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How to apply for accommodation in a WITS residence

If you wish to apply for residence, please take note of the following:New Undergraduate students to the University 

  • NB: The closing date for all applications is 30 September each year. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • You are required to pay an application fee of R110.00 (Double room) or R610.00 (Single room). Please note that this payment is non-refundable
  • If you are offered University accommodation, a deposit of R990.00 must be paid as confirmation of your acceptance of a place in residence. This deposit must be paid within the stipulated time after you have been offered a place in residence. All applicants need to pay the deposit regardless of whether or not they have a bursary.
  • Before you are admitted to a residence, you will be required to pay R10000 of your residence fees for the year.
  • International students are required to pay 75% of their residence fees.
  • NSFAS students must have a provisional or firm accept before being admitted into residence.
  • Bursary students must provide proof of their bursary upon registration.
  • To apply for residence click here.

Students who are presently at Wits, but not residing in residence

  • Applications are done online through self-service. For further inquiries please contact the Central Accommodation Office – located on the Ground Floor, Room SH045, Solomon Mahlangu House.
  • The closing date for undergraduates is 30 September.
  • Upon receiving an offer of a place in residence, pay R990.00 deposit into your student fees account, as confirmation of your acceptance of the place. (If this deposit is not paid within the stipulated time, the offer will be withdrawn)
  • To apply for residence click here.
  • Late applications will not be accepted.


Students currently residing in a residence

  • Readmission to University accommodation for a subsequent year is not automatic.
  • A student's academic and disciplinary records are taken into account when readmission applications are considered.
  • Applications for readmission are done online and must be completed by 30 September.
  • Should you wish to apply for a residence different to the one you’re currently occupying, please do so on self-service.
  • To apply for residence click here.
  • Late applications will not be accepted.

Postgraduate Students (New to Wits)

  • Residence applications are done online.
  • Once you have been offered accommodation, you are required to pay an acceptance deposit of R990 as indicated in the offer letter.
  • The closing date for accommodation applications is 30 October.
  • To apply for residence click here.


Wits residence fees

  • Download the Residence Fees Booklet here.