How do I apply?


Closing dates

Faculty of Health Sciences (All programmes) 30 June 2015
Bachelor of Architecture 30 June 2015
B Audiology and B Speech-Language Pathology 30 June 2015
All other University programmes 30 September 2015
Financial aid applications 30 September 2015
Residence applications 30 September 2015
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 2015.

Your application

  • You may apply for three programmes (degrees).
  • If you apply for two programmes in Health Sciences, you are advised to apply for one programme in a less restricted faculty (eg Humanities, Commerce and Law, or Science). We strongly advise you to apply for more than one programme -  keep your options open!
  • If you apply for Engineering you are advised to add at least a third programme of choice from another faculty.
  • Applications to Wits must enclose a non-refundable application fee of R100 (for international applicants, R700).

Documentation / Checklist

If you have not yet matriculated

  • The Grade 11 report must be signed and stamped by your school principal
  • International applicants should submit a certified copy of a recent school report

If you have already matriculated (even if you are rewriting some subjects in 2015) but have not attended any university

  • Attach a certified copy of your matric certificate/foreign school leaving certificate
If you have already attended a university/tertiary institution other than Wits, submit a certified copy of your academic record and certificate of good conduct
  • Ask that institution to send your full academic record and a certificate of conduct to the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC)
  • Send a copy of your published results for the current year which should be stamped by the institution's Registrar and signed by the Faculty Officer
If you attended a foreign university and wish to apply for exemptions for certain courses
  • You must submit, in English, the syllabuses / course outlines, certified by that university.

Submit your application, required documentation and application fee before the closing date.

Payment Method

  1. Deposit exact amount into the University's account:
    Standard Bank, Current Account Number: 200 346 385,
    Branch code: Braamfontein 004 805. CI Number 074A,
    Account name: Wits University - Application Fees.
    Please attach copy of M65.
  2. International payment swift code: SBZAZAJJ
  3. Pay by cash or credit card at the Fees Office, Ground Floor, Senate House, University of the Witwatersrand.
  4. For EFTs Use Reference: Initials and Surname.

Need help?
For general enquiries call the Student Call Centre on 011 717 1888.

Get help with:

  • Application information for faculty admission, residence and financial assistance and bursaries
  • Curriculum planning
  • Career advice.

What happens next?

You will receive acknowledgement of receipt of your application via the post/email, or you can check the status of your application on

The acknowledgement letter contains your application number which becomes your person / student number on enrolment. Quote this number every time you contact Wits.

Each choice of programme is treated as a separate application. A letter will be sent to you once a decision is made on any one of your choices. The letter gives you further instructions (eg pay a deposit to secure the offer of a place, or attend an interview, or write a selection test).

Current Matriculants: Wits will get your matric results directly from the relevant Department of Education, unless you are:

  1. a very late applicant
  2. writing matric as a private candidate or by correspondence
  3. rewriting only a few subjects.

If you fall in categories 1 to 3, please send a certified copy of your matric certificate to the Student Enrolment Centre.


  Current Matriculants may be made a conditional offer (depending on the Grade 11 results), or be invited to attend an interview, or an audition, or selection/placement test.

Some faculties will make you a conditional offer on the basis of your Grade 11 report. No offer can be confirmed until
your matric results are received.

Changed your mind about your choice of study?
Let SEnC know in writing what your new selection is (do not submit a new application form).
NB: Check with SEnC to make sure applications are still open for your new selection.
NB: Let SEnC know straight away if your contact details change.


Successful applicants receive a communication offering a firm place and information about the registration and orientation programme

Firm offer letters are sent once matric results are available (early January) or earlier if you have already matriculated.
Applicants are encouraged to check once results have been released.



Reply to the offer and let us know whether you are coming to Wits

You can only accept one offer as places are limited.
NB: You are required to respond to the offer within one week to secure your place.

Apply OnlineApplications for admission to Undergraduate studies for 2016 - apply online


Click on the apply online button, print the form, complete and post back with the required necessary documentation, and signatures to:

Student Enrolment Centre,
Private Bag 4
WITS 2050

Guide for Applicants 2016


  Commerce, Law & Management

  Engineering & The Built Environment

  Health Sciences



Additional Forms

 Bachelor of Arts Dramatic Art (BADA) - interview and audition requirements

 Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television (BAFT) - interview and creative assignments

 Bachelor of Arts Fine Arts - audition and interview requirements

 Bachelor of Music - audition requirements

 Bachelor of Arts Performing and Visual Arts - auditions and interview requirements 

 Bachelor of Social Work  - Assignment 

 BSc Occupational Therapy Certificate of Attendance 

 Bachelor of Architectural Studies - application exercises

 Law Biographical questionnaire / Applicants who are currently studying or have previously studied at Wits

 Law Biographical questionnaire / Applicants from another University 

Fees quotation forms

 Local Fees Quotation Form

 International Fees Quotation Form