myUnisa: How to Access My Unisa Login and myLife Email

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Myunisa login access

myUnisa is a secure page for registered UNISA students, which will give you direct access to important information.

You can also access course information, check examination results, access study materials, announcements, and will allow you to update your personal information on My Unisa login portal with your mylife account.

You will be able to join online discussion forums, get quizzed on topics, submit Unisa assignments, and access a number of other resources.

myUnisa provides you with 24-hour access to your information and learning resources.

It will also allow you to become part of an online learning community, which means that you will be able to interact with your lecturers and fellow students regularly.

Recently, the University of South Africa recently teamed up with Cell C, MTN, and Telkom to ensure that you won’t pay any data costs when visiting myUnisa or the Unisa website.

If you have any problems with the free browsing experience, feel free to contact your network provider.

How to become a myUnisa user

myunisa login page
my unisa login page

After successfully applying to the University of South Africa and receiving confirmation that you are a registered UNISA student, you must do the following to become part of this innovative learning community:

  • Claim your free myLife e-mail account before you join myUnisa.
  • Login to your myUnisa student portal.
  • Complete the verification process.

How to log into my unisa account

myunisa homepage
myunisa homepage screenshot

If you already have a myunisa account, you don’t have to go through the processes I have outlined below. Just click on “click here to log in” button and enter your details to have access to your account.

Or

You can log in directly via my.unisa.ac.za/portal/xlogin

The initial login details will give you access to these systems:

  • myUnisa – teaching and learning system and the Unisa Library.
  • myLife – a web-based email for UNISA students.

How to claim myUnisa login

This is a step-by-step guide for the initial login access.

  1. Go to the homepage of myUnisa (my.unisa.ac.za/portal).
  2. Click on “claim Unisa login” located on the top menu.
  3. Enter your student number.
  4. Enter your personal information (Remember to enter either an ID number or a passport number, not both).
  5. Read the guidelines (Read and acknowledge that you have read each statement. Click on the “acknowledge” button to take you to the final page).
  6. Your password (Your password for both myUnisa and your myLife e-mail account will appear on the screen. Your initial password will be sent to the mobile phone number you provided).
  7. Login to myUnisa (Type in your student number, your password provided in step 6, and click “Login”).

Note: The password provided is your initial myUnisa password. You can change it later.

activate mylife accountHow to login to your myLife e-mail account

Once you have claimed my Unisa login, it may take up to 24 hours for your myLife email account to be created.

Accessing my unisa login account

mylife email account login
myLife email login page

Due to a recent Microsoft update, you will no longer be able to directly access your e-mail account when logged in to my Unisa account.

There is a new procedure to access your e-mail account or office 365 unisa mylife email.

To access your myLife e-mail account, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the mylife.unisa.ac.za/
  2. Enter your full e-mail address (eg xxxxxxxx@mylife.unisa.ac.za) and your password for your unisa account.
  3. Select “Sign in“.
  4. Then click “sign out” after you’re done with everything. Remember to sign out of both accounts. Do not just close the windows.

Why should I use my myLife e-mail account?

  • Unisa will send all official communication (eg your exam timetable and results) to this e-mail account, which means that it’s very easy to find information when you need it.
  • You can access your myLife e-mail account from any network and from anywhere in the world. You just need internet access.

How to change myUnisa and myLife password

If in any case you have forgotten your mylife password, or have any ‘invalid login’ messages, it may be necessary to reset your myUnisa password to synchronize it with your mailbox.

  • Login to myUnisa and click on “My Admin“.
  • Click on the “Change Password” link.
  • Complete the form to update your password. Note that this new password will be active for both your myUnisa and student email services.

Important information

During peak periods, it may take approximately 30 minutes for the new password to activate on the myLife service.

If you are still experiencing problems after resetting your password, send an e-mail to MyLifeHelp@unisa.ac.za for assistance.

Don’t forget to always visit my Unisa announcement page. There are scholarship opportunities and other important info on that page.

Frequently asked questions

How do I claim my myLife account?

Here’s how to set up, claim or activate myLife email account;

1. Go to myUnisa student portal.

2. Click on ‘Claim UNISA Login.’

3. Type in your student number and click ‘Continue.’

4. Fill in the personal information form (Surname, Full names, DOB, South African ID No/ Passport No/ Foreign ID. Enter either ID No or Passport No, not both) and click ‘Continue.’

5. Read through the terms and check the boxes and then click ‘Acknowledge.’

6. You will see a page showing your account details (unisa email address and phone number) and also an initial UNISA password. The password will be for both myUnisa and myLife email account.

7. Your UNISA email address will be unique for every student, and your UNISA email address will follow the format 123456@mylife.unisa.ac.za.

How do I access myLife at Unisa?

To access your myLife e-mail account, follow these steps:
Go to the mylife.unisa.ac.za/
Enter your full e-mail address (eg xxxxxxxx@mylife.unisa.ac.za) and your password for your e-mail account.
Select “Sign in“.
Then click “sign out” after you’re done with everything. Remember to sign out of both accounts. Do not just close the windows.

How do I redirect myLife email?

Open this link http://mylife.unisa.ac.za/mail on the address bar of your web browser. The link will redirect you to the Microsoft Office 365 login page. Type in your account details. Enter your myLife email address and password on the text fields provided.

What is Unisa myLife email address?

Unisa myLife email address is a web-based email for UNISA students where all official communication (eg your exam timetable and results) is sent to this e-mail account, which means that it’s very easy to find information when you need it.

With just internet access, you can access your student e-mail account from any network and from anywhere in the world.

How do I log into Unisa?

Here’s how to access myUnisa
Visit unisa student portal via my.unisa.ac.za/portal/xlogin
On the upper-right corner of your screen, enter your username and password
Click on “Login”

How do I check my Unisa exam results?

Log in to myUNISA website, click into My Admin, and then enter Exam analyses. You will receive your examination results via your student email after they are ready. Your examination analyses will be sent through printed copies.

How can I change myUnisa password?

To reset your myUnisa password, please follow these steps:
1.Login to myUnisa and click on “My Admin”.
2. Click on the “Change Password” link.
3.Complete the form to update your password.

Where can I find my Unisa student number?

If you have lost your student number, or can’t remember it, visit https://my.unisa.ac.za/ and click on “Forgotten Student Number?” in the left navigation bar. Submit your details to search for your student number.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Morning,

    I cant login to my Unisa account, it gives me invalid credentials and everything is correct what must i do?

  2. Hi I am unable to login to myunisa portal, is my first time experiencing this problem as i have been using the portal.

  3. OK, I said that I didn’t have a Microsoft account only Google account. but I signed in with my works email account which worked: Now there is an error saying that SOMTHING WENT WRONG…and that Couldn’t find a mailbox for this recipient. Either they don’t have a mailbox or don’t have a license assigned.
    I am stuck….please help

    • Before you successfully log into your account, you need to first claim your unisa login…and the processes are in the post above. Once you have claimed your Unisa login, it may take up to 24 hours for your myLife email account to be created. I hope this helps…you can also email MyLifeHelp@unisa.ac.za for assistance.

  4. I just got the feedback confirming that I am registered with UNISA. how do I claim my myLife e-mail account?
    I have a Google account not Microsoft.

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