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Wits Home, Wits is a remarkable university that is internationally distinguished for its excellent research, high academic standards and commitment to social justice


Our partners, networks and relationships serve as catalysts for the great ideas that help us to make the impossible, incredible. We invite you to join us on our extraordinary journey to effect meaningful change in society and pave the way for a bright future for generations to come.

Our location

Wits is taking the lead in reimagining trendy Braamfontein to further our contribution towards delivering high level scarce skills for the global knowledge economy. Our location in Johannesburg, the economic and industrial heartland of the continent, places us in good stead to interact with the public and private sectors, civil society and other social agents to effect meaning­ful change in society. 


Our global footprint

From trying to discover what lies beneath the Earth’s surface to saving lives through better healthcare systems, Wits is on the ground, making a difference. We have over 50 active projects on the African continent and the University is represented globally through our partnerships, collaborations, staff and student exchanges and our alumni around the world.  Wits was also the co-founder of the African Research Universities Alliance. 

Our research

With more than 85% of our research published in accredited international journals, we encourage cross-disciplinary research and collaborate with the best researchers and institutions across the globe. From telling the story of life, to finding solutions to deep level mining problems; from searching for the Higgs boson at CERN, to understanding the complexities of human interaction, Wits is at the forefront.

Wits matters

Wits graduates have gone on to become global leaders in every field of endeavour. Through their civic engagement, they have built cultural institutions, fought injustice, and worked to make their communities better places.

General contact information

1 Jan Smuts Avenue
Braamfontein 2000
Johannesburg, South Africa

Private Bag 3
Wits 2050
South Africa

Tel: +27 (0)11 717-1000

Admission Enquiries
Call Centre27 (0)11 717-1888
Student Enquiries (excluding admission enquiries)
Student Life[email protected]
Wits ICT Help Desk (student passwords)[email protected] 
Residence Life[email protected]
Fees/Financial Aid and ScholarshipsTel: 27 (0)11 717-1531
Tel: 27 (0)11 717-1081
Fax: 27 (0)11 339-4387 
[email protected]
SportTel: 27 (0)11 717-9409
General Contacts
Undergraduate and postgraduate admission informationTel: 27 (0)11 717-1888
International studentsTel: 27 (0)11 717-1054/5
Fax 27 (0)11 717-1059
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Evening classes / Part-time students
(Undergraduate qualifications only)
Tel: 27 (0)11 717-9505/ 9500/ 9501/ 9505
Fax: 27 (0)11 717-9519
or 0865532969
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Advancement: MarketingTel: 27 (0)11 717-1027
Fax: 27 (0)11 717-1065
Ferna Clarkson
Advancement: CommunicationsTel: 27 (0)11 717-1019
Fax: 27 (0)11 717-1065
Shirona Patel
Protection ServicesTel: 27 (0)11 717-4444/(0)11 717 6666
Commerce, Law and Management Registrar:
Tel: 27 (011) 717-8001/ 8174
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Secretary: [email protected] Postgraduate General enquiries:
Tel: 27 (011) 717-3582/ 8390
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Engineering and the Built Environment Undergraduate enquiries:
Tel: 27 (0)11 717-7007/ 7002/ 7003/ 7004/ 7006/ 7007/ 7008/ 7602 /7603/ 7014
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Postgraduate enquiries: 
Tel: 27 (0)11 717-7007/ 7002/ 7003/ 7004/ 7006/ 7007 /7008/ 7602/ 7603/ 7014 
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Postgraduate Applications enquiries: 
Tel: 27 (0)11 717-7002 
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Health Sciences Undergraduate enquiries:Tel: 27 (0)11 717-2545 

Postgraduate enquiries: 
Tel: 27 (0)11 717-2510 /2076 

Humanities Undergraduate enquiries:
Tel: 27 (0)11 717-4004 / 05 / 13 / 18 / 8203
27 (0) 11 717 4005
27 (0) 11 717 8203
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Postgraduate enquiries: 
Tel: 27 (0)11 717-4002/7/8 
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Education enquiries
Tel: 27 (0)11 717-3332 / 3018/ 3021/ 3267 
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Science Undergraduate enquiries:
Tel: 27 (0)11 717-6000 
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Postgraduate enquiries: 
Tel: 27 (0)11 717-6004 
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For academic transcripts or verifications please refer to this page:

Each Faculty assists their students with verification of qualifications and the amount payable is stipulated on the request for an academic transcript form which is available from each Faculty office.

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