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Point system for MGI programmes

School subjects and minimum pass requirements

Grade 12 subjects Minimum requirements

Grade 12 subjects Minimum requirements

4 compulsory subjects

Two official languages:

• The language of learning and teaching at your school

• One other official South African language

One of these must be on the home language level (previously called first language level), and the other on the first additional language level (previously called second language level).

Obtain at least 40% in the required official language on the home language level.

Obtain at least 30% in the other required language on the first additional language level.

Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy

Obtain at least 30%.

Life Orientation.

Obtain at least 40%.

+ three choice subjects.

Any three other approved subjects

Obtain at least 40% in one of the choice subjects.

Obtain at least 30% in the remaining two subjects

*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

Qualification Minimum entry requirements

Qualification Minimum entry requirements

Bachelor’s degree

National Senior Certificate with four subjects from a designated list* that have been passed with an achievement rating of 4 (50-59%) or better, together with any additional institutional requirements

Advanced diploma

Appropriate diploma or bachelor degree.


National Senior Certificate with four subjects that have been passed with an achievement rating of 3 (moderate achievement 40-49%) or better, together with any institutional requirements.

(*Please see below for the designated list for a Bachelor’s Degree)

Midrand Graduate Institute Points NSC%

Midrand Graduate Institute Points NSC%


90 – 100%


80 – 89%


70 – 79%


60 – 69%


50 – 59%


40 – 49%


30 – 39%


0 – 29%

Please note that:

  1. In calculating the MGI points, a prospective student MUST have a level 4 for at least four of the designated subjects, and
  2. Points will also be allocated for non-designated students.

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.

  • Bachelor of Arts degrees : 25 MGI points or more
  • Bachelor of Commerce degrees : 25 MGI points or more
  • Bachelor of Psychology degrees : 25 MGI points or more
  • Bachelor of Science degrees : 32 MGI points or more
  • Diplomas : 25 MGI points
  • Foundation Programme : 17-24 MGI points
  • Foundation Programme (Science) : 24 MGI points

Additional qualification requirements

  • BComm in Accounting – 50% and above in Mathematics.
  • Any BSc degree – 50% or above in Mathematics and English.
  • BSc in Biomedicine and BSc in Biotechnology degree – the points attained for the best two subjects from Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and Science must be doubled.
  • BSc in Computer Science, Informatics, and Internet Communication degrees. The points attained for the best two subjects from English, Mathematics, and Computer Science must be doubled.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) – 50% or above for English.
  • BA Graphic Design - Portfolio submission (Click Here for more info).
  • Foundation Programme: Students must obtain 17-24 MGI points and a National Senior Certificate (NSC). To progress to any BSc degree, students must have 24 MGI points and an NSC with Mathematics according to the degree 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:

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Consumer Studies
  • Dramatic Arts
  • Economics
  • Engineering Graphics and Design
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information Technology
  • Languages (one language of learning and teaching at a higher education institution and two other recognized language subjects)
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematical Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Religion Studies
  • Visual Arts

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:

Contact numbers:

086 010 3188 - Helpdesk

(012) 431 5000 - Switchboard

(012) 431 5147 - Fax

Postal address:

Postnet Suite 248

Private Bag X06

Waterkloof, 0145

Physical address:

SAQA House (formerly known as Hatfield Forum West)

1067 Arcadia Street, Hatfield


South Africa

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.

Registration procedures

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:

  • A certified copy of results for the latest school year completed ( Grade 11 or 12).
  • A certified copy of the front page of the student’s identity document or certified copy of passport.
  • A certified copy of the front page of the identity document of the person who will be responsible for thepayment of the student’s MGI fees.
  • A completed registration form.
  • A letter of good conduct or testimonial.
  • A salary advice or three months’ bank statements of the person who will be responsible for the payment of the student’s MGI fees if a credit option is chosen.
  • If the student has previously attended another higher education institution, a certified copy of his/her academic transcript and certificate of good conduct from the relevant institution.
  • International students need proof of medical aid in addition to study permit.

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:

  • Copy of module/subject syllabus (course outlines);
  • Details of the duration of module/subject; and
  • Examples of tests/assignments.
  • Original or certified copy of academic transcript (results) from institution at which subject/module was completed;

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.

UNISA programmes

Please consult the UNISA website for further information.(www.unisa.ac.za)


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