Bachelors Courses Offered by University of Witwatersrand | Top Universities
Campus, Johannesburg South Africa
    • QS World University Rankings
      403
    • StatusPublic
    • Research OutputVery High
    • Student/Faculty Ratio15
    • ScholarshipsYes
    • International Students1,756
    • SizeL
    • Total Faculty1,611

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    The University of Witwatersrand (Wits) offers a wide range of undergraduate courses in five faculties across 33 diverse schools.  

    Browse all undergraduate programs here.

    Tuition fees vary by degree program and nationality. Find out what you may be charged and how to pay here. Funding is available, usually on the basis of academic merit, although at undergraduate level the emphasis is on funding South African citizens. Read more about university funding here.

    As well as any additional admission requirements of the university, all South African citizens must have a National Senior Certificate. Applicants to undergraduate programs with international qualifications should apply for a certificate of exemption from the Matriculation Board of South Africa.

    All international students should be proficient in English before enrollment. Those who have not completed their studies in English or passed an English Language examination at the GCSE/GCE/O Level, should sit the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test and obtain a score of at least 7.0.

    Find out how to apply here.

    Find the University of Witwatersrand on Facebook, TwitterLinkedInYouTube and Instagram!


    Wits students enjoy state-of-the-art academic and recreational 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 realise themselves in spite of their disabilities. 

    Science enthusiasts can pay a visit to the Planetarium, the Origins Centre, the Bleloch Geological Museum, the Life Sciences Museum and the James Kitching Gallery in the Palaeosciences Centre.

    Together with the finest talent from across the African Continent, the Wits Theatre Complex continuously explores new and experimental work. With all this experimental work being done at the University, audiences will also be enthralled by the Fassler Gallery, the Anthropology Museum including the Wits Art Museum.

    Wits International Office - The Wits International Office (WIO) offers advice on matters concerning visas as well as student permits.

    Did You Know?

    The greater Johannesburg metropolis covers an area larger than Sydney, London or New York, and is estimated to be as big as Los Angeles

    Wits is an urban-based university, in the heart of the Joburg commercial hub. This is the hub of South African business and creative culture, through which students are exposed to a diversity of disciplines and social interactions.

    With over 100 active clubs and societies across all the campuses, there is something for everyone. The university is in the epicentre of comedy, theatre, art, music, nightlife, food, sports, nature and hiking, and history heritage.

    Central to student life are the residences which are modern, secure and well maintained.

    We offer all the day-to-day services you need to feel at home while studying at Wits, including accommodation, housekeeping, meals, recreation, and access to support, development, and extra-curricular activities.

    Healthcare facilities are readily available to students in need and the staff at these facilities strive to ensure that the healthcare needs of students are prioritised at all times. 

    About

    The University of Witwatersrand (Wits) offers a wide range of undergraduate courses in five faculties across 33 diverse schools.  

    Browse all undergraduate programs here.

    Tuition fees vary by degree program and nationality. Find out what you may be charged and how to pay here. Funding is available, usually on the basis of academic merit, although at undergraduate level the emphasis is on funding South African citizens. Read more about university funding here.

    As well as any additional admission requirements of the university, all South African citizens must have a National Senior Certificate. Applicants to undergraduate programs with international qualifications should apply for a certificate of exemption from the Matriculation Board of South Africa.

    All international students should be proficient in English before enrollment. Those who have not completed their studies in English or passed an English Language examination at the GCSE/GCE/O Level, should sit the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test and obtain a score of at least 7.0.

    Find out how to apply here.

    Find the University of Witwatersrand on Facebook, TwitterLinkedInYouTube and Instagram!


    Wits students enjoy state-of-the-art academic and recreational 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 realise themselves in spite of their disabilities. 

    Science enthusiasts can pay a visit to the Planetarium, the Origins Centre, the Bleloch Geological Museum, the Life Sciences Museum and the James Kitching Gallery in the Palaeosciences Centre.

    Together with the finest talent from across the African Continent, the Wits Theatre Complex continuously explores new and experimental work. With all this experimental work being done at the University, audiences will also be enthralled by the Fassler Gallery, the Anthropology Museum including the Wits Art Museum.

    Wits International Office - The Wits International Office (WIO) offers advice on matters concerning visas as well as student permits.

    Did You Know?

    The greater Johannesburg metropolis covers an area larger than Sydney, London or New York, and is estimated to be as big as Los Angeles

    Wits is an urban-based university, in the heart of the Joburg commercial hub. This is the hub of South African business and creative culture, through which students are exposed to a diversity of disciplines and social interactions.

    With over 100 active clubs and societies across all the campuses, there is something for everyone. The university is in the epicentre of comedy, theatre, art, music, nightlife, food, sports, nature and hiking, and history heritage.

    Central to student life are the residences which are modern, secure and well maintained.

    We offer all the day-to-day services you need to feel at home while studying at Wits, including accommodation, housekeeping, meals, recreation, and access to support, development, and extra-curricular activities.

    Healthcare facilities are readily available to students in need and the staff at these facilities strive to ensure that the healthcare needs of students are prioritised at all times. 

    University highlights

    University of Witwatersrand is one of the top Public universities in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is ranked #403 in QS Global World Rankings 2021.

    QS World University Rankings

    • 2012
      #363
    • 2013
      #=313
    • 2014
      #=318
    • 2015
      #=331
    • 2016
      #=359
    • 2018
      #=364
    • 2019
      #=381
    • 2020
      #400
    • 2021
      #403

    Ranking criteria

    27.9
    Overall
    25.2
    Academic Reputation
    28.8
    Employer Reputation
    12.6
    Faculty Student Ratio
    38.2
    Citations per Faculty
    82.6
    International Faculty Ratio
    10.2
    International Students Ratio

    Student & Staff

    Total students
    23,693

    %
    %

    International students
    1,756

    %
    %

    Total faculty staff
    1,611

    498
    1113

    Total students
    23,693

    International students
    1,756

    Total faculty staff
    1,611

    1113
    498

    Scholarships

    Yes
    The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.

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