Wits University Admission Requirements

Wits University Admission Requirements

Requirements / APS

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. Foreign students presenting with English as 2nd Additional Language will have the option of a foreign conditional exemption and / or English proficiency tests.
  • Maths is compulsory for all numerate programmes in Engineering and 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
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APS Table

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

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

4
3
2
1



8
7
6
5
4
3

 

Designated Subjects – NSC

  • Agric Sciences

  • Engineering Graphics and Design

  • Mathematics

  • Dramatic Art

  • Geography

  • Maths Literacy

  • Music

  • History

  • Consumer studies

  • Visual Art

  • Religion Studies

  • Information technology

  • Accounting

  • Life Sciences

  • Economics

  • Business Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • All official languages and a number of non- official languages