Stellenbosch University


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

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General information for exchange students

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Academic calendar

Semester I: 2nd week of February – last week of June
Semester II: last week of July – 2nd week of December

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

Exams take place in June for Semester I and in late November to early December 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 costs per month for food and accommodation are around 5,000 ZAR or €250 (Estimate from 2023). Please note that this does not include any additional costs like entertainment, transport, clothing, etc.

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:

Asia, Latin America & Middle East

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona


Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten

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General exchange questions

Name: Patrick Chan

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00 - NOT AVAILABLE: 15 July – 15 August 2024

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.