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International students

Before International students are able to register you must complete the following steps:

STEP 1:

Complete the Online Fees Estimator for the annual tuition fees, other related costs and the on-campus accommodation fee (if applicable). 

STEP 2:

Valid VISA
Full-time: Study visa - this reflects that you will be studying at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Part-time: Critical/General Work Visa/Intra-Company or Business Visa
Holders of Refugee Permits, Asylum Seeker Permits and Diplomatic Visas can visit the International Students Office website for requirements.

STEP 3:

Payment of fees: 

  • 75% of the annual tuition fee is payable on or before registration, as well as 75% of the on-campus accommodation fee. 
  • This payment includes the annual tuition fees and other related costs.
  • The balance of the fees is payable by 31 March.
  • Postgraduate students registering in the course of the year; the balance is payable 30 days after registration.
  • Fees clearance is to be obtained from the Fees Office.
  • If you are sponsored, your sponsorship letter has to be vetted by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office (FASO).

STEP 4:

Clearance to Register: 

  • Present your Passport, Visa (study, work) and proof of SA medical aid membership for the current year to the International Students Office to obtain the international clearance to enroll.
  • First time undergraduate students must obtain a Matriculation Exemption.

For further enquiries email:studysa.international@wits.ac.za or visit the International Students siteAfter international clearance has been issued, please register for your academic programme as per your student status and your home faculty. 

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