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NMU Medical School Application Form for 2024/2025

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This article contains information on Nelson Mandela University’s NMU Medical School Application Form for 2024–2025 as well as how to apply. It also contains the Nelson Mandela University and NMU Medical School requirements, as well as its online application where necessary. NMU Medical School MBChB Application Form – 2021 This article contains information on Nelson Mandela University, the NMU MBChB application form, and the NMU medicine requirements for admission into MBChB programmes for the 2024–2025 academic year. Nelson Mandela University (NMU) can officially say the doors to its new medical school will open in 2024 at its Missionvale Campus. Applications for our new MBChB degree will open on May 3, 2024. The MBChB degree has received accreditation from the regulatory professional body, the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and approval from the Council for Higher Education (CHE). These endorsements have been delayed due to the occurrence of the pandemic. Therefore, the University’s formal application system is now place. You can also consider applying for an alternative degree in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
The purpose of Nelson Mandela University’s MBChB programme will be to train caring, competent and committed primary health care-oriented medical doctors who will work as members of inter-professional teams to practice in holistic, culturally sensitive and comprehensive ways.

NELSON MANDELA UNIVERSITY, NMU MEDICAL SCHOOL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

SUBJECTS AND MARKS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO NMU MBCHB APPLICATION

You will need the following marks to be eligible to apply for the MBChB degree:
  • English (either as home language or first additional language): NSC minimum 60%.
  • Mathematics NSC minimum 60%.
  • Physical Science NSC minimum 60%.
  • Life Science NSC minimum 60%.
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It is important to note that not everyone who applies with the minimum average will be given a place. An applicant requires a minimum Applicant Score (AS) of 430. The top applicants will be chosen according to academic merit, with particular attention paid to top scholars who come from non-fee-paying schools in order to promote access to the programme. In the event that the applicant applies with Grade 11 final exam results as they are currently in Grade 12, then the above requirements also apply, and the applicant will need to maintain these marks in their NSC (or equivalent) Final selection is conditional on submission of the applicants NSC certificate and achievement of the minimum requirements.
Due to the logistical challenges of conducting National Benchmark (NBT) testing due to the pandemic, Nelson Mandela University will not utilise NBT scores for selection and placement purposes for the 2024-MBChB intake.
  • Your Applicant Score (AS) is calculated using six subjects. Please note that Life Orientation (LO) is excluded
  • Write down your subjects and the most recent percentage (%) obtained in each subject (NO Gr 12 March results).
  • You MUST include the results for the following three compulsory subjects1) Home language; 2) 1st Add. Language; and 3) Maths.
In addition, for those applicants from quintile 1 to 3 schools who attain 50% or higher for Life Orientation, 7 additional points are added to their score out of 600 to arrive at their final AS.
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The table below provides an example of how to calculate the AS for:
  • An applicant who has 7 NSC/IEB subjects:
NSC Subjects % obtained % used to calculate the AS
isiXhosa (Home Language) 78 78
English (1st Add. Language) 65 65
Mathematics 74 74
Physical Sciences 75 75
Life Orientation 85
Life Sciences 74 74
Business Studies 85 85
Applicant Score (AS): 451

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR DEGREE APPLICANTS

Degree applicants can apply, but please note that preference will be given to applicants who meet the minimum NSC criteria for entry into the programme.   Additionally, consideration will be given to students who have attended non-fee-paying schools as well as those applicants who are enrolled at Nelson Mandela University in the Faculties of Health sciences and Science. Applicants will be evaluated based on their university academic record. Students who are in their first year of study must use their NSC marks to apply.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR FOREIGN APPLICANTS

South African nationals who have pre-university studies from outside the Republic of South Africa will be considered. No international applicants will be considered at this stage.

TUITION FEES

In planning your budget for your studies, the following costs need to be considered:
  • HPCSA fees: registration as an MBChB student
  • Computers to access e-assessments, Moodle System and textbooks
  • Vaccinations
  • Uniforms (White coat, scrubs, T-Shirts) as needed
  • Equipment costs (e.g. stethoscope)
  • Transport
These costs will be factored into your total student fees

NMU MEDICAL SCHOOL MBChB APPLICATION GUIDELINES AND FORMS

Nelson Mandela University, NMU MBChB Application Procedures
  • Step 1: Read through the NMU MBChB Application requirements and selection criteria of the programme as outlined above.
  • Step 2: If you are satisfied that you meet the general admission requirements and specific subjects requirements, then complete the  application form.
  • Step 3: Prepare an electronic copy of your academic record as well as other documents and upload as PDF.
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NELSON MANDELA UNIVERSITY, NMU MEDICAL SCHOOL APPLICATION DEADLINE (CLOSING DATE)

Applications for MBChB at Nelson Mandela University are open and will close on (CHECK DEADLINE). Only after the closing date will all the applications be reviewed and the selection process start; thus, selection for MBChB will NOT be on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you are experiencing technical difficulties, please email medicalschool@mandela.ac.za and we will respond to your email. Please be patient, as we have many queries.

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