APPLICATION INFORMATION FOR 2018 INTAKE

Prospective students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as electronic applications opened on 01 March 2017. Application for admission to postgraduate degree programmes for both South African and International candidates are subject to faculty specific closing dates.

Please note that certain programmes require additional supporting documentation which must accompany your application. 

To view the closing dates for a specific programme, click here.

The following programmes require additional supporting documentation, click on the relevant  programme to view:

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Faculty of Economic and Managment Sciences

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Science

Faculty of Theology

 

English language proficiency requirements

Proof of English Language proficiency is required from candidates who have obtained their qualifications from tertiary institutions where the medium of instruction was not English. This evidence must accompany your application and serves as part of the supporting documentation required to successfully complete the credential evaluation of an application.

The 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

BULATS

PTE General

PTE Academic

No language tuition required

C2 Proficient

CPE

8 – 9

96 - 110

243 - 270

90 - 100

Level 5

85+

Support Language tuition may be required

*(EAP)

C1

CAE

6.5 - 7.5

79 – 95

213- 240

75 - 89

Level 4

76 - 84

Language Tuition is required
**(IEP)

C1

FCE / CAE

Lower than 6.5

Lower than 79

Lower than 213

Lower than 75

Lower than level 4

Lower than 76

The minimum English language proficiency requirements for acceptance to University courses are:

  • 6.5 IELTS band (minimum 6 at all bands)
  • 550 TOEFL paper based / 79 TOEFL iBT / 213 TOEFL CBT
 
 

Guidance on how to apply is available hereIf you already know which programme you wish to apply for, click on the red button below to proceed with your application.