UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG

Fees

Effective January 2014, 75% of the tuition, IRF and on-campus accommodation (if applicable) fees is payable on registration. The balance is due by 31 March. This excludes students with Refugee status.

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An international student is defined as a student who is not a national or permanent resident of South Africa at the time of registration.

75% of your total fees must be paid up front before an International Clearance can be issued which will allow you to register for your studies. The balance must be paid by no later than 31 March 2014.

Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries and Rwanda pay a different type of fee to other international students. The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

All international Students pay an International Registration Fee.

Who pays International Fees?

  • International Students who are married to SA Citizens or Permanent Residents: pay International fees until they themselves have obtained SA Citizenship or Permanent Residency
  • International Students who are in same sex marriages to SA Citizen or Permanent Residents: pay International fees until they themselves have obtained SA Citizenship or Permanent Residency
  • International Students who are in life partnerships with SA Citizen or Permanent Residents: pay International fees until they themselves have obtained SA Citizenship or Permanent Residency
  • International Students who pay SA Taxes: (i.e. only pay SA Tax. E.g. Contract workers or Temporary residents) The criterion of paying tax in South Africa does not change your immigration status and as such it is not sufficient for a reduction in international fees
  • International Students who pay SADC Taxes: Taxpaying per se in a SADC country does not change your immigration status and as such it is not a sufficient condition for exemption from international fees.
  • SA & SADC Temporary Residents: If there is an expiry visa date and if they are required to renew residence status periodically, then such individuals are not permanent residents of the country and do not qualify to pay local fees.
  • SA Permanent Resident Applicants under Review (including those married to SA resident / citizen): There is no guarantee that Permanent Residence status will be granted. Until such status is granted, International Fees apply. Note that immigration status at registration determines the annual fees.
  • Employees and dependants of above categories pay international fees; however the fees will be addressed through their employee status and managed via the CLTD department.
  1. International Undergraduate students
    • Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, and the Faculty of Science: R110 330*
    • Faculty of Health Sciences: R191 990*
    • All Other faculties: R102 280*
      *These amounts include the International Registration Fee.
    • Students from Rwanda who are Government sponsored & SADC member countries pay local tuition fees as listed in the current Fees Booklet plus the non-refundable International Registration Fee R4,570
    • Students from Rwanda who are not sponsored will be liable for the full composite fee
    • Diplomats & their dependants stationed in the Republic of South Africa - Local fees only apply whilst diplomatic status is valid. Such benefits are not transferable and proof is required each year; when diplomatic status ends, the student will revert to their nationality status and all regular international fees will apply accordingly.
      - pay local tuition fees as listed in the current Fees Booklet plus the non-refundable International Registration Fee R4,570
    • Refugees pay local tuition only
    • Asylum Seekers pay local tuition fees as listed in the current Fees Booklet plus the non-refundable International Registration Fee R4,570
  2. Postgraduate students outside of SADC and Rwanda
    Pay local tuition fees as listed in the current Fees Booklet plus the non-refundable International Registration Fee R4,570. Both categories of fees must be paid in advance. The separate and existing fee requirements for residences apply. The local tuition fees plus the non-refundable International Registration Fee R4,570 is applicable to students registering both in January and July.

    Undergraduate and Postgraduate
    • Diplomats & their dependants stationed in the Republic of South Africa: Local fees only apply whilst diplomatic status is valid. Such benefits are not transferable and proof is required each year; when diplomatic status ends, the student/s will revert to their nationality status and all regular international fees will apply accordingly.
      - pay local tuition fees as listed in the current Fees Booklet plus the non-refundable International Registration Fee R4,570
    • Refugees: pay local tuition only
    • Asylum Seekers: pay local tuition fees as listed in the current Fees Booklet plus the non-refundable International Registration Fee R4,570
    • Part Time: pay local tuition fees as listed in the current Fees Booklet plus the non-refundable International Registration Fee R4,570
    • Study Abroad/Occasional International Students: For every semester registered, the fee will be R54 820. This fee includes the non-refundable International Registration Fee.
    • Wits employees and dependants: Staff bursaries are managed via HR and a CLTD application process for permanent employees of Wits in terms of their contract of employment.

  3. International Affiliates
    All visiting international students and academics who are not registering for degree courses but wish to be affiliated to Wits whilst pursuing their own research towards studies at their own university will pay fees, in advance, as follows:
    o R1 980 per month
    o R22 860 per annum

Fees breakdown for International Students for 2014 

 

UNDERGRADUATE (UG)

POSTGRADUATE (PG)

   NOTES

SADC
(Full time, Part time1, PG/Block Release – for Degree and Diploma Qualifications and Study Abroad/Occasional)

Local tuition fees  + R4570

Local tuition fees  + R4570

As per the higher education agreement between South Africa and Rwanda, students sponsored by the Government of Rwanda will be treated as SADC students.                                            
1 If working in South Africa on a valid Work/Business visa you are required to apply for an endorsement to study part-time

Outside of SADC (UG)
(Full time)

Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment and the Faculty of Science

R110 330

X

As per the higher education agreement between South Africa and Rwanda, students sponsored by the Government of Rwanda will be treated as SADC students.

Faculty of Health
Sciences

R191 990

All other Faculties

R102 280

Outside of SADC (PG)
(Full time, Part time1, PG/Block Release – for Degree and Diploma Qualifications)

X

 Local tuition fees + R4 570

If working in South Africa on a valid Work/Business visa you are required to apply for an endorsement to study part-time

Study Abroad/Occasional
Outside of SADC

R54 820 per semester          

R54 820 per semester

 

Refugees
(Full time, Part time, PG/Block Release for Degree and Diploma Qualifications Study Abroad/Occasional)

Pay local tuition only
(On South African terms)

Pay local tuition only
(On South African terms)

 

Asylum Seekers
(Full time, Part time, PG/Block Release – for Degree and Diploma Qualifications and Study Abroad/Occasional)

Local tuition fees + R4 570

Local tuition fees + R4 570

 

Diplomats and their dependents stationed in South Africa
(Full time, Part time, PG/Block Release – for Degree and Diploma Qualifications and Study Abroad/Occasional)

Local tuition fees + R4 570

Local tuition fees + R4 570

Fees apply whilst student’s diplomatic status is valid; proof is required for each year of registration.  Should status end the student will revert to their nationality status and all regular international registration fees will apply accordingly.

International Wits employees and their dependents
(Full time, Part time1, PG/Block Release – for Degree and Diploma Qualifications and Study Abroad/Occasional)

Local tuition fees + R4 570

Local tuition fees + R4 570

Staff bursaries are managed via HR and a CLTD application process for permanent employees of the University.
1 If working in South Africa on a valid Work/Business visa you are required to apply for an endorsement to study part-time

Short Courses
(Certificates of Attendance and Competence)

Local tuition fees + R4 570 

Local tuition fees + R4 570

 

Please note that fees are increased annually depending on inflation and University operational needs.