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Part-time GEMP Courses

Wits Plus offers a part-time option for GEMP candidates from the Faculty of Health Sciences to assist with increasing the number of medical graduates.

The Graduate Entry Medical Programme (GEMP) allows entry of suitably qualified candidates who meet certain minimum requirements into the third year of the MBBCh degree. This provides candidates with the opportunity to complete their undergraduate medical studies in a period of only four years after which they enter their internship and government mandated community service period.

From 2018 GEMP candidates will be able to complete the three prerequisite courses on a part-time basis through Wits Plus:

  • Chemistry (offered in Semester 2) 
  • Physics (offered in Semester 1)
  • Biology (full year)
How does it work?
  • Students need to register through Wits Plus as occasional students, i.e. for non-degree purposes. Upon completion they do not get certificates; only a statement of result.
  • Chemistry classes will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 17:30 to 20:00, followed by a tutorial from 20:00 to 21:00.
  • Physics classes will take place on Tuesdays (17:30 to 20:00) and tutorials on Thursdays 17:30 to18:30.
  • All courses require compulsory lab work: lab sessions will take place as follows (dates TBC):
    Chemistry: four (4) consecutive full weekdays during November
    Physics: three (3) consecutive days during mid-semester break (semester 1) 
  • These courses are prerequisites to GEMP and do not provide any credits to GEMP. However, students who want to study towards another degree that these courses form part of, will get credits.
  • Students registered for these courses will be able to include proof of registration and up-to-date academic results in support of their GEMP applications.
  • Prospective GEMP students do not need to do all three courses in one year, but can only apply in the year when they anticipate completing the last outstanding course.
How to Apply


Applicants need to download, complete and submit the Occasional Study Application Form.

Please note: It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that they meet the minimum entry requirements for GEMP.

Certified copies of the following documents must be attached with the application:

  • ID / passport 
  • Matric certificate 
  • previous undergraduate degree 
  • marriage certificate (if applicable)
Timetable and Fees

Download the complete 2018 GEMP timetable and fees


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