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|Tuition Fees:||$3,338 /year|
|Applications Begin:||April 2021|
|Final Award:||Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (BSc Physiotherapy)|
|Start Date:||January 2022|
|Academic Unit:||Faculty of Health Sciences|
|Application Deadline:||June 2021|
Physiotherapists aim to improve patients’ quality of life through skilled evaluation and therapy that reduces their pain and restores movement and physical function. This often restores their ability to perform normal activities. Physiotherapy also aims to maintain patients’ mobility, muscle strength, and exercise endurance.
With this degree, you can work as part of a multidisciplinary team in hospitals, clinics, community health centres, private practices, schools for children with disabilities, centres for people living with disabilities, and sports centres.
– Introduction to Medical Sciences I
– Chemistry I
– Introduction to Physiotherapy I
– Physics I
– Introduction to Psychology I
– Basic Principles of Group and Individual
– Psychology I
– Human Behavioural Sciences I
– Anatomy for Physiotherapy and
– Occupational Therapy Students
– Physiotherapy I
– Physiology and Medical Biochemistry
– Physiotherapy II
– Rehabilitation I
– Clinical Physiotherapy I
– General Medicine and Surgery
– Research Methodology Part I
– Management for Therapists
– Physiotherapy III
– Rehabilitation II
– Clinical Physiotherapy II
– Research Methodology Part II
– English Home OR First Additional Language Level 5
– Life Sciences AND/OR Physical Science Level 5
– Mathematics Level 5
The Faculty of Health Sciences uses a composite index score to guide applicant selection. This includes:
– Your matric academic results for 5 subjects: English, Mathematics, Physical Science/Life Sciences, and the best two other subjects. We consider the percentage achieved, not the symbol.
– National Benchmark Test (NBT) scores
All applicants must spend time observing a professional Physiotherapist and complete a certificate of attendance (minimum: 16 hours). Only observation hours completed between 1 July 2019 and 31 July 2020 will be accepted.
You can download a certificate of attendance form from the Wits website. Without this certificate, you will not be considered for admission to the programme.
National Benchmark Tests
All Faculty of Health Sciences applicants (except those applying for admission into the Graduate Entry Medical Programme (GEMP)) must write the National Benchmark Tests (NBT) before being considered for admission.
There are two tests: The Academic and Quantitative Literacy Test, and the Mathematics Test. Your test results are used in addition to your Grade 11 results (for early decision-making purposes) and your Grade 12 results (for final decision-making purposes), as well as other admission criteria, to guide applicant selection.
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
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.
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.
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.
The field of physiotherapy is vast, encompassing six different areas, namely:
– Community Health
– Sport Physiotherapy (specialised branch of physiotherapy which deals with injuries and health of the sports person)
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– 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).