English language proficiency requirement

Acceptance at faculties

Students planning to do undergraduate studies at Stellenbosch University (SU), must have an excellent command of writing, reading comprehension, listening and speaking. Completion of the Pre-academic level IEP course does NOT guarantee acceptance into any faculty or department at SU.

Undergraduate studies

International applicants, who plan to study towards an undergraduate degree, must must first meet exemption requirements and then course requirements. The list of qualifications is found on http://www.usaf.ac.za/.

Contact person: Carmelita Talmarkes (Stellenbosch University International - ctalmarkes@sun.ac.za)

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

 

CEF level

Cambridge ESOL

IELTS band

TOEFL iBT

TEOFL 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 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

For more information on our courses, your level of English or your language needs, please email Nawaal or call her on +27 21 808 2905.

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