Application Procedure Enquiries should be directed to the relevant Faculty Office OR see www.wits.ac.za/prospective/postgraduate for more information, and an application package. Once you have received and completed the necessary forms, please return them to the Faculty Office with:
A completed application form and the non-refundable application fee (as a bank draft made payable to the University of the Witwatersrand, in the South African currency of "Rand").
Certified copies of all your programme (degree) certificates and request the universities or institutions that you attended to send a full academic transcript covering all periods of registration to each faculty to which you are applying. Include all details of courses undertaken and the marks obtained. Any documentation not in English must be translated and sworn to by an authorised translator.
A short outline of your intended research area (no more than one typed page) - for Masters (by research) or PhD applicants only, and if you are applying for a Master of Arts programme (degree), a sample of research work or a long essay written or translated into English.
Two reference letters from people of authority (not family).
If your degree is not from an English medium institution, you are required to submit proof of English proficiency.
Proof of SAQA Evaluation
Enquiries in respect of evaluation of your qualifications may be addressed to: Directorate: Foreign Qualifications Evaluation and Advisory Services (DFQEAS), The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
Postal Address: Postnet Suite 248, Private Bag X06, Waterkloof, 0145
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Postgraduate applicants must have all previous post-school qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) when applying for postgraduate studies. SAQA develops and implements policy and criteria for recognizing a professional body and registering a professional designation for the purposes of the act after consultation with statutory and non-statutory bodies of expert practitioners in occupational fields and with the quality councils SAQA also recognize a professional body and register its professional designation if the relevant criteria have been met
Closing Dates for Postgraduate Submissions The closing date for submission differs from one Faculty to the other. Kindly contact the SEnC.
Tel: +27 (0)11 717 1000
1 Jan Smuts Avenue
Johannesburg, South Africa