How to Apply to Stellenbosch University (US)

By | May 8, 2018

How to Apply to Stellenbosch University (US)

When do applications open for international students?


A: Undergraduate applications open on 1 March and close on 30 June. Please consult for a complete list of programmes – specific closing dates, some of which are earlier.

The closing date for most postgraduate programmes is 30 September.  Please note that some programmes have different closing dates. Please consult the website here.

Please note that international students are not eligible to apply for MBChB and Physiotherapy programmes (at undergraduate level); only South African citizens or international students with permanent residency are eligible to apply.


Q:  How do I apply to study at Stellenbosch University?

A: All you just need to do is apply online at the website here. This will ensure that you receive a unique student number immediately as well the ability to track the status of your application online.  With your student number as reference, you then submit certified copies of your school leaving / degree certificates and academic transcripts to Please be sure to submit your most recent results, evidence of what you are studying in your final year of school as well as predicted grades for these subjects.

Please note: places are limited in all Faculties and therefore, it is important to apply early and ensure that your application is 100% complete.

Currently enrolled students, who wish to pursue further degree studies at Stellenbosch University, can apply here.

How much are the application fees?

A: Please note, international students are exempt from paying application fees. South African citizens however pay an application fee of R100. Banking details can be found here.