Information for Applicants

ALL applications for degrees via ACMS should include the following items, AS WELL as specific items detailed further below per degree:

  • Degree Certificates (SAQA Clearance is required for degrees awarded outside of South Africa)
  • Academic Transcripts (view the entry requirements for the MA here)
  • CV
  • SA Qualifications authority (SAQA) Clearance: foreign degrees have to be evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) in Pretoria.
    Please use speed assessment of 10 days. SAQA contact telephone numbers are :
    +27 (0)431 5000. Helpdesk 0860 10 31 88.  Fax 012 431 5039 Email: ncoetzee@saqa.co.za or dmhlongo@saqa.co.za or saqainfo@saqa.org.za

    1. Requirements for an application for a Master of Arts in Migration and Displacement

    Deadline for 2018 MA applications was 30 September 2017

    MA applications should include in addition to the items mentioned above:

  • Title /topic of your research and synopsis of your proposed research: 2 – 5 pages
  • 3 reference/recommendation letters

    Please visit this online Wits application page to submit an application.

    2. Requirements for an application to complete a PhD

    Rolling applications are accepted throughout the year.

    Applicants are strongly recommended to identify a potential supervisor within ACMS and contact them before submitting their application.

    Candidates considering applying for registration for a PhD should first contact the ACMS Academic Coordinator at teaching@migration.org.za before submitting an application to the University.

    PhD applications should include, in addition to the items listed at the top of this page:

  • Research Concept: this should outline your research topic or question, relevant literature and proposed methods. This should be 5 – 10 pages
  • 2 reference/recommendation letters

Please visit this online Wits application page to submit an application.

Funding Opportunities
Click here to find out about funding opportunities available for post graduate applicants.