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Terms and Conditions


  1. All students are required to pay the full fee for the level / course for which they are enrolling.
  2. Private tuition is offered for individuals and small groups up to 4 students.
  3. A fee per person per hour is charged for students who attend a catch up lesson of Other Languages and Corporates.
  4. WLS reserves the right to withhold examination results and access to the campus until the outstanding accounts are settled in full.
  5. The student is solely responsible for his/her account.
  6. No cash payments will be accepted at WLS.
  7. Cash payments can ONLY be made at the Cashier’s Office in Senate House. Please use the following account number: 408.8671101.8115201 and project code (obtainable from WLS office) when paying at the Cashier's Office.
  8. The following methods of payment are accepted: credit card, bank guaranteed cheque, direct deposits and electronic payments.
  9. Should a direct deposit and/or electronic transfer be made please provide proof of payment by quoting the following as a reference: WLS plus the student name and course code.


  1. A student may not cancel his/her enrolment of a course and will not be exonerated from liability of the course tuition fee and course material fee(s).
  2. A student must complete the course for which he/she enrolled within the year of registration. 
  3. Failure to attend 80% of the course will result in no Certificates of Attendance being issued.
  4. Only Certificates of Competence will be issued for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and Module B of all other courses.
  5. Students must attend at least 80% of the course in order to receive Certificates of Competence. Oral and written assessments are conducted.
  6. WLS reserves the right to postpone or cancel a course due to lack of demand. In the event of cancellation, as opposed to postponement, all fees paid will be refunded.

Transfer from one course to another

  1. A student who wishes to transfer from one course to another, must apply for permission to do so from the WLS administration office.
  2. The WLS administration office reserves the right to approve/disapprove the student’s application for the transfer of his/her registration to another course.
  3. The transfer can only occur within the academic year of the registration.
  4. The student will be liable for the payment of the course material for the course he/she is transferring to.
  5. A student will be liable for the cost of the course material of the original course/registration.

Deferral of Courses

  1. A student who wishes to defer his/her enrolment to a commencement date later in the year, must apply for permission to do so from the WLS administration office.
  2. Such application has to be forwarded to the WLS administration office within fourteen days of the commencement of the course.
  3. The deferral of a course must be done in a twelve (12) month period from date of registration.


Full time courses

  1. EFL full-time courses run from Mondays to Fridays between 09h00 and 13h00.
  2. EFL afternoon activities are optional to the student and are scheduled from 14h00 to 16h00.
  3. LTE full time courses run from Monday to Friday  between 08h00 and 17h00.
  4. Please consult WLS for details.
  5. Course dates are subject to change without notice.

Part-time courses

  1. AAE part-time courses run either on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 18h00 to 20h00 or Saturdays from 09h00 to 12h30.
  2. EI part-time courses run on Saturdays from 09h00 to 13h00.
  3. LTE part-time courses run on Monday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. The evening classes are held from 18h00 to 21h00 and the Saturday classes run from 09h00 to 13h00.
  4. Please consult WLS for details.
  5. Course dates are subject to change without notice. 

The following material must accompany your enrolment

  1. Certified copy of front page of students ID book (if South African citizen).
  2. Certified copy of front page of ID book of person(s) responsible for payment of account.
  3. Certified copy of student’s study permit and relevant page of passport (if a non South African citizen).

Enrolment will only be considered once the registration form is completed, the correct documentation attached, and the required registration or processing fee is furnished to WLS.

Legal Declaration of Indemnity & Undertaking

I, the applicant, and I the parent/guardian/next-of-kin/sponsor of the applicant:

  1. Acknowledge that the University does not accept responsibility for damage or loss in respect of property of the applicant or in respect of property brought onto University premises by the applicant.
  2. Do hereby indemnify the University in respect of any damage caused by the applicant to University property or to the property of third parties, whether on or off the University premises, as a result of the applicant’s actions either whilst on the University premises or whilst engaged in any activity related to the University.
  3. Undertake, during the period during for which I am a registered student, to be bound by the roles and regolations of the university for the time being in force, including the roles and regolations of any University residence, club or society to which I may be admitted or become a member and by any requirements or conditions imposed by the University on me as a prerequisite to my registration as a student of the University in any facolty.
  4. Certify that the information provided in this form and all any false information may result in disciplinary proceedings being taken against the applicant.
  5. Declare that I have furnished the University with all the information required to make an informed decision about my admission.
  6. Undertake to pay unconditionally all fees, charges and equipment surcharges payable to the University as they fall due for payment, for any period for which I am or may become a registered student or the applicant is or may become a registered student of the University.

Terms of Enrolment

  1. The non-attendance of class will not result in a reduction of fees, nor will it absolve him/her or the other signatories to this registration form from full liability for the payment of fees.
  2. The student cannot cancel this contract without the written consent from the University.
  3. This registration or contract is not transferable.
  4. The University reserves the right to change timetables, course commencement dates, postpone or cancel tuition in any course initially advertised and offered, on the basis of insufficient demand or on any other reasonable ground.
  5. The student agrees to be bound by roles of due performance. The University reserves the right to exclude the student from an examination and to withhold a student’s examination results if his/her due performance requirements have not been met, without in any way detracting from the right of the University to recover fees payable.
  6. Where tuition fees are paid via instalments, failure to pay any single instalment timeously will result in the full balance becoming immediately due and payable without further notice.
  7. Fees payable to WLS comprise tuition, registration and course material fees. It is the student’s responsibility to cover the cost of transport, specialized consumables used during the course, including but not restricted to specialised stationery, stock or any other materials.
  8. Every student is subject to the roles, regulations, policies and procedures of the University as amended from time to time.
  9. WLS chooses as its domicilium citandi et executandi (the residential address) for all purposes arising here:

    University of the Witwatersrand
    Professional Development Hub (PDH)
    Gate 6, Cnr Jan Smuts Ave & Empire Rd
    (entrance on Empire Road)
    Johannesburg, South Africa

For any queries please contact the Wits Language School on (011) 717 4208 or www.witslanguageschool.com or wls@wits.ac.za