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New first year students

Welcome to the 2018 registration process for 1st year students

1. Have you received a firm offer from the University?

    • If you have written matric or an equivalent school leaving qualification last year, you will receive an SMS in January 2018 shortly after the results are announced, confirming your Firm Offer, if you have been offered a place. The University has place for approximately 6200 first year students and we have received almost 54 000 applications.
        • You must accept the offer via SMS or on Self-Service within 3 days to secure your place. Should you not do so, the offer will be withdrawn, and the place will be offered to another student. NO appeals will be considered. NO telephone or email acceptances can be made and you may only accept one offer.
          • You may find that you have been placed on a waiting list/deferred status for your programme. As decision making is an ongoing process, we will monitor the situation on a daily basis and notify you via SMS or on self-service should a firm offer be made.

          • Please ensure that all required certified documentation for your academic qualifications has been provided to the Student Enrolment Centre in hard copy before you accept your Firm Offer. Applicants who upload academic qualifications via the Student Self Service Portal would need to comply with this requirement. International applicants would be advised to provide these as soon as their final results become available.
            Applicants who completed their NSC Grade 12 do not need to submit any documentation.

            2. Log In Information

              • Please note that to login to the self-service portal, access https://self-service.wits.ac.za using the following details:
                Student ID =  Person Number
                Password = date of birth in YYMMDD format (only include the last two digits of your year of birth)

              3. BEFORE you register

              4. Registration

              • Refer to the faculty information below to find your online registration date. 

              5. Curriculum planning

              • Have you applied for, or been accepted for a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Science and don’t know what your courses will be? We've made it easy to help you understand more about the programme that you have chosen as well as how to go about selecting your courses. Watch our curriculum planning videos here.

              5. After you have registered

              • Once you have completed the online registration process, you will be required to come to campus to collect your student access card, information bag and parking permit (if applicable). Refer to the Online Registration Guide.

              New first year students registration dates

              Commerce, Law and Management

              Online registration opens 10 January 2018

              This applies to the degrees of:

              • Bachelor of Commerce
              • Bachelor of Economic Science
              • Bachelor of Accounting Science

              Register online on the student portal https://self-service.wits.ac.za

              Click here for the online registration process step-by-step guide.

              Students who are experiencing problems with online registration are welcome to visit the Faculty in Flower Hall on Wednesday 17 January for assistance.

              Wits Plus students

              For Wits Plus part-time degrees, please register online between 8 January and 2 February 2018.

              Need help? Contact the Student Call Centre: 011 717 1888

               

              Engineering & the Built Environment

              Online registration on 15 January 2018 between 08:00 - 18:00

              This applies to the degrees of:

              • Bachelor of Architecture
              • BSc Urban and Regional Planning
              • BScEng Electrical Engineering
              • BEngSc Biomedical Engineering
              • BEngSc Digital Arts
              • BSc Construction Studies
              • BSc Property Studies
              • BSc Eng Mechanical, Industrial and Aeronautical Engineering
              • BSc Eng Civil and Environmental Engineering
              • BSc Eng Mining Engineering
              • BSc Chemical Engineering
              • BSc Eng Metallurgy and Materials Engineering 

              Register online on the student portal https://self-service.wits.ac.za

              Engineering programmes

              Students who have not registered online must visit Flower Hall to register on 15 January between 8:00am and 3pm.

              Need help?

              The Faculty Registration Guide contains valuable information, designed to help you through the registration process. 

              Health Sciences

              Online Registration opens on 05 January 2018 

              This applies to the degrees of:

              Bachelor of Dental Science *
              Bachelor of Oral Health Sciences *
              Bachelor of Clinical Medical Practice *
              Bachelor of Nursing
              BSc (Occupational Therapy) *
              BSc (Physiotherapy) *
              Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBCh) *
              Bachelor of Health Sciences (Biomedical and Biokinetics)
              Bachelor of Pharmacy 

              Register online on the student portal https://self-service.wits.ac.za

              Click here for online registration step-by-step guide.

              Assisted registration for applicants who are unable to register online: Flower Hall on 12 January.

              Health Professions Council of South Africa
              • Registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is compulsory for all students enrolling for programmes with an * above.
              • Details of the HPCSA registration process will be sent to applicants accepted to these programmes.
              Need help? Contact the Student Call Centre: 011 717 1888
              Humanities

              Online registration opens on 5 January 2018

              For the following degrees:

              • BA
              • BA in Dramatic Arts
              • BA in Law
              • BA in Fine Arts 
              • BA in Speech and Hearing Therapy
              • BA in Performing and Visual Arts
              • BA in Digital Arts
              • Bachelor of Social Work
              • Bachelor of Music
              • Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television
              • Bachelor of Education

              Register online on the student portal https://self-service.wits.ac.za

              Click here for online registration step-by-step guide.

              Watch our curriculum planning videos to help you understand more about the programme you've chosen.

              On campus registration 

              • 18 January 2018 in Flower Hall
              • Education degrees 19 January 2018 in Flower Hall
              Need help? Contact the Student Call Centre: 011 717 1888

               

              Wits Plus students

              For Wits Plus part-time degrees: Online registration between 8 January and 2 February 2018.

              Science

              Online registration opens 8 January 2018

              Applies to the degree of Bachelor of Science

              Register online on the student portal https://self-service.wits.ac.za

              Click here for online registration step-by-step guide.

              Watch our curriculum planning videos to help you understand more about the programme you've chosen.

              Students who are experiencing problems with online registration are welcome to visit the Faculty in Flower Hall on 16 January 8:00 – 14:00 for assistance. 

              Actuarial Science applicants

              • If you have been offered a firm place, you are invited to attend a meeting on 9 January between either 11:00 to 13:00 or 14:00 to 16:00 in Room 225 of the Mathematical Sciences Building (2nd floor), Science Stadium.
              • If you have been waitlisted and still wish to be considered for Actuarial Science, you are required to attend a meeting on 10 January either between 11:00 to 14:00 (surnames A to Mb) or 14:30 to 17:30 (surnames Mc to Z) in Room 225 of the Mathematical Sciences Building (2nd floor), Science Stadium. 

              Need help? Contact the Student Call Centre: 011 717 1888

              Additional information

              Please read the information contained in these documents

              FAQs

              Student Responsibility Document

              If you have any other queries, call the Student Call Centre at 011 717-1888 or email http://www.wits.ac.za/askwits

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              How to access your Wits email address

              As part of your registration a Wits e-mail account will automatically be created.  For detailed information on the steps to access your Wits E-mail, please access the CNS Guide.

              Please take note that this e-mail account will be the formal communication platform the University will use for all electronic correspondence with you. It is therefore important that you check your student e-mail address regularly as the University will not use any personal e-mail address that you have set up (eg. Yahoo, Hotmail etc).

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              Welcome Day

              Sunday 28 January

              All first year students and their parents/guardians are invited to attend Wits’ Welcome Day hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, Dean of Students and President of the Student Representative Council.

              Orientation Week

              29 January to Friday 2 February

              The orientation programme is designed to help you “get orientated” and learn more about university life.

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