By joining forces with friends, supporters and alumni in the US, we believe that the mission of Unisa – to provide exceptional education, irrespective of race, color or creed, and geography – can be elevated even further. In the US, we are focusing on four priority programs that we are asking for your help in advancing:

If you’d like to allocate your funds to a specific program, please choose so on our Donation Form. If no program is selected, your gift will go to wherever is needed most.


Student Access
& Success

In many places across the globe – South Africa and the United States among them – the overwhelming cost of higher education prevents many promising young minds from unlocking the opportunities of learning. In South Africa, we saw this struggle manifest in the #FeesMustFall, while American students have gathered in protests and the #MillionStudentMarch. With scholarships and financial assistance, Unisa makes it possible for students coming from poor backgrounds to access education, thereby breaking down racial, financial and class barriers to education.

Through your support of Unisa, you can make a student’s dream of higher education a reality.


We’ve understood from the beginning that many individuals, for reasons of distance, disability or otherwise, may be unable to physically attend school on campus. But this does not mean that the promise of education should be denied to them. From the first correspondence university in 1946 to innovative incorporation of online media and other technology today, Unisa makes it possible for students to engage with courses and learning where, when and how they find to be most convenient. Yet this means a constant upgrading of our technological capacity, digitization of resources and more, ensuring that our students never miss a beat in their learning process.

Through your support of Unisa, you can create an international network of excellence in education

Creating the
Next Generation of Academics

The “brain drain” from Africa is well-documented and poses a pronounced threat to the long-term development of the continent. This is true amongst many skilled professions, and academics are no exception. At Unisa, we believe in growing and nurturing our own talent for sustainable growth and quality in African education. By targeting the development of a new and young cohort of academics in various disciplines across the university, it becomes possible to build strong careers for these individuals while simultaneously sustaining the wealth of knowledge and skill garnered over the years.

Through your support of Unisa, you can build capacity on the continent for future learning.

& Innovation

In today’s world and economy, technology and innovation play an increasingly important role to spur and sustain growth and development. At the core, we see science, engineering and technology as play a pivotal to transforming developing economies. With tens of thousands of student currently in scientific programs of study, we have made significant investments in these fields, including the development of a dedicated Science Campus to advance knowledge and research to address national needs as well as seek sustainable solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Through your support of Unisa, you can advance the frontiers of learning and safeguard tomorrow