University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) Online Application


Apply at Wits University for your Studies.

Few things to consider:

  1. You may apply for a maximum of three programmes (order of choice does not matter).
  2. 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).
  3. Try to keep your options open, especially when applying for programmes in Faculties such as Health Sciences or Engineering.
  4. Do not enter the duration of the programme. You are applying to go into 1st year of study.
  5. non-refundable application fee of R100 for South African citizens, and R700 for foreign citizens, is required.

 Wits Applications Closing dates

Applications Open: 4 March

Applications Close:             

30 June – Faculty of Health Sciences (all programmes); Bachelor of Architecture; Bachelor of Audiology, Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology; BA Film and TV

30 September – All other University programmes; Residence applications.


Step 1:  Get your application form. Students are encouraged to apply online.

  • Online Application:
    Both postgraduates and undergraduates can apply online, using the same application portal.
  • Hardcopy Application:
    Please note that this is now an option for both postgraduate and undergraduate applicants.

Step 2:  Complete your application form in full. 

*Remember you’ll need an email address.

Step 3:  Attach all supporting documents.

Step 4:  Complete a student accommodation form.  

Please note that applications for residence will open on 3 April.

Step 5:  Find Funding.

University of the Witwatersrand  Application : To apply to the University of the Witwatersrand

 Application , you need the documents below :

1) A certified copy of the green bar coded ID

2) Proof of payment of any relevant application fees

3) Certified copy of grade 11 results and any latest grade 12 results

Applicants must check individual further requirements for each course and each tertiary institution. Please also be aware of NBTs and check with your university if you need NBT results to apply.

FYI: 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.

Click this link to apply online:


Have questions about your application?

Tel: +27 (011) 717 1888

General Tel: +27 (011) 717 1000

Need to find the institution?

Physical Address:
1 Jan Smuts Avenue
Braamfontein 2000
South Africa


The University of Witwatersrand offers a wide variety of under- and post-graduate qualifications that fit into the following faculties:

  • Commerce, Law and Management
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Science

17 thoughts on “University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) Online Application”

  1. Hello, I am Cameroonian and I want to register in your university to come to continue my studies of law

  2. Hi, I am pleased to write to you in this illustrous occasion. I am Lynda Fotie and I have been in relation with you for a past few weeks through my application process. I intend on attending your university for a postgraduate program.
    Nevertheless, I have been facing difficulties with the application process. There is no information box for the city to be filled in.
    I appreciate a quick and timely response, THANKS !

  3. Hi, Iam interested in your postgraduate programme s.Iam in Zimbabwe Bulawayo.Please may you furnish me with details on how I can pay the R700

  4. Hi, i would like to apply for advance or diploma in municipal governance i have done municipal Governance NQF5 i have the national certificate with 140 credits advice please.

  5. Hi my name is Martin Mokale,please i like to study ba law part time to enter llb and i am a graduate of national diploma in law(Paralegal Studies) with UJ please can i register for 2020 now.

  6. I’ve applied but I’ve not seen my name in the list or is it that I have not paid the fee?

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