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Postgraduate Students (new and returning)

The following information outlines the process for registration – please read it carefully.

1. Student Self-Service Portal

  • Students will need to access the self-service portal at various stages of their registration. Your log in details are as follows:
    Student ID = Person Number
    Password = date of birth in YYMMDD format.

2. Arrangements for your fees and/or funding

  • Information on fees, terms and conditions, and funding: Please visit the Fees and Funding web pages for information on: The fee estimator, 2019 fees, various funding options, scholarships and bursaries.

  • First Payment:
    • All self-funded students are required to make a first payment towards fees BEFORE you can register. This is a standard amount of  R9340. Should you not make payment or apply for a deferment you will not be able to register.
    • If you cannot make this payment, you will be required to apply for a deferment. This means you will be required to sign Acknowledgement of Debt (AoD) indicating that you will make payment by 30th March 2019. You can only complete the Acknowledgement of Debt if you have been offered, and have accepted, a place in a programme. To complete the Acknowledgment of Debt, log in to the self-service portal.

    • The first fee payment is not applicable if you:
    • have been made a provisional offer for NSFAS funding for 2019;
    • have been given a full Wits University Scholarship;
    • fall within the new funding threshold – i.e. your family earnings are below R350 000 per annum. If you fall into this category, you will be required to request a deferral of the first fee payment via the self-service portal.
    • You can present proof to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office that you have been awarded an external bursary of scholarship.

  • Outstanding fees:
    • Students with outstanding fees from the previous year will not be permitted to register. All amounts owing must be paid and the account settled in order for students to proceed with registration.
    • Students who have secured NSFAS funding will have any outstanding amounts paid by the fund and are not therefore required to make payment.

3. Registration / Enrolment

  • Registration is the process by which you formally enrol at the University.
  • Each faculty has specific dates and deadlines for registration. You must complete your registration within these times as failure to register by these times may result in the withdrawal of the offer of a place. The University cannot guarantee a position for students who do not register on time. Please see below for the faculty dates of registration, and remember to bring your ID document with you.
  • Most students are able and encouraged to register online. Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to register online.
  • Some students, depending on their programme and curriculum-counselling requirements, may need to register on campus on a specific day. Please see below for the faculty dates of registration and more information on the process of registration.
  • Once enrolled, you will be able to view and print proof of registration as well as your timetable.

4.  After you have registered online

  • Once you have completed the online registration process, you will be required to come to campus to collect your student access card and parking permit (if applicable).
    • Collect or renew your "Kudu" card from any Kudu Card Office.
    • You are required to provide proof of identification, such as your ID document, passport or driver's licence.


Registration dates for postgradudate students

Faculty of Commerce, Law & Management

Online Registration

  • Online registration for new and returning postgraduate students (except Management students) opens on 2 January 2019 and closes on 29 January 2019
  • Online registration for new Management postgraduate students opens on 7 December 2018 and closes on 29 January 2019
  • Online registration for returning Management students opens on 3 January 2019 and closes on 29 January 2019
  • Register online on the student portal
  • Click here for a guide to online registration.

Assisted / On-campus Registration

For students who are unable to register online, or who have special curriculum requirements, the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management is available for assisted registration on campus as follows:

  • All postgraduate students on 29 January 2019 at the Flower Hall, Braamfontein West Campus, from 08h30 to 15h30
  • Click here for a guide to assisted registration.

Please note that these dates are the last dates for registration, both online and assisted registration, and failure to register by these times may result in the withdrawal of the offer of a place. The University cannot guarantee a position for students who do not register on time. For queries, please contact your faculty office.

Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment

Online Registration

  • Online registration postgraduate students opens on 7 January 2019 and closes on 30 January 2019
  • Register online on the student portal
  • Click here for a guide to online registration

Assisted / On-campus Registration

For students who are unable to register online, or who have special curriculum requirements, the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment is available for assisted registration on campus as follows:

  • New and returning postgraduate students on 30 January 2019 from 08h00 to 16h00
    • 13h00 to 14h00 for students with surnames beginning with A through to L
    • 14h00 to 15h00 for students with surnames beginning with M
    • 15h00 to 16h00 for students with surnames beginning with N through to Z
  • Click here for a guide to assisted registration.

Please note that these dates are the last dates for registration, both online and assisted registration, and failure to register by these times may result in the withdrawal of the offer of a place. The University cannot guarantee a position for students who do not register on time. For queries, please contact your faculty office.

Faculty of Health Sciences

Online Registration

  • Online registration for returning undergraduate students opens on 20 December 2018. Click here for information on the closing dates for programmes.
  • Register online on the student portal
  • Click here for a guide to online registration

On-campus Registration

  • Click here for details on the programmes for which students must register on campus.

Please note that these dates are the last dates for registration and failure to register by these times may result in the withdrawal of the offer of a place. The University cannot guarantee a position for students who do not register on time. For queries, please contact your faculty office.

Additional information
Registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is compulsory for selected programmes. Details of HPCSA registration will be sent to applicants who are accepted into these programmes.

Faculty of Humanities

Online Registration

  • Online registration for all postgraduate students opens on 7 January 2019 and closes on 31 January 2019
  • Register online on the 
  • Click here for a guide to online registration.

Assisted / On-campus Registration

For students who are unable to register online, or who have special curriculum requirements, the Faculty of Humanities is available for assisted registration on campus as follows:

  • Humanities postgraduate students on 31 January 2019 from 08h00 to 16h00 at the Flower Hall on the Braamfontein West Campus.
    • 08h00 to 10h00 for students with surnames beginning with A through to G
    • 10h00 to 12h00 for students with surnames beginning with H through to M
    • 12h00 to 14h00 for students with surnames beginning with N through to R
    • 12h00 to 16h00 for students with surnames beginning with S through to Z
  • Click here for a guide to assisted registration for Humanities postgraduate students.
  • Education postgraduate students on 25 January 2019 from 08h00 to 14h00 at the Glass Lab on the Parktown Education Campus.

Please note that failure to register by these times may result in the withdrawal of the offer of a place. The University cannot guarantee a position for students who do not register on time. For queries, please contact your faculty office.

Faculty of Science

Online Registration

  • Online registration for postgraduate students opens on 3 January 2019 and closes on 28 January 2019.
  • Register online on the student portal
  • Click here for a guide to online registration

Assisted / On-campus Registration

For students who are unable to register online, or who have special curriculum requirements, the Faculty of Science is available for assisted registration on campus as follows:

  • New and returning postgraduate students on 28 January 2019 from 08h00 to 14h00
  • Click here for a guide to assisted registration.

Please note that these dates are the last dates for registration, both online and assisted registration, and failure to register by these times may result in the withdrawal of the offer of a place. The University cannot guarantee a position for students who do not register on time. For queries, please contact your faculty office.

Wits Plus

Online Registration

  • Online registration opens on 7 January 2019 and closes on 26 January 2019

Assisted / On-campus Registration

  • For students who are unable to register online, or who have special curriculum-requirements, Wits Plus is available for assisted registration on campus as follows on Saturday 26 January from 09h00 until 14h00.

Please note that these dates are the last dates for registration, both online and assisted registration, and failure to register by these times may result in the withdrawal of the offer of a place. The University cannot guarantee a position for students who do not register on time. For queries, please contact Wits Plus.

Additional information

  • Orientation specifically for Wits Plus student takes place on campus on Saturday 2 February from 09h30. Further communication will be sent to you in due course. Term 1 commences Monday 4 February.
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