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Financial Assistance and Scholarships

When considering postgraduate studies you need to assess realistically your potential sources of funding for fees and living expenses (full-time students). As you are aware, there is strong competition for scholarship merit awards for full-time students.

The Postgraduate Merit Award does not fund all courses. These courses are: all undergraduate degrees, undergraduate professional degrees, LLB, MBBCH, Bsc Eng, BEdu etc. are not funded by this award as well as all Postgraduate Diploma’s, Advanced Diploma’s and  Postgraduate Certificates.

Here are some of the types of funding you can apply for:

  • Postgraduate Merit Award, read the information here and then apply on the Wits self service portal
  • National Research Foundation (NRF) apply here


NB: Please note that the Postgraduate Travel Grant and Wits Bursaries funding has been discontinued.