WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,880 /year
Applications Begin:1 April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus:Doornfontein Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

The purpose of the qualification is to develop a student competent in the knowledge and skills required for the Podiatry profession.

1. To devise and deliver planned evidence-based podiatry programmes of care to patients who have a podiatric/medical need both in the private and public health sector.

2. To provide holistic patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment plans and refer appropriately to other professional disciplines.

3. To act as a specialist information and advice resource to patients, colleagues, carers, and other Health Care Professionals within a multi-disciplinary team in order to provide patient-centred care and ensure best practice.

4. To work as an autonomous practitioner or as part of a team to assess specialist clinical conditions, consider a range of management options, and make informed clinical decisions.

5. To contribute to the development of the profession, continuing life-long education and becoming a reflective practitioner.

6. Demonstrate skills in research and management allowing the holder of this qualification to work in a supervisory capacity within the Podiatry profession.

7. Successful completion of this qualification will entitle the student to register with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a Podiatrist


1. Institute a comprehensive podiatric service to all sectors of the community.

2. Manage a clinical practice for both the public and private sectors.

3. Apply health and safety regulations, guidelines and codes of practice in the performance of podiatric services ensuring personal safety and safety of others.

4. Conduct research in order to advance professional development.

5. Provide podiatric health education to individuals, families, groups and communities.


First Year

Basic Sciences: Physics PHY1ALT

Basic Sciences: Chemistry CET1BH1

Podiatric Medicine Theory 1 HPMA111

Podiatric Medicine Practical 1 HPMB111

Microbiology Theory HPMC111

Social Studies SHCZ111

Anatomy and Physiology 1 GAF111B

First Aid Course (level 1) FAC111P

Second Year

Podiatric Anatomy 2 Theory GVA212A

Podiatric Anatomy 2 Practical GVA212B

Podiatric Medicine 2 Theory HPMA211

Physiology 2 HCB21-1

Clinical Studies 2 Practical PKSA211

Clinical Studies 2 Theory PKSB211

Podiatric Orthotics Practical PKSC211

Podiatric Orthotics Theory PKSD211

Third Year

Podiatric Medicine 3 HPM32-1.

Pathology and Medicine Theory HPMB211

Clinical Studies 3 Theory PKSA311

Clinical Studies 3 Practical PKSB311

Surgery 1 GCC211

Research Methodology 1 WNI211

Pharmacology 1 HBF31-1

Fourth Year

Podiatric Sports Medicine 4 HPMA411

Podopaediatrics 4 HPMB411 Podogeriatrics 4 HPMC411

Clinical Studies 4 (Theory) PKSA411

Clinical Studies 4 (Practical) PKSB411

Research Project and Dissertation RES42-1

Health Management Systems HMS41-

Admission Requirements

– All programmes are presented in English only.

– All the programmes require English as a grade 12 subject.

– There are some programmes that accept Mathematics as a grade 12 subject.

– There are some programmes were either Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy are accepted as a grade 12 subject;

– Life Orientation is NOT included in the calculation of the Admission Points Score (APS);

– Compliance with the minimum requirements does not guarantee a place as the University has a specific number of places, as approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training, for new undergraduate first years;

NSC Suitable for Degree Studies

– Minimum APS – 26
– English – 5 (60%)
– Mathematics – 4 (50%)
– Mathematics literacy – 4 (50%)
– Life Sciences – 4 (50%)
– Physical Sciences – 4 (50%)
International students
An Admission Point Score of at least 3

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $12
Application Fees for SADC and African Students: $12


Please note the following:

— No application fee will be charged for online applications.

— If you have previously applied and have a UJ student number, please call the UJ Call Centre (011 559 4555) to ensure that your cell number and email address are captured on our student database. This will ensure you receive a PIN number to complete the online application process.

An applicant must go to and select online web application.


Paper application forms are available on request at a fee of R200. Please note, there is no payment required for online applications.

NB: If you receive a conditional acceptance letter, your matric results will determine final admission into the programme you have applied for. Only then will you be allowed to register.

Career Opportunities

Podiatrists are health care professionals that deals with the examination, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions and functions of the human foot, lower limb and associated structures.

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $1,880
Tuition Fees for SADC and African Students: $2,063

*The normal Tuition Fees for South African Students is R‭31,170‬

35% of the tuition fees need to be paid by April, and 100% by July.

All students must pay at least R3,870 before they begin their studies while students residing on campus will need to pay at least R6,470 before the begin.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries and other African Countries pay a non-refundable ICT levy, a registration fee, and a non-refundable international levy of R2,000.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the rest of the world (outside Africa) pay a non-refundable ICT levy, a registration fee, plus a non-refundable international levy of R17,000

International Levy Amount:
-SADC & Africa – R2,000
-Rest of the World – R17,000

ICT Levy – R430
Registration Fee – R610

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

For International Students:
International Student Tuition Fees = Normal Tuition Fee (R‭31,170‬) + International Levy (R2,000) + ICT Levy (R430) +Registration Fee (R610) = R‭34,210‬
– An upfront payment of 30% of tuition fees should be paid at registration.
-then 35% of the tuition fees should be paid by next 30 April.
– And the final 35% of the tuition fees should be paid by 31 July.
The University will offer a 5% discount should all fees be paid at registration.
Fees generally increase between 5 and 15 percent per year. Please contact the University in December to obtain the approved fees for the 2021 academic year.

Relevant Contact

​​Miss Dikeledi Dire
Undergraduate Senior Faculty Officer
Miss Kgaugelo Lephadi
Undergraduate Faculty Officer