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English Language requirements

English is the language of instruction and assessment at Monash South Africa. Students must meet one of the following English language requirements in order to be eligible for admission:

You must supply evidence that you meet these requirements when applying for a degree or programme with us. Find out more about providing certified copies of your scores.

Degree entry

South African students

South African National Senior Certificate (NSC)

  • a minimum score of 4 (50-59%)

South African Senior Certificate (SAFCERT)

  • a pass in an examination equivalent to English at the higher grade (first or second language)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • a minimum score of 6.5 (no band lower than 6)

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • Paper based - a score of 550 or more, with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.5 or more.
  • Internet based - at least 79 overall, 21 for writing, 12 for listening, 13 for reading, 18 for speaking

International students

  • a pass in English at A level, O level, minimum of a C, International Baccalaureate or equivalent.

Foundation Programme entry

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • Social Science stream - a score of 6 (no band lower than 6)
  • Business, IT and Health streams - a score of 5.5 (no band lower than 5)

Test of English as a Foreign Language(TOEFL)

  • Social Science stream
    • Paper Based: score of at least 523 with a TWE score of 4.5 or more
    • Internet Based: score of 69 overall, with a minimum score of 12 in Listening, 13 in Reading, 21 in Writing and 18 in Speaking
  • Business, IT and Health streams
    • Paper Based: score of at least 471 with a TWE score of 4.0 or more
    • Internet Based: score of 52 overall, with a minimum score of 5 in Listening, 5 in Reading, 15 in Writing and 14 in Speaking.

Find out about the academic requirements for your course.

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