Application Closing dates:

Faculty of Health Sciences:

28 September 2018

Other Faculties:

31 October 2018

It is very important to determine first what you want to study before you start the online application process. The other most important thing you should know is whether you meet the admission minimum requirements for the choices you are making. The endorsement for the certificate and the achievement levels for the specific subject stated as requirement must be met. You must read the Prospectus for 2019 admission requirements. 

Mthatha Campus Prospectus

Buffalo City Campus Prospectus

Butterworth Campus Prospectus

Queenstown Campus Prospectus

Documents required for application:

New applicants:

The university considers various post-matric certificates for admission purpose.

1. The following certificates are accepted:

  • The “Old Senior” certificate
  • The National Senior Certificate “NSC”
  • National Certificate Vocational “NCV”
  • N6 certificate

2. Some departments may consider mature age exemption for admission into some programmes.  For more information you may enquire from Admissions Office,

Transfer students:

Students who are from another tertiary institution may apply and submit the following documents:

  • Matric Certificate
  • Post-matric certificate;
  • Identity document;
  • Official academic report;
  • Conduct certificate

International applicants:

You will need to first apply to Universities South Africa (Usaf) for evaluation of school results or other degree/diploma certificates. When you receive the results from Usaf you may commence with the application process and upload the results and the copy of your passport.

WSU Locations

Mthatha Campus


Buffalo City Campus


Butterworth Campus


Queenstown Campus




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How do I apply:
You may apply online if you never register at WSU before, open the link:

  • Complete all the information that is requested and note that all fields with red asterix are compulsory and will not allow you to proceed if left blank or incorrect information  is supplied.
  • It is compulsory to have an email address. You may create one on gmail or yahoo
  • All the communication that will follow after you have successfully completed your application will be sent to the email address you have provided.
  • Should you encounter a problem during the application process, send us your query to
  • You will be advised if additional information is required to assist during the assessment process
  • f you completed the NSC certificate after 2008 you need not have to upload this information as we already have access to
  • You will also be asked to apply for residence and financial assistance. Email addresses will be sent to you with directives to the process for applying.


WSU Faculties

Mthatha Campus:

  • Health Sciences
  • Commerce and Administration
  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Educational Studies

Buffalo City Campus:

  • Business Studies
  • Science, Engineering and Technology

Butterworth Campus:

  • Management Sciences
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Education

Queenstown Campus:

  • Education, Finance & Management
  • Education
  • Economic and Information Systems Technology

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