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wits University Fees 2021

This section provides information about University tuition fees and funding sources such as scholarships and financial assistance. Please follow the links below. We trust we have provided you with the information you require. Please contact us if you have unanswered questions 2021 Fees Book. STUDENT FEES PAYMENT NOTICE All student fees remain payable for the 2021 academic year. Please use: Standard… Read More »

Wits University Prospectus

Humanities Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Art – audition requirementsBachelor of Arts in Film and Television – porfolio requirementsBachelor of Arts in Fine Arts – audition/interview requirementsBachelor of Music – audition requirements and Sample Theory Test (Wits Music Audition FAQs 2021 for more information)Bachelor of Arts in Digital Arts – workshop requirements         B Audiology, B Speech-Language Pathology, and B Social… Read More »

What Documents are Needed to Apply at Wits

A matriculation exemption is a legal requirement for first-degree study at a South African University.  Students with non-South African qualifications must have their school qualifications evaluated by the Matriculation Board that will then issue a certificate of exemption to those who qualify. Application forms for Matriculation Exemption should be sent to:Student Enrolment Centre, Private Bag 4,… Read More »

How do Apply Online at Wits

To apply online, go to www.wits.ac.za/applications/ You may apply for a maximum of three programmes (order of choice does not matter). If you apply for two programmes within one Faculty, you are advised to apply for one programme in a less restricted faculty (e.g. Humanities, Commerce or Science). Try to keep your options open, especially when applying… Read More »

How to Apply to Wits University

To apply online, go to www.wits.ac.za/applications/ You may apply for a maximum of three programmes (order of choice does not matter). If you apply for two programmes within one Faculty, you are advised to apply for one programme in a less restricted faculty (e.g. Humanities, Commerce or Science). Try to keep your options open, especially when applying… Read More »

Click on the undergraduate and postgraduate links to find the approximate tuition fees for South African applicants for the first year of study in 2021, or use the fees estimator.

Please note that tuition fees are payable for each course for which a student is registered. Charges ancillary to tuition fees, such as charges for course notes or for excursion costs are not included in the amounts listed. Club memberships fees are also not listed. These additional amounts will be reflected on the student’s fee account. 

Other Costs: Students also need to budget for books, stationery and travelling costs, as well as pocket money and sundry expenses.

International students

Click here for more information on international student fees or telephone +27 (11) 717-1054 or e-mail studysa.international@wits.ac.za 

Do you need help?

Contact us on Tel: 27 (11) 717 1888 or Fax: 27 (11) 717 4918
or EmailFeesOffice.Finance@wits.ac.za

First fee payment

New and returning South African residents, SA permanent residence permit holders and refugee permit holders, are required to make a first payment of R9340 on their fees account prior to registration at the University.

Is the payment refundable?
The first fee payment is not refundable if you subsequently cancel your registration

Is everyone required to make the first payment? 
The following students do not have to pay the first fee payment:

1. NSFAS STUDENTS

Please ensure you have received confirmation from NSFAS that you have been awarded NSFAS funding, or check at www.nsfas.org.za to confirm. 

2. WITS SCHOLARSHIPS RECIPIENTS

If you have been awarded a scholarship, you do not have to pay the first fee payment. The University Entrance Scholarships are awarded on the basis of NSC matric results to current matric applicants. 

3. EXTERNAL BURSARY HOLDERS

If you are being funded by a donor or external bursary please ensure that you have contacted the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office to make sure that your donor has made arrangements to pay your fees.

Students also have the option to postpone the first fee payment by logging into the Self-Service portal and clicking on the “First Fee Payment” tab. After completion of the necessary information the first fee payment will be waived and the student may proceed with on-line registration. Please note, 100% of the total tuition fee must be paid on or before the last working day in March.

Accessing your fee account and full payment of fees

Once you have registered, a fees account is generated on self-service at https://self-service.wits.ac.za

The University may alter the payment schedules in keeping with normal accounting practices. Applicants should know, however, that at present fees are due as follows 

  • 100% of the total tuition fee must be paid on or before the last working day in March.
  • Provision is made for the monthly payment of fees – interest is charged on the balance owing.
  • International students who are offered a place must pay 75% of their fees in full before registration, and the remaining 25% by no later than the 31st of March 2021.

By any of the following methods:

  • Standard Bank account number: 002891697; Branch code: Braamfontein 004805; Account name: Wits Student Fees; Ref: Student number. Email proof of payment to feesoffice.finance@wits.ac.za 
  • You may pay at Wits at the Cashier’s Office on the main Wits campus, weekdays between 08:15 and 15:30. Wits cashiers will accept cash or credit card payments.
  • The University of the Witwatersrand regrets to inform all its applicants that the University will no longer be able to accept cheque payments. This is due to the non-acceptance of these cheques by the South African Banks, due to the high incidence of fraud
Download more information here

Do you need help?

Contact us on Tel: 27 (11) 717 1888 or Fax: 27 (11) 717 4918
or EmailFeesOffice.Finance@wits.ac.za 

Click on the undergraduate and postgraduate links to find the approximate tuition fees for South African applicants for the first year of study in 2021, or use the fees estimator. Please note that tuition fees are payable for each course for which a student is registered. Charges ancillary to tuition fees, such as charges for course notes or for excursion… Read More »

Click on the undergraduate and postgraduate links to find the approximate tuition fees for South African applicants for the first year of study in 2021, or use the fees estimator.

Please note that tuition fees are payable for each course for which a student is registered. Charges ancillary to tuition fees, such as charges for course notes or for excursion costs are not included in the amounts listed. Club memberships fees are also not listed. These additional amounts will be reflected on the student’s fee account. 

Other Costs: Students also need to budget for books, stationery and travelling costs, as well as pocket money and sundry expenses.

International students

Click here for more information on international student fees or telephone +27 (11) 717-1054 or e-mail studysa.international@wits.ac.za 

Do you need help?

Contact us on Tel: 27 (11) 717 1888 or Fax: 27 (11) 717 4918
or EmailFeesOffice.Finance@wits.ac.za

First fee payment

New and returning South African residents, SA permanent residence permit holders and refugee permit holders, are required to make a first payment of R9340 on their fees account prior to registration at the University.

Is the payment refundable?
The first fee payment is not refundable if you subsequently cancel your registration

Is everyone required to make the first payment? 
The following students do not have to pay the first fee payment:

1. NSFAS STUDENTS

Please ensure you have received confirmation from NSFAS that you have been awarded NSFAS funding, or check at www.nsfas.org.za to confirm. 

2. WITS SCHOLARSHIPS RECIPIENTS

If you have been awarded a scholarship, you do not have to pay the first fee payment. The University Entrance Scholarships are awarded on the basis of NSC matric results to current matric applicants. 

3. EXTERNAL BURSARY HOLDERS

If you are being funded by a donor or external bursary please ensure that you have contacted the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office to make sure that your donor has made arrangements to pay your fees.

Students also have the option to postpone the first fee payment by logging into the Self-Service portal and clicking on the “First Fee Payment” tab. After completion of the necessary information the first fee payment will be waived and the student may proceed with on-line registration. Please note, 100% of the total tuition fee must be paid on or before the last working day in March.

Accessing your fee account and full payment of fees

Once you have registered, a fees account is generated on self-service at https://self-service.wits.ac.za

The University may alter the payment schedules in keeping with normal accounting practices. Applicants should know, however, that at present fees are due as follows 

  • 100% of the total tuition fee must be paid on or before the last working day in March.
  • Provision is made for the monthly payment of fees – interest is charged on the balance owing.
  • International students who are offered a place must pay 75% of their fees in full before registration, and the remaining 25% by no later than the 31st of March 2021.

By any of the following methods:

  • Standard Bank account number: 002891697; Branch code: Braamfontein 004805; Account name: Wits Student Fees; Ref: Student number. Email proof of payment to feesoffice.finance@wits.ac.za 
  • You may pay at Wits at the Cashier’s Office on the main Wits campus, weekdays between 08:15 and 15:30. Wits cashiers will accept cash or credit card payments.
  • The University of the Witwatersrand regrets to inform all its applicants that the University will no longer be able to accept cheque payments. This is due to the non-acceptance of these cheques by the South African Banks, due to the high incidence of fraud
Download more information here

Do you need help?

Contact us on Tel: 27 (11) 717 1888 or Fax: 27 (11) 717 4918
or EmailFeesOffice.Finance@wits.ac.za 

Click on the undergraduate and postgraduate links to find the approximate tuition fees for South African applicants for the first year of study in 2021, or use the fees estimator. Please note that tuition fees are payable for each course for which a student is registered. Charges ancillary to tuition fees, such as charges for course notes or for excursion… Read More »

What are the Minimum Entry Requirements for such a Study at Wits University

Admission Requirements The minimum Matric requirements (National Senior Certificate) for admission to the Civil and Environmental Engineering undergraduate programme is 36 points. For non NSC matriculants – minimum of 60% at the Higher Grade obtained for Mathematics, Physical Science and English. Compliance with the minimum requirements does not guarantee automatic admission. A candidate who has… Read More »

What Courses are Offered at Wits

Wits has five faculties, made up of of 33 schools, offering 3416 courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. See the information below for an overview of each faculty and undergraduate degrees. Use the side navigation or in this section tab to access a comprehensive list of our degrees and major subject options. Undecided?  If you haven’t decided on a course of study… Read More »