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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,680 /year
Part-time Study:4 years
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:PhD in Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Science
Campus:East Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

The aim of the PhD degree is to offer advanced professional training at the postgraduate level in the fields of earth, atmospheric, hydro-environmental, global change and other environmental Sciences (e.g. disaster risk reduction, environmental management, environmental governance etc), as well as studies concerned with human environments (urban, rural, social), and to promote inter-disciplinary exchange between various arts and science disciplines.

Admission Requirements

– A Research Masters degree in a related field
– A supervisor from the School must be identified and approached prior to application.

Additional Entry Requirements
Applications for admission are considered throughout the year. For admission to a Doctor of Philosophy degree, the applicant should normally have produced an outstanding Masters Project. Students from other institutions, according to the discretion of the Head of School, may need some background before being accepted to do a Doctor of Philosophy degree. Please note that students applying from outside of the University of the Witwatersrand will be required to submit examples of written work before their application will be considered.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African and SADC students: $13
Application Fees for International students: $13

– Applications are handled centrally by the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC). Once your application is complete in terms of requested documentation, your application will be referred to the relevant School for assessment.
Apply onlineUpload your supporting documents at the time of application, or via the Self Service Portal.
– Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal, view academic application status, accept an offer (once certified hardcopies have been received by SEnC), apply and check residence application status, and generate a fees estimate.
– Selections for programmes that have a limited intake but attract a large number of applications may only finalise the application at the end of the application cycle.
– All students for this programme, pay an application fee of R200
Please note that the Entry Requirements are a guide. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

For more information, contact the Student Call Centre +27 (0)11 717 1888, or log a query at www.wits.ac.za/askwits.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities for this programme include:
– Cartographer
– Commercial/residential surveyor
– Environmental consultant
– Geographical information systems officer
– Planning and development surveyor
– Secondary school teacher
– Town planner

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for South African and SADC students: $1,680
Tuition Fees for International students: $1,680

Tuition Fees per year for South African Students = R25,470
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = R25470
(The tuition fees for International students includes an additional International Registration fee R6,650 to the normal fees.)

**Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries pay also annual local tuition fees and related costs (The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe)

International Students should take note:
– 75% of the annual tuition fee is payable on or before registration, as well as 75% of the on-campus accommodation fee.
– This payment includes the annual tuition fees and other related costs.
– The balance of the fees is payable by 31 March for undergraduate students, and for postgraduate students 30 days after registration. This excludes students with Refugee status.
– Fees clearance is to be obtained from the Fees Office.
– If you are sponsored, your sponsorship letter has to be vetted by the Financial Aid and Scholarships
Office (FASO).
– All international students (those who are not South African citizens or who do not have permanent residence status in South Africa) are required by the Department of Home Affairs to provide proof of available funds for the tuition fee for the academic year prior to receiving his/her study visa.

Relevant Contact

 
Natanya Alexander
Senior Administrative Officer