Undergraduate qualifications

Bachelor of Accounting Sciences in Financial Accounting

Qualification stream: Financial Accounting
Qualification code: 98302 - FAC
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 5535
APS/AS: 21
Maximum time to complete this qualification:  8 years

Admission and re-admission requirements

Qualification admission requirements

Your admission to Unisa is dependent on you meeting the specific admission requirements for your chosen qualification.

A National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Degree endorsement) with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning and with at least 60% in Mathematics,
a Senior Certificate (SC) with matriculation exemption (or qualify for the exemption from the Matriculation Board) and with at least a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in the language of teaching and learning and with at least a C symbol on HG in Mathematics,
an appropriate Higher Certificate in Accounting Sciences
an appropriate Higher Certificate in Economic and Management Sciences,
an appropriate Advanced Certificate in Accounting Sciences,
an appropriate Diploma in Accounting or Accounting Sciences.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum Mathematics requirement indicated above, but have a mark of 50% or more but less than 60% (D symbol on HG), should still apply for this Bachelor degree. Once they have applied, they will be redirected through the selection process to the Extended Bachelor degree programme (4 years) listed below. Alternatively, they may consider applying for a lower NQF level qualification for which they meet the statutory and additional requirements.
For admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Accounting Sciences the following criteria must be met:
i) The qualification should not be older than three years
ii) All ten of the final-year semester modules of the admission qualification must have been completed in not more than three consecutive semesters or in the case of year modules in one academic year

Student fees and funding your studies

Application fee

Pay the application fee once you've received your student number:

  • R105 for online applications
  • R160 for hard copy applications

Please note that this application fee is non-refundable even if you decide not to study through Unisa or do not qualify for admission to Unisa.

Student fees

Click here to find out more about Unisa's student fees, and the bursaries and loans for Unisa students.

Apply for admission

Applications for admission to the 2018 academic year are closed. Visit this website in August / September 2018 for updates regarding application dates for 2019.

Additional support for this qualification via TVET colleges

Unisa has an agreement with various Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges to offer classes in a selected number of qualifications. These classes have proved to generally improve the throughput rate of students who enrol for them.

Take note of the following:

  • Make sure that your TVET college of choice offers support in your qualification. 
  • Apply for admission during Unisa's application period via your TVET college or via Unisa.


Unisa will send the necessary information about registration dates and the registration process to all successful applicants who have confirmed their acceptance of Unisa's offer. Visit www.unisa.ac.za/register for registration information.

Curriculum / modules