Stellenbosch University


Stellenbosch University is a universitywide partner in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

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Academic calendar

Semester I: 2nd week of February – 2nd week of June
Semester II: last week of July – 3rd week of November

Orientation generally commences the 1st week of February for Semester I and the 2nd week of July for Semester II. 

Exams take place late May to early June for Semester I and in November for Semester II.

Academic calendar


GPA (Average Grade)

There is no GPA requirement for this destination.

Language Requirement

Proficiency in English. No TOEFL or IELTS scores required.

Areas of study open to exchange students

All areas depending on agreement between the institutions.

Courses at Master’s level

Yes, but subject to a selection process.

Language of instruction


Housing assistance

Exchange students can apply for university administered housing. You can find more information on the housing options here.

Estimated living costs per month

Average living costs per month are around 11,600 ZAR or €670. (Estimate from 2020)

You can find a more detailed breakdown of expenses here.

Besides that, all exchange students are obliged to pay an Exchange Administrative Fee (EAF) of  R4,850 per semester  (= appr €500). About half of this fee is for registration, the other half if for your own usage, such as internet, printing for courses, the gym, student societies etc.


You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

4 places per year.


Selection was necessary in the past few years.

You are advised not to place this exchange destination as a second or third choice.



If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office.