Information for new and returning postgraduate students
STEP 1: Settle first fee payment / Confirm your bursary or scholarship
- All self-funded students are required to make a first fee payment towards fees BEFORE registration. This is a standard amount of R9340 that is applicable to all South African Citizen students. Students will not be able to register if this amount is not paid. Payments via EFT should be made 4 days in advance in order to clear before registration.
- If you cannot make this payment by the time you register, you will be required to apply for a postponement to pay full fees for the year by the end of May. Students can complete the postponement on the student self-service portal and proceed immediately with Online Registration
- You can only apply for a postponement if you have been offered, and have accepted, a place in a programme.
- The first fee payment is not applicable if you:
- have been made a provisional offer for NSFAS funding for 2022;
- have been given a full Wits University Scholarship;
- fall within the 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 postponement of the first fee payment via the self-service portal;
Students applying for NSFAS or bursaries
- Students will be expected to declare Household and Financial Income when registering. All supporting documents will need to be uploaded by the 28th of February 2022.
Information on fees, terms and conditions, and funding
- Please visit the Fees and FASO websites for information on fees, various funding options, scholarships and bursaries.
- The Fees Office and Financial Aid and Scholarships Offices are also available to answer queries prior to and during registration.
- Fees office Tel: 011 717 1531 or 011 717 1888
- Financial Aid and Scholarships Administration: click here.
- Offices are located on the ground floor of Solomon Mahlangu (Senate) House, Braamfontein East Campus.
- Students owing R10 000 or less from prior years will be able to roll over the debt and register for the new academic year.
- A student who enrolled prior to 2018 and has a total household income of below R600 000 (the GAP Funding defined limit);
- or a student who enrolled from 2018 whose household income falls within the range of R350 000 (the defined NSFAS limit) and R600 000 (the defined GAP funding limit);
- Will be able to apply for registration assistance by paying 50% of the outstanding debt due and signing a payment plan arrangement to pay the balance of the debt during the course of the academic year.
- Proof of household income, consent of Income verification and motivation for assistance is required.
- On-line Acknowledgment of Debt Form can also be accessed via the self-service portal using the link: https://self-service.wits.ac.za
- Students who have secured NSFAS funding will have any outstanding amounts paid by the fund and are therefore not required to make payment.
- must pay 75% of the annual tuition fee and other related costs, as well the on-campus accommodation fee on or before registration.
- must be cleared by the International Students Office before registering. For clearance information to enable you to register click here.
- The International Students Office is also available to answer queries, for contact details click here.
STEP 2: Register before the deadline
Most students can register online from home using the Self-Service Portal and are encouraged to register off-campus. Should be unable to complete your registration online, or if you need assistance such as curriculum counselling, you may register on campus at Assisted Registration.
Each faculty has specific dates and deadlines for both Online and Assisted Registration (access the dates here). You must complete your registration within these times, or your offer may be withdrawn. The University cannot guarantee a position for students who do not register on time.
Beat the queue and register online! Click here for a step-by-step guide. You will be asked for the following information during online registration:
- Confirmation of Personal Details
- Medical Aid details where applicable
- If you wish to be considered for a funding opportunity, an indication of your annual household income
- If your curriculum is flexible, the courses you wish to register for.
- Should you require parking, please apply for a Parking Permit on the self-service portal.
Should you be unable to register online, or if you have special requirements, you may register on campus at Assisted Registration on the specific dates for your Faculty. Remember to bring your ID document with you to Assisted Registration.
You will be able to collect your student card and parking permit at Assisted Registration. The Fees, Financial Aid & Scholarship Office, International Students Office, Faculty, and Student Enrolment Centre are available at Assisted Registration.
Once enrolled, you will be able to access more functionality on the Self-service Portal, such as proof of registration as well as your timetable.
STEP 3: Collect your student card
If you register online, you will need to come to campus to:
- Update your "Kudu" student card from any Kudu Card Office. You are required to provide proof of identification, such as your ID document, valid passport or driver's licence.
- Collect a parking permit if parking is required. Complete your application for parking on the self-service portal, and then collect your sticker from the Parking Office.