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      English Language proficiency requi​rements​



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.

If you are unable to provide proof of your English Language proficiency upon application, feel free to contact our Language Centre for assistance in booking an English Language proficiency test. More information is available here.​

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) 
PTE Academic 

Minimum English Language Requirements

C1 CAE

​6.5 
(minimum of 6 on all bands)

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