How to Apply For FI concession At Unisa

By Klenam JU •  Updated: 10/03/24 •  4 min read

There are certain unfamiliar terms at the university that may never cross your mind as a student. It is obvious that many students at UNISA may not have heard of the FI concession before.

But before we look into the UNISA FI concession, let us take you through what the term “concession” means in the context of a university school and its purpose. 

A concession is a change or alteration made for a student with a disability or other special needs so that they are not unfairly disadvantaged in their studies. 

Some examples of accommodations are extra time on tests, access to assistive technology, or different ways to test within an institution. 

“FI concession” is a type of academic help that can be given to final-year students who can’t take a formal test because of something out of their control, like being sick or having a family emergency.

These students can apply for the FI concession, which is a different way to take an exam. This change can come in the form of an extra test or some other kind of assessment work. If a student wants to get a FI concession, they must provide enough evidence to support this application. 

Every academic department at the University of South Africa has its own set of policies and processes for concessions and other ways to test. However, the FI concession is designed to support all students across departments and faculties.

In this article, we will take you through the process of applying for FI concession at the University of South Africa and provide some information on FI concession requirements, qualifications, eligibility, and more. 

How to apply for FI concession at Unisa

The application process for FI concessions at the University of South Africa is entirely different. Many students may wonder if they can quickly jump onto the UNISA platform to apply for the FI concession, but here is the catch with this concession: 

The F1 concession at UNISA is designed to provide a second chance for final-year students who could not sit for the final exam due to a qualified reason, which may be a health-related issue or a reason beyond their control.

The UNISA exams department must have identified someone before they can proceed to enter the FI concession at the University of South Africa. The exams department gives out a list of students who are eligible for the F1 concession. 

Once your list has been provided and you find your name on it, you need to register the module in question on the myUNISA platform. UNISA has clarified that there is no application for students or individuals who want to apply for FI. It is important to note that the F1 concession is closely related to the final year of students at UNISA within the first or second semester of their respective qualifications.

How long do FI concession results take?

The period of F1 concession results depends on certain factors, which include the semester in which the exams were taken.

Also, it may depend on the module and how long the list took to come out.

However, final-year students who are likely to be listed for FI concession can wait for their results a week before the graduation ceremony upon completion. The FI concession results usually take about 14 to 21 days.

Who qualifies for the FI concession at Unisa?

An FI concession is a special test given to students in their final year of university in South Africa who have failed one or two modules that are the only ones they still need to finish their degree. The Exams Department figures out which students are eligible for the FI concession. For a student to qualify for the F1 concession,

Who is eligible for concession card SA?

Concession cards play a crucial role in making transportation more affordable for those who are eligible. Regarding concession cards in South Africa, the eligibility criteria can differ depending on the type of card you are looking at.

Here is a list of details for eligible people for concession card SA;

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