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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$3,754 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology Major
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Humanities
Campus:East Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

Through archaeology, you are able to search out and examine artefacts to gain clues about how various peoples and cultures developed and changed through the ages.

Archaeologists examine many kinds of evidence, from DNA to pyramids, in their attempt to interpret the past. However, not all artefacts survive – some perish, some break – some clues are misleading and others misunderstood. The course at Wits takes an in-depth look at the nature of the archaeological record. Broadly it covers the way in which sites are found and recorded, the different dating methods available to archaeologists, the preservation of organic and inorganic material, classification techniques and interpretation.

First-year students study the biological evolution of man, man’s past as a hunter-gatherer and the origins of farming and urbanisation.

Archaeology spans both the Sciences and the Social Sciences/Humanities and, as such, makes an excellent general subject for undergraduates majoring in other subjects in either the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Humanities.

Admission Requirements

South African Students
– GENERAL BA
– APS 34+
– English Home Language OR First Additional Language
Level 5

Wait-listing
Applicants with entry requirements of at least 30-33 APS points are wait-listed, subject to place availability.

International Students
Once you have been accepted to study at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg you need to meet some requirements:
– Letter of Acceptance from the University, accept the offer on the Student Self Service Portal.
Valid Passport
– Apply for the Study Visa.  When collecting your Study Visa, check the date of issue and expiry. Ensure that the visa is issued for the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg or any of its variations
– Apply for South African Medical Aid Cover with a registered South African Medical Aid Provider until 31 December (Refer to Medical Aid section under “Immigration Information”)
– Make travel arrangements to come to travel to South Africa
– Arrange for funds for fees and living expenses.  The payment for the tuition fees, related costs and on-campus accommodation (if applicable) must be done in advance
– Arrange for a shuttle transfer to Wits University or place of residence.
– Students should bring their Original School Leaving Certificates and /or Tertiary Qualifications for Matriculation Exemption

Application Process
Application Fees for South African and SADC Students: $7
Application Fees for International students: $46

The Student Enrolment Centre at Wits handles all student applications.
– Check the admission requirements for your degree. Check if any additional selection requirements apply.
– Submit your application, required documentation and application fee before the closing date.
– Local Students pay an application fee of R100 while International Students pay R700
– Once you have applied, an admissions consultant will be assigned to your application.
Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Archaeologist
– Heritage manager
– Historic buildings inspector/conservation officer
– Museum education officer
– Museum/gallery curator
– Museum/gallery exhibitions officer

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Tuition Fees for South African and SADC Students: $3,754
Tuition Fees for International students: $7,508

Tuition Fees per year for South African Students = R56,920
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = R113840
(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
 
Dr Paida Mhangara
For Faculty of Humanities Enquiries