By Admin · Mar 22, 2023

The University of Witwatersrand, commonly known as Wits, is a leading research-intensive university located in Johannesburg, South Africa. Established in 1896, Wits is one of the oldest universities in South Africa and is ranked among the top universities in Africa and the world.

Academics: Wits offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across five faculties: Commerce, Law, and Management; Engineering and the Built Environment; Health Sciences; Humanities; and Science. The university is known for its strong programs in science, engineering, and technology, as well as its social science and humanities programs. Wits is also home to several research institutes and centers, including the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, the Global Change Institute, and the Evolutionary Studies Institute.

Campus and Facilities: The Wits campus is located in the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Johannesburg, with easy access to the city's many cultural and entertainment attractions. The campus itself is a mix of historic buildings and modern facilities, including state-of-the-art laboratories, libraries, and research centers. The university also has several sports facilities, including a gym, a swimming pool, and a sports hall.

Student Life: Wits has a diverse and multicultural student population, with students from over 90 different countries. The university has a strong tradition of student activism and engagement, with a range of student societies and organizations that promote social justice, environmentalism, and community service. The Wits Student Representative Council (SRC) is a key student body that represents the interests of Wits students on campus and in broader society.

Research: Wits is a leading research institution, with a strong focus on interdisciplinary research that addresses some of the most pressing challenges facing South Africa and the world. The university's research strengths include areas such as health and biomedical sciences, climate change and sustainability, and social and economic development. Wits researchers have made important contributions to fields such as paleontology, human evolution, and HIV/AIDS research


The University has only one main campus that is located in Thohoyandou. The Campus houses all eight facilities they have. The campus also houses the Art Gallery, which has a display of carvings, paintings and clay pots made by both students and the local community members. 

Furthermore, the campus has a full-time Sport Center that is used for indoor sports as well as other recreational activities such as drama and DANCE. The main campus houses 11 of the twelve official residences.


The School of Agriculture
The School of Education
The School of Environmental Science
The School of Health Sciences
The School of Human and Social Sciences
The School of Management Sciences
The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
The School of Law


First, you have to make sure that you meet the admission requirements of the programme of your choice. Admission requirements can be found under study programmes in a prospectus. You should meet both Univen minimum requirements and required APS.

APS and minimum requirements go hand in hand. APS is used by Universities to determine whether you qualify for admission to their courses. Meeting of the minimum requirement does not guarantee an applicant admission to any programme.


  • A valid email address
  • A valid cellphone number
  • South African applicants will need an ID number.
  • Foreign applicants will need their passport number.
  • credit / debit card with cv number to pay R100 application fee online.

Certified ID copy 
Certified matric certificate/statement of results 
Grade 11 final report/results
Transcript of academic record and certificate of conduct
Degree(s)/Diploma certificates
SAQA Evaluation Certificate (If you are an international applicant)


University of Venda application fee is R100 and is non refundable. You will be required to pay the application fee online during the application process. You have to have your debit or credit card ready when starting the application process. You can't submit the application without paying the application fee online. 

Note that Applications for the academic year 2023 are open. All applicants must apply online using the Univen application system iEnabler. The closing date is 31 December 2022.



Step 1: Click here to apply, accept the application rules and click "continue"

Step 2: Capture your biographical information and click "next" to proceed with your application;

Step 3: Pay the application fee of R100 online.

Steps to pay the application fee online


Step 1: Amount to be paid: R100-00

Step 2: Click on the option which says “pay by credit card” for payment by credit or cheque card.

Step 3: Enter the following credit/cheque card details

Card Number
Card Holder Name
Expiry date: Months and Year
CVV Numbers: the last three digits at the back of the card

Step 4: Click on PAY NOW

Step 5: You will get a screen which says, “Authentication is required for the purchase”. From this screen there will be a message saying:
"To proceed with your purchase, please submit the One Time Password (OTP) that has been sent to your cell phone" 
Enter the One Time Password (OTP) on the space provided and click NEXT

Step 6: You will get a screen with the following message: Successful E Payment, press exit. You will immediately receive a payment receipt notification from the Univen support via email address you provided stated as follows “Thank you we have received your application fee. You can return to the Online application web page and continue your application”.


Step 4: Capture results details then add subjects and click "next";

Step 4: Capture educational institution detail and click "next";

Step 5: Capture academic application details (choose 2 choices/programmes you wish to apply for), click on "add qualification" and thereafter click "next";

Step 6: Verify/Check your application details then click "continue";

Step 7: Create your 5 digit PIN (e.g 24689), click "I accept"(twice) checkbox thereafter click "Submit Application";

Step 8: Upload your documents, select "yes" on the dropdown list if all your documents are ready to be uploaded and then click "next";

Step 9: Click "Load/View Document" >> "Upload document" >> "Choose/Browse file" go to the folder where your documents are stored, choose the relevant document and click "save";

Step 10: Once all documents have been uploaded click "complete upload";

Step 11: Confirmation Page, end of application

During online application process, you may save and return at a later stage to complete the application.


Applicants (undergraduate/postgraduate/international applicants) who experience challenges when applying online, the following arrangements have been made to ensure that they apply and have their applications processed.

• Applicants can download applications from the Web, complete and personally submit hard copies of application forms to: University of Venda; New Student Administration Building; Cubicles Number – 1 or 2 or 3.
• We will accept hard copies of application forms sent through post.

The forms can be sent to the following address:
▪ University of Venda, New Student Administration Building, Student Admissions, Private Bag X 5050, Thohoyandou, 0950.

▪ Application enquiries can be sent to any of the following officials:
• Mulidzi Fhatuwani – 015 962 8959 [email protected]
• Muthevhuli Alvinah – 015 962 8953
• Nengwekhulu Mishumo – 015 962 8954 [email protected]

Applicants may monitor application outcomes on the univen website. Status may be available after 8 weeks of submitting an application. SMS will also be sent to successful applicants.

e Witwatersrand, commonly known as Wits, is a world-renowned institution located in Johannesburg, South Africa. Established in 1896, it has a rich history of academic excellence and is known for its innovative research, distinguished faculty, and diverse student body. In this blog post, we'll explore the various faculties and campuses of the University of the Witwatersrand.


The University of the Witwatersrand offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across various faculties. These faculties include:

Faculty of Commerce, Law, and Management The Faculty of Commerce, Law, and Management (CLM) is one of the largest faculties at Wits, comprising the Wits Business School, the School of Law, and the School of Accountancy. It offers programs such as Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws, and Master of Business Administration.

Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment The Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (EBE) offers programs in engineering, architecture, and construction management. It comprises six schools, including the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, and the School of Architecture and Planning.

Faculty of Health Sciences The Faculty of Health Sciences is one of the most prestigious faculties at Wits, known for its high-quality research and clinical training. It comprises five schools, including the School of Clinical Medicine, the School of Public Health, and the School of Anatomical Sciences.

Faculty of Humanities The Faculty of Humanities offers a wide range of programs in the social sciences, humanities, and the creative arts. It comprises nine schools, including the School of Social Sciences, the School of Literature, Language, and Media, and the Wits School of Arts.

Faculty of Science The Faculty of Science is dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge and offers programs in areas such as biology, physics, chemistry, and mathematics. It comprises six schools, including the School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, the School of Chemistry, and the School of Physics.


The University of the Witwatersrand has several campuses spread across Johannesburg. These campuses include:

Braamfontein Campus The Braamfontein Campus is the main campus of Wits and is located in the heart of Johannesburg. It is home to most of the faculties, including the CLM, EBE, Health Sciences, Humanities, and Science faculties.

Parktown Campus The Parktown Campus is located near the Johannesburg CBD and is home to the Wits Medical School, the School of Public Health, and the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre.

Education Campus The Education Campus is located in Parktown and is home to the Faculty of Education. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in education and is known for its innovative teaching and learning methods.

East Campus The East Campus is located in the suburb of Parktown and is home to the Wits School of Law and the Wits Business School. It offers postgraduate programs in law and business administration.

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