doesn't recognize. 


STEP 5: School Leaving Information

In this particular step you will be required to fill in your school leaving information such as your matric endorsement (whether you have passed with a higher certificate, diploma or bachelor), the year you completed your matric and the last school you attended. This information is crucial in your application therefore do not provide false information because you will be required to upload your matric certificate, statement or your grade 11 results.


STEP 6: Upload Documents

UNISA requires various supporting documents to be submitted along with your online application. These documents include certified copies of your academic transcripts, identification documents, Matric certificate/grade 11 results and any other documents specified in the application requirements. Gather these documents in advance to ensure a smooth application process.

NB If you are applying for social work you should submit a police clearance and two testimonials. If you are applying for Diploma in Grade R you should submit a proof of employment since the grade R applicants should be Grade R teachers in primary school or Creche. 


STEP 7: Submit your application. 

The last step of the online application is to submit your application. You will receive an acknowledgement of your application and your student number. Make sure that you note down your student number. You will need the student number for future communication with Unisa or when paying application fee.


STEP 8: Pay Application Fee

To finalize your application, you'll need to pay the non-refundable application fee of R135. UNISA provides various payment methods, such as credit/debit card payments, bank transfers, and online payment portals. Keep the proof of payment as it may be required for future reference purposes. 


You may be wondering how to pay Unisa application fee well, Go to your nearest FNB branch and pay your application fee or you can  use your Capitec app to pay the application fee, click here for easy steps to pay application fee.


STEP 9: Check Application Status

After submitting your application, you can track its progress. UNISA provides updates on the application status, including whether it is under review, requires further information, has been accepted or has been rejected. Regularly check your status for any updates and respond promptly if additional information is requested. Click here for step by step guide on how to check your Unisa application status.

 If your application is successful, you will need to accept or decline an offer to study at Unisa. After accepting an offer to study at Unisa you will receive an official admission letter stating the terms and conditions of your enrolment. Take note of any deadlines or further actions required to secure your place.


In conclusion, If you ever believed that not being good at math could hold you back, think again. UNISA has many exciting opportunities waiting for you. Your journey to a successful future begins now!


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