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Enrolment and Orientation

Enrolment and orientation are two weeks of events designed to help you officially start your exciting new journey with us, so it’s important that you come along and attend the events.

We’ll help you settle in and provide you with all the information to fully prepare you for the start of classes and your student life.

Your Enrolment Date

Please attend your allocated enrolment day if you have not enrolled prior to enrolment week. If you have already enrolled and have your student card, remember join us for Orientation Week.

Semester 1 2017

Postgraduate Diplomas (Master Degrees)Saturday 4 Feb
School of Social ScienceMonday 13 Feb
School of Business and EconomicsTuesday 14 Feb
School of IT and Health SciencesWednesday 15 Feb
Foundation Programme (all streams)Thursday 16 Feb
Honours coursesFriday 17 Feb
Orientation Week20 – 24 Feb

Semester 2 2017

Postgraduate Diplomas (Master Degrees)Saturday 8 July
School of Social ScienceMonday 10 July
School of Business and EconomicsTuesday 11 July
School of IT and Health SciencesWednesday 12 July
Foundation Programme (all streams)Thursday 13 July
Honours coursesFriday 14 July
Orientation Week 17 – 21 July

What to Bring On Your Enrolment Day

  • Proof of payment for your tuition & accommodation fees – minimum 30% payment required for local students
  • All original copies of your academic results (if not sent before)
  • Original identity document if you are South African

International Students Should Also Bring

  • Proof of payment for your tuition & accommodation fees – minimum 80% payment required for international students
  • Original passport with valid study permit (your enrolment won’t be processed without this!)
  • Proof of medical insurance

Orientation Week

We have an exciting line-up of activities and events planned for you during this week to help you settle in, learn the ropes and make new friends. The Orientation Programme will be available on this page shortly, so please visit again soon!

Why Should I Attend?

Orientation is compulsory for both new students and continuing students who are starting a new course. It’s a great opportunity to:

  • Make new friends and explore your new campus
  • Take part in activities and events
  • Find out about different teaching and learning processes at MSA
  • Learn about your classes and get to know your lecturers
  • Sign up for your MSA email account
  • Attend lab sessions, as well as the Library and Learning commons orientation
  • Meet your course advisers to discuss unit selection and course structure
  • Ask any questions you have about your studies

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