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Admission Requirements if you matriculated before 2008

NOTE: The minimum admissions requirement is a matric endorsement unless otherwise stated.
* Likely acceptance level: These are guidelines only. They do not guarantee admission. Places are limited.

Commerce, Law and Management

Programme
Minimum faculty admission requirements

HG = Higher grade
SG = Standard grade
Minimum admission requirements*
These are guidelines only. They don't guarantee admission. Places are limited.
Faculty selection procedures
Bachelor of Commerce (3 years)
BCom
English (First or Second language)
Pass HG min 40%
Mathematics
Pass HG or min 60% SG
26 points and above. PROVIDED Maths HG is at least a D or SG a B symbol and English HG is at least a D symbol

 

Bachelor of Economic Science (3 years)
BEconSc
English (First or Second language)
PASS HG min 40%
Mathematics
PASS HG Min 70%
28 points and above PROVIDED maths HG is at least a B symbol and English HG is at least a D symbol
Bachelor of Accounting Science
- (3 years)
BAccSc
English (First or Second language)
PASS HG min 40%,

Mathematics
PASS HG min 60%
29 points and above PROVIDED Maths HG is at least a C symbol and English HG is at least a C symbol.
Bachelor of Commerce with Law - (3 years)
BCom Law
English (First or Second language)
PASS HG min 60%,

Mathematics 
PASS HG min 60%
 
Bachelor of Laws - (4 years) LLB
English (First or Second language)
PASS HG min 60%,

Mathematics 
PASS HG min 60%
 
Subject to assessment criteria as determined by the School of Law, and place availability. Wits applicants who have completed a BA Law or BCom Law are eligible to apply for the two-year LLB. Applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree at an institution other than Wits are required to apply for the three-year LLB programme. Wits applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree without Law modules are also required to apply for the 3-year LLB. Applicants must have obtained an average of at least 60% in an undergraduate degree.

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Engineering and the Built Environment

Programme
Minimum admission requirements

HG = Higher grade
SG = Standard grade
Minimum admission requirements
These are guidelines only. They do not guarantee admission. Places are limited
Selection procedures
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (4 years)
BSc(Eng)
Mathematics Pass HG
Physical Science (or Physics and Chemistry)
Pass HG
Branch of:
- Electrical 26 and above
- Mechanical 24 and above
- Aeronautical 24 and above
- Civil 24 and above
- Industrial 24 and above
- Metallurgy 21 and above
- Chemical 24 and above
- Mining 20 and above.
Applicants may be required to attend an interview.
NOTE Due to the limited number of places available, meeting the likely acceptance level does not guarantee admission. Selection will be based on final Grade 12 results.
Bachelor of Engineering Science in Biomedical Engineering (3 years)
BEngSc (BME)
As above for BSc (Eng)
Applicants considered on matriculation performance and may be required to complete a questionnaire or attend an interview.It is unlikely that places will be offered to applicants with less than 30 points.
 
Bachelor of Architectural Studies (3 years)
BAS
Mathematics
Pass HG or min 60% at SG

English
Pass HG
Acceptance dependent on departmental selection procedures. Applicants are required to complete a written and graphic exercise and may be required to attend an interview. Applicants with a points rating of 23 and above may be considered on this basis. 
 
Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning
BSc (URP)
Bachelor of Science in Construction Studies
BSc (CS)
Bachelor of Science in Property Studies-BSc (PS)
Mathematics Pass HG or minimum 60% at SG
English
Pass HG
All degrees 24 points and above.

 

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Health Sciences

Faculty and Degree (full-time duration in years)
Minimum faculty admission requirements

HG = Higher grade
SG = Standard grade
Minimum admission requirements
 
Faculty selection procedures
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (6 years)
MBBCh

Bachelor of Pharmacy (4 years) BPharm

Bachelor of Dental Science (5 years)
BDS
Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (4 years)
BSc (Physio)

Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc):          (3 years)
  • Biomedical Sciences 
  • Biokinetics
  • Health Systems Sciences
Mathematics Pass HG or min 60% SG
Physical Science or Biology or Physiology
Pass HG or min 60% SG
English
Pass HG
Criteria considered for selection include: Academic performance and the NBT scores.
 
 
 
16 hours of observation or assistance with a Physiotherapist and/or Occupational Therapist are required. Hours can be completed from July of the year preceding application, to July of the year of application. A certificate of attendance needs to be completed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BOHS: 16 hours of observation or assistance with an Oral Hygienist are required. Hours can be completed from July of the year preceding application, to July of the year of application. A certificate of attendance needs to be completed.
You will not be selected solely on your school leaving results, although they are very important. A composite index is calculated, taking into consideration (1) your academic results for FIVE subjects; (2) National Benchmark Test (NBT) scores. The Faculty of Health Sciences does not calculate an APS score. Only fi ve subjects are used to derive a matriculation score, which is calculated according to the percentages obtained, NOT symbols. These are English, Mathematics, Physical Science/ Life Sciences and the best two other subjects.
Applicants applying to only the Graduate Entry Medical Programme (GEMP) are NOT required to write the NBT tests. GEMP applicants may be invited to write the Wits Additional Placement Test (WAPT). For more information on the WAPT please refer to www.wits.ac.za. ALL GEMP applicants need to prepare for the WAPT in the event that you are invited to write the test.
Bachelor of Nursing (4 years)
BNurs

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (4 years)
BSc(OT)

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Biokinetics) (3 years)
 
Bachelor of Clinical Medical Practice - BCMP (3 years) 
 
Bachelor of Oral Health Sciences - BOHS (3 years)
Mathematics
Pass HG or minimum 50% SG
Physical Science and/or Biology
Pass HG or min 50% SG
English
Pass HG

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Humanities

Programme
Minimum faculty admission requirements

HG = Higher grade
SG = Standard grade
Minimum admission requirements
 
Faculty selection procedures
Bachelor of Arts (3 years)
BA
English (First Language) Pass HG
or
English (Second Language)
min 40% HG
22 points and above
Applicants with 20 or 21 points will be waitlisted 
 
Bachelor of Arts With Law (3 years) followed by a 2 year LLB
English (1st language) Pass HG or English (2nd language) Pass HG minimum 40% Mathematics
26 points and above
 
Professional and specialist degrees
(all 4 years):

BA Social work
BA Fine Arts
BMus
BA Dramatic Art
BA Performing and Visual Arts)                           BA Film and Television  BA Digital Arts
As above
22 points as well as meeting departmental selection procedures
For professional and specialist programmes:
BA(Social Work) - NBT
BA(Fine Arts) - interview/submission of portfolio
BMus - interview and audition
BA(Dramatic Art) - interview, written assignment and/or audition
BA (Digital Arts) - workshop
Bachelor of Audiology 
(4 years) 
Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology      (4 years) 
As above plus pass Mathematics HG or min 50% SG 
25 points and above and departmental selection procedures
All applicants for Bachelor of Audiology, and/or Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology are required to write the National Benchmark Tests (NBT) before being considered for admission.  There are two tests of three hours each.  The first test is the Academic and Quantitative Literacy test (AQL) which is written by ALL applicants.  The second test is the Mathematics test (MAT) which is written by applicants doing/ or who have done Mathematics (not Mathematical Literacy).  For more details on the tests, please refer to: www.nbt.ac.za
Bachelor of Education - (4 years) 
BEd Foundation Phase Teaching  
BEd Intermediate Phase Teaching 
BEd Senior Phase and FET Teaching
English (1st language) Pass HG or English (2nd language) Pass HG minimum 40% 
18 points and above
 

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Science

Faculty and Degree 
Minimum faculty admission requirements

HG = Higher grade
SG = Standard grade
Minimum admission requirements
Faculty selection procedures
Bachelor of Science (BSc) General 
BSc in the field of: 
Computer Science
Biological Sciences
Geographical & Archaeological Sciences
Geological Sciences
Mathematics of Finance
Mathematics Pass HG min 40%
English
Pass HG
(First or Second Language)
26 points and above
Applicants with between 24 or 25 points will be waitlisted
 
 
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in the field of: 
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Chemistry with Chemical Engineering
Nuclear Sciences & Engineering
Physical Sciences
Actuarial Sciences
Mathematical Sciences
English Pass HG (1st or 2nd language)
Mathematics and Physical Sciences Pass HG minimum 40%
 
 

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