STEP 1 – Apply Online
To apply online, go to www.wits.ac.za/applications/
You may apply for a maximum of three programmes (order of choice does not matter).
If you apply for two programmes within one Faculty, you are advised to apply for one programme in a less restricted faculty (e.g. Humanities, Commerce or Science).
Try to keep your options open, especially when applying for programmes in Faculties such as Health Sciences or Engineering.
- Do not enter the duration of the programme. You are applying to go into 1st year of study.
A non-refundable application fee of R100 for South African citizens, and R700 for foreign citizens, is required.
- For assistance call the Wits Student Call Centre on +27 (0) 11 717 1888.
2022 Applications are open
Closing dates30 June 2021 - Faculty of Health Sciences (all programmes); Bachelor of Architecture; Bachelor of Audiology, Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology; BA Film and TV30 September 2021 - All other University programmes; Residence applications.
Additional FormsDoes your degree programme have additional selection procedures? Some degrees have additional selection requirements such as portfolio and essay submissions, auditions or National Benchmark Tests. Please click on Additional Forms below to see if this applies to you.
Pay Application Fee
- Non-refundable application fee of R100 for South African citizens
- Non-refundable application fee for foreign citizens of R700
- Payments to be made before closing dates
- Use your Person Number or T Number as reference
How to pay
Deposit exact amount into the University’s Application Fee account:
- Standard Bank, Account name: Wits University - Application Fees. Current Account Number: 200 346 385, Branch code: Braamfontein 004 805. CI Number 074A. (International payment swift code: SBZAZAJJ). Use your person/student number as a reference.
- Pay by cash or credit card at the Wits Fees Office, Ground Floor, Solomon Mahlangu House (Senate House), Braamfontein Campus East, Jorissen Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa. Use your person/student number as a reference.
- EFT - Use your Person/Student number as the reference.
STEP 2 – Acknowledgement of Application
- You will receive an email from the University acknowledging receipt of your application.
- The acknowledgment letter will contain a person number (which will become your student number), and a reference person for you to contact for any queries you may have.
- All records of correspondence from the University will be available on the student self-service portal https://self-service.wits.ac.za
- Check the status of your application and to do items on the student self-service portal regularly.
- Keep your contact details up-to-date on self-service.
To view all correspondence generated on the Self Service Portal, go to the Main Menu > Self Service > Wits Student Self Service > Communication History
To check your Application Status on the Self Service go to the Main Menu > Self Service > Student Centre > Admissions > View Academic Application Status
STEP 3 – Upload Supporting Documents
If you did not upload supporting documents at the time of application, you can still do so via the student self-service portal https://self-service.wits.ac.za
Log in with your person number and the first six digits of your ID.
Current Matriculants: Upload your final Grade 11 results (no hardcopy required).
Already Matriculated: Upload certified copies of all your matric certificates/foreign school leaving certificates.
Other Tertiary Institutions: Upload a certified copy of official academic records for ALL tertiary registrations, inclusive of statement/certificate of good conduct, stamped by the institution’s registrar. (Note that interim, self-service generated results will be considered for initial assessment purposes for GEMP applicants ONLY).
Download the Self-Service Guide here.
Alternatively, watch the video here.
STEP 4 – Acceptance of Offer
- Current Matriculants may be made a provisional offer (depending on Grade 11 results). Please note that certain programmes have additional selection criteria (interview/audition/NBT).
- Firm offers can only be confirmed after receiving final matric results.
- Applicants who receive a firm offer will be required to go to www.wits.ac.za/regsitration/ for registration details.
- Each choice of degree is treated as a separate application. The order of choice makes no difference.
- Communication offering a firm place and information about registration and orientation programme will reflect on the self service portal, and registration and orientation details will be available on the Wits website.
- Places are limited, therefore you may only accept one offer. You are required to respond to the offer within a few days to secure your place.
- Download the Acceptance Guide
- To make a virtual appointment, please go to https://forms.gle/po5cjCWHjppMxCRv6
Changed your mind about your choice of study?
- DO NOT submit a new application!
- Refer to the closing dates to see if applications are still open for your new selection.
- If you are certain you want to change your programme choice, contact your Admissions Consultant to request the amendment to be processed. It is advisable to avoid multiple changes.
- Should your contact details change (e.g. email, residential or postal address or contact numbers) update your new details on the student self-service portal: https://self-service.wits.ac.za
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance - audition requirements
Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television - portfolio requirements
Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts - audition/interview requirements
Bachelor of Music - audition requirements (additional information)
Bachelor of Arts in Digital Arts - additional requirements
All applicants to Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, and Social Work are required to write the National Benchmark Test (NBT). Please go to www.nbt.ac.za for more information. Click here for the NBT test dates. Wits requires the NBT to be written by 14 August 2021 (Social Work by 31 October 2021). Only the first attempt of the NBT is considered and NBT results are valid for three years.
Engineering and the Built Environment
Applicants to the Faculty of Health Sciences are required to write the National Benchmark Test (NBT). Please go to www.nbt.ac.za for more information. Click here for the NBT test dates. Wits requires the NBT to be written by 14 August 2021. Only the first attempt of the NBT is considered and NBT results are valid for three years.
Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy applicants are also required to complete observation hours and submit the below Certificate/s of Attendance.
If you have not yet matriculated
- Your final Grade 11 report should be signed and stamped by your school principal (a hard copy is not required).
- Applicants with international qualifications should upload a certified copy of a recent school report, as well as all previous results.
If you have already matriculated (even if you are rewriting some subjects in 2021) but have not attended any university
- Attach a certified copy of your matric certificate/foreign school leaving certificate/s.
- Inform the University of the subjects you are rewriting.
If you have already attended a university/tertiary institution other than Wits, submit your school leaving results and a certified copy of your academic record and certificate of good conduct
- Ask that institution to send your full academic record and a certificate of good conduct to the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC) directly.
- Send a copy of your published results for the current year which should be stamped by the institution's Registrar and signed by the Faculty Officer.
- A statement of credits/credit certificate/examination results is NOT acceptable.
If you attended a foreign university and wish to apply for exemptions for certain courses
- You must submit, in English, the syllabuses / course outlines, certified by that university.