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Campus Housing and Residence Life

At Wits, our residences are LIVING and LEARNING centres. We offer a wide variety of residence accommodation, ranging from single-gender residences, catering residence, to mixed-gender residences.

Campus Housing and Residence Life, is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the University's residence programme, including accommodation and meals, and the provision of recreational facilities and programmes for the improved academic performance and the holistic development of students within a residential environment.

Whether you are new to university life or in your final years of study, we have a community for you.

NB:  Applications are done online and not directly with the residences listed below, for new students to the university.

Browse our range of residence accommodation (Residence accommodation is available for Postdoctoral Fellows)

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Important Dates for 2021

New Undergraduate Applicants

You will be required to move into a residence on one of the following days as per the schedule below, once you have done your academic registration.

  • Faculty of Health Science students - 1 March 2021 between 08h00 – 16h30
  • Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment students - 2 March 2021 between 08h00 – 16h30
  • Faculty of Science students - 3 March 2021 between 08h00 – 16h30
  • Faculty of Commerce & Law students - 4 March 2021 between 08h00 – 16h30
  • Faculty of Humanities & Education students - 5 March 2021 between 08h00 –16h30

To be part of the elite group and to fast track your residence registration, you will be required to make one of the below mentioned relevant payment methods. Once you have done this, you will be eligible for online registration from the 25 – 27 February 2021, in order to avoid long queues. You will receive a link that will enable you to print out the relevant registration certificate. Once you have printed your registration certificate you are now part of the fast track straight to a residence on 27 February 2021.

Returning Applicants

You will be required to move into a residence on 4 March 2021. Should you not take up your space by 8 March 2021, your residence placement will be cancelled.

Information for All Applicants

All Applicants

The following is applicable to South African/Permanent Resident Students:

  • Self-funding Students:
    An upfront fee for residence of R10,000 is payable before registration.
  • Bursary/Scholarship/NSFAS Students:
    Provide proof of funding, including meals if applicable.

The following is applicable to International Students:

  • Self-funding Students:
    75% of the total residence fee including meals where applicable
  • Bursary/Scholarship Students:
    Provide proof of funding including meals if applicable.
  • A clearance from the Wits International Office (WIO).
  • You are required to read and familiarize yourself with the Conditions of Accommodation. These may be found on the website

If you have any further queries, please contact your residence to which you have been assigned.

Residence Life & Accommodation at Wits
First-Year Registration and Check-in for 2021