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Admission Requirements for Study in South Arica, South African Universities, Eligibility Criteria, Application Process, Procedure for Study in South Africa-

Following is the eligibility criteria for study in South africa for MBA, engineering, bachelors, masters and phd programs in South african universities:

Admission procedure:-

International students who wish to apply for admission to an African University must be in possession of a valid study permit/permanent residency permit and have the necessary medical aid cover before their application will be considered.

Foreign students must also provide the following documents as part of their application for admission:

1.Statement of purpose
2.Copies of transcripts for all previous university studies
3.Copy of reports for final year projects (PDF format)
4.Copy of masters dissertation or equivalent in PDF format (for PhD students only)
5.A list of published journal articles, if any*
6.Three letters of reference
7.Rank in class
8.For students who did not complete their studies in an English medium University, TOEFL exam scores (internet based test - iBT) must also be provided.

Eligibility:- In south Africa the eligibility is different for different levels. Some guidelines are mentined below:

Completed at least 48 credit points of your course at Monash (except Engineering and Law)
Engineering students must complete 96 credit points (less for intercampus exchanges between Monash Australia and Malaysia)

  • Law students (single or double degree) who intend studying law units overseas must complete 72 credit points in total which must include 48 credit points of compulsory or quasi compulsory units from the Bachelor of Laws.  These 48 credit points of Law units can have been completed at Monash or have been given specified credit from another institution.
  • Law double degree students who do not intend studying law units overseas must have completed at least 48 credit points of their current course.
  • An active enrolment in a Monash undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree program at any campus in Australia , Malaysia or South Africa
  • A credit average (60%) in the results so far in your current course
  • Applied for a country other then the country of citizenship
  • Selected a full time load of on-campus units at the overseas university
  • Been assessed by a process of consultation with Monash Abroad and faculty staff as a suitable representative of Monash University


   
Requirements for Honours Degrees

Candidates registering for an Honours degree should take note of the General Regulations as well as additional departmental regulations are given below:
 

  • The degree is conferred after  one year has expired after obtaining the Bachelor's degree.
  • Students must pass postgraduate modules totalling 128 units. The majority of postgraduate modules offered by the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering are worth 32 units.
  • Students must take at least 75% of the total module units from the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering. The remaining units may be taken from other departments, subject to the approval of the Postgraduate Committee.
  • A student must attain at least 50% for each module and may repeat each module only once. The final marks will consist of the average of a semester mark and an examination mark. A student must attain a sub-minimum of 40% in the examination in order to pass a module. No supplementary examinations are allowed.
  • Candidates must complete the degree within two years (full-time) or three years (part-time).
  • Students who have completed postgraduate modules at other universities, may apply for recognition of these modules for their Honours degree. Applications will be considered on merit by the Postgraduate Committee.
  • Students must take note of the depth and scope of the postgraduate modules. Each module of 32 units will consist of 32 hours (2 x 16) of contact time and the student must allow for an additional 218 hours (average) of self-study.
  • A student passes with distinction if he/she has attained an average of 75% for all his/her modules.
  • Honours students who intend to continue with their Masters degree are encouraged to take the “Introduction to Research” module (32 units) – during this module they will be guided in preparing a research proposal for their intended Masters degree.


For the Masters program the candidates should take note of the General Regulations. A summary of these regulations and additional departmental regulations are given below:
 

  • The degree is conferred only after at least one year has expired after obtaining the Honours degree.
  • The degree is conferred on the basis of a 128 unit dissertation.
  • Candidates must complete the degree within four years.
  • The 128 unit dissertation carries the same weight as 4 postgraduate modules and approximately 1000 hours should be spent on research and preparation of the final manuscript.
  • A Masters student passes with distinction if he/she attains at least 75% for the dissertation.
  • A Masters student must submit at least one article for publication to a recognised journal before the degree can be conferred. The article must be based on the research of the dissertation. A copy of the article, as well as a copy of a letter from the editor acknowledging receipt of the paper, must accompany the final submission of the dissertation.


For a PH. D program a candidate must take note of the General Regulations a summary of these regulations as well as additional departmental regulations are given below:
 

  • The degree is conferred only after aone year has expired after obtaining the Masters degree.
  • The degree is conferred on the basis of a thesis.
  • Candidates must complete the degree within four years.
  • Ph.D degrees are not conferred with distinction.
  • PhD students must submit a letter of acceptance for publication or a published article on the work done during the PhD period, from an accredited journal; and another draft article must be submitted for publication and the “acknowledgement of receipt” letter from an accredited journal must accompany the final submission of the thesis. The articles must be based on the research undertaken for the thesis.
     
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I am Echefu Nwiro from Nigeria and I have a Higher National Diploma ( HND) qualification in civil engineering and also have a five years relevant work experience. Please sir, is there any university in South Africa that can give me an admission into the final year undergraduate programme in civil engineering or your better advice sir?
Posted By : Nwiro Echefu on 02-06-2013
 
sir i finished from university of ilorin, kwara state,here in nigeria with 2nd class honours in microbiology, faculty of science. i want to come over to south africa for my masters programme and i dn't know how to go about it, please help me sir. thank you sir
Posted By : olaoye olamide reuben on 23-04-2013
 
I had 3rd class honours in Beng. (Chemical engineering) in Nigeria and will like to study postgraduate diploma in south Africa, pls sir can it b possible for me?
Posted By : jessica Offor on 04-04-2013
 
Am Karindi from Tanzania, I would like to ask how I can get masters admission in South African Universities. I have a bachelor of arts with education and one year in job after my degree. please I am asking for your help.
Posted By : Karindi Humphrey on 29-03-2013
 
sir , i had passed school descendery certificate from bangladesh. i want to do bba. can i get admission by unisa. infect i want to do distance learning. please let me know the proses by email.
Posted By : monirul on 26-03-2013
 
iam a pakistani, graduate and wana higher studies from ur university. would u please tell me what ur requirements for a pakistani students. thankx
Posted By : asif shahzad on 18-03-2013
 
I have just completed my A-Level school education and I obtained the following grades Mathematics. B Chemistry. C Physics. C Technical drawing D Genal paper 5 And I would want to take civil engineering.which universities may accept these grades for civil engineering . Please advise Regards Faisal NB I come from Uganda and there is no Uganda on the list.i have used southafrica
Posted By : Faisal Kakooza on 14-03-2013
 
I'm a nigerian with a degree in history and international studies,please how do I go about applying for a masters programme in international relations
Posted By : ogonna on 04-02-2013
 
Am a Nigerian With Ms.C. Forest Economics and Management looking for Ph.D. admission/scholarship in any of the south Africa Universities. Pls, need your assistance.
Posted By : OMOYENI, Ademola Ayodeji on 25-01-2013
 
I am doingmy sybms undergraduate course what are the eligibility critrria and procedures to get admissions for masters in africa
Posted By : Alban on 20-12-2012
 
Hi, I just completed my first degree in physics. Ca I get admission in a SA school to study mech engr n start in the 2nd/3rd year?
Posted By : sanmi on 28-11-2012
 
Am a holder of what we call higher national diploma in Ghana want to pursue a masters program in south Africa how do i go about it.
Posted By : Tenagyei Gideon on 27-11-2012
 
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Posted By : Ifeoma on 25-11-2012
 
I am an academic staff of Ladoke Akintopa University of Technology (LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, Oyo State. I'm looking for a PhD placement in any of the South African Universities that can offer me scholarship. Anyway you can be of help against next year will definately be appreciated. God bless you.
Posted By : Adelusi Temitope Isaac on 16-11-2012
 
Pls I'm a nigerian and I wuld lik to school in south africa hw do I go about it?
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AM A NIGERIA LOOKING FOR A SCHOLARSHIP SCHOOL EXAMS IN SOUTHAFRICA. HOW DO I GO ABT IT?
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i am a Nigerian and wants to apply for scholarship exams in southafrica.just finished my secondary school education.with 8 distinctions.pls help me its urgent. thank you.
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I'm a Nigerian,and I want to study I south Africa,pls I need to know how I can get an admission letter from university of pretoria so as to get my student visa
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AM A CAMEROONIAN AND DESIRE TO STUDY PHARMACY IN SOUTH AFRICA; I LIVE IN DOUALA CAMEROON PLEASE SEND ME EVERY INFORMATION I WILL NEED
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I have done MSC medical biochemistry and now want to do PhD. Help me in findg univ in newzealand which offer PhD in medical biochemistry.
Posted By : Birendra Kumar Yadav on 14-07-2012
 
I am a Ugandan who has just finished my certificate in Medical laboratory techniques, i would like to know whether u have it in your bachelor programs and how i can go about it to apply for it. Thnx.
Posted By : Ian Kakinda on 28-06-2012
 
l am a Zimbabwean living in South Africa looking for a scholarship ti study law in South Africa
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I am a Zimbabwean citizen and I desire to study for a Master's degree in Development Studies in South Africa. May you kindly advise me on which scholarship or studentship scheme to apply for and how I can go about it. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Posted By : Tendai Karimbambo on 09-05-2012
 
I AM A NIGERIAN WANTING TO STUDY IN A SOUTHAFRICA N UNIVERSITY FOR MY FIRST DEGREE AND I WANT TO KNOW HOW I CAN GO ABOUT IT WILL REALLY APPRECIATE IT IF MY REQUEST IS CONSIDERED AND WILL BE EXPECTING A FAVOURABLE REPLY.THANK YOU VERY MUCH
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I am a South African citizen currently completing my last year of High School in Australia, I was wondering if there is any kind of assistance available in applying for a University course in South Africa while I'm still in Australia. Any information regarding scholarships/bursaries and any other financial fees would also be highly appreciated. Thank You
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am from Nigeria I want a school that grant me scholarship in abroad be in Africa or finland.
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I'M A GRADE 12 LEARNER IN SA BUT IAM A ZIMBABWEAN ASYLUM SEEKER,SO I NEED A BURSARY.CAN I GET ANY WITH AN ASYLUM OR A STUDY PERMIT?
Posted By : PEREVERANCE on 12-02-2012
 
I'M A GRADE 12 LEARNER IN SA BUT IAM A ZIMBABWEAN ASYLUM SEEKER,SO I NEED A BURSARY.CAN I GET ANY WITH AN ASYLUM OR A STUDY PERMIT?
Posted By : PEREVERANCE on 12-02-2012
 
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Posted By : Nurudeen on 11-02-2012
 
i am a nigerian,with a B.A in Linguistics,second class lower and wish 2 study international studies in my masters Degree in a school in South Africa and hoping to get a scholarship. Please,how do i go about it???? Waiting for your reply. Thank you.
Posted By : Tayo Kuju on 17-01-2012
 
what should i do am a pharmacy technologist trained in zambia wishing to persue a degree course in south africa
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Posted By : AJayi Oluwadamilola on 12-12-2011
 
Am a secondary school leaver and wants to study in university of capecoast in south Africa.just want to know how to go about it
Posted By : AJayi Oluwadamilola on 12-12-2011
 
I need a detail info about any university in s/africa where i can run a diploma in medical lab science with my BSC in chemistry. thank u.
Posted By : samuel on 18-11-2011
 
Hi, i completed my graduation in India.looking for masters in south Africa.so what exams(gre, ielts, tofel....) should i take in order to enroll.
Posted By : Shiva Teja on 11-11-2011
 
I am a holder of an advanced level certificate in sciences,please direct me how i could study in any of these field;petroloum ,telecom,computer,or civil engineering in your country.
Posted By : ateke kingsley on 16-10-2011
 
Iam finished my diploma and also doing BBA . I WANT TO APPLY Advance diploma in south Africa i want to inquire on the processes/ requirement studying in south africa.kindly send me detail thank you.
Posted By : salman on 29-09-2011
 
Our country , Cameroon is not found on the countries listed up there.
Posted By : Etah Dorothy Manyi on 20-07-2011
 
I need information of the application for phd programme. i just completed my Msc programme in Nigeria.
Posted By : abiodun fatai on 05-07-2011
 
I WANT TO KNOW THE ADDRESS, IN BANGLADESH.WHERE I CAN GET HELP TO TAKE ADMISSION IN SOUTH AFRICA .
Posted By : MD.SHARIF HOSSAIN on 28-06-2011
 
I am a a level student from Nepal . I gave gce exams and waiting for my result. What are the academic requirements to get to your institution for undergraduate level ? I am highly attracted towards your country to acquire undergraduate .Please send me detail information ,Thanking you
Posted By : madan regmi on 16-06-2011
 
I want to know about your master programme in industrial mathematics in south africa universities and also the procedure on how to apply.
Posted By : KEHINDE OLASUNKANMI on 06-05-2011
 
applying for admission in southafrica
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I have finished my secondary school and i want to be admitted into the university
Posted By : Robinson pwakulo on 21-04-2011
 
Hello! My name is chibuzor and i've just finished my secondary and i want to inquire on the processes/requirements involved in studying in southafrica, thank you.
Posted By : Okorie prince chibuzor on 18-04-2011
 
Hello! My name is chibuzor and i've just finished my secondary and i want to inquire on the processes/requirements involved in studying in southafrica, thank you.
Posted By : Okorie prince chibuzor on 18-04-2011
 
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Posted By : Okorie prince chibuzor on 18-04-2011
 
i would like to apply for accounting or other business courses in South Africa what can i do
Posted By : kawuuki felix on 30-03-2011
 
i want apply to post graduate in south africa what can i do.
Posted By : oyediti abiodun azeez on 28-03-2011
 
I'm a Nigerian and I've just finished my secondary school education and wish to study in SA. What are the requirements for secondary leavers?
Posted By : Samuel Adama on 20-03-2011
 
you did not talk about accommodation for international student. am actually a Nigerian and I wish to study my master degree program in UNISA, i graduated with second class upper division in biochemistry. I wish to know how to apply, when to apply, and if possible any adivice from you. waiting to see your reply. Thank you.
Posted By : dania emmanuel on 03-03-2011
 
i have finished my polytechnic. Which i came out with a second class upper. i want to do my top up to obtained my first degree. i want to know how many years i will go for my top up
Posted By : DZITORWOKO JUSTICE on 28-09-2010
 
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