The Faculty of Health Sciences has an outstanding international reputation and many of our graduates are leaders in their fields, both in South Africa and worldwide.
- In 2014 the University revised the admissions policy for all undergraduate degrees in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Revised Health Sciences Admissions Policy
The study of health sciences emphasises the importance of physical and mental wellbeing, and provides access to various careers either as a professional practitioner, in education as a lecturer, or in medical research.
- There are two points of entry into MBBCh:
- First year for applicants who are currently in Grade 12 and
- Third year for applicants who have completed a degree (this is the Graduate Entry Medical Programme (GEMP)
No application to second year will be considered. Those applicants who are currently studying or who have studied at a tertiary institution are advised to complete their studies and apply for admission to the GEMP.
We offer excellent postgraduate supervisors who participate in cutting edge research and are thus able to guide and support students during their engagement with research.
Wits is recognised both locally and internationally for the quality of its research and for the exemplary training of its postgraduate students.
Our academic staff are involved in ground breaking research in clinical, applied and basic sciences, thus providing fertile and varied fields in which you may choose to work. The research environment in the Faculty is stimulating and thought-provoking.