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WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$3,577 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Science
Campus:East Campus
Application Deadline: 31 September 2021
Programme Overview

Chemistry is known as the central science because it lies between Physics and Mathematics on the one hand, and Biological and Earth Sciences on the other. It is concerned with matter and how it changes.

As a chemist, you will study the structure, composition, behaviour, and energetics of substances. You will explore what happens when atoms and molecules react, and try to understand the underlying changes that occur. You will observe phenomena in the world around us, and your discoveries could impact our everyday lives.

Chemistry trains you to think logically, analytically, and creatively. Basic Chemistry skills have applications in patent law, commerce, management and teaching, drawing on the language of Mathematics and the laws of Physics to describe the world from a chemical, biological, and physical point of view. Chemistry plays a vital part in our understanding of the structure and interactions of matter in the universe.

Curriculum

Chemistry is known as the central science because it lies between Physics and Mathematics on the one hand, and Biological and Earth Sciences on the other. It is concerned with matter and how it changes. As a chemist, you will study the structure, composition, behaviour, and energetics of substances. You will explore what happens when atoms and molecules react, and try to understand the underlying changes that occur. You will observe phenomena in the world around us, and your discoveries could impact our everyday lives.

Chemistry trains you to think logically, analytically, and creatively. Basic Chemistry skills have applications in patent law, commerce, management and teaching, drawing on the language of Mathematics and the laws of Physics to describe the world from a chemical, biological, and physical point of view. Chemistry plays a vital part in our understanding of the structure and interactions of matter in the universe.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
– APS 40+
– English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5
– Mathematics Level 6
– Physical Science Level 5

Wait-listing
– Applicants with 38-39 points may be wait-listed, subject to place availability.

International Students:
Ordinary Levels – A-C (English, Maths)
Advanced Levels – A-C (English, Maths)
International Baccalaureate – HS, SL 4-7

All other foreign qualifications are considered according to faculty requirements.
NOTE: If the certificate you obtained in your country is not mentioned above, please message the “Course Contacts” above and they will be able to answer all your questions

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $42

How to Apply
– To apply online, go to: www.wits.ac.za/applications
– You may apply for a maximum of three programmes (order of choice does not matter)
– If you apply for two programmes within one Faculty, you are advised to apply for one programme in a less restricted faculty (e.g. Humanities, Commerce or Science)
– Try to keep your options open, especially when applying for programmes in Faculties such as Health Sciences or Engineering
N.B: Do not enter the duration of the programme. You are applying to go into 1st year of study.
A non-refundable application fee of R100 for South African citizens, and R700 for foreign citizens, is required.

Closing dates
30 June – Faculty of Health Sciences (all programmes); Bachelor of Architecture; Bachelor of Audiology, Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology; BA Film and TV
30 September – All other University programmes; Residence applications.

Additional Forms
Does your degree programme have additional selection procedures? Some degrees have additional selection requirements such as portfolio and essay submissions, auditions or National Benchmark Tests. Please click on Additional Forms below to see if this applies to you.

Pay Application Fee
– Non-refundable application fee of R100 for South African citizens
– Non-refundable application fee for foreign citizens of R700
– Payments to be made before closing dates.
– Use your T Number or Person Number as reference

How to pay
– Deposit the exact amount into the University’s Application Fee account:
Standard Bank, Account name: Wits University – Application Fees. Current Account Number: 200 346 385, Branch code: Braamfontein 004 805. CI Number 074A. (International payment swift code: SBZAZAJJ). Use your person/student number as a reference.
– Pay by cash or credit card at the Wits Fees Office, Ground Floor, Solomon Mahlangu House (Senate House), Braamfontein Campus East, Jorissen Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa. Use your person/student number as a reference.

EFT – Use your T Number or person/student number as the reference.

Career Opportunities
Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Administrators
– Agricultural Research
– Applied Chemical Research
– Biotechnology
– Chemical Analysis
– Chemical Services
– Consultants
– Environmental Research
– Food and Drink Technology
– Forensic Science
– Forestry Research
– Hazardous Waste Management
– Materials Research
– Medical Research
– Patents
– Pesticides Industry
– Petrochemical Industry
– Personal Care Chemistry
– Sales of Scientific Equipment
– Science Publishing
– Science Teacher
– Textile Chemistry
– Water Treatment and Analysis
– Quality Control and Management
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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,577
Tuition Fees for International Students: $7,153

– South African students pay R48110-59310 per year as tuition fees.
– Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries pay the same annual tuition fees as South Africans plus an International Registration Fee (IRF). The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
– Students sponsored by the Government of Rwanda will be treated as and pay the same amount as SADC students.
– Students from all other countries (Non-SADC) will pay double the fees paid by South African Students
– Diplomats and their dependents stationed in South Africa & International Wits employees and their dependents will pay South African tuition fees + International Registration Fee (IRF).

Relevant Contact

 
Nadia Smith
Senior Faculty Officer for Undergraduates
 
Prof. Dean Brady
Head of the School