English Language proficiency requirements

International candidates who have obtained their qualifications from tertiary institutions where English is not the language of instruction are required to provide proof of English Language proficiency. This evidence must accompany your application and must not be older than 24 months from the date of application to the University.

The minimum English language requirements and recognised language tests for admission to Stellenbosch University's postgraduate degree programmes are as follows: 

English Language Requirements

 

CEF Level

Cambridge ESOL

IELTS Band

TOEFL iBT

TOEFL CBT

TOEFL (paper-based) 

BULATS 

PTE General 

PTE Academic 

Minimum English Language Requirements

 

C1

CAE

 

 

6.5 

(minimum of 6 on all bands)

79 

213

550

75 - 89

Level 4

76 - 84