By | September 20, 2023

The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg is a multi-campus South African public research university situated in the northern areas of central Johannesburg. It is more commonly known as Wits University or Wits.

The university has its roots in the mining industry, as do Johannesburg and the Witwatersrand in general. Founded in 1896 as the South African School of Mines in Kimberley, it is the third oldest South African university in continuous operation.

The university has an enrolment of 40,259 students as of 2018, of which approximately 20 percent live on campus in the university’s 17 residences. 63 percent of the university’s total enrolment is for undergraduate study, with 35 percent being postgraduate and the remaining 2 percent being Occasional Students.

WITS Postgraduate Online Application Form 2024

The University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) online application portal 2024 is open to all qualified applicants irrespective of color, race, ethnic identity, religion, gender, or national origin provided they qualify for the programs for which they want to apply.

To help you get the most out of the information provided, here are a few key points you should bear in mind:

  1. Identify the program you wish to study
  2. The minimum entrance requirements for the program
  3. Application fee and application closing date

Both South Africans and International interested students can apply for the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) Postgraduate Application Form 2024 provided they qualify and meet the entry requirements for the programmes they want to apply.

Note – Once the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) Postgraduate Admission Application Portal/Form closes, new applications will not be submitted. So register now while the applications are still ongoing.

How to Apply

Application forms can be obtained at any of the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) Campuses Admission Office in Hard Copy and, or apply online on the College Website.

Below Are The Steps:

Step 1

Use the course finder to find the course entry for your program of study. The entry will contain the requirements and closing dates for your program of study, or provide a link to the relevant school or department for more information.

Step 2

Apply online at 

Research and PhD applicants, please note that before applying you will need to approach the relevant school or department to discuss your choice of a research topic and the availability of a supervisor.

Step 3

Wits University Application Fee

Pay the application fee of R200. Current Wits students who apply online do not need to pay this fee.

Standard Bank, Wits University Application Fees.  Account Number 200 346 385, Branch code 004 805. CI Number 074A. (International payment swift code: SBZAZAJJ). Use only your person/student number as a reference.

Step 4

Certain programs require additional departmental forms in addition to completing the online application. 

These will be available on the course finder entry or from the relevant school or department. Please complete and return these forms within the timeframe for submission. Incomplete applications are not considered.

Step 5

Documents are required to be uploaded before submission to the online application.

The application fee and the SAQA certificate of evaluation may be uploaded after submission via the self-service portal. Documents must have been certified within the last 3 months.

Successful applicants will be able to accept an offer without submitting certified hard (physical) copies of academic qualifications. However, the University will verify any information/documents submitted and immediately cancel your registration, record such against your record, and take necessary legal action in the event that any fraudulent document/s and/or other misrepresentation has been provided.

Click Here to Access the official website.

University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) Contact Details

General enquiriesTel: +27 (0)11 717 1000Admission enquiriesTel: +27 (0)11 717 1888Find Us1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Braamfontein 2000, Johannesburg, South Africa.