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Tuition Fees:$3,893 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBCh)
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus:Parktown
Application Deadline: 30 June 2021
Programme Overview

An MBBCh degree opens doors to exciting and challenging careers. Surgeons, paediatricians, pathologists, radiologists, and family medicine practitioners start with an MBBCh.

There is a critical need in South Africa’s under-served areas for doctors to provide quality preventative, diagnostic, and therapeutic services.

The country offers modern facilities in both academic and private practice settings, with the opportunity to perform research at many levels.

Admission Requirements

English Home Language OR First Additional Language
Level 5

Life Sciences AND/OR Physical Science
Level 5

Mathematics
Level 5

The Faculty of Health Sciences uses a composite index score to guide applicant selection. This includes:

  1. Your matric academic results for five subjects: English, Mathematics, Physical Science/Life Sciences, and the best two other subjects. We consider the percentage achieved, not the symbol.
  2. National Benchmark Test (NBT) scores

Admission into MBBCh:

There are two entry points into the MBBCh:
– First year, for applicants currently in Grade 12, and
– Third year, for applicants who have completed a relevant degree (GEMP).

No application to second year will be considered. Applicants who are currently studying or who have studied at a tertiary institution are advised to complete their studies and then apply for admission to the GEMP.

Do you already have a degree?

The GEMP offers an entry point into the third year of the MBBCh degree at Wits for suitably qualified graduates who want to become doctors. Years 3 to 6 of the MBBCh programme cover integrated multidisciplinary and clinical courses. As each year of study is compulsory, no student may be admitted into the programme after the third year. For more information, click here. 

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $42

How to Apply

To apply online, go to: www.wits.ac.za/applications/

You may apply for a maximum of three programmes (order of choice does not matter).

If you apply for two programmes within one Faculty, you are advised to apply for one programme in a less restricted faculty (e.g. Humanities, Commerce or Science).

Try to keep your options open, especially when applying for programmes in Faculties such as Health Sciences or Engineering.

Do not enter the duration of the programme. You are applying to go into 1st year of study.

A non-refundable application fee of R100 for South African citizens, and R700 for foreign citizens, is required.

Closing dates

30 June – Faculty of Health Sciences (all programmes); Bachelor of Architecture; Bachelor of Audiology, Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology; BA Film and TV

30 September – All other University programmes; Residence applications.

Additional Forms

Does your degree programme have additional selection procedures? Some degrees have additional selection requirements such as portfolio and essay submissions, auditions or National Benchmark Tests. Please click on Additional Forms below to see if this applies to you.

Pay Application Fee

Non-refundable application fee of R100 for South African citizens

Non-refundable application fee for foreign citizens of R700

Payments to be made before closing dates.

Use your T Number or Person Number as reference

How to pay

Deposit exact amount into the University’s Application Fee account:

Standard Bank, Account name: Wits University – Application Fees. Current Account Number: 200 346 385, Branch code: Braamfontein 004 805. CI Number 074A. (International payment swift code: SBZAZAJJ). Use your person/student number as a reference.

Pay by cash or credit card at the Wits Fees Office, Ground Floor, Solomon Mahlangu House (Senate House), Braamfontein Campus East, Jorissen Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa. Use your person/student number as a reference.

EFT – Use your T Number or person/student number as the reference

Career Opportunities

Areas of Specialisation:

• Anaesthesiology

• Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease

• Community Health

• Family Medicine

• Forensic Medicine

• Internal Medicine

• Obstetrics and Gynaecology

• Ophthalmology

• Pathology

• Paediatrics

• Psychiatry

• Radiology

• Surgery

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,893
Tuition Fees for International Students: $7,785

*South African students pay R64550 per year as tuition fees.

*Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries pay the same annual tuition fees as South Africans plus an International Registration Fee (IRF). The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

*Students sponsored by the Government of Rwanda will be treated as and pay the same amount as SADC students.

*Students from all other countries (Non-SADC) will pay double the fees paid by South African Students (R129200)

*Diplomats and their dependents stationed in South Africa & International Wits employees and their dependents will pay South African tuition fees + International Registration Fee (IRF).

Relevant Contact

 
Karen Dow
Personal Assistant to the Senior Admnistrator
 
Rita Kruger
School Administrative Officer