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Local entry requirements

You can apply online through our Online Admission system which will guide you through the application process step-by-step.

You can apply offline through a paper-based application process. Download the application form, print it and complete all the necessary fields. We advise that you keep a copy of your application for your own records. Once you have completed the form you need to submit it, along with your supporting documentation, in one of these ways:

  • Scan & send it via email
  • Post it to

    • Admissions Office
    • Monash South Africa
    • Private Bag X60
    • Roodepoort
    • 1725
    • South Africa

*Be sure to ask for a receipt so that you have a record of when you sent it. Allow for 2-3 weeks for a postal application to be received.

Students are selected based on academic merit. To be eligible for an undergraduate degree, you must have completed the South African.

If you would like to study at MSA, you must be at least 17 years old or older when you enrol and you must have made an application to study when you were 16 years old.

South African National Senior Certificate (NSC)

The South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) issued with a minimum of 50-59 percent (a score of four), who have completed the following subject requirements (as publicised by UMALUSI – the council for quality assurance in general and further education and training):

  • One Home and another language (at first additional level)*
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
  • Life Orientation
  • Three subjects selected from Group B – agriculture; culture and arts; business, commerce and management studies; official languages at second additional level and non-official languages; engineering and technology; human and social studies; physical, mathematical, computer and life sciences; services.

Additionally you must achieve:

  • at least 40% in three subjects, one of which is an official home language

* Two (2) official languages selected from Group A: one is offered at Home Language Level, and the other, at either Home or First Additional Language Level. One of the two languages must be the language of learning and teaching (LOLT) at the school/institution that the candidate has attended.

How to calculate your score

  • Total results in the best 6 subjects excluding Life Orientation.
  • Bonus points (to a maximum of 2 points) for the following subject scores:

    • English Home Language achievement of Level 6 or above = +1
    • Mathematics achievement of Level 6 or above = +1
    • Mathematical Literacy achievement of Level 6 or above = +1

Degree entry requirements

Degree Course Code Minimum NSC (or equivalent international qualification required) Subject requirements
Bachelor of Social Science 4086 31 English Home Language (4)
Bachelor of Business Science 4415 31 English Home Language (4), Mathematics (4), Mathematical Literacy (5)
Bachelor of Business Science specialising in Accounting** 4413 31 English Home Language (4), Mathematics (4)
Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences 4307 33 English Home Language (4), Mathematics (4), Mathematical Literacy (5)
Bachelor of Public Health 4502 31 English Home Language (4)
Bachelor of Commerce in Law** 3669 31 English Home Language (4), Mathematics (4)

** Mathematical Literacy will not be accepted. South African students must have achieved a minimum of 4 in Mathematics in order to major in Accounting in the Bachelor of Business Science and continue studying towards registration as a Chartered Accountant with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

Don’t meet the requirements?

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for direct entry to the bachelor degree you’d like to study, maybe the Foundation Programme is for you – it bridges the gap between your highest qualification and the academic qualifications accepted by us.

Foundation Programme entry requirements
How to calculate your score

  • Total results in the best 6 subjects excluding Life Orientation.
  • Bonus points (to a maximum of 4 points) for the following subject scores:

    • English Home Language achievement of Level 4 or above = +2
    • Mathematics achievement of Level 4 or above = +2
    • Mathematical Literacy achievement of Level 6 or above = +2
Stream Course Code Minimum NSC (or equivalent) Required Subject Requirements
Social Science 3664 21 English (3)
Business 3664 23 English (3) and Mathematics (3) or Math Literacy (5)
Information Technology 3664 23 English (3) and Mathematics (3) or Math Literacy (5)
Health Sciences 3664 23 English (3) and Mathematics (3) or Math Literacy (5)
Law 3675 23 English (3) and Mathematics (3) or Math Literacy (5)
Science 3671 24 English (3) and Mathematics (3)
**Math Literacy will not be accepted

Didn’t study the NSC? You can still apply
If you have studied an international qualification the academic requirements will differ. Be sure to check the requirements before applying.

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Call the Prospective Students office on +27 11 950 4009 or send us an email for more information

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