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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$3,689 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning (BSc URP)
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Campus:East Campus
Specialisations:Urban Environmental Design or Housing; Urban Politics and Governance
Application Deadline: 30 June 2021
Programme Overview

Urban and Regional Planning is concerned with sustaining the environment and developing economic and social wellbeing. In a context of increased technological change, rapid urbanisation, social transformation, and a changing natural environment, planning is about efficient and effective space management and creating places with meaning and quality.

The programme covers a range of fields, including geography, economics, sociology, and mathematics. Core planning subjects range from the design of urban spaces and principles of place-making in a culturally diverse context, to policies for the planning and management of entire spatial regions. The classes involve mostly small group teaching and expose you to real-life issues during practical field trips.

Planners often work in the local, provincial, or national government, as well as in large companies with property portfolios, like insurance firms, and in communities, NGOs, and independent consultancies.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
– APS 36+
– English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5
– Mathematics Level 5

Wait-listing

Students with English and Mathematics at Level 5 will be wait-listed, subject to place availability.

International Students:
Ordinary Levels – A-C (English, Maths, Physics)
Advanced Levels – A-C (English, Maths, Physics)
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:
– Built Environment Analyst
– Consulting
– Damage Assessor
– Development and Corporate Real Estate
– Local, Provincial or National Government Planner
– Policy Analyst
– Property Management

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,689
Tuition Fees for International Students: $7,379

– 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

 
Mr Garth Klein
Director of the Planning Programme
 
Amelda van Vuuren
Faculty Officer