How to Apply Online at Wits University 2024/2025

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How to Apply Online at Wits University 2024/2025

How to Apply Online at Wits University 2024/2025 has provided the guidelines for the online application to Wits University. Most applicants having the first time interacting with the application portal becomes confused and do not know what to do. Some people have only recently enjoyed having access to a smart gadget. hence, it is not their fault.

Opening Date for Application: Applications for 2024 will open in March 2023. Applicants can commence their online application after this date. Read More on the Closing Dates

Step-by-step Online Application for first-time applicants

Step 1: Preliminary information

  • Visit to submit an online application. Select your Programs (Up to three programs total)
  • It is advisable to apply for one program in a less restrictive faculty if you submit applications for two programs in one Faculty (e.g. Humanities, Commerce, or Science).
  • Keep your alternatives open, especially when applying to programs in faculties like engineering or the health sciences.
  • Don’t enter the program’s duration. You are requesting admission to the first year of study.
  • non-refundable application fee of R100 for South African citizens, and R700 for foreign citizens, is required.

Step 2: You will be sent an Acknowledgment message

  • The university will send you an email to confirm receipt of your application.
  • The acknowledgement letter will include providing a reference person that you may get in touch with if you have any questions and a person number that will become your student number.
  • On the student self-service website, all correspondence history from the university will be accessible.
  • Regularly check your application’s status and complete tasks on the student self-service site.
  • Keep your self-service contact information current.

Step 3: Upload the supporting documents that are applicable to you. They must be in pdf

  • If you did not upload supporting documents at the time of application, you can still do so via the student self-service portal
  • Log in with your personal 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.
  • Transfer applicants: Upload a certified copy of official academic records for all tertiary registrations, inclusive of a 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).

Step 4: Accept or Decline the offer given by WITS university

  • Current Matriculants may be made a provisional offer (depending on self-reported Grade 11 results). Please note that certain programmes have additional selection criteria (interview/audition/NBT). Refer to the Provisional Acceptance Guide.
  • Firm offers can only be confirmed after receiving final matric results.
  • Applicants who receive a firm offer will be required to go to for registration details.
  • Each choice of degree is treated as a separate application. The order of choice makes no difference.
  • Communication offering a firm place and information about registration and orientation programme will reflect on the self-service portal, and registration and orientation details will be available on the Wits website.
  • Places are limited, therefore you may only accept one offer. You are required to respond to the offer within a few days of your offer letter/SMS to secure your place.
  • Download the Acceptance Guide.
  • To make a virtual appointment, please go to

For more information about WITS UNIVERSITY, visit the official website.