The rules for the degrees published here are subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information.
The General Regulations (G. Regulations) and General Rules apply to all faculties of the University of Pretoria. It is expected of all students to familiarise themselves well with these regulations and rules as well as all faculty-specific and programme-specific regulations and information as stipulated in the online yearbook. Ignorance concerning these regulations will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression.
Please note: Due to the continuous restructuring of the Faculty and the accompanying phased-in introduction of modules and credits, some of the information in this publication may not fully reflect the most recent developments in the Faculty. Problems that are experienced as a result of this situation may be taken up with GIBS.
Any person who wishes to register at GIBS for the first time, or after an interruption of studies, should apply or reapply for admission.
A selection procedure takes place prior to admission. Application forms are available at www.GIBS.co.za.
The Dean has the right of authorisation regarding matters not provided for in the General Regulations or in the GIBS regulations.
Language of tuition
All GIBS modules will be conducted in English.
Amendment of regulations and fees
GIBS retains the right to amend the regulations and to change tuition fees without prior notification.
Please note: The fees advertised and thus levied in respect of a module or study programme presentation represents a combination of the costs associated with the formal services rendered (for example lectures, module material, field trips, simulations, etc.) as well as associated indirect overheads such as the provision of Information Centre and recreation facilities, security and cleaning services, electricity and water supply, etc. Therefore the fees in respect of a module or study programme presentation cannot simply be reconciled with visible services that are rendered in respect of such module or study programme.
1.1 Registration for a particular year of study
(Also consult General Regulation G.2)
At the beginning of an academic year, a student registers for all the modules he or she intends taking in that particular year. A student may also only register for modules that fit into the lecture, test and examination timetables. For renewal of registration, see General Regulation G.3 and for termination of registration, General Regulation G.4.
1.3 Pass requirements and subminimum in examinations
A final weighted average mark of at least 50% in a module is required to pass. A subminimum of 45% is required in the examination for each module. Should the student fail to achieve the required subminimum, the student will be considered to have failed the module. To pass the Master of Business Administration or the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration with distinction, a student must obtain a final weighted average mark of at least 75%.
1.4 Aegrotat examinations
(Also consult General Regulation G. 12, par. 5.1 and 5.2)
It is the responsibility of all students to familiarise themselves with the General and GIBS Regulations of the University, as well as the procedures, rules, and instructions pertaining to study at GIBS. Ignorance of the applicable regulations, rules and instructions, or the incorrect interpretation thereof will not be accepted as an excuse for not complying with the stipulations of such regulations, rules and instructions.
Application of old and new regulations
(See General Regulation G.5)
Subject to transitional measures laid down by GIBS, a student must complete his or her degree in accordance with the regulations that were applicable when he or she first registered for a specific field of study or specialisation. If a student interrupts his or her studies or changes a field of study or specialisation, the regulations applicable in the following year in which studies are resumed, or the field of study is changed, apply.
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