Monash South Africa Private University (MSA)

Monash South Africa is a private university founded in 2001, located in Johannesburg, in the province of Gauteng. Monash South Africa is entering the most exciting phase since its formation in 2001. As an institution of higher learning they are committed to contributing to the consolidation of democracy, social justice, and the growth and development of the South African economy and the growth of Africa as a whole. They are dedicated to the nurturing of scholars, who will contribute positively to society by advancing knowledge and paving a way to a better future. Society is changing and Monash South Africa has positioned itself to meet these changes, thry are  ready to educate and train graduates to work in fields where they will be valued both for their specialised knowledge, and for their ability to research, communicate and solve problems.

Monash South Africa students are recognised internationally because of the skills and training that they receive during their years of study. Their graduates are globally relevant and they make an impact in the different spheres where they serve.As an institution they have a strong sense of community engagement and commitment that has seen us making a difference in the lives of the people in the surrounding communities.

Departments and Schools

School of Business and Economics

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Marketing

School of Health Sciences

  • Health Science
  • Psychology

School of Information Technology

  • School of Information Technology
  • Computer and Information Science

School of Social Sciences

  • African Studies
  • Child and Youth Development
  • Communications and Media Studies
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • French Language and Studies
  • Geography and Environmental Science
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations Practice
  • Sociology


  • Bachelor of Business Science
  • Bachelor of Business Science (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Public Health
  • Bachelor of Computer and Information Science
  • Bachelor of Social Science
  • Bachelor of Business Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)


  • Master of International Business
  • Master of Philosophy
  • Master of Philosophy in Integrated Water Management


English is the language of instruction and assessment at Monash South Africa. Students must meet one of the following English language requirements in order to be eligible for admission:

You must supply evidence that you meet these requirements when applying for a degree or programme with us. Find out more about providing certified copies of your scores.

Degree entry

South African students

South African National Senior Certificate (NSC)

  • a minimum score of 4 (50-59%)

South African Senior Certificate (SAFCERT)

  • a pass in an examination equivalent to English at the higher grade (first or second language)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • a minimum score of 6.5 (no band lower than 6)

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • Paper based – a score of 550 or more, with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.5 or more.
  • Internet based – at least 79 overall, 21 for writing, 12 for listening, 13 for reading, 18 for speaking

International students

  • a pass in English at A level, O level, minimum of a C, International Baccalaureate or equivalent.

Foundation Programme entry

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • Social Science stream – a score of 6 (no band lower than 6)
  • Business, IT and Health streams – a score of 5.5 (no band lower than 5)

Test of English as a Foreign Language(TOEFL)

  • Social Science stream
    • Paper Based: score of at least 523 with a TWE score of 4.5 or more
    • Internet Based: score of 69 overall, with a minimum score of 12 in Listening, 13 in Reading, 21 in Writing and 18 in Speaking
  • Business, IT and Health streams
    • Paper Based: score of at least 471 with a TWE score of 4.0 or more
    • Internet Based: score of 52 overall, with a minimum score of 5 in Listening, 5 in Reading, 15 in Writing and 14 in Speaking.

We select students based on academic merit. You must be at least 17 years old when you enrol (applications may be made while you are 16). To be eligible for an undergraduate degree at Monash South Africa, you must have completed one of the following:

How to Apply

Apply online

Choose your course code – Monash Online Admission system will guide you through the application process. You’ll be prompted to create an account or log in if you have one already. You can save your application at any time and return to it later – just be sure to complete it and supply any relevant documentation, like certified copies , before applications close. Once complete, your application is automatically submitted.

Paper-based application

If you’d like to lodge your application by posting, emailing or faxing it to us you’ll need to:

Master of Business Administration application process

Complete the MBA Application form and submit it together with the following documents:

Step 1: Application form completed and signed by the student and person responsible for payment

  • Copy of recent CV
  • Certified copies of qualification(s)
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts
  • Declaration of English Language Proficiency ( if English was not the language of instruction in previous studies completed)
  • Certified copy of Identity Document (ID) or Passport (foreign students)
  • If non-RSA citizen: Certified copy of work permit and SAQA evaluation of foreign qualification(s).

Step 2: Email your application to [email protected]

Master of International Business application process

Applications for the Master of International Business are lodged with the Monash South Africa Research office directly. Please complete and return the MIB Application form (pdf, 300Kb). For more information visitMaster of International Business or contact research co-ordinator Hester Stols via emailor by calling +27 11 950 4470.

Master of Philosophy application process

Applications for the Master of Philosophy are lodged with the Monash South Africa Research office directly. Please complete and return the MPhil application form (pdf, 497Kb). For more information visit Master of Philosophy or contact research co-ordinator Hester Stols via email or by calling +27 11 950 4143

Submitting your completed application

Once your application is complete submit it, along with your supporting documentation, in one of three ways:

  • Scan and send it via email
  • Fax it, with a covering letter, to 00 27 11 950 4288
  • Post it to:

Admissions Office
Monash South Africa
Private Bag X60
South Africa

Contact Details

General inquiries

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +27 11 950 4000

Future students Inquiries

Email: [email protected]
Call centre: +27 11 950 4009

Physical Address
144 Peter Road
South Africa

Website : www.msa.ac.za