University of the Witwatersrand WITS

University of the Witwatersrand WITS

The University of Witwaterstrand (Wits University) is located in Johannesburg. They offer a range of degrees, diplomas and short courses as well as online and part time courses. Wits University is said to have produced more millionaires than any other university in South Africa. They have approximately 37 000 students and 6 000 members of staff. Their website claims that more than 85% of research conducted by Wits University is published in accredited international journals.


Qualifications offered

The University of Witwaterstrand has a wide range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees in the Health Sciences, Commerce, Law and Management, Engineering and Built Environment, Humanities and Science Faculties.


There are 5 Wits University campuses in total. East and West Campus are located in Braamfontein. There are three other campuses located in Parktown, the Education Campus and the Medical and Management Schools.


Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses

Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management

Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment

Faculty of Humanities

Faculty Science

Wits University also offers many short course so one can study part-time or online.


Fees are course specific. For more information, consult the website.


Applications can be filled in online. For more information, consult their website.

Wits Student Accommodation

Wits has residences on campus that can accommodate students in 6 clusters and there is a bus service to assist students in getting to lectures.  If there is not accommodation available for students in residences there are also many other options available in Joburg near the campus. Please review our Student Accommodation Page for more details.

See also  Nelson Mandela University NMU

Delivery Method



Type of education institution


– Education Faculty

– Engineering & the Built Environment Faculty

– Health Sciences Faculty

– Science Faculty

– Commerce Faculty

– Law Faculty

– Humanities Faculty

Qualification Types

Advanced Diploma

National Diploma

Bachelors Degree

Higher Diploma

Honours Degree

Post Graduate Certificate

Post Graduate Diploma

Masters Degree


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