WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$3,526 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor in Speech Language Pathology
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Humanities
Campus:East Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

These include disorders of speech and language, articulation, voice, fluency, expressive and receptive language problems, and feeding and swallowing problems. They also screen children and adults for hearing difficulties.

In the four-year Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology degree, you will major in Speech and Language Pathology and Psychology.

Other courses include a language course, such as isiZulu, Linguistics, Anatomy, and Neurology. Practical courses are held at the University’s Speech and Hearing Clinic and at speech and hearing clinics at hospitals, schools, and care facilities, within the broader urban and rural context.


First year
– Speech and Hearing Science
– Speech Pathology and Audiology I
– Psychology I
– Linguistics: Introduction to the Structure of Language I
– Linguistics: Language, Mind and Brain I
– Anatomy and Physiology for Speech, Language and Hearing

Second year
– Neuroanatomy
– Linguistics II
– Psychology II
– Speech-Language Pathology II
– Clinical Practical in Speech-Language and Hearing

Third year
– Practical in Speech-Language Pathology III
– Psychology III

Fourth year
– Speech-Language Pathology
– Research Report
– Clinical Practical

Admission Requirements

– APS 34+
– English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5
– Mathematics Level 4

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

Additional Selection Criteria
Only 30 places are available in the first year of study for the Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology degree. Applicants are selected on the basis of academic merit. This aligns with the University’s transformation policy for student selection.

Potential students are encouraged to observe a speech language pathology professional, preferably in a public hospital setting.

The closing date for applications is 30 June 2019. Applicants who are writing the matriculation examination in November 2019 and who are selected at this stage are offered admission conditionally, subject to passing the matriculation examination, meeting the minimum requirements for admission, and attaining a specified standard in the matriculation examination (this is indicated in the letter providing a firm offer).

International Qualifications
English Language (O Level: A-C | A Level: A-E | AS Level: A-D)
Mathematics (O Level: AC | A Level: A-E | AS Level: A-D)

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:
– Community Work and Outreach
– Educational Settings
– Government Healthcare Settings
– Private Practice

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Tuition Fees for South African and SADC Students: $3,526
Tuition Fees for International Students: $7,053

Tuition Fees per year for South African Students = R53,470
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = R106940
(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

Rochelle Cohn
Senior Secretary
Lerato Moroeng
School Finance Administrator