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All new applications will need to be done in your home country. Contact your nearest South African Embassy/Consulate/High Commission to ask for application forms and procedures.

Study visas must be renewed or extended 60 days prior to expiration. Renewals and extensions can be done in South Africa using a company called VFS Global offices. Their physical addresses are:

  • Johannesburg Office, 1st Floor, Rivonia Village, Cnr Rivonia Boulevard and Mutual Road.
  • Pretoria Office, Cherry Lane Office Park, 1st Floor, 114 Fehrsen Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Brooklyn.

Go to the link below:
https://applicant.connect.monash.edu.au/connect/webconnect

Before you apply, please ensure:

  • You have met the required minimum Local or International academic requirements and the English language requirements for the degree or programme you’d like to study.
  • You have written down the specific course code you want to apply for (pay special attention to the different course codes for full time courses and MSA executive courses designed for working professionals)
  • You have collated your legally certified academic transcript/s and South African Identification document or International passport as well as your English test scores and Curriculum Vitae (CV) (MSA executive programmes requirement).

If you experience problems with the online application please see our step-by-step guide.

A certified copy of a document is a photocopy of the original that has been declared a true copy by an authorised person.

People who are authorised to certify documents include:

  • Your current or previous educational institution (in which case documents must be sent in a sealed envelope directly from the institution)
  • A Monash registered education agent
  • A Monash staff member
  • A solicitor
  • A commissioner for declarations
  • A government official
  • A notary public

To request certification of a copy of a document you need to take both the original document and the copy to your chosen authorised official.

In the event you send us an electronic/soft copy of your legally certified documentation, you will still be required to either courier the hard copy documents or bring them with you to submit when you enrol.  We will only be able to issue you with a conditional offer until we have received the hard copy certified documents.

This is very important as Monash South Africa reserves the right to refuse documentation on the grounds of incorrect certification and translation.

You will be notified within 48 working hours (6 working days) via e-mail the outcome of your application, if you have submitted all the required documents.

It is important to ensure all legally certified documentation is submitted with your application to ensure a complete assessment and feedback within 48 working hours.

  • How can I check the status of my application?

The advantage of applying online is that you can always go back to the portal and check the status of your application, or alternatively contact musa-admissions@monash.edu.

Yes, you will be able to log back in to your online application to submit additional documentation.  You can log out and go back to upload your certified documents at any time after you have started with your online application.

Please ensure you record your portal login details in a safe and convenient place to retrieve again later.

Your offer is valid for a period of 1 year, once a year has passes you will have to apply again.

In the event Monash South Africa assesses your application, with your course preference, and you do not meet the minimum requirements for the specified course you have applied for, Monash South Africa will automatically offer you the next course for which you do meet the minimum entry requirements.

In majority of the cases you will receive an offer for our bridging programme.

The framework correlating a percentage of marks to a level of achievement on an individual task or a whole unit or course.

IELTS is International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration.

IELTS assesses all of your English skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is designed to reflect how you will use English academically.

TOEFL is the Test of English as a Foreign Language.

The language of Learning and Teaching at Monash South Africa is English.

In the event you did not meet our minimum English requirements or you have met the minimum English requirements however have not been studying for the past two years, you will be required to complete IELTS or TOEFL.

Please visit the IELTS website for complete instructions on how to book and complete your IELTS test.

Please visit the TOEFL website for complete instructions on how to book and complete your TOEFL test.

SAQA stands for the South African Qualifications Authority, which is a qualification verification and equivalence evaluation process. The purpose of the equivalence evaluation is to outline the recognition of foreign qualifications in terms of the South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF). 

The Evaluation Certificate is required in assessing your application to pursue studies at Monash South Africa.

As an international student or a student with international qualifications you are required to apply to have your academic qualifications evaluated by SAQA at www.saqa.org.za.

We do offer Foundation Programmes, which also have minimum entry requirements,

Take note that you are required to achieve a minimum weighted average mark for your Foundation Programme to gain entrance into the specified undergraduate qualification.

No, Monash South Africa does not offer correspondence courses/programmes. We do have working professional programmes offered on Saturdays.

No, you are only permitted to study one qualification at a specific time and thus will not be able to study at MSA and another Higher Education Institution.

Students need to obtain an overall average of 60 percent at a recognised institution for the same level of qualification.  In some instances MSA may require a grading scale or calculation criteria to calculate the achieved average for your qualification.

Applicants cannot apply for RPL, once your application is assessed and the Faculty recommends for you to be considered for RPL, you will be notified via email.

No, we do not add Life Orientation points when calculating your points.

An applicant needs to be 24 years of age or older with at least a minimum of one year of work experience.

For more details see the Local or International academic requirements and the English language requirements for the degree or programme you’d like to study.

Please note that when you apply, supporting documentation will be needed in order for you to be considered. We will need a copy of your Matric (grade 12) results, any other results prior to your application, a copy of your ID/Passport. All these documents need to be certified no more than 3 months prior to submission. We also require a recently updated copy of your CV. All supporting documentation should be in PDF format.

Yes you may apply and attach all your results together with your CV.

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