English is used both for teaching and for examinations at UCT. All applicants must show evidence of proficiency in English and must submit evidence of this as part of their application to study at UCT.
International applicants whose home language is not English must submit, as part of their application to study, one of the following:
The tests must be taken at your own expense, before sending in your application. These are the minimum levels of English proficiency you will need to be considered for admission to UCT.
For information about the TOEFL and IELTS tests, including information on how to register and the dates when tests are held, applicants should contact:
For information about the TOEFL internet based tests (iBTs), or the TOEFL paper based tests (PBTs), (which are being phased out) go to www.ets.org/toefl. Any queries you may have with respect to the tests may also be submitted online.
For information about IELTS, test content, location and dates go to www.ielts.org. Any queries you may have with respect to the tests may also be submitted online.
PEARSON PTE ACADEMIC
For information about PEARSON PTE ACADEMIC, test content, location and dates go to www.pearsonpte.com.org. Any queries you may have with respect to the tests may also be submitted online.
It is important to take the English proficiency test of your choice as soon as possible.