You may apply for a maximum of three programmes (order of choice does not matter).
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).
Try to keep your options open, especially when applying for programmes in Faculties such as Health Sciences or Engineering.
A non-refundable application fee of R100 for South African citizens, and R700 for foreign citizens, is required.
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
30 September - Residence applications
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.
How to pay
Deposit exact amount into the University’s Application Fee account:
STEP 2 – Acknowledgement of Application
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
STEP 3 – Upload Supporting Documents
If you did not upload supporting documents at the time of application, you can still do so via the student self-service portal https://self-service.wits.ac.za
Log in with your person number (not your T number) and the first six digits of your ID.
Current Matriculants: Upload your final Grade 11 results (no hardcopy required).
Already Matriculated: Upload certified copies of all your matric certificates/foreign school leaving certificates.
Other Tertiary Institutions: Upload a certified copy of official academic records for ALL tertiary registrations, inclusive of statement/certificate of good conduct, stamped by the institution’s registrar. (Note that interim, self-service generated results will be considered for initial assessment purposes for GEMP applicants ONLY).
Download the Self-Service Guide here.
Alternatively, watch the video here.
Refer to Helpful Information regarding academic documents.
STEP 4 – Acceptance of Offer
If you have not been offered a place at the University for any of your degree choices, please find alternative options here - 2022 Contact Details for School Leavers
Additional forms and selection procedures
Additional Forms will be made available soon.
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance - audition requirements
Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television - portfolio requirements
Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts - audition/interview requirements
Bachelor of Music - audition requirements
Bachelor of Arts in Digital Arts - additional requirements
All applicants to Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, and Social Work are required to write the National Benchmark Test (NBT). Please go to www.nbt.ac.za for more information. Click here for the NBT Test Dates.
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology applicants are required to write the NBT on or before 14 August 2022.
Social Work applicants are required to write the NBT before 31 October 2022.
Only the first attempt of the NBT is considered and NBT results are valid for three years.
Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) - application exercises
Applicants to the Faculty of Health Sciences are required to write the National Benchmark Test (NBT). Please go to www.nbt.ac.za for more information. Click here for the NBT Test Dates. Wits requires the NBT to be written by 14 August 2022 to acquire early feedback on applications. Only the first attempt of the NBT is considered and NBT results are valid for three years.
A Certificate of Attendance is required for the below degrees:
Applicants to the Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree are required to write the National Benchmark Test (NBT). The tests were designed to measure students’ levels of proficiency in Academic Literacy, Quantitative Literacy and Mathematics. There are two tests of three hours each. The first test is the Academic and Quantitative Literacy test (AQL), the second test is the Mathematic test (MAT).
Science applicants are required to write both these tests. Only the first attempt of the NBT is considered and NBT results are valid for three years. Click here for the NBT Test Dates.
If you have not yet matriculated
If you have already matriculated (even if you are rewriting some subjects in 2021) but have not attended any university
If you have already attended a university/tertiary institution other than Wits, submit your school leaving results and a certified copy of your academic record and certificate of good conduct
If you attended a foreign university and wish to apply for exemptions for certain courses