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:
1) Your matric academic results for five subjects: English, Mathematics, Physical Science/Life Sciences and the best two other subjects. We consider the percentage achieved, not the symbol.
2) National Benchmark Test (NBT) scores.
Each of the two components carries a 50% weighting.
All applicants must write the NBT. 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.
Admission into MBBCh:
There are two entry points into the MBBCh:
• First year, for applicants currently in Grade 12, and
• Third year, for applicants who have completed a relevant degree (GEMP).
No application to second year will be considered. Applicants who are currently studying or who have studied at a tertiary institution are advised to complete their studies and then apply for admission to the GEMP.
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.