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Beginning in the 1990s, Monash University in Melbourne, Australia began an extensive internationalization program. Vice-Chancellor at the time, David Robinson, aspired for Monash to have campuses on every continent. The University’s Malaysia Campus was the first of these, with plans for an African offering developing in the late 1990s. In 2001, it became the first international university to gain registration to operate in South Africa.

The campus has expanded rapidly since its establishment in 2001. In its first intake, Monash South Africa took on just over 100 students. By 2008, there were over 2,200 students, and the operations are expanding to keep up with a demand for places whic.. more

Beginning in the 1990s, Monash University in Melbourne, Australia began an extensive internationalization program. Vice-Chancellor at the time, David Robinson, aspired for Monash to have campuses on every continent. The University’s Malaysia Campus was the first of these, with plans for an African offering developing in the late 1990s. In 2001, it became the first international university to gain registration to operate in South Africa.

The campus has expanded rapidly since its establishment in 2001. In its first intake, Monash South Africa took on just over 100 students. By 2008, there were over 2,200 students, and the operations are expanding to keep up with a demand for places which is increasing by 35% per year. A new library and learning commons were opened in 2007. By 2012 a fully modernized sports precinct was built, which played host to the eventual Gauteng state champion Monash South Africa female basketball team, coached by Tomas Sanchez and Matthew Falvey. Initially, Monash South Africa taught only a limited range of undergraduate degrees. In 2006, honors programs were introduced. Monash South Africa is the only private institution to receive South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) accreditation for its accounting degree.

The University is also developing research capacity, developing research nodes in water, injury prevention and global movements. Its research output (various projects and scholarly publications) is increasing, with the ambition of becoming one of the most research-intensive sites in Africa

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-Monash South Africa (MSA) provides internationally relevant degrees through innovative teaching methods.

-Small classes and effective small group learning allow students to actively participate in the academic process and optimize the development of their full potential. Direct access to academic and support staff ensures that the individual learning and support needs of students are met.

-Access to impressive teaching facilities, including high-tech lecture theaters, a library with access to.. more

-Monash South Africa (MSA) provides internationally relevant degrees through innovative teaching methods.

-Small classes and effective small group learning allow students to actively participate in the academic process and optimize the development of their full potential. Direct access to academic and support staff ensures that the individual learning and support needs of students are met.

-Access to impressive teaching facilities, including high-tech lecture theaters, a library with access to fully digitized collection and several computer labs

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In order to study at MSA, students are required to ensure they have the correct legal documentation, inclusive of visa requirements. For international students, this includes obtaining the relevant student visa. International students need:
IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
TOEFL: Paper Based TOEFL: Total  score of at least 550 with a TWE score of 4.5 or more. Internet Based TOEFL: Total score of 79 with a  score of 12 in Listening, 13 in Reading, 21 in Writing and 18 in Speaking

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In order to study at MSA, students are required to ensure they have the correct legal documentation, inclusive of visa requirements. For international students, this includes obtaining the relevant student visa. International students need:
IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
TOEFL: Paper Based TOEFL: Total  score of at least 550 with a TWE score of 4.5 or more. Internet Based TOEFL: Total score of 79 with a  score of 12 in Listening, 13 in Reading, 21 in Writing and 18 in Speaking

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Monash South Africa is located in Ruimsig, which is 25 km north-west of central Johannesburg. It is a purpose-built, greenfield, 100 hectare campus, which contains among the most modern and state of the art technologies of any Monash location. It also has extensive sporting facilities, including basketball and volleyball courts, and a field for rugby, soccer and hockey.

Its establishment has led to significant development in the local area, with several shopping centers, sporting and leisure facil.. more

Monash South Africa is located in Ruimsig, which is 25 km north-west of central Johannesburg. It is a purpose-built, greenfield, 100 hectare campus, which contains among the most modern and state of the art technologies of any Monash location. It also has extensive sporting facilities, including basketball and volleyball courts, and a field for rugby, soccer and hockey.

Its establishment has led to significant development in the local area, with several shopping centers, sporting and leisure facilities opening since 2001. The local area also contains substantial accommodation for those students who do not live on-campus.

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  • Frikkie Korf
  • Yashin Brijmohan
  • Prof. Anna-Mart van Wyk
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Type: Public Institution
Affiliated to: Laureate International Universities, Monash University
Established: 2001
No of Students: 4,000
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Alwyn Louw (President)
Ranking: The first institution in Sub-Saharan Africa to join the LIU network.
Website: https://www.msa.ac.za/

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