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Wits Plus, Centre for Part-Time Studies

The Wits Plus Centre at the University of the Witwatersrand offers quality undergraduate degree and certificate course classes on a part-time after hours basis on the University campus, giving you the opportunity to combine study and career development with your working life.

The lecturers and tutors at Wits Plus are drawn from departments at the University and are experts in their disciplines. Our certificate courses are career-directed and flexible. Our BA and BCom degrees combine the most sought after courses in the faculties of Humanities and Commerce. The same vigorous Wits standards of excellence apply, earning you a leading degree, highly valued by top private and public sector employers.

Is Wits Plus for you?

If life and your career is a full-time job and you can’t study full-time but you need to learn more to earn more or advance yourself then WITS PLUS is for you! 

We understand professionals and more mature adults who need their studies to fit in with their lifestyle or career. We offer part-time and after-hours degrees, certificate courses and programmes in corporate governance and administration that are internationally recognised qualifications, highly respected by top private and public sector organisations.

Lectures are held in the evenings (17h30-21h00), with certain courses requiring attendance on Saturday mornings (09h00-13h00).All our courses are offered in English.

Wits Plus students are typically over 23 and professionals who are focused on making the most of the benefits of learning but still want the dynamic, spirited experience of studying at the University of Witwatersrand. If you can manage the dual challenge of successfully combining work and study then Wits Plus offers you:

  • Top lecturers - providing you with a top education,
  • Professional respect,
  • Multiple teaching methods - which provide a variety of study stimuli,
  • An extended study period that is flexible and optimises learning,
  • Smaller classes with peer interaction, enabling networking.
We have our own Wits Plus building on the University of Witwatersrand's Braamfontein Campus West where our part-time students benefit from a one-stop administration service, access to a 30 seat computer laboratory and refreshment facilities. Lectures are given in purpose built lecture rooms and there are two libraries on the West Campus, with a professional librarian available on Saturdays to support part-time students. Secure, well-lit parking is provided and part-time students are encouraged to make use of other WITS facilities such as the Health and Wellness Centre, the Counselling and Careers Development Unit (CCDU) and the Writing Centre.   

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