Financial Aid and Scholarships

The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office (FASO) at Wits University is committed to helping you find options to finance your education. As your excitement about attending university starts to build, some serious questions need to be answered about how you are going to pay for your educational costs.


If you have still not received the NSFAS outcome status:

  1. Contact Fees Office on Tel: 011 717 1546/1537 who will assist you with applying for the Upfront Payment Plan. 
  2. You will be required to pay half of the registration fee (i.e. R4670) so that you can be cleared for registration. 
  3. DO NOT apply for late registration.
  4. If you don’t receive a NSFAS loan, you can de-register by 28 February 2015.
  5. When you de-register, you WILL NOT be penalised with any cancellation fee.
  6. The upfront amount will be REFUNDED once you have de-registered. 

CONTACT the Fees Office on Tel: 011 717 1537/1645 for more info.

To download 2015 NSFAS Process click here or contact Financial Aid Office on 011 717 1062/65/82/83/84

The Financial Aid and Scholarship office provides information on:

Undergraduate opportunities:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships
  • University Entrance Scholarships
  • Sports Scholarships
  • National Olympiad winners

Postgraduate opportunities:

  • Local & Overseas Merit Scholarships
  • External Postgraduate Funding
  • University Postgraduate Merit Awards
  • Postgraduate Financial Assistance
  • Travel Grants

Click here to download our New Postgraduate Funding booklet.

Apply online for
postgraduate merit awards 

 Financial Aid & Scholaships MOU


MOU Template for External Bursars - Download

NSFAS Financial Assistance External Bursaries Templates to be Annexed to MOU - Download
International Funding Opportunities     Annexure A (download) and Annexure B (download)