About us

Who we are

Monash South Africa campus entrance

Monash South Africa

Founded by Monash University in 2001, Monash South Africa (MSA) became the first institution in Sub-Saharan Africa to join the Laureate International Universities network in 2013, which has a presence in 25 countries, serving over 1,000,000 students globally across 70 institutions and online.

MSA has since been well established and offers qualifications in four different Schools. Our graduates, who leave MSA with high quality qualifications, leadership skills and a sense of civic commitment, are highly sought after.

You'll find us in Ruimsig, in the province of Gauteng, 25 kilometres northwest of the Johannesburg city centre. Our attractive, secure, state-of-the-art campus is complete with student accommodation, computer labs, restaurants, high-tech lecture theatres and sports facilities, including a gym.

OUR VISION

To positively impact lives through higher education in Africa and the world.

OUR MISSION

Monash South Africa provides innovative and exceptional learning experiences to students in a way that ensures intellectual engagement and critical thinking. Our students are empowered to maximise their potential and equipped to meet real needs to advance the development of society.

OUR VALUES

Student-centricity

We believe our students are at the heart of everything we do.

Quality

We create a relevant and conducive learning environment and ensure a quality overall student experience.

Entrepreneurial spirit

We actively encourage our students and staff to embrace creativity and innovation in order to develop their full potential.

Inspiration

We strive to inspire our students and staff and seize the opportunity to be inspired by them.

Integrity

We hold honesty and the highest ethical standards as essential components of our organisation.

OUR BELIEFS

  • Students deserve access to meaningful education options
  • When our students succeed, countries prosper and societies benefit
  • Our international model makes our students more competitive
  • Linking with the workplace throughout the education process is essential to deliver career -ready graduates
  • We challenge the status quo of higher education through innovation to create the Next Standard
  • Excellence and scale can be achieved hand in hand

Study options to suit every student

We are committed to providing opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds and circumstances. We offer a range of study options including undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, postgraduate diplomas as well as short courses. We also offer scholarships and bursaries. Tutorial groups, personalised attention and teaching informed by our active research and industry links mean students are supported in their success.

Research that really matters to the South African people

Our research aligns with the research agendas of South Africa and the African continent. We are global in scope, but firmly rooted in our country.

Our water research continues to make waves in increasing access to, and highlighting the importance of, portable water.

We care about our community

We are dedicated to helping the region meet its diverse social, economic and educational needs. Our students and academics use the skills they acquire at Monash to bring real change to peoples’ lives.

  • Programmes like the Saturday School and the establishment of the Krishna Khetia Libraries promote literacy in our local young people and provide resources and tutoring.
  • Partnerships with organisations like Oxfam afford our students globally relevant interning opportunities.
  • The Alan Finkel Volunteer Space, established in 2011, is a hub for students, staff and community members to work collaboratively and affect positive change in our community.

Giving back at a grassroots level

community engagement and student volunteers

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