Walter Sisulu University South Africa

Walter Sisulu University was established on 1 July 2005 through a merger of the former Border Technikon, Eastern Cape Technikon and the University of Transkei. WSU is a comprehensive university established in terms of the Higher Education Act, 1997 (Act No. 101 of 1997), as amended.

WSU has positioned itself as a gateway institution is improving access to higher education. As a developmental, comprehensive university, WSU offers students a wealth of academic choices, articulation and mobility across the qualifications ranging from certificates to diplomas, degrees and postgraduate studies. 

Strategically located within the Eastern Cape Province, WSU has a footprint of about 1,000 square kilometres across the urban and rural areas of the region. 

It provides the University with the platform to engage with the drivers of development so that an appropriate programme and research mix meets the needs of the region, province and country.

Walter Sisulu University South Africa Offered Courses | Programmes

  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Educational Sciences
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Health Sciences Research Ethics & Biosafety Committee
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Education

Walter Sisulu University South Africa Tuition Fees

BSc Degree
MSc Degree
Diploma Programs
Short Courses
Phd Degree
Cost of Living in Country

Walter Sisulu University South Africa Admission

All International students must follow the following procedure when applying for admission at Walter Sisulu University:


Welcome to the WSU online application platform. WSU accepts online applications only. It is a free service with no fee payment required. In order to save your money and time make sure you have the following information ready:

International Applicants

You need to first apply to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and Universities South Africa (Usaf) for evaluation of school results or other degrees/diploma certificates. When you receive the results from Usaf, you may commence with the application process and upload the transcript in English plus certified copies of your certificates, diplomas, degrees previously obtained, a certified copy of your passport, marriage or divorce decree(s) and identity document for a parent or legal guardian if less than 21 years.

1. Personal details

2. Address of next of kin

3. Address of the person responsible for the account

4. Email addresses are compulsory.

5. All documents must be saved as soft copies for uploading.

It is very important to determine first what you want to study before you start the online application process.

It is also important that you know that you meet the admission minimum requirements for the choices you are making.

The endorsement for the certificate and the achievement levels for the specific subjects stated as a requirement must be met.

You must read the Prospectus for 2021 admission requirements: You may apply online if you have never registered at WSU before by opening this link



How to Apply for a Study Visa

The applicant must be accepted by the University on academic grounds before you may apply for a study visa. For this, the applicant needs an official letter, confirming provisional acceptance or acceptance letter at that learning institution and the duration of the course.

Documents Required for a Study Visa

If you are a foreign student and wish to study in South Africa, you can apply for a study visa by completing Form BI-1738.

Study visas must be applied for at the VFS Centres near the educational institution where you will study or at the nearest South African embassy, mission or consulate abroad.

Study visas for studies at a learning institution shall be issued other than a school shall be issued for the duration of the course registered for.

Required Document List for Study Visa Renewal Application

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