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Language Requirements

The medium of instruction and examination at UCT is English.

International applicants for whom English is a second language are required to submit one of the following:

  • a recent score (obtained within 3 - 5 years before application for admission) of at least 570 (paper-based test) or 230 (computer-based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • a recent overall band score of 7.0 (with no individual element of the test scoring below 6.0) on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • or, noting that this may only be written at certain designated venues within South Africa, a score of at least 65% on the university's Placement Test in English for Educational Purposes (PTEEP).

Information on the TOEFL is available from toefl@ets.org or www.toefl.org.

Information on the IELTS is available through the British Council at the British consulate or embassy in your country.