Monash South Africa

Antelope in Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa

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Find out about orientation and what to do before you arrive at support services.

Monash South Africa campus is located in the growing suburb Ruimsig, 25km north of Johannesburg's city centre. The attractive campus has over 2,750 students, offers small class sizes, and has advanced facilities with state-of-the-art technology. There is also excellent campus security, many different clubs and associations you can join, and a fitness centre with classes and free-weights.

Monash South Africa is dedicated to educating the future leaders of Africa. It focuses on helping the region meet diverse social, educational and economic issues. The campus has a strong volunteering ethic, and many students give up their time to help disadvantaged children with their schoolwork.

Experience South Africa

South Africa is one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world. Exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture offer a larger than life experience for the student in search of a truly unique and inspiring study experience.

Walking trails, lakes, the Zoo and Botanical Gardens dot the city, and the historically significant Africana Museum, galleries, art routes and historical battlefields as well as the Kruger National Park, private game reserves and Sun City draw a multicultural mix of people from all walks of life, from all corners of the world.

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Getting involved on campus

Help teach literacy to the local children of Ruimsig, intern with Oxfam, collect clothing for those in need, make new friends and have fun while gaining valuable leadership skills and work experience.

Volunteering or getting involved with community engagement is as much a part of student life at Monash South Africa, as study is. Find out more about the many clubs and associations on campus.

Do you like badminton, volleyball or cricket? Or maybe aerobics classes, boxing, free-weights or personal training are more your style? With a Fitness Centre that’s open six days a week, no matter how you like to keep fit, Monash Sport can help.

Cost of living

The cost of living in South Africa is lower than in other English-speaking countries, including Australia – which means your money goes further.

For example:

  • Two litres of milk costs between R15 and R20 (USD $1.90-$2.50)
  • you can get a pair of jeans for R150-R500 (USD $19.20-$64)
  • a movie ticket is R35-R50 (USD $4.50-$6.40)
  • pizza might cost between R50 and R80 (USD $6.40-$10.25)
  • a return trip from campus to the CBD is R30-R50 (USD $3.80-$6.40)
  • a meal at the Monash Bistro is just R20-R40 (USD $2.50-$5.15).

And, for international students, South Africa has simple visa requirements that allow you to work for up to 20 hours a week.