University of the Witwatersrand

University of the Witwatersrand

University of the Witwatersrand

The University of the Witwatersland in Johannesburg (/ vətˈvɑːtəsrɑːnt /) is a public research university in South Africa with multiple campuses north of central Johannesburg. Well known as Witt University or Witt (/ vəts / or / viːts /). Universities, like Johannesburg and Witwatersrand in general, have roots in the mining industry. Founded in 1896 as Kimberley’s South African Mining School, the university is the third oldest ongoing South African university.

40,259 students enrolled in the university in 2018, about 20% of whom live on the university’s 17 dormitory campuses. 63% of all university enrollments are undergraduates, 35% are graduates, and the remaining 2% are casual students.

How to Apply online

Are you currently writing or completing the NSC Matrix? In that case, please read the following information regarding admission requirements.

Note: This is a guideline only. Meeting the requirements does not guarantee space. The final choice depends on the availability of the study location, research results, and other admission requirements, if applicable.

How to Apply;

  • Register on the online system using your email address and creating a password
  • You will then be sent an email with a link to activate you on the system.
  • Click the link to activate your registration.
  • This process will take you back to where you need to click the Admission/other button (clicking the right button here is important)
  • You will then be allowed to enter your login and password created in step one.
  • Once you have completed your application you need to tick the button accepting the terms and conditions and submit.
  • When you have submitted you are required to pay the R100 application fee. Various options are provided by the system.
  • If you pay your application fee to the bank you need to use your application number as the reference and email the deposit slip to us.
  • Once you have completed the process above we will process the application and you are provided a student number and login.

Wit edits scores for all subjects based on:

That English should be used as the native language or as the first additional language.

Mathematics is essential for all numerical programs in engineering and construction environments, commerce, law and administration, and the natural sciences.

Mathematics literacy is accepted to some extent (see Admission Requirements (NSC)).

Wit does not distinguish between designated and undesignated subjects when calculating the Admission Score (APS)

APS calculation is based on the best seven subjects, including life direction

 Payment Procedure;

Use your student number as a reference on the M65 form, to enable immediate payment allocation.

Bank: First National Bank

Account Number: 622 7055 1015

Branch Code: 210 554

Branch: Braamfontein

SWIFT Code: FIRNZAJJ (International students only)

Reference: Student number (ONLY)

General enquiries

Tel: +27 (0)11 717 1000

Admission enquiries

Tel: +27 (0)11 717 1888