Walter Sisulu University WSU

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Walter Sisulu University (WSU) is a university of technology and science in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa.  This institution was founded on 1 July 2005 and offers quality education to over 24 000 students across its four campuses.

Courses Offered

The university offers a wide variety of under- and post-graduate qualifications that fit into the following faculties:

  • Business, Management Sciences And Law
  • Health Sciences
  • Education
  • Science, Engineering And Technology

Admission Requirement

In terms of the Government Gazette of 26 November 2009, WSU accepts applications from prospective students who have a National Certificate (Vocational-Level 4) and who wish to register for Higher Certificate, Diploma or Degree programmes.

The minimum entry requirements for admission to WSU with a NVC Level 4 are as follows:

Qualification minimum entry requirements

Higher Certificate

  • Must meet NC (V) Level 4 statutory requirements
  • 40% in either home Language or First Additional
  • Language but one must be the Language of Teaching and Teaching (LOTL)
  • 50 % in either Mathematics or Mathematics Literacy
  • 40% in Life Orientation
  • 50% in the four other vocational subjects
  • Submit a record of evidence for any subject failed

Diploma

  • Must meet NC(V) Level 4 statutory requirements
  • 50% in three fundamental subjects including LOTL
  • 60% in three compulsory vocational subjects

Bachelor’s Degree

  • Must meet NC(V) Level 4 statutory requirements
  • 60% in three fundamental subjects including LOTL
  • 70% in three compulsory vocational subjects

General admission requirements

The Higher Education Act No 101 of 1997, amended in May 2008, stipulates the following minimum entry requirements for university programmes as of January 2009:

  • Minimum admission requirements for higher certificate, diploma and Bachelor’s Degree programmes require a National Senior Certificate (NSC).
  • Policy considerations: Page 2 of the Government Gazette
  • This policy will be applicable to all higher education institutions with effect from January 2009.
  • The policy outlines the statutory minimum admission to higher education at the National Senior Certificate (NSC) level.
  • Though NSC is the primary gateway, it does not guarantee admission to any Programme of study in higher education.
  • Within the context of this policy, WSU exercises its right as a higher education institution to set up specific admission requirements.
  • A full list of recognised national curriculum subjects is available on the website: www.wsu.ac.za under Student Admissions.

Minimum admission requirements

Matric & NSC Requirements

School/Programme prospectuses set out details of NSC and matric requirements for each programme.

Admission Point Score

Applicants who have obtained an NSC qualification must meet the required Admission Point Score (APS) score that is set for each programme.

NSC results are translated into points for each NSC subject. Results of interviews and other assessments may also be taken into account in determining the total APS or Admission Point Score.

Unless otherwise stated within a programme prospectus the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology has, in terms of the new NSC, allocated a rating system according to levels as follows:

Application Form

Dear student, to download an application form for the year please click on the link below. Thank you.

UNDERGRADUATE

FIRST TIME STUDENTS

Application forms for returning or continuing students can be downloaded here.  This form also includes the financial aid and residence application forms.

Application forms for first-time undergraduate students can be downloaded here.  This form also includes the financial aid and residence application forms. 

RETURNING STUDENTS

The late closing date for admissions for returning or continuing students for all faculties except Health Sciences.

POSTGRADUATE 

Download a postgraduate application for admission for the Year here.

How to Apply

Step 1:  Get your application form.

Please note that application forms may be downloaded and are currently only available on campus.

Step 2:  Complete your application form in full. 

*Remember you’ll need an email address.  

Step 3:  Attach all supporting documents.

Step 4:  Complete a student accommodation form.  Please note that this is part of the application process.

Online Application

) A certified copy of the green bar coded ID

2) Proof of payment of any relevant application fees

3) Certified copy of grade 11 results and any latest grade 12 results

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For a full list of tips to remember before you apply, See Application Checklist. Applicants must check individual further requirements for each course and each tertiary institution. Please also be aware of NBTs and check with your university if you need NBT results to apply.

Dear student, to download an application form for the year please click on the link below. Thank you.

UNDERGRADUATE

FIRST TIME STUDENTS

Application forms for first-time undergraduate students can be downloaded here.  This form also includes the financial aid and residence application forms. 

RETURNING STUDENTS

Application forms for returning or continuing students can be downloaded here.  This form also includes the financial aid and residence application forms.

The late closing date for admissions for returning or continuing students for all faculties except Health Sciences.

POSTGRADUATE 

Download a postgraduate application for admission for the Year here.

Application Status

Prospective students can check their admission status using the application status checker

SEMESTER ONE ONLINE RESULTS

The university students are hereby informed that online results for the First Semester Examinations are now available on the link below.

Please note due to technical delays the Mthatha NMD site results have been delayed. It is hoped that the problem will be resolved soon.

Regards
Exams Dept

QUEENSTOWN CAMPUS : Report on the Implementation Plan regarding Student Grievances.

Background

Campus Management Committee met on the 2nd June to look at progress made to all matters raised by the SRC as areas of concern. CMC members were to report on work done and also get advices on how to speed up implementation working with stakeholders within and outside the Institution. Below are issues which needed attention.

NSFAS

The Financial Aid Department has forwarded an invitation to the WSU Institutional NSFAS Manager Mr Ntlati to visit Queenstown. We are awaiting confirmation of dates and time frames.

Fundza Lushaka

An Institutional Fundza Lushaka meeting will be held on Tuesday the 6th June wherein all matters pertaining to the Fundza Lushaka Bursary will be attended by the Institutional Fundza Lushaka Busary Administrators and Fundza Lushaka Bursary donors.

CMC has requested Ms Mini to attend this meeting and raise all the issued included in the Memorandum submitted to his office by the affected students from the Department of Education.

CMC has extended an invitation to the Institutional Fundza Lushaka Coordinator Ms Uruba and Dr Molapo to come and respond to all concerns regarding this bursary. We are awaiting confirmation of dates and time frames.

Residence Management.

Most residences have been paid for the first term of the year, the few that is outstanding will be paid in due course.

A correspondence has been submitted to all the Land Lords who are still having tenants in their premises and they have been given up to the 16th June to remove such tenants.

A new residence has been found which can accommodate 38 students and the standard is commendable. This will assist in adding more beds for students to minimize the impasse on shortage of beds.

Registration Date

  • BUTTERWORTH
  1. 2018 Information schedule of programmes at Butterworth
  2. 2018 WSU application forms   
  3. 2018 Financial aid information

CONTACT US

For more information, contact our campus on:

Butterworth, Telephone 047 401 6000

  • MTHATHA
  1. 2018 Information schedule of programmes at Mthatha
  2. 2018 WSU application forms 
  3. 2018 Financial aid information

CONTACT US

For more information, contact our campus on:

Mthatha

Nelson Mandela Drive, Telephone 047 502 2443/8

Zamukulungisa Heights, Telephone 047 501 1404

  • BUFFALO CITY
  1. 2018 Information schedule of programmes at Buffalo City
  2. 2018 WSU application forms  
  3. 2018 Financial aid information

Contact Details

CONTACT US

For more information, contact our campus on:

Buffalo City

Potsdam, Telephone 043 708 5200

College Street, Telephone 043 708 5200

Chiselhurst, Telephone 043 709 4000

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