Pearson Institute of Higher Education


Pearson has wholly-owned the Midrand Graduate Institute ("MGI") since 2013. It is therefore a natural progression for the organisation to rebrand our largest campus in line with the global Pearson brand. MGI will now be known as Pearson Institute of Higher Education ("PI").

The purpose of this name change is to position this centre of higher education as a single identifiable, world-class institution that delivers the optimum in quality academic qualifications and student experiences. It also allows us to improve operational efficiencies.

This rebranding will have no negative effect on previous students who have qualifications under the MGI name, nor will it affect students currently working towards their qualifications. All qualifications, old and new, remain accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) and registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). New qualifications will continue to be recorded in exactly the same way under the new name.

All the current qualifications offered at MGI will continue to be offered by PI. All students currently busy with their qualifications will qualify as Pearson PI graduates from 2017. All new qualifications started in 2017 will be conferred under the new name.

Pearson Institute of Higher Education Formerly Midrand Graduate Institute

"Pearson is a leading education company. With a presence in over 70 countries and 40 000 employees, it has a worldview of education that will benefit both current and future students."

Please join us for the Pearson Institute of Higher Education launch event on 27-28 July 2016.



In 2006, CTI formed a relationship with Midrand Graduate Institute (MGI) with the aim of working together to deliver the highest standard of career-focused education and programmes, across multiple campuses, which are accredited locally and recognised internationally.

The relationship with MGI has also been designed to provide shared learning sites, enabling students to study respective, accredited MGI programmes at MGI remote campuses.

With 12 CTI and 13 MGI campuses, CTI and MGI are able to cater for both full-time and part-time students. Combined sites of delivery also provide students with the opportunity to benefit from shared campus facilities and resources and interact with students from all walks of life.