Whilst you do use your Gr 11 marks to apply, most (but not all) universities will wait for your matric final before making you an offer. You also need to meet the minimum entry points – file:///C:/Users/Katherine/Downloads/CHS%20Undergraduate%20Brochure_electronic.pdf hey I would like to know the percentage that I need to get for the NBT to be considered for medicine. Most tertiary institutions consider your end Gr 11 results, your final matric results, your National Bench Mark Tests and your personal motivation. Make sure you take the required science degree subjects. I did my matric back in 2004 and studied civil engineering afterwards. I always want to have a communication with students taking medicine from UCT. I have a few questions though. There are many other health options. For training options in South Africa – scroll down . Maths has been such a struggle for me,i try by all means to practise it but it just doesnt want to get in. There are other options apart from being a doctor. All the best, Kath. Tell me where you live so I can direct you to the right people. Where are you aiming for in the end? I am studying 4 Cambridge AS level subjects. All the best, Kath, It’s actually a great and helpful piece of information. I don’t qualify for the GEMP programme at WITS because I am not yet qualified as a homoeopath and still have a number of years before I will be. I am not sure about the language. There are also other health options that you would have a good chance of getting into so even if you don’t make it for medicine you can still work in healthcare. Please contact me by email. The best thing is to have volunteering you do regularly – for example one hour per week at a soup kitchen or walking dogs at the SPCA or setting up for your church. SCAM FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS. If you have further questions please email me at kathsaili@gmail.com Kath. I suggest you do that. Research the requirements to become a doctor by watching this video. This page shows a selection of the available Bachelors programmes in South Africa. There are other health options in the Health faculty at UCT that are easier to get into than medicine and there is also Human Physiology in the Science faculty. I would also like to get some assistance. You need maths and physics to study a medicine degree. For all medicine courses in South Africa, you need to write the National Benchmark Test. However my average is 61.75%. There are 7 universities that offer medicine. I need help!!!!!!! Kath. Hi Kath, I just matriculated and was not accepted into medicine because i passed with level 5’s and 6’s. I saw that you mentioned that Stellenbosch accepts transferring students at the end of first year – could this possibly apply to me, going into third year? I’m sure you can do better. Hi, I would think that it is possible although not guaranteed. I suggest you contact the medical faculty at the institute you’d like to study at and ask them about it. A doctor. Now I have a degree and I want to do medicine. I just finished 10th grade. Hello Kath With Physiology you won’t be working hands on treating people but you could be the brains behind the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. I got code 6 in all my subjects , is it possible for me to get admitted in institutions that provide medicine , life science 6 maths 6 physics 6 cat 6. I suggest you contact a course advisor at the universities you are interested in to find out if you might get credit for some of the dietetics. My grade 11 average was 92 .my first term grade 12 average was also 92. Am I able to apply to UCT for January 2017 if I write my AS Cmbridge examinations in Oct/Nov 2016 and get a place? You may find something you can apply for with maths and English in the 50s. 4. I am currently doing my first year in analytical chemistry but want to change to medicine my problem is i dont meet the requirements for it so i want to know if its possible that I get admitted to do it or I’ll have to do other alternate subjects first to be admitted. If it is possible am i wasting my time studying biological & cognitive psychology or there is a better and quicker alternative option(s)? Similarly for geography teaching, as long as you have the minimum marks to enter, reasonable English and Geography, your other subjects won’t matter. (a) qualified for a place in first year MBChB really Kath, medicine is what i really wan to do! https://www.uct.ac.za/apply/student/undergradpros/ It is quite complex. The best advice I can give you is to work hard on your maths and science. Do you think it is best to stay and finish my current degree ,which is 4 years, and then try and apply for medicine or do you think it is possible to achieve an 80% average at stellenbosch in the first year in order to apply for medicine there aren’t many careers i can get into with a bsc life science degree and the competition for medicine is stiff so i am worried that if i don’t get into medicine in my first year or after i finish i will be stuck with a degree i cant use for a career in health science. Hi, You must take maths and physics. Thank you so much. https://www.wits.ac.za/health/gemp/ All the best, Kath, Hi,i am currently in grade 11 and i want to study medicine at UCT…my grade 11 marks are not so bad after all. Thanks for sharing replying to our questions. All those things contribute towards your entrance marks. You do have options though. Kind regards, Hi, Stellies only accept internal transfers – you have to be at Stellies to get in. I am so unhappy want to do medicine what are the alternative please advise I am 26 yrs old . I had 88% for Life sciences,75% for physical sciences and 97% for maths. Elect tech-69% You need to meet the minimum entry requirements for the course which is usually at least 60% in Physics and 70% in Maths (but it depends on the institute. All the best, Kath, Very nice and informative post. Hi Aisha, It is really normal to change your mind – kind of like trying on different clothes until you find something that is comfortable and looks good on you. No, you should contact Sean Wilson at SAEP Bridging Year Program 082 8660992. hi, if I wan’t to be an assistant doctor what results must I obtain? pliz help coz dis seem 2 be my dream job, Hi Betty, We don’t offer matric subjects. All the best, Kath. Hi Alexandria, Acceptance into medicine is usually based on more than just your school marks. Medical Bioscience is a good degree but you won’t be a doctor. UNISA offers a matric level physics course, may be this will be acceptable? They only take 200 students per year and they have to be the best of the best. Thanks so much, I’m definitely going to do just that! Hi Tracey, as far as I am aware you can’t transfer from the end of first year science to med. I have just completed my 2nd year of studies in Homoeopathy at UJ and I am considering the option of transferring to medicine. I do know that UCT now have a fast track system for people with a science degree to go straight into second year med after a short bridging course. Or do i have other options? If you live near UCT then the best thing to do is to make an appointment at their Student Centre and speak to someone about how to apply and what the requirements are. Tell me more about where you are and how long ago you did matric then may be I can help. The prospectus suggests that probable offer for medicine at UCT in the open band is NBT score of 270. Community service will help. im in matric now doing pure maths, physical n life sciences. Hi, Yes I would think you have a chance, particularly if you work hard and improve your grades this year. Also your NBT score contributes to your FPS (Faculty Point Score) and a basic score is not going to help you here. And would universities accept recommendation letters from surgeons who I’ve worked with? If you complete your degree then you can apply to WITS for post-grad medicine. But before you pack your bags, you need to jump though some hoops. Hi, The problem with applying for medicine with not so great Gr 11 results is that you will not be included in the initial round of offers. UCT is the hardest university to get into. In the results release, they showed that youth unemployment was highest irrespective of their level of education compared to older citizens in South Africa. I also spent money to go there and to do that stupid exam. For pharmacy you need minimum code 4 for english, maths, life science and physics. You need to apply by May of this year for possible acceptance in 2018. You can also expect your marks to improve over this year by around 4%, that is normal. University’s select the applicants who meet minimum criteria, have the highest marks overall or have good marks despite disadvantage (economic, racial, poor schooling etc). Guys… GEMP Program for international students at Wits is A COMPLETE SCAM. Make sure you also have a well rounded portfolio including volunteering, community projects, leadership, extra murals. Since next year I am going to grade 11, I know I need to work hard especially on my mathematics and Physical sciences. It is a very competitive course to get entry to. If you need to have your NBT results before your application deadline, make sure you book early enough. Hi, This is not UCT it is a blog post on SAILI. You will need at least 80% for maths to be accepted and it is recommended that you have 90%. If you are in Cape Town, try Red Cross Children’s hospital. There are other courses you can do though like Paramedic, Nursing, Speech and Language Therapy, Sports Science. PHSC- 81% Sorry to disappoint, Kath. However, I really want to study MBchB. If you don’t have those in your degree then WITS offers a bridging course. All applicants must have the minimum average. Life Science 78% Is there any courses i can do to make up for that and go to medical school? Medicine is a very popular course. Im taking extra classes this year aiming to get good marks. UCT has clear guidelines on minimum levels of proficiency for NBTs. hey I got 76% maths,71% physics,65% english,63% life science and I got average mark of 72, I would like to ask if my marks are enough to study medicine at UCT? how long will it take me, 6 yrs or less. I want to know if are there chances for me to do medicine? You should be fine to do biology in one year as long as you work hard. http://www.abet.co.za/adult_matric_study.html, Hi, I just found out about an online distance ed college called Brainline – http://www.brainline.com/about-us/how-brainline-works/ You might be able to do new matric subjects there…, Hi Kath ,I’m Adila I matriculated in 2010 with enough APS score to get into varsity but not enough to study Medicine which has always been my dream. 63%-Computer Application Technology They will only consider your personal motivation if your marks are not quite strong enough to recommend you – and your marks are good, so I don’t think this will be the case. If you don’t have those marks there are plenty of other medical field options you can see in this blog. If your marks are not so good in Gr 11 then it is not likely you will get into it. Physical Science-61% Kath. or can i apply after the 3rd year ? Do we specifically have to apply for that? All the best, Kath, seriously I want to become a doctor to fulfill my dream and my Daddy’s own together with my late mother, Hi I’d like to study medicine in CUT, I’d like to ask what my chances of being accepted if I got 65% in both Maths and physics in my grade 11 final results and got above 70% in all my other subjects, Hi Lihle, CUT does not offer medicine although they do have a health faculty with other courses on offer. If I did BSc degree. What does it take? https://www.khanacademy.org/ Also if Ikamva Youth are working in your area they will offer free tutoring in the afternoons for maths. You will need to write the National Bench Mark tests though in English and Maths and that is where you might struggle to reach the standards. They are the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Stellenbosch. Medical Doctors are on the ‘SCARCE & CRITICAL SKILLS LIST’. Go to a university open day next year and see what else is on offer in the health care faculty. 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