General Entry Requirements For Wits University – Do For Success

General Entry Requirements For Wits University

Overview

Which school-leaving qualification category do you fall into?

Admission Point Score (APS)

Are you an applicant who is currently writing or completed the NSC matric? If you are, then please read the information below regarding admission requirements.

NB: This is a guideline only. Meeting the requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

Wits tabulates the points score for all subjects on the following basis:

  • That English must be taken either as Home Language or as 1st Additional Language.
  • Mathematics is compulsory for all numerate programmes in Engineering and the Built Environment, Commerce, Law and Management, and Science.
  • Maths Literacy is accepted for some degrees (see Admission Requirements (NSC)).
  • 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 
NSC Scale of AchievementNSC%Wits APSWits APS%Wits APS for Maths & EnglishWits APS for Life OrientationWits APS for Other subjects

7
6
5
4
3
2
1

80-99
70-79
60-69
50-59
40-49
30-39
0-29
8
7
6
5
4
3
0
0
90-100
80-89
70-79
60-69
50-59
40-49
30-39
0-29
8 + 2=10
7 + 2=9
6 + 2=8
5 + 2=7
4
3
0
0
4
3
2
1
0
0
0
0
8
7
6
5
4
3
0
0

Designated Subjects – NSC

As per Government Gazette Notice No. 165 No. 41473 dated 02 March 2018, the designated list of subjects has been revoked.  Institutional and programme needs may require appropriate combinations of subjects and levels of achievement.

Prospectus For Wits University

Wits University undergraduates prospectuses for 2020 / 2020 are available to you in downloadable (pdf) and click below to read full module details for each degree programme.

The 2020 Wits University prospectus introduces you to life at University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), describing the campus and detailing the services, admission requirements and facilities that the university provides for students. Details of all undergraduate programmes are provided.

Guide for Undergraduate Applicants

Download the different sections of the 2020 Guide in PDF format.

 Guide for Applicants introduction

 Guide Commerce and Law

 Guide Engineering and the Built Environment

 Guide Health Sciences

 Guide Humanities

 Guide Science

Download Wits University Undergraduate prospectus 2019 (PDF)


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