University of the Witwatersrand Online Application – What happens Next

University of the Witwatersrand Online Application – What happens Next

You will be sent acknowledgement of receipt of your application via email.  All correspondence is also available on https://self-service.wits.ac.za, where you can check the status of your application.

The acknowledgement letter contains details of your reference person for you to contact for enquiries, and your person/student number. Quote this number every time you contact Wits.

Each choice of programme is treated as a separate application. A letter will be sent to you once a decision is made on any one of your choices. The letter gives you further instructions (e.g. pay a deposit to secure the offer of a place, or attend an interview, or write a selection test).

Current Matriculants: Wits will get your matric results directly from the relevant Department of Education, unless you are:

  1. a very late applicant
  2. writing matric as a private candidate or by correspondence
  3. rewriting only a few subjects.

If you fall in categories 1 to 3, please send a certified copy of your matric certificate to the Student Enrolment Centre.

Current Matriculants may be made a conditional offer (depending on the Grade 11 results), or be invited to attend an interview, or an audition, or selection/placement test.

Some faculties will make you a conditional offer on the basis of your Grade 11 report. No offer can be confirmed until your matric results are received.

Changed your mind about your choice of study?
Let SEnC know in writing what your new selection is (do not submit a new application).
NB: Check with SEnC to make sure applications are still open for your new selection.
NB: Let SEnC know straight away if your contact details change.

Successful applicants are sent communication offering a firm place. Information about registration and orientation will be available on the Wits website – www.wits.ac.za 

Firm offer letters are sent once matric results are available (early January) or earlier if you have already matriculated.
Applicants are encouraged to check https://self-service.wits.ac.za once results have been released.

Reply to the offer and let us know whether you are coming to Wits

You can only accept one offer as places are limited.
NB: You are required to respond to the offer within one week to secure your place.

– See more at: https://www.wits.ac.za/undergraduate/apply-to-wits/#sthash.qknzT6rj.dpuf


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.