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International Students

The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits), is a leading research and postgraduate university in the commercial heart of Africa.

Checklist

  • Apply to Wits
  • Sign and return Letter of Acceptance from the University to validate acceptance or accept offer on the Student Self Service Portal.
  • Valid Passport
  • Apply for Study Visa. (When collecting your Study Visa, check the date of issue and expiry. Ensure that the visa is issued for the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg or any of its variations
  • Apply for South African Medical Aid Cover with a registered South African Medical Aid Provider until 31 December (Refer to Medical Aid section under "Applying to Wits")
  • Travel arrangements to South Africa
  • Please carry a set of clothing in your hand luggage
  • Arrange for funds for fees and living expenses
  • Arrange for shuttle transfer to Wits University or place of residence
  • Undergraduate students should bring their Original School Leaving Certificates and /or Tertiary Qualifications for Matriculation Exemption
Application Deadline dates
All undergraduate applications have closed, this includes applications for on-campus accommodation.
Faculty of Health Sciences (All programmes) 30 June 2016 Bachelor of Architecture 30 June 2016 Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Therapy 30 June 2016 All other University programmes 30 September 2016 Financial aid applications 30 September 2016 Residence applications 30 September 2016 The abovementioned closing dates are also applicable to International Applicants   Some faculties may consider late applications. This does NOT APPLY to mature age exemption and International applicants as no late applications will be considered after 30 September 2016. - See more at: https://www.wits.ac.za/undergraduate/apply-to-wits/#sthash.pKEbiL0E.dpuf
Faculty of Health Sciences (All programmes) 30 June 2016 Bachelor of Architecture 30 June 2016 Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Therapy 30 June 2016 All other University programmes 30 September 2016 Financial aid applications 30 September 2016 Residence applications 30 September 2016 The abovementioned closing dates are also applicable to International Applicants   Some faculties may consider late applications. This does NOT APPLY to mature age exemption and International applicants as no late applications will be considered after 30 September 2016. - See more at: https://www.wits.ac.za/undergraduate/apply-to-wits/#sthash.pKEbiL0E.dpuf
Faculty of Health Sciences (All programmes) 30 June 2016 Bachelor of Architecture 30 June 2016 Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Therapy 30 June 2016 All other University programmes 30 September 2016 Financial aid applications 30 September 2016 Residence applications 30 September 2016 The abovementioned closing dates are also applicable to International Applicants   Some faculties may consider late applications. This does NOT APPLY to mature age exemption and International applicants as no late applications will be considered after 30 September 2016. - See more at: https://www.wits.ac.za/undergraduate/apply-to-wits/#sthash.Wbfrxce0.dpuf
Faculty of Health Sciences (All programmes) 30 June 2016 Bachelor of Architecture 30 June 2016 Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Therapy 30 June 2016 All other University programmes 30 September 2016 Financial aid applications 30 September 2016 Residence applications 30 September 2016 The abovementioned closing dates are also applicable to International Applicants   Some faculties may consider late applications. This does NOT APPLY to mature age exemption and International applicants as no late applications will be considered after 30 September 2016. - See more at: https://www.wits.ac.za/undergraduate/apply-to-wits/#sthash.Wbfrxce0.dpuf
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