How to apply to Walter Sisulu University 2023 Intake

Walter Sisulu University


How to apply to Walter Sisulu University 2023 Intake

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants to study the Walter Sisulu University 2023 intake. The university in the Eastern Cape province. It offers programmes in the faculties of Science, Engineering and Technology; Health Sciences; Business, Management Sciences & Law and Education. Applications are open for both local and international candidates.

Walter Sisulu University closing dates for 2023 applications

  • International applicants – 30 September 2022
  • South African Applicants – 31 October 2022

The application process

You’ll need to apply online. Before applying, you’ll need to choose the programmes you’d like to study and have soft copies of all the required documents. You must also indicate on your application form if you have a disability or need a bursary or residence.

What documents do applicants need to submit when applying to Walter Sisulu University

To qualify for the programmes, you must have either of the following documents:

  • Certified copies of the most recent results, matric certificate or equivalent, old senior certificate, national certificate vocational, national senior certificate or n6 certificate
  • ID or Passport

Transferring Students

  • Reference letter
  • Your transcript

International Applicants

  • Universities South Africa (Usaf) results
  • Certified copy of your passport and a valid study visa
  • SAQA Certificate
  • IDs of parents if you are younger than 21 years
  • Marriage certificate or divorce decree, if applicable


The government of South Africa helps its citizens with study bursaries. NSFAS administers these bursaries. If you are a disadvantaged South African applicant and meet the minimum requirements to study at a university, you can apply for the NSFAS funding. However, the university is not limited to NSFAS Bursaries; you can click here for other available bursaries. For more information regarding NSFAS Bursary, visit

Walter Sisulu University Addresses and Contact details

Nelson Mandela Drive, Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Tel: +27 47 502 2844 or +27 47 502 2211


Mthatha Campus

Private Bag X1, UNITRA, 5117

Nelson Mandela Drive – Admission queries

Tel: +27 (0) 47 502 2443/8

Zamukulungisa Heights – Admission queries

Tel: +27 (0) 47 501 1404

Buffalo City Campus

PO Box 1421, East London, 5200

Potsdam – Admission queries

Tel: 043 708 5200.

College Street – Admission queries

Tel: 043 708 5200.

Cambridge Delivery Site

Tel: 043 702 9200

Chiselhurst – Admission queries

Tel: 043 709 4000.

Butterworth Campus

Private Bag X3182, Butterworth, 4960

Tel: +27 (0) 47 401 6254

Fax: +27 (0) 47 401 6267

Admission queries

Tel: +27 (0) 47 401 6000

Komani Campus

PO Box 1421, East London, 5200

Grey Street Site and Masibulele Site

Tel: +27 (0) 40 842 6800

Admission queries

Tel: +27 (0) 40 842 6806.



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