How to Apply to University of Stellenbosch Application

How to Apply to University of Stellenbosch Application

Stellenbosch Application and Acceptance Process

Wanting to apply to the University of Stellenbosch? Follow these few simple steps…

When Should I apply?

Before you start applying, make sure that you know exactly which faculty you want to apply for and into what programme. If you are still unsure, take a look here.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible in the application cycle, which commences in March 1st of every year. You can find Stellenbosch’s online application platform here. All electronic forms open on March 1st and can be found here.

South Africans learners wishing to apply online will need a working email address and an ID number. Foreign learners wishing to apply will need to have their passport number.

Students wishing to request a hardcopy of an application form, can contact: Tel: 021-808-9111

Application fees:

Applicants are required to pay an application fee, except in the case of most graduates of Stellenbosch. All applicants fees can be paid online, or by cheque, postal or cash.

NOTE: All cash payments must be made in person to the cashier at the Administration A Building, Stellenbosch Campus.

Make you sure you send the completed form and required application fee or proof of payment to:


Stellenbosch University

Private Bag X1


For more information regarding application fees, please visit here.

Submitting results and documents:

School learners must ensure that all examination results from Grade 11 until September of Grade 12 are submitted. Failure to do such may result in delays within the student’s application process. You might find that you applied early in Grade 12 and thus only sent in your final Grade 11 results. If this is true, as the year progresses and you receive more results keep sending them through to Stellenbosch, that way they will have all your results by the time finals come around.

Transferring students should too ensure that all transcripts and academic records are submitted as early as possible as well as that a final transcript of current studies being undertaken reaches the Admissions Office as soon as possible after receipt.

Once the University have received your payment, you will receive a conformation via post or email. Also remember to keep a look out for your acceptance and/or provisional acceptance letter. You will assigned a student number for identification purposes and you are encouraged to monitor your application status at all times, and can do so here.

Dates to remember:

Closing dates for 2016 (for study in 2017):

May 31: All programmes in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

June 30: All programmes in Law; BA (Visual Arts); BA (Drama); BA (Music); BMus; BEd (Gen Ed); BEng; BA (Sport Science) and BSc (Sport Science)

June 30: Residence application

June 30: Applications for all other programmes, with late applications until 30 September.

NOTE: Late applications will only be considered if space is still available in the particular programme.

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