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The Graduate Entry Medical Programme, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

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 36 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:

    7

    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

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.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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