UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG

How do I apply?

1

Submit application form and required documentation including application fee before the closing date.

Closing dates

BA (Speech & Hearing) 30 June 2014
Programmes in the Faculty of Health Sciences 30 June 2014
Bachelor of Architecture 30 June 2014
All other University programmes 30 September 2014
Financial aid applications 30 September 2014
Residence applications 30 September 2014
International applications 31 August 2014
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 31 August 2014.

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!

Application Fee

  • Applicants to Wits must enclose a non-refundable application fee of R100 (R680 for international applicants). 

Methods of Payment

  • Pay by cash deposit at the Fees Counters or Bank, EFT, Credit Card Payment or Bank Transfer. If you are currently a registered student at Wits you do not pay an application fee
  • Deposit exact amount into 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.
  • Pay by cash or credit card at the Fees Office, Ground Floor, Senate House, University of the Witwatersrand.
  • For reference please use payment reference number indicated on your applicaton, for example P130000, L130000, D130000

Documentation

If you have not yet matriculated
  • The Grade 11 report (see application form) 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 2013) but have not attended any university 
  • Attach a certified copy of your matric certificate.
If you have already attended a university/tertiary institution other than Wits 
  • 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 units (courses), you must submit, in English, the syllabuses/course outlines, certified by that university.
  • If you are expecting to qualify for an immigrant's conditional exemption obtain a certificate from the Matriculation Board when you receive your matric results and submit this certificate to SEnC urgently.
2

You will receive acknowledgement of receipt of your application.

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).

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.

3

You may be made a provisional offer (depending on your Grade 11 results), or be invited to attend an interview or a selection test.

Some faculties will make you a provisional offer on the basis of your Grade 11 report. No offer can be confirmed until your matric results are received. (You may accept any provisional offer without jeopardising any of your other selections.) 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.
Let SEnC know straight away if your contact details change.

 

 

4

Successful applicants receive a letter offering a firm place, information about the registration and orientation programme.

Firm offer letters are sent once matric results are available (December or early January) or earlier if you have already matriculated.

 

5

Reply to firm-place letter to let us know whether you are coming to Wits.

 


Application Forms

Print the form, complete and post back with the required necessary documentation, and signatures to:

Student Enrolment Centre,
Private Bag 4
WITS 2050


Applications for admission to Undergraduate studies for 2015 - apply online.

Guide for Applicants 2015

  Introduction

  NSC admission requirements

  Commerce, Law & Management

  Engineering & The Built Environment

  Health Sciences

  Humanities

  Science 

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 Architectural Studies (BAS) - Exercise for selection for first year 2015

 BSc Occupational Therapy Certificate of Attendance 

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

 Law Biographical questionnaire / Applicants from another University 

 Application for Financial Assistance 

 Local Fees Quotation Form

 International Fees Quotation Form

Application forms are in Adobe .pdf format. If you don t have the Adobe Acrobat reader you will need to download it.

 

If you are interested in receiving an application package through the post, please fill in the online request form.


For other forms relating to undergraduate students, click here