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Stellenbosh University, Stellenbosh University (South Africa)

Address: Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Description Stellenbosh University, Stellenbosh University (South Africa)

  • Location: Eikestad, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Age of students: 17+
  • Number of students: 29,000
  • Language of instruction: English, Afrikaans
  • Type of studying: mixed.

Stellenbosch University is one of the largest universities in the Republic of South Africa. The location of the university in a picturesque mountainous area and the atmosphere created by teachers and students makes the university a unique educational institution, popular among the local population and foreign students. The university occupies a leading position in the country due to its developed research base, has international recognition:

  • 1st place in South Africa in terms of the volume and effectiveness of the research center
  • 2nd place in the country by the number of world-renowned academicians
  • 1st place in terms of competitiveness and success of graduates
  • TOP-300 best universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings)
  • TOP-20 universities of the BRICS countries.

The university adheres to the policy of bilingual education - foreign students study in English, but if they wish, they can attend lectures in Afrikaans.

The university is considered a leader in the study of:

  • Tuberculosis
  • Animals
  • Mathematicians
  • Biosciences
  • Biotechnology.

University faculties:

  • Agriculture
  • Economics and Management
  • Medicine and healthcare
  • Engineering
  • Warfare
  • Arts and social sciences
  • Exact sciences
  • Pedagogy
  • Law and Theology.

Figures and facts:

  • 4000 foreign students
  • 100 nationalities
  • 3000 academic and administrative specialists
  • 55.5% of the students are of white ethnicity.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Stellenbosh University, Stellenbosh University (South Africa)

Program name
Date
Age
Cost

Bachelor in English

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration of studying: 3-4 years
  • Age of students: 17+.

Popular programs:

  • Right
  • Economy
  • Agriculture
  • Management
  • Pedagogy
  • Engineering
  • The medicine
  • Health protection
  • Warfare
  • Exact sciences
  • Theology.

Master in English

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration of studying: 1-2 years
  • Age of students: 21+.

You can get a master's degree at all faculties of the Stellenbosch University:

  • Agriculture
  • Economics and Management
  • Medicine and healthcare
  • Engineering
  • Warfare
  • Arts and social sciences
  • Exact sciences
  • Pedagogy
  • Law and Theology.

Diploma / Certificate

  • Postgraduate Diploma In Sustainable Development.

Accommodation, housing and food

The university has a residence on campus with amenities:

  • Comfortable rooms for 1-2 people
  • Free WiFi
  • Renovated dorms
  • Health centers
  • Cafeterias and terraces.

Residences on campus, meals included:

  • Single room 
  • Double room.

Student houses

  • Single room
  • Double room.

Apartments

Events Stellenbosh University, Stellenbosh University (South Africa)

The university has a variety of clubs and communities of interest, among which are popular:

  • School of photography
  • Ecological circle
  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Tennis.

Advantages

  • The University is ranked among the leading higher education institutions in South Africa in terms of research results, student achievement and academic recognition. It is internationally recognized, boasting the highest research score per full-time faculty member of any university in South Africa and the second largest number of academics in South Africa to be assessed by the National Research Foundation (NRF).
  • It also has the highest student achievement rate in the country.
  • SU strengthens its reputation as a world-class institution: according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, SU is ranked among the 300 best universities in the world, the top 20 best universities in the BRICS countries, among the elite educational institutions in the world in subjects included in the QS World University Ranking-2015 ... SU was also included in the 2014 CWTS Leiden Ranking, which measures the scientific performance of 750 major universities in the world.
  • With 18 research departments under the NRF South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChi), the university is considered a leader in biomedical research, tuberculosis control, wine biotechnology, animal science, and mathematical biological sciences. Another SARChi Chair, in Invasion Biology, is shared by SU and Venda University. This is just one of many SU partnerships, both local and international. As a research partner, SU is also involved in various academic networks.

Equipment Stellenbosh University, Stellenbosh University (South Africa)

The university campus is located in a picturesque area in Stellenbosch in the heart of the Western Cape, which has become a real attraction among foreign students. Stellenbosch is the second oldest city in South Africa, founded in 1679, 50 km from Cape Town. Modern Stellenbosch is known to the world as a place with unique flora and fauna, incredible landscapes and a recognized cultural landscape. The city's rich history has given contemporaries an amazing architecture that combines Victorian, Georgian and Dutch styles. Sports and tourism infrastructure has added to the city's popularity - Stellenbosch is home to several stadiums (including the world's largest rugby stadium), numerous restaurants, cafes, cinemas, boutiques and shops.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

  • Beginning of the first quarter (start of classes for all undergraduate students) - March 15
  • Easter weekend - April 2-5
  • End of classes in the first quarter - April 30
  • Second quarter - May 10-June 18
  • Third quarter - August 10-September 17
  • Fourth quarter - September 27 - November 5.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  • Registration fee payment
  • Online Application Submission
  • Language Certificate
  • Educational documents.

Scholarships Stellenbosh University, Stellenbosh University (South Africa)

The university offers to international students scholarships for academic and sporting achievements in the form of a tuition discount of up to 40% of the program cost.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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