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 or via fax to 021 808 3822. SU will then verify these results for correctness and upload them on the system.

How will the NBT results be used at Stellenbosch University in 2016?