Stellenbosch University (Direct Enroll)

South Africa
Stellenbosch University (Direct Enroll)
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd Date
Academic YearFebruary 15JulyJune
FallFebruary 15JulyDecember
SpringAugust 15JanuaryJune
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.8
  • Language of Instruction
  • Afrikaans, English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Apartment, Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • Direct Enroll
Program Overview

Stellenbosch University is one of South Africa’s leading universities.  Its location in the fertile Jonkershoek river valley, surrounded by vineyards, orchards and mountains, make it an ideal setting for a study abroad experience.  UA students studying in Stellenbosch University may select from a variety of courses in English across disciplines.


Stellenbosch University is one of South Africa’s leading universities and is made up of 10 faculties, each one including a number of academic departments. During the academic year, students may select courses from any of the following faculties.

- Faculty of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences
- Faculty of Arts
- Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Law 
- Faculty of Science
- Faculty of Theology
- Stellenbosch University Business School

The academic year at Stellenbosch University is divided into two semesters, called Semester 1 (February-June) and Semester 2 (July-November).

Note: Afrikaans is the official language of Stellenbosch University at the undergraduate level (all graduate level courses are offered in English), though many courses are also offered in English or in a combination of both Afrikaans and English. When selecting courses, be sure to make note of the language of instruction.

Course information


Situated in the fertile Jonkershoek river valley, Stellenbosch is surrounded by vineyards, orchards and mountains. With its mixture of architectural styles, including Cape Dutch thatched cottages, Georgian style two-story houses and ornate Victorian homes, it is a town of great beauty and culture. Century-old oak trees line the streets leading to its Afrikaans nickname, Eikestad, meaning Oak City. Stellenbosch was founded in 1679 and is one of the best preserved towns in South Africa. The primary language is Afrikaans with large English and Xhosa-speaking minorities. Stellenbosch is located in Western Cape Province, just 30 miles east of the provincial capital, Cape Town. It boasts a mild Mediterranean climate with rainy winters and hot summers.


Students may apply to live in student housing administered through the International Office or choose to seek private accommodations off campus.

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Program Costs

To find the estimated costs of these programs, follow these steps:
  1. Go to SUN's website, the price is indicated in country's current currency
  2. Look over the expense items listed under "Program Fees" and "Expenses" and tally up expenses from BOTH, converting the currency from RAND to US Dollars (suggested currency converter: XE-Converter).
  3. Last, also add to the total expenses the Study Abroad Fee of $1,500, health insurance ($80 Semester/$160 Academic Year), and the costs of airfare to Cape Town (~$1,100).
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