Language requirements – University Of Cape Town

By | September 2, 2020

Language requirements – University Of Cape Town

Language requirements

English proficiency

You must submit evidence of proficiency in English as part of your application to study at UCT. These include any of the following:

  • for South African applicants, either:
    • a pass in English Home Language or First Additional Language if you hold the NSC, or
    • 40% In English on the Higher Grade (first or second language) if you hold the Senior Certificate
  • a recent TOEFL score (obtained within 3-5 years before application for admission) of at least
    • 570 for the paper-based test or
    • 230 for the computer-based test or
    • 88 for the Internet-based test
  • a recent overall band score of 7.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no individual element of the test scoring below 6.0
  • a score of 65% or more for the Academic Literacy component of the NBT.