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How to apply


Online application

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

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Paper application

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 three ways:

  1. Scan & send it via email
  2. Fax it with a covering letter
  3. Post it to

    * 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.

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Academic requirements

We select students based on academic merit. You must be at least 17 years old when you enrol (applications may be made while you are 16).

To be eligible for an undergraduate degree at Monash South Africa, you must have completed one of the following:

South African students

International students

  • GCE A levels
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
  • a relevant post-secondary qualification
  • another similar international qualification (subject to approval).

Degree entry requirements

Degree Course code Minimum NSC (or equivalent international qualification required) Subject requirements

Bachelor of Social Science



English Home Language (4)

Bachelor of Business Science



English Home Language (4), Mathematics (4), Mathematical Literacy (5)

Bachelor of Business Science  specializing in Accounting**



English Home Language (4), Mathematics (4)

Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences



English Home Language (4), Mathematics (4), Mathematical Literacy (5)

Bachelor of Public Health



English Home Language (4)

Bachelor of Commerce in Law**



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).

Foundation programme entry requirements

Stream Course code Minimum NSC (or equivalent) required Subject requirements

Social science



English (3)




English (3) and Mathematics (3) or Math Literacy (5)

Information technology



English (3) and Mathematics (3) or Math Literacy (5)

Health sciences



English (3) and Mathematics (3) or Math Literacy (5)




English (3) and Mathematics (3) or Math Literacy (5)




English (3) and Mathematics (3)  
**Math Literacy will not be accepted


Ready to apply?

Download and complete the application for admission form (pdf, 1281Kb) or use the copy found in the back of the Monash South Africa Undergraduate Course Guide.

Keep a copy of your application for your own records. Ask the post office for a receipt so that you have a record of when you sent it. Allow 2-3 weeks for a postal application to be received.

English language requirements

English is the language of instruction and assessment at Monash South Africa. Students must meet one of the following English language requirements in order to be eligible for admission:

You must supply evidence that you meet these requirements when applying for a degree or programme with us.

Degree entry

South African Students

South African Nation Senior Certificate (NSC)

  • a minimum score of 4 (50% - 59%)

South African Senior Certificate (SAFCERT)

  • a pass in an examination equivalent to English at the higher grade (first or second language)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • a minimum score of 6.5 (no band lower than 6)

Test of English as a Foreign Lanuage (TOEFL)

  • Paper based - a score of 550 or more, with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.5 or more.
  • Internet based - at least 79 overall, 21 for writing, 12 for listening, 13 for reading, 18 for speaking

International Students

  • a pass in English at A level, O level, minimum of a C, International Baccalaureate or equivalent.

Foundation Programme entry

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • Social Science stream - a score of 6 (no band lower than 6)
  • Business, IT and Health streams - a score of 5.5 (no band lower than 5)

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • Social Science stream
    • Paper Based: score of at least 523 with a TWE score of 4.5 or more
    • Internet Based: score of 69 overall, with a minimum score of 12 in Listening, 13 in Reading, 21 in Writing and 18 in Speaking
  • Business, IT and Health streams
    • Paper Based: score of at least 471 with a TWE score of 4.0 or more
    • Internet Based: score of 52 overall, with a minimum score of 5 in Listening, 5 in Reading, 15 in Writing and 14 in Speaking.

Visas and health insurance

Do I need a visa?

If you are coming to South Africa from another country to study, you will need a study visa. Without one you will be unable to enrol or commence with your studies at Monash South Africa (MSA). The Department of Home Affairs in South Africa requires all international students studying at Monash South Africa to be in possession of the valid study visa. Students who are in possession of a travel or visitor visas will not be allowed to take up studies at Monash South Africa. In addition, students will not be able to apply for a study visa in South Africa if they entered on a visitor visa.

How to apply for your visa

Applying for your visa is a two-step process.

  • Step one – Request a confirmation of enrolment (COE) letter from Monash South Afric

1. Complete and return the request for confirmation of enrolment (COE) (pdf, 85Kb) using one of the methods detailed in the form.

2. Attach proof that you have paid 80 percent of your first semester tuition fees (for more information see paying your fees) and write your student number on the receipt as a reference number.

3. Attach a photocopy of your passport that clearly shows your passport number.

Once processed your COE will be emailed or faxed to you using the details provided on your form. Now you can apply for your visa.

  • Step two - Visa application process

1. All new applications will be done in your home country. The process for applying for new study visa can be found

2. Study visa extensions can be done via the VFS offices in South Africa.

For more detailed information visit the VFS

Health insurance

It is compulsory for international students to have hospital and primary health care insurance before enrolment day. The medical aid or health insurance must a recognized service provider in South Africa. You will need to provide proof of your cover.  

We recommend Momentum Health or Liberty Medical Scheme. Each offer insurance solutions tailored to meet your individual needs and budget.

Need help with your application?

If you need help applying for your course, course advice or want to prepare for study in South Africa (including visas) please contact International Student Liaison Officer on +27 11 950 4019 or by email. They can also provide details about the education agent in your home country.

For anything else regarding applications, please contact the prospective student office by calling + 27 11 950 4009, send us an email or contact us via our enquiry form.

Study Visa FAQ’s

  1. How to apply for your study visa?

    All new applications will need to be done in your home country. The process for applying for new study visa can be found at

  2. What is the new VFS processing cost?

    The VFS processing cost is R1350 (excluding the South African Home Affairs fees), as well as a Home Affairs application fee of R425.00. This cost will be required when applying for a new study visa, renewals and extensions, transfer of visa and change of visa conditions.

  3. How long does it take for my study visa to be processed?

    It will take approximately 3-4 weeks to process, however you are advised to contact your nearest consulate or VFS Office for further guidance and assistance.

  4. When should I renew my study visa?

    Study visa’s must be renewed or extended 60 days prior to expiration. Renewals and extensions can be done in South Africa via the VFS Offices. The addresses are:

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

    More information can be found at

  5. If I am here on a study visa, can I work?

    If you have a valid study visa, you are allowed to work part-time for not more than 20 hours a week (although not during academic vacations).

    If you plan to work as part of fulfilling your degree requirements or to get work experience, you will need to apply for permission from Visa Facilitation Services (VFS) and include:

    • A formal offer to do practical training.
    • Consent from the educational institution.
    • Proof that you are still registered students.
  6. If I have a valid work visa, do I need a study visa?

    You have to apply for an endorsement to allow you to study part-time. We advise that you contact the Visa Facilitation Services (VFS) for guidance and assistance.

  7. What happens if I fail to renew/extend my study visa within 60 days?

    A student who has an expired study visa is in violation of the South African Immigration Act and can be barred from entering South Africa for a minimum of 12 months and maximum of up to 5 years depending on the length of overstay, as well as the number of times you have committed this offence.

  8. I have an expired study visa, what consequences do I face?

    If your study visa has expired, you are in violation with the South Africa Immigrations Act and you are residing illegally in South Africa. You should contact the nearest South African Home Affairs office immediately for guidance and assistance.

  9. What happens if I applied for my study visa prior to the new Immigration regulations?

    You will need to follow up with the South African Home Affairs Office where you submitted your application on the status of your application. You will be required to provide a receipt and reference number as proof of your application.

Contact details

VFS Offices

VFS Global Call Centre: (012) 425 3000

Home Affairs


Department of Home Affairs Toll Free Hotline: 0800 60 11 90.

Credit for previous study

Monash South Africa may grant credit for subjects (units) passed, with satisfactory grades, at other recognised tertiary institutions if:

  • the subject is considered to be at least 80 per cent equivalent in content and standard to those offered by Monash South Africa, and
  • it is relevant to the planned course of study.

To apply for credit (advanced standing) for previous study, please complete the form for advanced standing (pdf, 144Kb). All sections must be completed and the declaration signed and dated.

You must include certified copies of all official transcripts or results from previous studies, as well as copies of the subject syllabuses/unit outlines with your application.

Your application for advanced standing must be lodged and the credit approved in writing before enrolment. Please contact the prospective students office on +27 11 950 4009 or via email if you have any questions.

Fees and living costs

Fee structure

Contact the Student Fee Officer

by calling +27 11 950 4461, sending us a fax (+27 11 950 4232) or submit a question through

Course fees

See the fee structures that will apply to your course in 2016.

Quotations are available on request - request a quotation (pdf, 70Kb).