UNISA Open Distance e-Learning (ODeL) – How to Apply

Unisa uses an Open Distance e-Learning (ODeL) education model which sees students learn and participate in examinations online.

UNISA Open Distance e-Learning (ODeL) means that most of your interactions with Unisa will occur at a distance – mostly in digital format. As a means to support students, there are various support services such as tutorial support and counseling, and online tools to boost academic excellence.

When applying for ODeL, here are things to consider:

  • Your reading and writing will be more private – you need to spend time in personal study.
  • Proper planning and scheduling are important so that you can submit assignments on time and be prepared for your examinations.
  • Proficiency in using Computers and the Internet is important since this is the medium through which lecturer-student communication is possible.

How to apply for ODeL

Before applying, we recommend you seek counseling, especially if you are unsure, click to get counselling. Here is an overview of how to apply.

  1. Choose Qualification.
  2. Go to the application page.
  3. Complete your application.

Students who have completed the application and have been placed should not forget to register. Check registration dates and guidelines here.


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