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27,080
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Overview

Based in Johannesburg in South Africa, the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) offers over 3,600 undergraduate and postgraduate courses in English within:

Wits’ commitment to social justice has meant it’s played a key role during historical moments in South Africa, with many Witwatersrand alumni becoming icons, both historically and today.

Wits academics regularly publish world-leading research in the fields of natural science, medical and health science, social science, humanities and engineering. In fact, Wits is home to 381 NRF-rated researchers and 400 award-winning researchers, who regularly contribute new research in their fields and have a direct impact on policy and industry.

Wits has partnerships with institutions around the world including research funding opportunities for staff and students. Wits prides itself on being very cosmopolitan, with 10 percent of its students coming from overseas and 85 nationalities represented on campus from Africa and the rest of the world. The Wits Language School offers English training to students who wish to improve their language skills, while Wits’ International Office supports international students throughout all stages of the study cycle - from study visas to finding a medical aid service provider.

Wits students also enjoy state-of-the-art facilities, including 11 libraries with computer labs, knowledge hubs and an award winning disability unit for students with physical, medical, learning or psychological conditions to realize themselves in spite of their disabilities.

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University Highlights

Total students - 27,080

13%
87%

International students - 2,051

56.9%
43.1%

Total faculty staff - 1,580

499
1081

Total students - 27,080

13%
87%

International students - 2,051

56.9%
43.1%

Total faculty staff - 1,580

1081
499
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English language requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
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Please check the specific English language requirements for your chosen course with the university.

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