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Help a student


There are a few ways you can help a student succeed:

The University administered over R1-billion in financial aid, scholarships and bursaries in 2016.

By contributing to the University’s Annual Fund, you can give the gift of knowledge.

There are other options for giving to Wits here:

Food and toiletries – contact at Wits Citizenship and Community Outreach, or the Wits Development and Foundation Office:  The Masidleni Project, in particular, needs support to fund the costs of hot meals for students. On Mandela Day, Wits staff and students filled bins with items for needy students.

Accommodation – In 2017, Wits received 25 000 applications for about 6 200 beds available. The University has requested Campus Housing and Residence Life to begin accrediting appropriate external service providers. Contact

Mentoring – Alumni online mentoring programme. Contact Purvi Purohit: In this article, a Kenyan academic offers insights on how good mentoring can unlock students’ potential.

Many students and scholars would benefit from having a mentor who understands the complexities of being LGBTIAQ+ in the workplace. If you can help, please contact