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Audiology Audiologists assess, advise, and provide rehabilitative services to children and adults with hearing and balance disorders, and related communication difficulties.
Audiology Audiologists assess, advise, and provide rehabilitative services to children and adults with hearing and balance disorders, and related communication difficulties.

Qualification: B Audiology

School: Human and Community Development

Faculty: Humanities

Duration: 4 years

Study mode: Full-time

Overview

In the four-year Bachelor of Audiology programme, you will major in Audiology and Psychology.

Other courses include South African Sign Language, Linguistics, Anatomy, and Neurology, among others. Practical courses are held at the University’s Speech and Hearing Clinic and at various speech and hearing clinics at hospitals, schools, and care facilities, within the broader urban and rural context.

  • Community Work and Outreach
  • Educational Setting
  • Government Healthcare Settings
  • Private Practice
First-year
  • Speech and Hearing Science
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology I
  • Psychology I
  • Linguistics: Introduction to the Structure of Language I
  • Linguistics: Language, Mind and Brain I
  • South African Sign Language: Basic IA
  • South African Sign Language: Basic IB
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Speech, Language and Hearing
Second-year
  • Linguistics II
  • Psychology II
  • Audiology II
  • Clinical Practical
  • Neuroanatomy
Third-year
  • Audiology
  • Psychology III
  • Practical in Audiology
Fourth-year
  • Research Report
  • Clinical Practical in Audiology

APS 34+

English Home Language OR First Additional Language 

Level 5

Mathematics 

Level 4

Wait-listing

Applicants with an entry requirement of at least 30-33 APS points are wait-listed, subject to place availability.

Additional Selection Criteria

Only 30 places are available in the first year of study for the Bachelor of Audiology degree. Applicants are selected on the basis of academic merit. This aligns with the University’s transformation policy for student selection.

Potential students are encouraged to observe a Speech Pathology and Audiology professional, preferably in a public hospital setting.

Applicants writing the matriculation examination in November and who are selected at this stage, are offered admission conditionally, subject to passing the matriculation examination, meeting the minimum requirements for admission, and attaining a specified standard in the matriculation examination (this is indicated in the letter providing a firm offer). 

Applicants to the Bachelor of Audiology are required to write the NBT by 15 August of the year prior to commencement of the programme. Applicants to register on www.nbt.ac.za/ to write the tests. Registration closes approximately three weeks prior to each of the test dates. 

  • The Student Enrolment Centre at Wits handles all student applications.
  • Please click here for an overview of the application process.
  • Check the admission requirements for your degree. Check if any additional selection requirements apply. 
  • Submit your application, required documentation and application fee before the closing date.
  • Once you have applied, an admissions consultant will be assigned to your application.
  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal.
  • If you are an international applicant and/or have a foreign qualification, please click here.

Click here to see the current average tuition fees for the first year of study. The Fees Office website also provides information about the payment of fees and closing dates for fees payments. Once you have applied you will be able to access the fees estimator on the student self-service portal. 

The Financial aid office provides information about on student funding and scholarships. University funded Scholarships include Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships, University Entrance Scholarships, Equality Scholarships, Sports Scholarships and National Olympiad winner awards. For information about NSFAS funding, please visit the NSFAS websiteExternal bursaries portal: The Bursaries South Africa website provides a comprehensive list of bursaries in South Africa.