University of the Witwatersrand Admission Point Score APS

By | May 24, 2021

University of the Witwatersrand Admission Point Score APS

University of the Witwatersrand Admission Point Score APS – See Details Below:

Admission Point Score (APS)

Are you an applicant who is currently writing or completed the NSC matric? If you are, then please read the information below regarding admission requirements.

NB: This is a guideline only. Meeting the requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

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.
  • Mathematics is compulsory for all numerate programmes in Engineering and the 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
NSC Scale of Achievement NSC% Wits APS Wits APS% Wits APS for Maths & English Wits APS for Life Orientation Wits 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
0
0
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
0
0
4
3
2
1
0
0
0
0
8
7
6
5
4
3
0
0

University of the Witwatersrand Admission Point  Score

Rating Code  Rating Percentage
5 Outstanding 80 – 100
4 Highly competent 70 – 79
3 Competent 50 – 69
2 Not yet competent 40 – 49
1 Not achieved 0 – 39

Faculty specific requirements

Programme Faculty Minimum Admissions Requirements Minimum Scale of Achievements
Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management  
BCom English 4 (70%)
BEconSc Mathematics 4 (70%)
BAccSc Four subjects from Business, Commerce & Management Studies
Faculty of Health Sciences
MBBCh
BPharm
BSc (Physiotherapy)
BSc (Physiotherapy)
BHSc (Biomedical and Biokinetics tracks)
English HL/1st Add Language 4 (70%)
Mathematics 4 (70%)
Life Sciences and/or Physical Sciences 4 (70%)
BDS English HL/1st Add Language 4 (70%)
Mathematics 4 (70%)
Life Sciences and Physical Sciences 4 (70%)
BNurs
BSc (OT)
BCMP
Bachelor of Oral Health Sciences
English HL/1st Add Language 3 (60%)
Mathematics 3 (60%)
Life Sciences and/or Physical Sciences 3 (60%)
Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Besides meeting the University’s requirements an applicant who holds an NCV will be interviewed by the Dean, Assistant Dean and relevant Head of School.
Faculty of Science
Besides meeting the University’s requirements an applicant who holds an NCV will be interviewed by the Dean, Assistant Dean and relevant Head of School.

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