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WPCS 2.1.2
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:West Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

Unsure of whether to choose a career in finance or computers? The Mathematics of Finance programme combines the best of both worlds with topics in economics and corporate finance, together with computer science and applied mathematics.

This programme consists of one major in a computational or mathematical field, like Applied Mathematics, Mathematics or Computer Science, and one major in a financial or economic field, like Economics or Corporate Finance and Investments.

Students also complete a single year in Business Accounting. You can take postgraduate studies in any related field, which broadens your career options.

As a graduate of this programme, you will be financially, mathematically, and computationally literate. You will typically work as a quantitative analyst, risk or portfolio manager, financial engineer, or back-end programmer in environments requiring computational skills and an understanding of financial environments. These include banks, investment houses, and other corporate entities.

Admission Requirements

APS 42+

English Home Language OR First Additional Language
Level 5

Mathematics
Level 6

Wait-listing

Applicants with 40-41 points may be wait-listed subject to place availability.

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:
– Economist
– Financial Mathematician
– Financial Systems Developer
– Investment Strategist
– Quantitative Analyst
– Quantitative Trader
– Risk and Investment Consultant

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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

 
Miss Kgomotso Monyepote
General Enquiries
 
Nadia Smith
Senior Faculty Officer