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.

Postgraduate Recruitment Fair
Meet the Wits team at the Postgraduate Fair to find out more about postgraduate studies.

All current 3rd and 4th year students who are interested in registering for an Honours degree in 2015
Tuesday 19 August 2014

All current Honours and Masters students who are interested in registering for a Masters or PhD degree in 2015
Wednesday 20 August 2014

Time: 16h00 - 18h00
Venue: Science Stadium, Braamfontein Campus, West

RSVP ONLINE by 15 August 2014 


Applicants can apply online at
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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