Wits enjoys a long history as one of the top universities on the African continent. We strive to be a leading, research-intensive institution that is both locally responsive and globally competitive. Wits also has a long history of providing a platform for the contestation of ideas. We have a firm commitment to social justice, and the institution has often played a significant role during moments of historical significance. Indeed, we are proud to count ‘Witsies’ as some of the most influential figures in impacting on our country, continent and the world.
Wits Admission Requirements
National Senior Certificate (NSC)
In order to gain acceptance to any of the faculties, applicants require:
- National Senior Certificate (NSC) or Independent Examinations Board (IEB) subjects, and
- Certain levels of achievement as set out in this Guide, as well as a Bachelor Degree Pass.
Wits tabulates the points score for all subjects on the following basis:
- English must be taken either as Home Language or 1st Additional Language.
- Mathematics is a core and compulsory subject for all numerate degrees in programmes in Engineering and Built Environment, Commerce, Law and Management, Science and most of the programmes in the Health Sciences.
- Maths Literacy will be accepted by Law, Education and Humanities (except for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology).
- Wits does not distinguish between designated vs. non - designated subjects when calculating the admission point score (APS).
- The APS calculation is based on the best seven subjects including Life Orientation