Is TUT Better Than Wits?

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Is TUT Better Than Wits?

Is TUT Better Than Wits?  When it comes to choosing an institution for higher education, it’s natural to wonder which one is better than the other. In this case, the question is whether Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) is better than the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits).

Both TUT and Wits are leading institutions in South Africa, offering a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses across various faculties. However, there are some key differences between the two that may influence your decision.

The focus of TUT and Wits is a significant difference between the two institutions. TUT primarily focuses on applied sciences and technology, with a strong emphasis on practical, hands-on learning. Wits, on the other hand, is a research-intensive university, that focuses on theoretical knowledge and producing graduates who can contribute to cutting-edge research in their respective fields.


TUT Faculties Wits Faculties
  • Faculty of Arts and Design
  • Faculty of Economics and Finance
  • Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Information and Communication Technology
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Science, incorporating Natural Sciences, Health Sciences and Agriculture


  • Commerce, Law and Management
  • Engineering and the Built Environment
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Science


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TUT Application Date Wits Application Date
The Tshwane University of Technology Online Application for 2024-2025 will open on 4 March 2023 and close on 30 September 2023 for all TUT programmes The University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) Online Application for 2024-2025 will open on 1 March 2023 and close on 30 September 2023 for all other WITS University programmes


How To Apply Online In Tut 2024-2025 How to Apply at WITS University Online Application 2024-2025
§  To begin the application process at TUT, please click here.

§  On the top right corner of the screen, click ‘Apply Now.’

§  Choose whether or not you have a student number (If this is your first time applying you will not have a student number yet)

§  Choose whether you are returning to finish an application.

§  Choose whether or not you have a Qualification. Token Specific (this token was only given to specific students to show them a pre-defined list of qualifications)

§  To the consent form, click ‘I Accept.’

§  Stick to the instructions provided throughout the application.


1.    Go to the WITS website at

2.    Click on the “Study at Wits” tab at the top menu of the page

3.    Choose what you want to study (undergraduate/postgraduate)

4.    Click on the “Apply Online” link to the online application portal

5.    If you are a New Applicant, create WITS Temporary ID if you don’t have

6.    Start the online application with your WITS Temporary ID

7.    Enter your Temporary ID and the Password you created and Sign in to your account

8.    Fill out the online application form with all the necessary details as requested

9.    Complete and submit your application for evaluation.

10.  You will receive an email from the University acknowledging receipt of your application


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TUT Contact Details Wits Contact Details
Tel: 086 110 2421
SMS Number: 30655For more information on TUT CLICK HERE.


Office Hours:

Monday to Friday
8 am – 4.30 pm

Postal address
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg | Private Bag 3 | Wits 2050 | South Africa

Wits Central Switchboard
Tel: +27 (0)11 717-1000

visit Official Website