English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5
Mathematics Level 5
Life Sciences AND/OR Physical Science Level 5
The Faculty of Health Sciences uses a composite index score to guide applicant selection. This includes:
- Your matric academic results for five subjects: English, Mathematics, best of Physical Science/ Life Sciences and the best two other subjects. We consider the percentage achieved, not the symbol.
- National Benchmark Test (NBT) scores.
Each of the two components carries a 50% weighting.
All applicants must write the NBT
Please go to www.nbt.ac.za for more information. Click here for the NBT Test Dates. Wits requires the NBT to be written by 13 August 2023 in order to provide early feedback on applications. Only the first attempt of the NBT is considered within the most recent year, and NBT results are valid for three years.
Applicants applying to the Graduate Entry Medical Programme (GEMP) only, as well as applicants who are in their final year of study towards a Bachelor’s degree, or who have already completed a Bachelor’s degree, are not required to write the NBT.
Do you already have a degree?
The GEMP offers an entry point into the third year of the MBBCh degree at Wits for suitably qualified graduates who want to become doctors. Years three to six of the MBBCh programme cover integrated multidisciplinary and clinical courses. As each year of study is compulsory, no student may be admitted into the programme after the third year.