Stellenbosch University – Faculty of AgriSciences

Stellenbosch University – Faculty of AgriSciences

The Faculty of AgriSciences at Stellenbosch University (SU) is held in high esteem at national and international levels for the quality of its training and research and also as consultant in the agricultural and forestry industry.   Students enrolled in the Faculty’s under- and postgraduate programmes are expertly trained to become leaders and managers in the various sectors of the industry.  Throughout the RSA – and abroad – alumni of the Faculty can be found in top positions.

When SU was officially established in 1918, Agriculture was one of the first four faculties and right from the outset it made an indelible contribution to agricultural education and research in South Africa.   In 2006 the Faculties of Agriculture and Forestry merged to become the Faculty of AgriSciences as it is today.  The Faculty has about 1500 undergraduate and 661 postgraduate students.

Academic Programmes

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Registration 2019

Application Closing Dates

TAKE NOTE OF THESE DATES

1 March: Applications open for all programmes
1 April: Applications open for financial assistance at Stellenbosch University
1 August: Applications open for NSFAS bursaries

30 June:  Applications close for all undergraduate programmes.
30 June:  Residence applications close.
31 August: Applications close for Stellenbosch University financial assistance.
30 November: Applications close for NSFAS bursaries.
15 December: Applications close for Diploma in Public Accountability (Telematic Education).

How to Apply

STEP 1

1. READ UP on all the programmes we offer at Stellenbosch University.

2. MAKE SURE that you understand the admission and selection requirement for the different faculties.

3. CHECK the closing dates.

STEP 2

C h o o s e Your Programme

You get to select up to THREE programmes. Because of space availability and selection requirements, you might not get into your first choice. Luckily you can then still be considered for you second or third choice.

STEP 3

You can apply quickly and easily using our e-application

• Start your online application.

• Get your username (student number) and 8-digit password.

• Complete the online form.

• Submit the application form when you’re done.

STEP 4

UPLOAD YOUR DOCUMENTS

  • your signed contract,
  • proof of payment of the R100 application fee,
  • your most recent FINAL YEAR school results, and
  • faculty specific non-academic forms, if applicable

STEP 5

Make sure you understand your faculties’ specifications for the NBTs For more information and/or to make a booking to write the NBT’s please visit www.nbt.ac.za

Admission requirements

1.       Admission requirements (p. 19-20)

3.1         School-leaving qualifications

For admission to the University you need:

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) or school-leaving certificate from the Independent Examination Board as certified by Umalusi with admission to bachelor’s (which requires that you obtain a mark of at least 4 (50-59%) in each of four designated university admission subjects); or
  • A university exemption certificate issued by the South African Matriculation Board to students with other school qualifications.
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3.2         Minimum admission requirements for the Faculty’s degree programmes
  • In addition to the abovementioned school-leaving qualifications, the admission requirements for the programmes BScAgric, BScFor, BScConsEcol, BSc Food Sc and BAgricAdmin are asfollows:
    • An average performance level of 60% in the NSC or the IEB’s school-leaving certificate (excluding Life Orientation), or other school qualification;
    • English or Afrikaans (Home Language or First Additional Language) – 4 (50%);
    • Mathematics – 5 (60%); and
    • Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) – 4 (50%).

Take note that the following admission requirements are applicable to the below- mentioned fields of study:

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  • Admission requirements for the fields of study BScAgric with Soil Science and Chemistry as major subjects:
    • An average performance level of 60% in the NSC or the IEB’s school-leaving certificate (excluding Life Orientation), or other school qualification;
    • English or Afrikaans (Home Language or First Additional Language) – 4 (50%);
    • Mathematics – 6 (70%); and
    • Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) – 4 (50%).
  • Admission requirements for the field of study Wood and Wood Products Science:
    • An average performance level of 60% in the NSC or the IEB’s school-leaving certificate (excluding Life Orientation), or other school qualification;
    • English or Afrikaans (Home Language or First Additional Language) – 4 (50%);
    • Mathematics – 6 (70%); and
    • Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) – 5 (60%).
  • Admission requirements for the field of study BAgric (Elsenburg):

In addition to the general admission requirements of Stellenbosch University, admission to the programme leading to BAgric (Elsenburg) requires at minimum:

  • English or Afrikaans (Home Language or First Additional Language) – 4 (50%);
  • Mathematics – 4 (50%) OR Mathematical Literacy – 5 (60%);
  • Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) – 4 (50%); OR
  • Life Sciences – 4 (50%); OR
  • Agricultural Sciences – 4 (50%).

As a prospective student you must also write the National Benchmark Tests (NBT). You must write the Academic and Quantitative Literacy test (AQL). If you take Mathematics as a subject you also have to write the Mathematics (MAT) test. However, if you are taking Mathematical Literacy as a subject and you are applying for the BAgric programme at Elsenburg then you do not need to write the Mathematics test.

Prospectus

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Application fees

An amount of R100 is payable when applying for admission as a student. 

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This amount is not applicable to the following groups of students:

– International students – click here to be redirected to the Stellenbosch University International (SUI) website.

– Students applying to the Stellenbosch University Business School (USB). Send inquiry to usbcom@usb.ac.za.

Application fees are not refundable under any circumstances.

Study fees

* estimated; subject to approval of budget by end of 2018.

These amounts are not applicable to international students, with the exception of international students with valid permanent residency in South Africa and international students with refugee status – click hereto be redirected to the website of Stellenbosch University International.  

Below follows a representative sample of the University’s instructional programmes along with the estimated study fees of each, per annum, as applicable in 2019. These figures are simply meant as an estimate indication of the cost of study. For a more accurate indication of the cost, please compile a quote – see the link above the table below.

Please note that study-related additional costs, known as Module costs and Program costs (materials and laboratory fees and travelling expenses), calculated according to the amounts of 2018 with the annual increase, are included in the amounts listed below; departments may alter these based on academic need.  Estimates for text books (refer to the academic departments), membership dues for academic and registered societies (R50 – R5 565), PSO fees for private students (R343), House fees for students in residences (R588) and parking fees are excluded.

For more detailed information on study fees, consult the Calendar 2019, Part 3, which indicates the estimated cost of a selection of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

A copy of the Calendar 2019, Part 3​​, is also available from mid December at the ​Enquiries Desk, Administration Building A, Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch, tel: +27 21 808-9111.

Request a more detailed Provisional Statement of Fees / Quotation (Undergraduate and Postgraduate, all years of registration)

WRITE THE NATIONAL BENCHMARK TESTs (NBTs)

​The NBTs is applicable to prospective first-year applicants to Stellenbosch University. SU uses the National Benchmark Tests for selection and/or placement purposes. 

For more informatin on the NBTs, please click HERE.

To make a booking to write the NBT’s please visit www.nbt.ac.za or call 021 650 3523.

Contact Us

​Postal address​​

Dean: Faculty of AgriSciences
Stellenbosch University
Private Bag X1
7602 Matieland
South Africa

Physical address

Room  1027
JS Marais Building
Victoria Street
Stellenbosch

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