Walter Sisulu University UWS Registration 2021; Follow the steps below to register for the 2021 WSU Registration
2021 REGISTRATION GUIDELINES:
Students must follow the following steps to be able to register online:
1. Academic admission:
• You must first be admitted to a qualification
• Confirm your admission status on the website.
2. Finance clearance:
• Self-funded, NSFAS funded and bursary holders must first seek financial clearance on the website.
3. Student number and PIN:
• You must have a valid student number and an activated PIN to be able to login on the online system.
4. Follow the voice note guideline to register online.
Financial clearance & registration
1. NSFAS Funded Students
1.1 First time entrants (FTENs)
The University will obtain the list of FTENs approved for funding directly from NSFAS. FTENs approved for funding will be able to complete online registration after funding approval has been confirmed by the University.
1.2 Returning students
The University will prepare a provisional list of returning students eligible for NSFAS funding following the publication of results and/or obtain the list of returning students approved for funding by NSFAS, whichever is earlier. Returning students who are eligible or approved for NSFAS funding will be able to complete online registration after funding approval has been confirmed by the University.
1.3 Students not approved for funding
Students who do not have confirmed funding approval from NSFAS will be treated as unfunded and will be required to pay MIP unless if they are approved for registration by the Special Cases Committee.
2. Bursary Funded students
2.1 Letter of funding
A letter of funding applies to cases where fees are paid by a sponsor or a funder other than NSFAS. A sponsor/funder is any person or institution or company granting a loan or bursary to a student. In the event of a sponsor not paying, the student will be held liable for fees and any other penalties that may arise (because the contract, after all, is between the University and the student). The University does not involve itself in disputes between sponsor and beneficiary.
The following shall apply to letters of funding:
• the University will only accept letters of funding from approved sponsors.
• letters of funding should be original documents (photocopies or faxes are not acceptable), signed by a duly authorized official and on an official letterhead.
• Mere proof of application for a loan or bursary is NOT acceptable, nor sufficient for the purposes of registration.
• The letter of funding should indicate what is covered by the funding, e.g. tuition, residences, books, meals, international students levy, etc.
• The letter of funding should include contact details of the person signing the letter for verification purposes.
• Financial clearance will not be given to students where funders have outstanding commitments from the prior year. It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that commitments from the prior year have been settled by the funder.
2.2 Registration procedures
• The letter of funding should be sent directly to the university to firstname.lastname@example.org. No letters of funding will be accepted from students. This is to prevent submission of fraudulent letters.
• The University reserves the right to verify the validity and authenticity of letters of funding. The verification of letters of funding may take up to 3 days.
• Financial clearance will only be provided after the necessary verification has been completed by FAB.
• FAB will notify students and student debtors after the letter of funding has been approved.
• From the 2021 financial year, financial clearance will be provided by FAB and not student debtors.
3. Self-funded students
Self-funded and unfunded students are required to pay the MIP as per the 2020 MIP schedule, unless a student has been approved to register by the Special Cases Committee.
Payment mechanisms are as follows:
3.1 Cash Payments
The University no longer accepts any cash payments at the cashier’s windows (for security reasons). Students are therefore requested not to attempt to make cash payments.
3.2 Bank Deposits and Electronic Funds Transfer
Fees should be paid directly into the University bank account either by cash deposit or electronic funds transfer (EFT). Please note that no cash should be paid to any University official. The University will not be held liable for any loss as a result of cash paid to University officials in contravention of this notice.
Proof of Payment
From the 2020 financial year, the University will no longer accept proof of payments (bank deposit slips and ATM deposit slips) for financial clearance purposes as these have been fraudulently used in prior years. The University has made arrangements for direct deposits to the University’s FNB account as well as EFTs from FNB to reflect on student accounts within 15 minutes of deposit. However, EFT’s from banks other than FNB may take up to 2 business days to clear to the University’s bank account. Students are therefore requested to make payments at least two days prior to registration to avoid delays.
Students are requested to use the correct reference, their student number, when making a direct deposit or an EFT. Failure to use the correct reference number will mean that the University will not be able to allocate funds deposited to the correct student account, which means financial clearance will not be provided. This may cause delays in registration.
Payments by foreign students must be made in Rand and deposited into the University Bank Account. Provision should be made for bank costs – obtain guidance from enquiries.
3.3 Cheque Payments
Cheques are no longer accepted as a payment method.
3.4 Credit Cards
Credit card payments (Visa or Master Card) can be done at the cashier’s window. However, please check your credit card expiry date and produce valid identification when making payment.
3.5 Postal Orders and Telegraphic Postal Orders
This method of payment is no longer acceptable as a method of payment.