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University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, O-Week

WISA ORIENTATION


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q : How do I pay for my fees and accommodation at Wits ?
A : By cheque or bank draft, but make sure that you make it out to Wits University. This will save you a lot of time and trouble since a cheque in your name will take 7-10 days to clear and in the mean time you can not register (more information on fees and payments: http://study.wits.ac.za/cao/feesfaq.html).

Q : Should I bring cash?
A : Always bring some cash (again cheques take time to clear). We suggest you bring enough to buy food etc. for a week. About $50.00

Q : Where will I stay?
A : You need to make arrangements prior to your arrival with the Office of Residence Life: http://www.wits.ac.za/reslife/student.htm

Q : What do I bring for registration?
A : First you should cheque your letter of acceptance. It should state exactly what you need. In general international students must bring: ID book, study permit, proof of medical insurance, proof of payment (either a bank statement or a statement from the Wits fees office), letter of acceptance from Wits.

Q : What about health insurance?
A : You need to take out a medical insurance before you can be registered at Wits University. Note that the insurance company must be South African and that it must include hospitalisation and day-to-day cover. You can get insured when you are in South Africa before registration and WISA can help you then and there with different options.

For more information check out the International Office website