Point system for MGI programmes
School subjects and minimum pass requirements
*Not acceptable for BSc (Biomedicine) and BSc(Biotechnology Management)
NC(V) 4 Candidates:
Should you be studying towards the National Certificate (Vocational) level 4 [NC(V) 4] at school level and would like entry onto any of the MGI programmes, please contact a Student Advisor for further information with reference to your specific entrance requirements.
Minimum entry requirements
(*Please see below for the designated list for a Bachelor’s Degree)
Please note that:
All students who pass Life Orientation will receive three (3) basis points towards their acceptance.
Additional MGI points required for the following qualifications
Please note that no subjects are doubled in the Foundation Programme points calculation.
Additional qualification requirements
If you completed Grade 12 prior to 2008 and require assistance with regard to the entrance requirements, please do not hesitate to contact an MGI student advisor on +27(0)11 690 1700.
* Designated list for Bachelor’s degree:
Students with international school leaving certificates may be required to submit documentation to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). It is the student’s responsibility to contact SAQA directly.
SAQA’s contact details are as follows:
086 010 3188 - Helpdesk
(012) 431 5000 - Switchboard
(012) 431 5147 - Fax
Postnet Suite 248
Private Bag X06
SAQA House (formerly known as Hatfield Forum West)
1067 Arcadia Street, Hatfield
Students from non-English speaking countries may do an English course through ACE Foundation to prepare them for their degree studies.
Prospective students are advised to contact the Student Recruitment Department or consult the website for entry requirements specific to the student’s country of origin.
Before submitting an application, students are welcome to consult MGI’s student advisors. Student advisors are able to guide students in choosing the correct subjects and to assist them with the application process.
Further, with regard to general career advice and subject choices, a career testing service is offered by the student advisors.
The testing consists of extensive psychometric tests to establish the student’s abilities and interests. For more information, please contact a student advisor on: +27(0)11 690-1700/1733.
To apply, applicants must submit the following to the Student Advisory Unit:
Please note that non-South African students will be required to submit a valid study permit to the Student Advisory Unit before the closing date for registration. Please ensure that the relevant registration fee accompanies the completed registration form.
UNISA application process
As a prerequisite for enrolment towards a UNISA qualification at MGI, the student must be registered as a student of UNISA. The applicant is solely responsible for his or her UNISA registration. Where possible, MGI will assist with registration at UNISA. A UNISA applicant who does not meet UNISA entry requirements may not be registered for any UNISA tuition programme offered at MGI. Confirmation of registration with UNISA must be lodged by the student with MGI prior to the closing date for registration. Proof of any amendment to the UNISA registration must be submitted to MGI immediately by the student. Please note that the UNISA closing date for the LLB differs from other courses. Please confirm the LLB closing date.
Please note that students who wish to study a UNISA programme through MGI are required to register with both UNISA and MGI.
UNISA Registration Forms and Information Booklets are available from MGI’s student advisors.
Subject/module exemptions – MGI programmes
A student who wishes to apply for module/subject exemption must submit an application for module/subject exemption to a student advisor before the closing date indicated on the registration form. Registration forms are available from the student advisors.
The following documents must accompany the application:
A student may be granted exemption from a maximum of 40% of the total number of subjects/modules prescribed for any MGI qualification.
Closing date for registration
Please consult the Student Advisory Unit for details concerning closing dates.
Please consult the UNISA website for further information.(www.unisa.ac.za)