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The Graduate Entry Medical Programme, Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months


What is The Graduate Entry Medical Programme (GEMP)?

This gives these candidates 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.

South Africa has a critical need for well-trained, knowledgeable medical professionals who are able to provide health care services often with very limited resources. To honour our commitment to improving the lives of our fellow citizens and to address current shortage of well-educated and highly skilled doctors, the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Faculty of Health Sciences has established the Graduate Entry Medical Programme (GEMP) to increase the number of medical graduates.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Chemistry (offered in Semester 
  • Physics (offered in Semester 
  • Biology (full year)

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • ll the regular minimum requirements are also applicable to non-South African applicants.
  • All foreign applicants must contact the Wits International Office to enquire about additional requirements that may apply to them. This includes asylum seekers, refugees and all applicants who are not South African citizens.
  • The Wits International Office will advise on the accreditation of foreign qualifications as well as issues around study permits and accommodation.
  • International applicants who obtained their university degrees in a language other than English will have to provide proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3003 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3003 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    3003 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3003 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Johannesburg

  • 8434 - 12040 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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