Nestled between picturesque mountains in the Cape Winelands, Stellenbosch University offers a beautiful environment to students who choose to study there. Stellenbosch is located in the Western Cape province of South Africa, in the most southern part of Africa. The University is about 50 km from Cape Town and 30 km from Cape Town International Airport. Stellenbosch is a vibrant town with a lot of activities on offer for everybody! From an eclectic mix of restaurants and pubs to picturesque wine farms, theatres to music halls, you will always find something to keep you entertained in Stellenbosch.
Celebrating its centenary in 2018, Stellenbosch is one of the oldest universities in South Africa. The University is amongst the leading tertiary institutions on the African continent and is recognized internationally as an academic institution of excellence. Annually Stellenbosch University enrols around 25,000 students. Of these, about 4,000 are international students from over 100 countries. As an international student there are different possibilities for you to be part of this prestigious university.
Please refer to these detailed instructions
about finding courses at Stellenbosch University. Use this link
to view Course Catalogs and click on Calendar to see courses offered in a particular department. All areas of study are available to exchange students except courses from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Accounting and Faculty of Military Science. Please note that approval for any study area is dependent on academic background and acceptance by department.
The Transfer Credit Database
lists courses that have been previously approved at Stellenbosch. Please note: their applicability to a specific degree program varies by department. This list is not inclusive. Additional courses can be approved for credit by using the course approval form and process, which is a part of the application for study abroad. Please refer to the academic information on the host university website for all courses available to study abroad students.
You will be placed in one of the university residences which are administered by the Postgraduate and International Office at Stellenbosch University.
Cost information is shown in the budget link, above. Financial aid
is generally available to help qualified NC State students meet the expenses of study abroad.For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship
, and check out other ideas for funding
A passport and a study visa will be required for your semester abroad. The host university will provide further details.
The first semester is the first half of the academic year at Stellenbosch University which usually commences in February and ends in June. The second semester is the second half of the academic year at Stellenbosch University which usually commences in July and ends in December. Term dates for the current year are available at: http://www.sun.ac.za/english/dates/term-dates