2020 University of the Witwatersrand Online Application Form

By | May 20, 2019

2020 University of the Witwatersrand Online Application Form

University of the Witwatersrand Application 2020 :To apply to the University of Cape Town , you need the documents below :


University of the Witwatersrand Application 2020

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

For a full list of tips to remember before you apply, See Application Checklist. 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.

Application Form

Download applications forms

Should you prefer to make a manual application you may download the application form and submit to our offices by hand or postal service. No faxed or emailed applications are acceptable.

Does 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.

Application forms must be posted or couried to :
Student Enrolment Centre
Solomon Mahlangu (Senate) House – Ground Floor
University of the Witwatersrand
1 Jan Smuts Avenue

Admission Requirement

  • Do you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree? Entry requirements are the minimum academic standards that Wits requires in order to consider you for entry into one of our degree programmes. Some faculties also require applicants to attend an interview or write a selection test.
  • Meeting the requirements does not guarantee a place. Competition for most of our degrees is high and demand for places generally exceeds the number of places available. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.
  • Requirements are listed according to the school-leaving category, such as the National Senior Certificate (NSC) or, for international students, foreign school-leaving qualifications.

How to Apply

You are encouraged to submit your application online, however, should you experience technical difficulties in doing so, you are encouraged to download an application form athttps://www.wits.ac.za/applications/choosedownloads and have it submitted to the Student Enrolment Centre (by hand or registered mail) for processing.

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  • Step 1 – Click on the link above and select the relevant option. This will enable you to create a profile and password to continue with an online application.  Please ensure you use your current e-mail address and current cell number as you will receive numerous e-mails and SMS’s to confirm your password whilst and after you have applied.
  • Step 2 – Once your password has been created and you have confirmed your e-mail address you will be directed to the applications portal to start completing your application, a series of details are required (contact details, your employment information, your academic qualifications). Once you have entered all this information the last step would be to submit the application.
  • Step 3 – At the time you submit the application an e-mail confirmation will be generated to you as confirmation the application has been officially submitted.
  • Step 4 – You will need to upload your academic qualifications and any other additional documents required of you through the Student Self service Portal at https://self-service.wits.ac.za
  • Step 5 – Once the application is submitted and all the required documents uploaded, the application is then complete and the School can evaluate your application accordingly.

Online Application

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

  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.

Application Status

Wits Application Status

  1. You will receive an email from the University acknowledging receipt of your application.
  2. The acknowledgment email will contain a person number (which will become your student number).
  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 to do items on the student self-service portal regularly.

To view all correspondence generated on the Self Service Portal page, go to the Main Menu > Self Service > Wits Student Self Service > Communication History

Application Check list

The Checklist Explanation Document will guide you in defining the documents that are required for your application should you not be certain.

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All required documents must be uploaded via the student self-service portal @ https://self-service.wits.ac.zaStudent ID is your person/student number; Password is your date of birth in the format ‘YYMMDD.
           Student ID:   Student Number/ Person Number
           Password:    If DOB is 1991/09/28 you enter in 910928

Once you have logged on, select ‘Student Centre’ look at your ‘To do’ list and click ‘Manage Documents’

Remember to save your documents and name them correctly as you can only upload them once against a particular category

The uploaded documents would reflect as ‘Not verified ‘on your profile, until they have been verified by the Admissions Office, they will then reflect as “Electronic”

Should your application be successful we would require the duly certified copies of all your academic qualifications to be submitted to the Student Enrolment Centre in hard copy before you can accept the offer online and proceed with registration

Should you need assistance during these steps you are welcome to contact us at the Student Call Centre at +27 (0)11 717 1888 and advise where on the system you need further assistance.  We receive a large number of online applications without great difficulty but are happy to assist where necessary.

International applicants – Please Note:
If you are an international applicant with Foreign Qualifications or a South African citizen who has studied at a Foreign institution, please be reminded that the University will require you to have these evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA ) before your application would be deemed as complete to be evaluated.

Registration Date

30 June 2019 – Faculty of Health Sciences (all programmes); Bachelor of Architecture; Bachelor of Audiology, Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology; BA Film and TV
30 September 2019 – All other University programmes; Residence applications.