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Why study with us?

Monash South Africa (MSA) is dedicated to support South Africa and the continent to meet its diverse social, economic and educational needs by producing graduates that are internationally recognised.

Monash South Africa offers a range of courses across our four schools, allowing you to build a career in fields as varied as journalism, marketing, economics, business systems and public health.

You'll find us in Ruimsig, in the province of Gauteng, 25 kilometres northwest of the Johannesburg city centre. Living this close to South Africa's largest city means you can experience one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world, an excellent institution.

Our programmes are designed to give you choice and flexibility to meet your academic, personal and professional aspirations.

Study tailored to suit you

With flexible study options across a range of degrees and programmes, and tutorial groups with personalised attention from our academics, you are well supported in your success.

We also offer scholarships and bursaries so that you can study with us no matter what your circumstances.

Alternative pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements for direct entry to a bachelor degree, our Higher Certificate in Higher Education (HCHES) can get you there. The programme provides a pathway between your highest qualification and the MSA entry requirements. Once you have completed all the HCHES units, with at least a 60% average and 65% in Academic English A and B, you will qualify for three of the undergraduate degrees at MSA. For the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences, you’ll need an average mark of 65% as well as a minimum of 65% in Academic English A and B.

Global reach

As an MSA student, you become part of a global community. ¬†Apart from being founded by Monash University, MSA is also a member of Laureate International Universities, the world’s leading network of higher education institutions. Laureate’s more than a million students are part of an academic community that spans 28 countries throughout America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Australia.

The extensive Monash and Laureate networks connect our students to institutions all over the world and provide access to great learning opportunities that create a supportive and personalised experience.

The next steps

Following on a degree, our honours degrees and postgraduate diplomas are designed to give graduates enhanced employment opportunities, and can provide a pathway for postgraduate and research degrees..

And the relationship doesn't end once you get your degree. Today’s graduates will compete for jobs and the courses offered ensure that students are exposed to a global perspective. MSA has a growing global alumni network of leaders and decision-makers who might be the key to unlocking your dream job.

Life as an Monash student

Since establishing the campus in 2001, we have grown and expanded. The MSA lifestyle is fun but safe, with lots of facilities located on our secure state-of-the-art campus. We have high-tech lecture theatres, computer labs, restaurants, and secure student accommodation. You can take advantage of our sports facilities or the campus gym. A range of different services; from adjustment to the tertiary education environment to academic challenges or stress management is offered by our Student Development Counselling Centre to help you ease into campus life.

We care about our community

MSA believes education is a key tool in helping to achieve engagement with communities and its members. Our students and academics use the skills they acquire at MSA to bring real change to people’s lives.

Community engagement and volunteering are a big part of life on campus. We promote reading and literacy in our local young people through our programmes like Saturday School and the Krishna Khetia Library, and partner with organisations like Oxfam to give you globally relevant interning opportunities. In 2011 we established the Alan Finkel Volunteer Space - a place for student volunteers, staff and community members. It's a hub for us to run programmes, workshop new ideas and make positive changes to life in South Africa.

In 2014 alone our MSA students spent 11 440 hours of their time tutoring, they collected over 20 000 books for the local community and over 2,000 school learners have benefitted from the many student lead community initiatives.


Research conducted at MSA aligns with the research agenda of South Africa and the African continent. Research projects are global in scope, but firmly rooted in the country. The current campus research themes include: growing the economy by addressing poverty and unemployment; social justice and inequality and sustainability though innovation.

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