How to Apply to Wits University


How to Apply to Wits University

When Should I Apply?

FYI: No late applications accepted!

Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible in the application cycle, which commences in April of every year. You can find Wits’ online application form here.

South Africans learners wishing to apply online will need a working email address and an ID number. Foreign learners wishing to apply will need to have their passport number.

Students wishing to apply via a paper-based application, please print the form, complete and post back with the required necessary documentation, and signatures to:

Student Enrolment Centre,
Private Bag 4
WITS 2050

If you still have questions, visit here.

Application Fee:

Applicants are required to pay an application fee. South African Applicants must enclosed a non-refundable fee of R100, International Students must pay an application fee of R700.

Methods of Payment:

  • Pay by cash deposit at the Fees Counters or Bank, EFT, Credit Card Payment or Bank Transfer. If you are currently a registered student at Wits you do not pay an application fee
  • Deposit exact amount into University’s account: Standard Bank, Current Account Number: 200 346 385, Branch code: Braamfontein 004 805. CI Number 074A, Account name: Wits University – Application Fees.
  • Pay by cash or credit card at the Fees Office, Ground Floor, Senate House, University of the Witwatersrand.
  • For reference please use payment reference number indicated on your application, for example P130000, L130000, D130000

Submitting Results and Documents:

School learners must ensure that all examination results from Grade 11 until September of Grade 12 are submitted. Failure to do such may result in delays within the student’s application process. You might find that you applied early in Grade 12 and thus only sent in your final Grade 11 results. If this is true, as the year progresses and you receive more results keep sending them through to WITS, that way they will have all your results by the time finals come around.

Transferring students should too ensure that all transcripts and academic records are submitted as early as possible as well as that a final transcript of current studies being undertaken reaches the Admissions Office as soon as possible after receipt.

Once you have applied, keep a look out for your acceptance and/or provisional acceptance letter.

Dates to Remember:

June 30: Closing Date for Faculty of Health Sciences, Architecture, Audio and Speech Language Pathology Applications.

September 30: Closing Dates for all other Undergraduate Applications.

September 30: Financial Aid Applications

September 30: Residence Applications.

September 30: International applications.

NOTE: Some faculties may consider late applications, no late application will be considered after Septemer 30.