University of the Witwatersrand (WITS)

The University of Witwatersrand (Wits) is strategically located in Johannesburg, a world class city, with countless opportunities for students and staff to engage. Those on campus have the chance to present solutions that will contribute to our country’s knowledge-base and build our future. The origins of Wits lie in the South African School of Mines, which was established in Kimberley in 1896 and transferred to Johannesburg as the Transvaal Technical Institute in 1904.  

Application Date:

  • 30 June 2019 (Faculty of Health Sciences; Bachelor of Architecture; Bachelor of Audiology, Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology, Bachelor of Arts in Film and TV)
  • 30 September 2019 (all other programmes)

Application Fees:

  • R100 (SA citizen)
  • R700 (International applicants) 

Do I Need to Write the NBTs? Yes

Remember to: Calculate your APS

Open Day

WITS will not be hosting an open day.

The Student Enrolment Centre in Braamfontein provides one-on-one consultations to individuals regarding career and study choices.  Monday to Friday.  Contact the Student Enrolment Centre on Tel: 011 717 1888.

Course Cost Range Per Annum

Tuition costs at WITS ranges anywhere from R30 000 to R70 000.


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.  Don’t have one?  Get an email address here.

Step 3:  Attach all supporting documents.

Step 4:  Complete a student accommodation form.  

Please note that applications for residence will open on 3 April 2018.

Step 5:  Find Funding.

Check out all the available funding opportunities on EduFunding (the green button below). If you’re not sure about the differences in funding opportunities, we’ve got you covered.


The university 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

Find more information on Wits’ faculties here.

Don’t meet the minimum requirements?  There’s still hope.


  • 2020 Guide for Undergraduate Applicants  [DOWNLOAD]
  • Fees and Funding Information [DOWNLOAD]
  • 2020 NBT Guide [DOWNLOAD]


Have questions about your application?

Tel: +27 (011) 717 1888

Tel: +27 (011) 717 1000

Need to find the institution?

Physical Address:
1 Jan Smuts Avenue
Braamfontein 2000
South Africa