Ph.D. On Campus


University of Johannesburg

24 months
797 EUR/year
1065 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Chemistry from University of Johannesburg focuses on creating an environment that is conducive to teaching and learning, as well as generating and sharing new knowledge. 


Chemistry from University of Johannesburg introduces you to one of the basic sciences and entails the study of the properties, composition and characteristics of matter and changes occurring therein. Analytical Chemistry, one of the applied fields of Chemistry, directly impacts on the quality of daily living through, for example, the determination of lead in fuel, the analysis of various components in drinking water to ensure that it is safe for human consumption, quality control of manufactured products like headache tablets and gauging the suitability of raw materials required for the manufacture of other products.  The doctoral study programme comprises a thesis that makes an original contribution to the research field approved for the study.


You can follow a career as a chemical analyst or researcher in any relevant industry, for example Sasol, pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies, Eskom, the health and food industry, mining and transport companies, etc.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nanochemistry
  • Spectroscopic Techniques
  • Macromolecular Chemistry
  • Biocatalysts
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Quality Assurance.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Master’s Degree in a relevant field
  • Valid Passport or Identity Document.
  • Sworn English Translation of documents (Documents issued in any Language other than English)
  • Provide proof of a non -  refundable Application Fee R200.00 (only hardcopy application)
  • Provide proof of the English Proficiency where English was not used as a medium of lecturing (the University prefers the applicant to take the IELTS at an overall score of 7 and TOEFL at an average score of 105–120 for Postgraduate programmes) 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    797 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 797 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    1065 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1065 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National students fee per semester is R 9 790,00 - R19 660,00
  • International students fee per year is R14,634 – R171,158.

Living costs for Johannesburg

8434 - 12036 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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