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|Tuition Fees:||$3,859 /year|
|Applications Begin:||March 2021|
|Student Intake:||300 Students|
|Final Award:||Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB)|
|Start Date:||February 2022|
|Academic Unit:||Faculty of Health Sciences|
|Application Deadline:||30 September 2021|
To be allowed to register as a medical practitioner, a student has to obtain an MBChB degree, followed by a two-year internship and one year of community service. In the medical profession, the health of a patient is of vital importance. Patients are treated with the aim of restoring their health. Special programmes are developed to prevent the spread of diseases and/or infections in the community. The promotion of a healthy lifestyle is also an important responsibility of medical doctors.
The University of Pretoria’s internationally comparable, problem-oriented and outcomes-based training programme is accredited by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), and the high standard of training is recognised locally and internationally. Exchange agreements have been concluded between the School of Medicine and similar faculties at universities abroad.
Medicine is not only a profession—it is a calling. Prospective students, therefore, have to be prepared to serve humanity in all its facets. The medical profession demands high ethical standards in practice, and the career makes heavy physical and mental demands on practitioners.
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NSC/IEB – 5
AS/A Level – C
NSC/IEB – 5
AS/A Level – C
NSC/IEB – 5
AS Level – C
Cambridge A-Level candidates who obtained at least a D in the required subjects will be considered for admission.
International Baccalaureate (IB) HL candidates who achieved at least a 4 in the required subjects will be considered for admission.
The following persons will be considered for admission: a candidate who is in possession of a certificate that is deemed by the University to be equivalent to the required Grade 12 certificate with university endorsement; a candidate who is a graduate from another tertiary institution or has been granted the status of a graduate of such an institution; a candidate who is a graduate of another faculty at the University of Pretoria; and a candidate who is currently in university.
Admission to Health Sciences programmes is subject to a selection process.
Grade 11 final examination results, the National Benchmark Test (NBT) results as well as a Value-added Form will be used for the provisional selection of prospective students.
For selection purposes the sum of the results in six subjects, including English, Mathematics and Physical Science, is calculated.
Life Orientation is excluded in the calculation of the Admission Point Score (APS).
The application of international candidates who come from countries that have medical schools will not be considered for placement in the MBChB programme except where intergovernmental agreements are in place.
Candidates, please note that your conditional admission will be revoked if your APS drops by more than two points in your final school examination results.
PLEASE NOTE that compliance with the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to any programme in this Faculty.
Selection queries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UP applications open on 1 March of the year preceding the year of study.
Each prospective student must complete only one online application. On the online application, the University of Pretoria offers a first and second choice in terms of what you wish to study. All applicants should fill in both a first and second choice on the online application.
Once your online application has been processed, you will receive a student number(EMPLID).
Receiving a student number (EMPLID) does NOT imply that you have been accepted by the University of Pretoria yet. Admission is a separate process that your application undergoes after being evaluated by the relevant faculty.
It is in your best interest to complete your own online application. The University of Pretoria does not make use of representatives, agents or agencies during the application process. If you choose to make use of representatives, agents or agencies, you do so at your own risk. It is of utmost importance that you provide your personal email and postal addresses to enable the University of Pretoria to communicate with you directly.
International students need to comply with immigration requirements. For assistance and enquiries, email email@example.com.
The registration guidelines show you step by step on how to register successfully. In case of difficulties, contact the online registration help desk from 6 January 2020 on telephone +27 (0) 12 420 5347 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Various holds may prevent you from registering successfully. Please check for holds on the UP Student Centre.
**Application Deadline for South Africans – 31st May
**Application Deadline for non-South Africans – 31st May
The MBChB degree allows graduates to register as medical practitioners once they have completed their internship (two years) and community service (one year). Thereafter, they may practise as general practitioners (medical doctors) in hospitals or in private general practice, carry out research, and/or teach undergraduates. Further postgraduate study is required to become a specialist. Specialists can work in hospitals and/or private practices, or follow a career in academic medicine. This involves clinical practice, teaching and research.
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An international levy (R3295) is payable annually by all non-South African citizens as well as students who are citizens of SADC countries on these visas. This amount is payable in addition to the initial fee payable at registration.
Asylum seekers, refugees, diplomats and their dependents stationed in South Africa are exempted from paying the international levy.
International registration and tuition fees:
Non-South African citizens (excluding students who are citizens of SADC countries) will be charged double the tuition fee of South African students, AND the International levy will be charged. (Except for research master’s or doctoral degrees, where only the local tuition fee will be required.)
Students who are citizens of SADC countries will pay the same tuition fee as charged for South African citizens BUT also have to pay the international levy.
Asylum seekers, refugees and diplomats stationed in South Africa, as well as permanent residents of South Africa only, are exempted from paying double tuition fees and are exempted from the international levy.
International students will be required:
– to pay an initial fee before registration (R5000)
– to pay 50% of their full student account by 30 April, and the remainder by 31 July