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Stellenbosch University (US)

Stellenbosch University is a public research university situated in the town of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Other nearby universities are the University of Cape Town and University of the Western Cape. Stellenbosch University (abbreviated as US) designed and manufactured Africa’s first microsatellite, SUNSAT, launched in 1999.

Stellenbosch University was the first African university to sign the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities. The students of Stellenbosch University are nicknamed “Maties”. The term probably arises from the Afrikaans colloquialism maat (meaning “buddy” or “mate”) originally used diminutively by the students of the University of Cape Town’s precursor, the South African College.

Departments and Faculties

Faculty of AgriSciences

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Theology
How to Apply

To study at Stellenbosch University you are required to: 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 from the list of university admission subjects: 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 and Visual Arts

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.

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

Contact Details
Postal Address
Private Bag X1
Matieland, 7602
South Africa

Tel: 021 808 9111
Fax: 021 808 3822

E-mail Address: [email protected]
Website: www.sun.ac.za

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