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How to Apply to WITS  online 2023-2024

How to Apply to WITS  online 2023-2024

How to Apply to WITS  online 2023-2024

How to Apply to WITS  online 2023-2024

How to Apply to WITS  online 2023-2024

About the How to Apply to WITS  online 2023-2024

Prospective students can access the self service through this link to apply for the University of Witwatersrand.

Step One – Apply Online

To apply, go to www.wits.ac.za/applications/

  1. You may apply for a maximum of three programmes (order of choice does not matter).
  2. Do you meet the admission requirements for your degree of choice?
  3. Apply before the closing date.
  4. Apply using your names as they appear on your ID book/card or passport (do not use initials or nicknames).
  5. 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).
  6. Try to keep your study options open, especially when applying for programmes in faculties such as Health Sciences or Engineering.
  7. Do not enter the duration of the programme. You are applying to go into 1st year of study.
  8. In accordance with the POPI Act, applicants are required to complete their own applications and accept the University’s legal declaration of indemnity and undertaking. The University will not engage with third-party agents facilitating applications on behalf of applicants.

Residence applications will open 1 April 2023. Go to the self-service portal to apply.


Step two – Pay application fee and upload supporting document

non-refundable application fee of R100 for South African citizens, and R700 for foreign citizens, is required. Log into the self-service portal.
  • payments to be made before closing dates
  • Use only your Person Number or T Number as reference

How to pay

Log into the self-service portal and click the Campus Finances tile. Select Make a Payment>Application fee


Step Three Acknowledgement of Application
  1. We will email you to confirm we have received your application.
  2. Our 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.
  3. All records of correspondence from the University will be available on the student self-service portal https://self-service.wits.ac.za
  4. Check the status of your application and your to do items on the student self-service portal regularly.
  5. 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

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