Admissions Tests

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Most U.S. universities require SAT and TOEFL exams for international students; however, you should verify the specific requirements on each university’s website. SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject Tests – The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is offered about six times a year outside of the United States. Nearby testing centers include the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg, University of Witwatersrand, the African Leadership Academy in Honeydew, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in Henley-on-Klip, the African Union International School in Midrand, and Bohmer Secondary School in Bloemfontein. Please note that not all testing centers offer the SAT on all dates. To learn about costs, bookings, test dates and relevant procedures, go to Some universities also require SAT Subject Tests, which are standardized tests in certain subject areas. Go to to learn more information, register, and find testing centers.

  • ACT from ACT Inc: The ACT is offered five times a year in South Africa. For information on registration, fees and testing centers, go to

English Language Ability

  • TOEFL from the Educational Testing Service: The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is offered about three times a month in South Africa. To learn about fees, registration, test dates and procedures, and for useful test preparation info, go to

Graduate Admission

Please check each university’s website to confirm the entrance requirements for graduate programs. The TOEFL exam is often required for international students (please see above).

  • GRE from the Educational Testing Service: The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is often required to gain admittance into Masters and Doctorate programs. It is offered several times a month in South Africa. To learn more about fees, test dates and test centers, for useful test preparation info, and to register for the exams, go to
  • GMAT from the Graduate Management Admission Council: The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is often required for Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) programs. It is offered multiple times a month at Pearson Professional Centres in Sandton, Johannesburg and the International Testing Center in Pretoria. It costs $250.00. To learn about test dates and procedures, go to