Apply to Walter Sisulu University

Apply to WSU

You’ll find a breakdown of how to apply to Walter Sisulu University (WSU) below.  We’ve got all the instructions you need to help you with WSU’s hardcopy application process.  Tertiary education is just a few steps away!  Let’s get started.

WSU Application Breakdown

Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible in the application cycle.  Applications close on 28 September for Health Sciences applicants and at the end of October for those applying to all other courses.

Before you begin applying online or in hardcopy, have a look at our infographic on Things to Remember Before Applying


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Apply to WSU using the online application

Things to note before applying online:

  1. Need accommodation?  Be sure to fill out the application for student residence on the form.
  2. Have you calculated your APS?  You will need to do this before applying.  Find out how.
  3. Make sure you have attached all supporting documents before sending off the application form.
  4. On the application form, you will need to indicate which campus you are applying to study at.  Check out what is offered at the different campuses.
  5. You will need to pay an application fee and attach the proof of payment to the application form.
  6. Send the application form to the campus you are applying to.
  • WSU Online Application Form

Don't forget to write the NBT Test

This institution requires you to write a National Benchmark test (NBT) as part of your application. Find out more information about the NBT tests here. Get on it now!


Find funding to study at WSU

Visit our library of funding opportunities.  Feel free to browse through and apply to opportunities that suit you.  Finding funding really can be that easy.

Application Fees for WSU

All applicants will need to pay a non-refundable application fee of R100 if the application is submitted before 29 September.

If you submit your application before 31 October, you will need to pay an application fee of R200.

Late application fee:  R300

Please note: You will need to use your application form number as your reference when paying the application fee.

Submitting of Results and Documents

Here’s the deal: you must ensure that your latest Grade 12 results (current matrics) or your matric certificate is submitted. Failure to do this may result in delays with your application process. Not cool.  All the documents you attach will need to be certified copies of the originals.

Are you a transferring student?   If yes, make sure that all transcripts and academic records are submitted as early as possible.  If you have completed a qualification after matric, you will need to attach the documents.  Also, if you would like to apply for course/module exemption, you will need to contact the faculty office for an application form.

Contact Walter Sisulu University:

For more information on how to apply to WSU, you can visit their website.

Alternatively, you can contact the WSU Admissions Department using the following details:

Admissions/Applications (Mthatha Campus)
Tel: 047 502 2443/8
Admission/Applications (Butterworth Campus)
Tel: 047 401 6000


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