The Test of Academic Literacy for Postgraduate Students (TALPS) is a test that has been designed to test your academic literacy levels i.e. are you equipped with the reading and writing proficiency that you will need at postgraduate level? It is a test that is used by a number of different faculties/departments across the university. Depending on the selection criteria in individual faculties/departments, this test can either be used to determine whether you gain access to the desired programme/field of study Or it could be used to place you in a specific programme to help improve your academic literacy, should the test show that you at risk. Please consult the TALPS Brochure for any other questions you have about the test.