Welcome to the International site

The Strategic Partnerships Office (SPO) is strategically positioned to lead and facilitate all strategic partnerships of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Functions range from attracting and recruiting international students and providing relevant services to them, facilitating the internationalisation strategy of the University, building and maintaining the University's strategic partnerships and collaborations and receiving international visitors/delegations.

Partnerships and Collaborations

The Strategic Partnerships Office (SPO) maintains and seeks out new partnerships with business, government department and other universities. Through these linkages, and working closely with academic departments, the SPO is able to facilitate opportunities for Wits staff and students to particip ate in research collaborations and student and staff exchanges. The office also maintains a database of all the University's collaborations, both formal and informal.


The Strategic Partnerships Office (SPO) publicises a number of African as well as International Programmes which are facilitated throughout the world and focus on different disciplines or research areas.


The Strategic Partnerships Office (SPO) regularly publicises both short and long term scholarships. These Scholarships are usually for a specific discipline or target a specific research or focus area.


The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg welcomes visitors from all around the world. We have been privileged to welcome the Prime Minister of Sweden, leading academics and minds from universities in the top 100 as well as hosting the pioneers in fuel technology, TOTAL .

Scholarships and Bursaries