University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) Nursing Intake 2022/2023

University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) Nursing Intake 2022/2023

To apply online, go to: www.wits.ac.za/applications/

  1. You may apply for a maximum three degrees (order of choice does not matter).
  2. If you apply for two programmes within one Faculty, you are advised to apply for one programme in a less restricted faculty (e.g. Humanities, Commerce or Science).
  3. Try to keep your options open, especially when applying for programmes in Faculties such as Health Sciences or Engineering.
  4. non-refundable application fee of R100 for South African citizens, and R700 for international applicants, is required.

Closing dates – All 2022 applications for undergraduate full-time study have closed. Applications for 2022 will open in March 2022.

30 June 2022 – Faculty of Health Sciences (all programmes); Bachelor of Architecture; Bachelor of Audiology, Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology 30 September 2022 – All other University programmes; Residence applications.   Additional Forms Does your degree programme have additional selection procedures? Some degrees have additional selection requirements such as portfolio and essay submissions, auditions or National Benchmark Testing. Please click on Additional Forms below to see if this applies to you.  

Pay Application Fee

  • Non-refundable application fee of R100 for South African citizens
  • Non-refundable application fee for International citizens of R700
  • Payments to be made before closing dates.

How to pay
Deposit exact amount into the University’s Application fee account:

  • Standard Bank, Account name: Wits University – Application Fees. Current Account Number: 200 346 385, Branch code: Braamfontein 004 805. CI Number 074A. (International payment swift code: SBZAZAJJ). Use the unique payment number as a reference
  • Pay by cash or credit card at the Wits Fees Office, Ground Floor, Solomon Mahlangu House (Senate House), Braamfontein Campus East, Jorissen Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • EFT – Use your person/student number as a reference.

Nurses work collaboratively with physicians, therapists, patients and families and focus on treating illness to improve quality of life. The degree prepares professionals for general nursing and midwifery practice

Entry Requirements

Health Sciences – View the  Wits University Revised Health Sciences Admissions Policy
ProgrammeMinimum Admission RequirementsSelection procedures
APSSubjects & achieved scale
Bachelor of Health Sciences BHSc (3 years) Biomedical Sciences Biokinetics Health Systems Sciences Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
MBBCh (6 years)Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy
BSc (Physiotherapy)
(4 years)Bachelor of Pharmacy(BPharm)
(4 years)
The Faculty of Health Sciences does not calculate an APS score. Academic performance and National Benchmark Test (NBT) scores are used for consideration.   There are two points of entry into the MBBCh degree: 1st year MBBCh for applicants currently completing Matric 3rd year MBBCh (i.e. the Graduate Entry Medical Programme (GEMP) for applicants who have completed a prerequisite degree. Click here for more info. English HL or 1st Add Lang – 5
Mathematics – 5
Life Sciences and/or
Physical Science – 5
If you are applying to the Faculty of Health Sciences, you will not be selected solely on your school leaving results, although they are very important. A composite index is calculated, taking into consideration
(1) your academic results for FIVE subjects and (2) National Benchmark Test (NBT) scores.   Only five subjects are used to derive a matriculation score, which is calculated according to the percentages obtained, NOT symbols. These are English Language, Mathematics, Physical Science/ Life Sciences and the best two other subjects. (Dentistry requires Physical Science and Life Sciences and the best other subject). ALL applicants (excluding applicants who are applying to the Graduate Entry Medical Programme – GEMP only) are required to write the National Benchmark Test (NBT). GEMP applicants may be invited to the Wits Additional Placement Test (WAPT) and all applicants are advised to prepare in the event that they are invited. For more information on the WAPT please refer to: www.wits.ac.za/health/gemp ALL GEMP applicants who are invited to the WAPT will be expected to complete a Biographical Questionnaire on the day of the test. ALL applicants to BSc (Occupational Therapy) and/or BSc (Physiotherapy) must spend time (16 hrs) observing and/or assisting an Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist and complete a certificate of attendance. Only observation hours completed between 1 July 2017 and 31 July 2022 will be accepted as valid.
Bachelor of Dental Science  BDS (5 years) English HL or 1st Add Lang – 5
Mathematics – 5
Life Sciences and 
Physical Science – 5
Bachelor of NursingBNurs
(4 years)Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy– BSc (OT) (4 years)
English HL or 1st Add Lang – 4
Mathematics – 4
Life Sciences and/or
Physical Science – 4
Bachelor of Clinical Medical Practice (BCMP) (3 years)Bachelor of Oral Health Sciences(BOHS) (3 years)English HL or 1st Add Lang – 4
Mathematics – 4 or
Mathematical Literacy – 7
Life Sciences and/or
Physical Science – 4
  • Application Process

Your application

  • You may apply for three programmes (degrees).
  • Applications to Wits must enclose a non-refundable application fee of R100 (for international applicants, R700).

Documentation / Checklist

  • Submit your Grade 11 report which must be signed and stamped by your school principal.
  • If you have already matriculated, attach a copy of your matric certificate.

Submit your application, required documentation and application fee before the closing date.

  • Career Opportunities
  • Nurse
  • Midwife
  • Paramedic
  • Health service manager
  • Apply
Online applications
  • Complete an online application to study at Wits

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