University of the Witwatersrand

country rank  3
world rank  280

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University Overview

Founded in 1922, University of the Witwatersrand is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Johannesburg (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Gauteng. Officially recognized by the Department of Higher Education and Training of South Africa, University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational South African higher education institution. University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 98 years old South African higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this South African higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. WITS also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym WITS
Founded 1922 Origins date back to 1896
Motto Scientia et Labore
Knowledge and Labour
Colours Blue and yellow

University Location

Address Private Bag 3, Wits
Johannesburg
2050 Gauteng
South Africa
Tel +27 (11) 717 1000
Fax +27 (11) 717 1065

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
International
students
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office Private Bag 3
Wits 2050
(11) 717 1888

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 35,000-39,999
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of the Witwatersrand's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Department of Higher Education and Training of South Africa


Year of first Accreditation

1922


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Council on Higher Education (CHE)
  • Association of MBAs (AMBA)
  • Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA)
  • South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP)
  • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of African Universities (AAU)
  • Universities South Africa (USA)
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Foundation of Tertiary Institutions of the Northern Metropolis (FOTIM)
  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • African Research Universites Alliance (ARUA)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021