As an indication of costs, we provide the fees that were charged in 2011. Fees are raised annually by 10-15%.
Part time students only pay for the fees they are registered for. In 2010, part time students were charged R19 704 for four courses. Their fees in the second year are slightly lower, as they only take one more course and do their research.
South African students:
Please note that accommodation costs are not included in the fees
Also note that applications from all candidates that are not South African citizens or permanent residents must be accompanied by a foreign students’ application fee in the order of R600.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES
Most bursary applications must be accompanied by proof of admission. We therefore encourage you to apply for admission to MBE Housing as early as possible. This may allow you to have a letter of admission before the bursary closing dates.
Foreign students are encouraged to apply for bursaries from their home countries, as most bursaries from South African organisations are for South African citizens or permanent residents only. Foreign students are also encouraged to search for information on the internet about Ford Foundation, DAAD, etc. Also see some bursary schemes for international students listed below.
The National Research Foundation encourages South African citizens and permanent residents to apply for freestanding bursaries (particularly, but not exclusively, previously disadvantaged people and women). Bursaries for full time masters studies are around R33 000/year. Applications are made online http://www.nrf.ac.za, and the closing date for 2012 is 30 July 2011. Applicants need not have an admission letter for the MBE Housing from Wits University for 2011. However, they have to have made contact with the coordinator Assoc. Prof Huchzermeyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and must refer to this in their application. For more information contact email@example.com, or Tel: 012-4814000.
The Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) considers awarding bursaries to applicants, based on merit and financial need (preference is given to women and disabled candidates), covering study fees, and under certain circumstances also living expenses. Deadlines for 2011 are still to be determined. For more information about the CETA bursaries, deadlines, application forms, etc., please contact Bethuel Modibedi at 011-4551726/7, or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about CETA, see: www.ceta.org.za
The Canon Collins Educational Trust for Southern Africa considers applications from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. For information on closing dates, application forms etc, contact email@example.com, Tel: 44-20 73541462, Fax: 44-20 73594875, www.canoncollins.org.uk, or CCETSA Regional Office, PO Box 34692. Groote Schuur 7937, Cape Town, South Africa.
South African and foreign students with very good previous academic records (above 70%) may apply for the University of the Witwatersrand’s Merit Award, which covers tuition fees and provides a small quarterly stipend (approximately R1 500 per quarter). Successful candidates are required to perform departmental duties of 6 hours a week in the School of Architecture and Planning. Forms are available from the Fiancial Aid Office in Senate House. Tel: 27-11-7171075; fax: 27-11-3394387. Deadline for application: End September.
Needy South Africans may apply to the University for a Stipend of approximately R6 000/year, also in return for 6 hours a week departmental duties in the School of Architecture and Planning. Forms are available from the Fiancial Aid office in Senate House (also see web address below). The Financial Aid Office also offers a student loan that is linked to 6 hours of departmental duties a week. Tel: 27-11-7171075
Other bursaries are available through the University and through statutory research funding agencies. A comprehensive booklet entitled ‘Scholarships and Other Grants for Postgraduates’ is available from the University’s Financial Aid & Scholarships Office [R5.00 to cover costs]. Please address your request in this regard to the University’s Financial Aid & Scholarships Office, Private Bag 3, WITS 2050, South Africa, or visit that Office’s online information resource by clicking on the following link:
Last updated: 12 August 2011