National Benchmark Tests

The National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) are an assessment test for first-year applicants to higher education. The NBTs are designed to measure a writer’s ability to transfer understanding of academic literacy (language skills), quantitative literacy (numerical skills) and Mathematics to the demands of tertiary (higher education) coursework.

It is compulsory for ALL prospective first-year students at SU, regardless of the matriculation year, studies at another higher education institution, or examination system followed, to write the National Benchmark Tests.

Download: Stellenbosch University NBT guidelines (2016-intake) 

My NBT results: Click to view 

You can check if your results are uploaded here a month after your test session. It is your responsibility to check whether your NBT results are loaded.

If your results are not loaded:

Send your NBT test number, ID number, SU student number and official results to the SU Client Services Centre, at e-mail info@sun.ac.za or via fax to 021 808 3822. SU will then verify these results for correctness and upload them on the system.