Postgraduate Studies

Looking to enhance your career? Need the competitive edge? Join Wits, one of the leading research intensive universities in South Africa, to further your postgraduate studies. We offer intellectually stimulating research areas at the postgraduate level, excellent supervision and research support, as well as funding for meritorious students and those in financial need.

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Many more careers are becoming multidisciplinary so people need to acquire new skills to match these ever changing roles. Wits offers a comprehensive choice of postgraduate programmes across five faculties.


General enquiries and requests for application material should be directed to the Student Enrolment Centre.

Student Finance and Funding

A number of funding opportunities exist for academically excellent postgraduate students. Apply now for a postgraduate merit award, a postgraduate financial aid package or one of the other bursaries or scholarships on offer.

International students

The Wits International Office (WIO) assists with all international student services including visa applications, medical aid options, transfers to campus and off campus accommodation advice.

Student resources

The extensive resources available to postgraduate students support an holisitic experience at Wits both in academia and socially, producing top rated students.


Checklist Forms
Additional forms are often required as part of the application process. Click here to see which additional forms you may need to complete.

The University no longer provides hard copies of the Postgraduate Application form.

Applicants may download an application form from here: 

or apply online:

Applicants can only apply for a maximum of two programmes and two fields of study each, allowing a maximum of four postgraduate choices on the application.

Applications for Pure Research Degrees are considered throughout the academic year (PhD and Master’s by Research). Applicants are advised to consult the respective School before submitting the application.


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