Stellenbosch University US

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Welcome to Stellenbosch University’s (Universiteit Stellenbosch) institution page. Stellies is one of the leading public research universities in South Africa. It was established in 1866 and is located some 50km’s from Cape Town, in the town of (yes, you guessed it) Stellenbosch.

Starting out with four faculties (Science, Education, Arts and Social Sciences, and AgriSciences), 503 students and 40 lecturing staff on 2 April 1918, SU today is home to 10 faculties, a vibrant and cosmopolitan community of more than 30 000 students and 3000 staff members, spread over five campuses.

Courses Offered At US

The university offers a wide variety of under- and post-graduate qualifications that fit into the following faculties:

  • AgriSciences
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering 
  • Law
  • Medicine and Health Science
  • Military Science
  • Science
  • Theology

Application Form

Step 1: Before you apply 

Make sure that you understand the University’s Admission Policy, and the admission and selection criteria of the different faculties before you apply. The policy, criteria and guidelines are available at Undergraduate Prospective Student website at www.maties.com, or you can contact our Client Service on +27 21 808 9111 or info@sun.ac.za. For postgraduate studies, please visit the Prospective Postgraduate Student website at www.sun.ac.za/pgstudies . 

Step 2: Take note of the closing dates 

Undergraduate dates for all students, including international students: 
1 April: Applications open for financial assistance at Stellenbosch University.
30 June: Applications close for all undergraduate programmes.
30 June: Residence applications close.
1 August: Applications open for NSFAS bursaries. 
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). 

Postgraduate closing dates for all students: 
Visit the Prospective Postgraduate Student website (www.sun.ac.za/pgstudies) for a list of the closing dates of all the postgraduate programmes offered for the 2020 intake year. 

Closing dates for financial assistance:
31 August: Applications close for Stellenbosch University financial assistance.


Step 3: Click applicable button for application instructions 


How to Apply

Step 1:  Get your application form.

  • Online Application:
    Undergraduate and postgraduate applicants use the same online application process.
  • Hardcopy Application:
    You can get a paper application form at 021 808 9111 or at info@sun.ac.za.

You can post your application to:

Stellenbosch University
c/o Banhoek Road & Joubert Street
Stellenbosch
7600
South Africa

Step 2:  Complete your application form in full. 

*Remember you’ll need an email address.  

Step 3:  Attach all supporting documents.

Step 4:  Complete a student accommodation form.

Please note: residence applications close on 30 June 2019.

Step 5:  Find Funding.

Admission Requirement

Download 2019 University of Stellenbosch Admission Requirements below:
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Online Application

Electronic/ Online applications
1.1 To apply online at www.maties.com, you will need a valid email address and cell phone number. Correspondence will be sent to the email address and sms’s to the cell phone.
1.2 As soon as you’ve lodged a formal online application, you will receive a username (student number) and 8-digit password to continue your application.
1.3 All compulsory screens, with red ‘Outstanding’ buttons, must be completed. The ‘submit’ button will only be available once ALL the compulsory screens are completed (a green ‘Completed’ button will be displayed).
1.4 Please ensure that the information you provide is correct. If the information is incorrect the University is entitled to reject your application or cancel your registration immediately.
1.5 Should there be an electricity outage, data will not be lost and the application can be completed at a later stage before the closing date.
1.6 After you have completed all the compulsory screens, click on the ‘Submit’ button.
1.7 You will now receive your official SUN-password along with your given username (student number) to access your application status to upload all your supporting application documents and monitor your application.
1.8 To complete your application all the correct supporting documents must be uploaded before the
closing date. Your application will only be processed AFTER your application has been completed. Your application cannot be considered if all application documents have not been uploaded before the closing date.
1.9 Submitting a completed application and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

  1. Hard copy applications:
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    2.1 We recommend that you apply online, but if you do not have internet access, you may complete a hard copy form instead. You may obtain a hard copy application form from our Contact and Client Centre at 021 808 9111 or via email at info@sun.ac.za.
    2.2 If you utilise a hard copy application, please complete all the applicable fields and send in all the necessary documents along with your application form. We cannot consider your application if we do not have all the correct information. Your application form and supporting documents must reach us before the closing date.
    2.3 Please do not apply by both using the hard copy form and applying online. If we receive both types of application from you, we can only accept the online application as the intended one.

Stellenbosch University US Online Application

Application Status

Registration Date

1 March: Applications open for all programmes.
1 April: Applications open for financial assistance at Stellenbosch University.
30 June: Applications close for all undergraduate programmes.
30 June: Residence applications close.
1 August: Applications open for NSFAS bursaries.
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).
Please note that no late applications will be considered.

Application Check list

When you have successfully completed the steps and received acknowledgement of your complete application from the Admission Office your application is ready to be considered. Use your username (student number) and official SUN-password to sign in and monitor your application status on www.maties.com. Please keep in mind that there might be a notification for additional information
required. IF you have not written the final NSC examination yet at application, your final Grade 11 marks will determine whether the University will admit you conditionally to a programme. Conditional admission means that you are admitted on condition that your final results for the NSC meet the basic admission requirements for university study and the minimum admission requirements of the programme you applied for. Only then can your admission to the University be finalised.

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