University of the Witwatersrand Application Forms
Application Closing Dates for WITS can be obtained
Before submitting an application, make sure to check out the University of the Witwatersrand WITS Admission Requirements for the courses/course you are applying for, this is important as your admission success depends on it.
What does the selection process entail?
Applicants currently in Grade 12 may be requested to provide certified copies of final Grade 11 results for verification and auditing purposes.
WITS will not accept the General Education Development (GED) test for entry into any of its curricular undergraduate qualifications. The GED is no longer recognized by Universities in South Africa (USAf), and is not equivalent to a South African grade 12 (NSC/IEB/SACAI). Applicants who completed the GED and would like to study towards an undergraduate curricular qualification are advised to register and complete a grade 12 NSC/IEB/SACAI or the international equivalent thereof.
Steps on How to Get Your WITS APS Score
At the core of the selection process is a calculation of your APS score, which considers your last Grade 12 score and other key factors, for example, the school you joined, and your gender, financial strength, race, etc.
Prior to submitting an application, if it’s not too much trouble, check whether you meet the legal and college-explicit affirmation requirements and the required APS Score for your chosen qualification(s).
All applicants starting a new qualification must upload all the required documents, which generally consist of the following:
- Copy of your school qualifications (eg Senior Certificate)
- Copy of your official tertiary academic record(s) (if applicable) (internet copies will not be accepted)
- Copy of your ID document (RSA students) or ID/passport (international students)
- Copy of your marriage certificate (if applicable) or divorce decree (if applicable)
- Sworn translations of documents if they are not in English or Afrikaans
How do I get my APS?
- First, you have to have your final Matric examination certificate.
- Your top 7 Matric subject’s marks are changed into a point system that works out your APS (see diagram 1 below).
(The total points in the above diagram is 40 points)