Unisa payment methods and banking details – part 3 – Loans & Insurance

Unisa payment methods and banking details – part 3

Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT)

Please note that Unisa now banks with First National Bank (FNB). Unisa is a pre-approved beneficiary. 

For South African students using FNB

Bank name First National Bank (FNB)
Account name Unisa Students Deposits
Account number Select Unisa on the list of pre-approved public beneficiaries
Reference Student number, space, 5400374721 (study fees allocation number)
[your 8-digit student number]


South African students NOT using FNB for their EFT should please use the following income account number details

Bank name First National Bank (FNB)
Account name Unisa Student Fees Account
Account number 627 9963 0382
Account type Cheque
Branch code 210554
Reference Student number, space, 5400374721 (study fee allocation number)
[your 8-digit student number]

Please use the correct referencing to ensure that payments are automatically allocated to your student account.

Payments by employers / bulk payments, sponsors, bursaries, donors & international students

Bank name: First National Bank (FNB)
Account name Unisa Income Account
Account number 627 9962 5200
Account type Cheque
Branch code 250645
Swift code FIRNZAJJ

Please note: For bulk payments kindly complete the payment advice form (Download the payment advice form)


Allocation numbers for payments other than study fees:

Study fees Student number, space, 5400374721
Library fees Student number, space, 5400374225
Application fees Student number, space, 5370810030
Matriculation exemption fees Student number, space, 5352X74608
Student card fees Student number, space, 5400315164
SBL tuition Student number, space, 3000774039

Please note:

  • Incomplete or incorrect payment information will not be processed, and Unisa will not be held liable for any resultant delay in the allocation or transfer of funds to study fees accounts.
  • Payments will be allocated within two (2) to ten (10) working days upon receipt of the required information. Proof of payment (remittance or payment advice) and a breakdown of the payment (full names, identity numbers, student numbers and amount per student) must be sent to susdepid@unisa.ac.za
  • If a company or employer is paying your tuition fees, please submit proof of payment to susdepid@unisa.ac.za
  • For any enquiries, please send an e-mail to susdepid@unisa.ac.za


  • Requests have to be made in writing and must be signed by the registered student.
    Download the refund form (PDF) or Download the refund form for international students (PDF)
  • Requests can be e-mailed to finan@unisa.ac.za.
  • Refunds will be processed within 15 working (business) days from receipt of request.
  • Credit balances exceeding the total study fees paid by sponsors or bursaries will be refunded to the sponsor or bursary concerned.

Please note:

  • No refunds for credit balances less than R100.00 will be allowed.
  • Applications and miscellaneous fees are non-refundable.
  • Refund requests must be accompanied by the required documentation.


  • The university reserves the right not to render services to students with outstanding balances.
  • Receipts and statements of accounts will be issued to registered students only. It remains the student’s responsibility to submit the document to the relevant sponsor.