Postgraduate Studies

Looking to enhance your career? Need the competitive edge? Join Wits, one of the leading research intensive universities in South Africa, to further your postgraduate studies. We offer intellectually stimulating research areas at the postgraduate level, excellent supervision and research support, as well as funding for meritorious students and those in financial need.


Many more careers are becoming multidisciplinary so people need to acquire new skills to match these ever changing roles. Wits offers a comprehensive choice of postgraduate programmes across five faculties.


General enquiries and requests for application material should be directed to the Student Enrolment Centre.

Student Finance and Funding

A number of funding opportunities exist for academically excellent postgraduate students. Apply now for a postgraduate merit award, a postgraduate financial aid package or one of the other bursaries or scholarships on offer.

International students

The Wits International Office (WIO) assists with all international student services including visa applications, medical aid options, transfers to campus and off campus accommodation advice.

Student resources

The extensive resources available to postgraduate students support an holisitic experience at Wits both in academia and socially, producing top rated students.

Make Wits your first choice for postgraduate studies

Meet the Wits team at the QS World Grad School Tour to find out more about postgraduate studies.

Thursday, 8 May 2014
15:00 to 20:00
Movenpick Ambassador Hotel
Independence Avenue
Accra, Ghana

Saturday, 10 May 2014
13:00 to 18:00
EKO Hotel & Suites
Adetokunbo Ademola Street
Victoria Island

Monday, 12 May 2014
13L00 to 20:00
Laico Regency Hotel
10 Market Street
Uhuru Highway

We look forward to engaging with you.


Applications for the 2015 January intake are open from 1 March 2014, with the exception of B. Ed Psych, B. Hons in Org Psych, MA in Org Psych, MA by CW and RR in Psychology, these programmes will open from 1 June 2014.

Applicants can apply online at

Applications for Pure Research Degrees are considered throughout the academic year (PhD and Master’s by Research).  Applicants are advised to consult the respective School before submitting the application.


Postgraduate prospectus

Postgraduate Programmes

Online Applications

Check your application status

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