13 Campuses. 6 faculties. 20 degrees.

We've been in the business of learning for over 25 years

Midrand Graduate Institute (MGI) was established in 1989 as a private university-level, degree-conferring institution – one of the first of its kind in Southern Africa. We offer 16 undergraduate degrees, lecture-based support for UNISA's Bachelor of Laws degree, three honours degrees and one masters degree within six faculties. All courses are externally examined and moderated by well-qualified academics, public higher institutions, and industry practitioners.

Why Midrand?

All our degrees are registered and accredited

MGI is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training, under the Higher Education Act No. 101 of 1997, as a private higher education institution (Registration Certificate No. 2001/HE07/008). All our programmes are accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE’s) Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) and registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

We’re backed by the world’s leading learning company

In 2013, Pearson Education, the world’s leading learning company, acquired a 100% stake in MGI, creating an opportunity for MGI to broaden its range of courses and degrees.

We cultivate future leaders

MGI is known for producing graduates who are competitive, skilled and in demand in the working environment.

We strive for excellence in everything we do

Our vision is to be the leading private higher education provider in Southern Africa, recognised both locally and internationally for academic excellence, career-focused programmes, a dynamic hands-on approach to teaching and learning, and world-class service delivery on multiple campuses.

We support technology-enhanced learning (TEL)

Every student who enrols for a three year qualification degree at Pearson Institute will receive a tablet PC, including all course material and electronic textbooks, as part of their course fee. We do not offer tablet PC’s in our one year qualifications and programmes. The benefits of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) include: managing and organising learning easily, access to electronic textbooks (eBooks) and being able to learn anywhere, anytime.

We stay relevant in an ever-changing world

We respond to changing industry and student needs. Our courses are relevant for local circumstances, while simultaneously providing students with the necessary skills and competencies to enable them to be competitive in the international arena.

We have established local and international partnerships

MGI has established agreements and partnerships with local and international higher education institutions rooted in a shared commitment to providing relevant education of high quality, adding strength and diversity to MGI's programmes, and broadening the learning opportunities for its students. These partnerships include:

Monash (South Africa)

Monash University (AU)

North-West University (South Africa)

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (South Africa)

Radford University College (Ghana)

UNISA (South Africa)