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University of the Witwatersrand

South Africa

192nd US-News World Ranking

University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg History

The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, is a public research university. Established in 1896, it is the third oldest South African university in continuous operation. The university also commonly called Wits University or Wits, has its roots in the mining industry, as do Johannesburg and the Witwatersrand.

University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg Programs, Courses, and Schools

The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and degrees which are internationally recognized. The University has 5 faculties encompassing the science, commerce, Law, Management, Engineering, Health Sciences and Humanities with 33 schools offering over 3000 courses.  

University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg Campuses

The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Sport works closely with the student-elected Wits Sports Council to design and offer our services and programmes to students, staff, and alumni, and generally to offer sports lovers at Wits a vibrant sporting culture. It provides the university community with opportunities to participate in a range of sports codes at the level they choose while contributing to enhancing Wits' sporting prowess. It works to encourage the entire Wits community to see health, fitness and being physically active as a way of life.

University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg Achievements and USP

The University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg is a transforming Braamfontein into a young, vibrant precinct for its notable tech-savvy and innovative community. It continues to attract talented students from across the country. Throughput rates across all faculties are increasing its professional programmes continue to be accredited by the relevant external bodies. This is one measure of Wits' quality, aside from the relevant internal and external audits and review systems.

University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg Notable Alumni

Nelson Mandela (Former President of South Africa), Nadine Gordimer (South African writer), Johnny Clegg (Musician), Patrick Soon-Shiong (CEO of NantHealth).

University of the Witwatersrand Programs

Program
Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test

Application Requirements

Application Requirements

Average Academic Score

2.5
GPA
27
IB
60
Percentage

Cost

Fees

Bachelors: ZAR: 73,000

Fees vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.

University of the Witwatersrand Rankings

Global

192
US News
403
QS
201 -300
Shanghai
201 -250
Times Higher Education
233
GTU Rank

Regional

South Africa
2
US News
1 -2
Shanghai

Regional

Africa
2
US News
2
Times Higher Education

Regional

BRICS
40
QS

Regional

Emerging Economies
11
Times Higher Education
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University Stats

University Stats
38345

Students

University Stats
3750

International Students

University Stats
25112

Undergraduates

University Stats
13232

Postgraduate

University Stats
1115

Faculty Strength

University Stats
26

International Faculty

University Stats
34

Student Faculty Ratio

University Stats
R
73000

Tuition Fees

University Stats
R
65000

Living Cost

University Stats
2.5

Avg. GPA

University Stats
27

Avg. IB

University Stats
60
%

Avg. Percentage

* All cost are in ZAR

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