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Welcome to Wits for the 2018 academic year

1. Registration

  • Refer to the faculty information below to find your registration date.
  • Please note that your faculty has also sent correspondence to you which should be read in conjunction with this information.

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.
  • If you are a current student: Student ID is Person Number and Password is Student password. If you have forgotten your password please contact the ICT helpdesk on 011 717 1610/1633 to reset your password.

3. BEFORE you register

  • You have to receive a firm offer from the University if you are enrolling in a new programme.
  • You are encouraged to make your first payment of R9 340 towards your fees before If you cannot afford to make this first payment before enrolment, please access the self-service portal https://self-service.wits.ac.za to acknowledge that you can only make payment on the 30th of March 2018, by which time your fees should have been settled in full or an Acknowledgement of Debt should have been signed.
  • Please note that you can only apply to defer the first fee payment if you have been offered a place in a programme and you have accepted the offer.  This information is available on the self-service portal. The form can be found by clicking on the words "2018 tuition fee".
    -  Please download the Acknowledgement of Debt (AOD)
    -  Download the Acknowledgement of Debt with guidance notes on how to fill it in.
    -  Download the Average minimum-maximum fees schedule.
  • If you have been awarded an external bursary or scholarship please present proof of this to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office and you will not be required to make a first payment. 
  • The following students are also not required to make a first payment:
    • If you have been given a Wits University Scholarship.

Should you not make payment or apply for deferring the first payment, you will not be able to register.

4. Fees and funding 2018

  • An 8% tuition fee increment will be implemented in 2018.
  • Residence accommodation rental will increase by 10% in 2018 but there will be no increase in the price of residence dining hall meal.
  • Students from households earning up to R600 000 per annum will have only their 2018 fee increase paid for by the state through gap grant funding if they have applied for it. Students who applied for and received the gap grant funding in 2017 will not have to apply again and will be automatically covered . If you did not apply in 2017 and wish to receive the gap grant funding for 2018 you must apply at the time of registration on the self service portal.

5. Outstanding Fees

  • Students owing R10 000 or less from prior year debt will be able to roll over the debt and register in 2018.
  • Students owing more than R10 000 will be able to re-register with prior year debt if 50% of the historical debt is paid, and an Acknowledgement of Debt is signed and a payment plan arrangement with the Fees office is agreed to.
Banking Details

Please note the banking details for payment of fees: Standard Bank account number: 002891697; Branch code: Braamfontein 004805; Account name: Wits Student Fees; Ref: Student number. Email to feesoffice.finance@wits.ac.za  

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New postgraduate students

Faculty of Commerce, Law & Management

  • Online registration from 2 January 2018 to 2 February 2018.
  • Students who experience problems with their online registration are welcome to visit the Faculty in Flower Hall on 30 January, 8am to 2pm. 

Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment

  • Online registration opens 5 January 2018.
  • On campus registration, Flower Hall on 31 January, 8am to 2pm.

Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Online registration opens 8 January 2018. 

Faculty of Humanities

  • MA & PhD: Online registration dates 5 January 2018 to 1 February 2018.
  • MA coursework research report, Honours, Diploma, Occasional: Online registration dates 5 January 2018 to 1 February 2018.
  • On campus registration:
    • Education: PGCE on campus registration, Glass Lab, Education Campus, 29 January, 8am to 2pm
    • Other postgraduate students, on campus registration, Flower Hall, 1 February, 8am to 2pm.

Faculty of Science

  • Online registration opens 8 January 2018.
  • On campus registration, Flower Hall on 29 January, 8am to 2pm.

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Returning postgraduate students

Faculty of Commerce, Law & Management

  • Online registration opens 2 January 2018 and closes 2 February 2018.
  • Students who experience problems with their online registration are welcome to visit the Faculty in Flower Hall on 30 January, 8am to 2pm.

Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment

  • Online registration 31 January
  • Curriculum counselling in Flower Hall on 31 January 2018, 8am to 2pm. 

Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Online registration opens 18 December 2017.

Faculty of Humanities

  • MA Dissertation & PhD: Online registration dates 5 January 2018 to 1 February 2018.
  • MA coursework research report, Honours, Diploma: Online registration dates 5 January 2018 to 1 February 2018.
  • On campus registration:
    • Education: Returning MEd on campus registration, Glass Lab, Education Campus on 30 January, 8am to 2pm
    • Education: Returning Honours on campus registration, Glass Lab, Education Campus on 31 January, 8am to 2pm

Faculty of Science

  • Online registration opens 3 January 2018.
  • On campus registration, Flower Hall on 29 January, 8am to 2pm.
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