• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #194 (WUR) Johannesburg, South Africa
Nurses work collaboratively with physicians, therapists, patients and families and focus on treating illness to improve quality of life. The Nursing degree at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg prepares professionals for general nursing and midwifery practice.
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Nursing combines compassion, knowledge, and sophisticated health technology to restore, maintain, and promote the health of individuals, groups, or communities. Nursing is both an art and a science: caring, compassionate relationships blended with the development and application of nursing knowledge, techniques and ethics.As a nursing student at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, you will study in a rigorous and vibrant multidisciplinary environment that will stimulate your intellectual inquiry and professional responsiveness. You will learn in small groups and engage in cooperative learning as you work through real-life health scenarios, deciding how to access information that produces the best results in managing health issues.Nurses practice in a range of settings, including hospitals, community clinics, industry, the military, private practices, homes, and in specialised areas such as hospice and rehabilitation and aged care facilities.

Wits also offers opportunities for further study in nursing.

Career Opportunities

  • General nursing
  • Child nursing
  • Intensive care nursing
  • Nursing education
  • Nephrology nursing
  • Oncology and palliative nursing
  • Psychiatric nursing
  • Research
  • Trauma and emergency nursing
  • Midwife

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Medical Sciences
  • Chemistry 
  • Comprehensive Nursing 
  • Physics 
  • Introduction to Psychology I Basic
  • Principles of Group and Individual
  • Psychology 
  • Human Behavioural Sciences 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • English Home Language OR First Additional Language
  • Level 4
  • Life Sciences AND/OR Physical Science
  • Level 4
  • Mathematics
  • Level 4
The Faculty of Health Sciences uses a composite index score to guide applicant selection. This includes:
  • Your matric academic results for five 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5114 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5114 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    2557 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2557 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Johannesburg

  • 8434 - 12040 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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