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English language requirements

English is the language of instruction at IIE MSA. Therefore, students must meet the English language requirement in order to be eligible for admission. In so doing, you must supply evidence that you meet these requirements. Find out more about providing certified copies.

Degree entry

South African students

English requirement (APS)NSC/IEBSC HG (M- Score)SC SG (M- Score)NC(V)
4

50% to 59%

D (50%)C (60%)3 (50%)

Acronyms and Abbreviations

NSC – National Senior Certificate (completed Grade 12 in and after 2008)
SC HG – Senior Certificate Higher Grade (completed Grade 12 before 2008)
SC SG – Senior Certificate Standard Grade (completed Grade 12 before 2008)
IEB – Independent Examination Board
NC(V) – National Certificate Vocational

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 at a minimum of a B, International Baccalaureate or equivalent. The APS conversion table can be used to verify whether a student qualifies.

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, Law and Science streams
    • Paper Based: score of at least 550 with a TWE score of 4.5 or more
    • Internet based: score of 80 overall, with a minimum score of 20 for writing and no section below 18.
  • Business, Information Technology and Health streams
    • Paper based: score of at least 527 with a TWE score of 4.0 or more
    • Internet Based: score of 71 overall, with a minimum score of 17 for writing and no section below 13

Find out about the South African or International academic requirements for your qualification.