University of Stellenbosch
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- Stellenbosch, South Africa
- University type: Public
- Rank: 498
Program types Master's degrees, Postgraduate diplomas, Doctorates
Programs total 6
Acceptance rates -
International Students 1580
Study abroad at University of Stellenbosch
The University of Stellenbosch (SU) is an institution with its main campus in Stellenbosch, South Africa. SU is made up of ten faculties: agrisciences, economic and management sciences, medicine and health sciences, engineering, military sciences, arts and social sciences, science, education, law and theology.
The University’s main campus contains eight of the faculties and is situated about 50 km from Cape Town and just 30 km from Cape Town International Airport. The University of Stellenbosch Business School is located on the Bellville Park campus.
SU is known as a residential campus with an active residential life, which makes residence placement sought-after among students. As the demand of housing on campus currently exceeds the amount available, the University is continuously expanding.
Why study at Stellenbosch University?
- Green commitments
On 29 November 2010, the council of Stellenbosch University committed the university to sustainability by approving the Policy for the Integrated Management of Sustainability
- Research output
SU has the highest weighted research output per full-time academic staff member of all South African universities
Life as an international student
SU strives to increase the internationalization of the University. Currently, Stellenosch has more than 100 partnerships on six continents as well as some 4,300 international staff and students.
International students are encouraged to be involved with the community through MAD² (Making A Decision 2 Make A Difference) and Matie Community Service — this is in addition to community interaction within your study subject.
A wide variety of student associations and sporting codes are also available for student development. The Students' Representative Council, house committees and the Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert Institute for Student Leadership Development are also available for students to get involved with.
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Travelling halfway across the world is a thrilling experience, but it also comes with a specific suite of needs for international students. To cater to this, SU International is on-hand to help with the logistical, the academic and the social, also serving as the central administrative hub for all international campus activity.
The office support students with immigration, health cover, finances, accommodation and integrate them to life at Stellenbosch University through platforms such as the Matie Buddy programs and ISOS. The University aims to make your transition into your new environment as trouble-free as possible.
University of Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch Central, Matieland, 7602
Stellenbosch is a vibrant town with lots to offer: there are many coffee shops, pubs, cafes, galleries and theaters. As one of the oldest towns in South Africa, Stellenbosch has a lot of history you can experience simply by walking around and taking in the buildings.
45 minute drive
Visa requirements for University of Stellenbosch
Many international students will require a visa to study in South Africa, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.