Undergraduate qualifications

Try the readiness tool to find out if you're ready for ODeL

Studying through Unisa and open distance e-learning is a BIG commitment.

You need to be sure that you are right for Unisa and that Unisa is right for you! To be a successful Unisa student, you need to understand what you are getting yourself into:

  • You won't attend lectures, which means that you will be expected to do a lot of reading and writing on your own. 
  • You must be able to draw up a study schedule and stick to it, so that you can submit assignments on time and be prepared for your examinations.
  • You must have access to a computer and the internet, and be familiar with working on a computer.

Are you ready for Unisa? Even if you know that Unisa is the right university for you, try our open distance e-learning readiness tool to find out more about the university and how open distance e-learning works.

See what it takes to be a Unisa student

Take a look at the journey that some of our successful students have experienced to get a realistic idea of what it takes to be a Unisa student.


Click here to watch Unisa ODL video.