Wits fees and funding

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Average tuition fees

Note that the amounts listed below may exclude fees related to textbooks, study notes, excursions and lab fees to highlight a few.

Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management

QualificationFees
BComR47830 – 53940
BEconSciR47310 – 48910
BAccSciR53740
LLBR42140

Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment

QualificationFees
BASR59530
BEngSc(BME)R58200
BEngSc(Digital Arts)R51650
BSc(CS)R75240
BSc(CS) in the field of Property StudiesR61960
BSc(Eng)R54000
BSc(URP)R61180
Additional Costs

Students must make provision for essential items that may include:

  • Drawing kit
  • Drawing board
  • Books and stationery
  • Calculator
Computer Fee charges are raised as follows:

School of Architecture and Planning:

YearAmount
– 1st Year R2 418
– 2nd YearR2 418
– 3rd YearR2 418

School of Construction Economics and Management:

YearAmount
– 1st Year R2 418
– 2nd YearR2 418
– 3rd YearR2 418
All other Engineering Schools:
  • School of Chemical & Metallurgy Engineering
  • School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • School of Electrical and Information Engineering
  • School of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Industrial Engineering
  • School of Mining Engineering
YearAmount
– 1st Year R1 325
– 2nd YearR1 895
– 3rd YearR3095
– 4th YearR3095
Electronic Response Course Charges
Year of Study 1
DegreeAmount
BEngScR550
BSc(Eng)R550
BSc(CS)R550
BSc(PS)R550

Faculty of Health Sciences

QualificationFees
BDSR64600
MBBChR64550
BNursR48130
BPharmR46920
BHScR62930
BSc(OT)R56320
BSc(Physiotherapy)R55360
BCMPR56290
BOHScR47810

Faculty of Humanities

QualificationFees
BAR43220-56920
Bachelor of AudiologyR53470
BA Digital ArtsR47440
BA(Theatre and Performance)R46800
BA(Fine Arts)R55160
BA(Performing and Visual Arts)R46800-50420
BA(Film and Television)R47600
BMusR47760
B(Social Work)R51870
Bachelor of Speech-Lang PathR53470
BEd FTR39140
BEd PTR29210
Pearson Computer Laboratory Charges

Bachelor of Arts

Year of Study 1R157
Year of Study 2R157
Year of Study 3R157

Faculty of Science 

QualificationFees
BScR48110-59310

Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.