University of Stellenbosch Undergraduate Application Entry Requirements

University of Stellenbosch Undergraduate Application Entry Requirements

Also note Stellenbosch University has a brand new Admissions Policy. Please familiarise yourself with the content. 

To study at Stellenbosch University you are required to:

South African school system: Have obtained a National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi with admission to Bachelor’s degree studies, which means that you must obtain a mark of at least 50% in each of four school subjects.

International school system: Final school results from International Curriculum (Cambridge International, International Baccalaureate, etc.), including School of Tomorrow.  Click here for the minimum requirements for international curriculums. (A-levels, AS-levels, IB diploma and GCSE/IGCSE/O-levels) 

Have written the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs). Please note that when you apply for a programme in the faculty of Law and of Medicine and Health Sciences, the NBT’s need to be written before 30 June if you want to be considered for selection.

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Also meet further requirements specific to the programme(s) of your choice as set out in the programme outlines under the various faculties


Click here to download the Minimum Admission Requirements for 2020-intake​

Requirements / APS

A National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi for admission to bachelor’s degree studies, requiring at least 50% in four school subjects from the list of subjects designated for university admission.

Stellenbosch University does not use an AP score as a requirement but rather focuses on other admission criteria like NBTs, overall grade of your subjects etc.

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Writing of the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) is a requirement to study as US.

Subjects for university admission:Accounting, Agricultural Sciences, Business Studies, Consumer Studies, Dramatic Arts, Economics, Engineering, Graphics and Design, Geography, History, Information Technology, Languages (one language of learning and teaching at a higher education institution and two other recognised language subjects), Life Sciences, Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy, Music, Physical Sciences, Religion Studies, Visual Arts.