Prospective Matie students only have until 30 June 2017 to get their applications in to study at Stellenbosch University (SU). 30 June is also the deadline for applying for accommodation in SU's residences.
Stellenbosch University is rated as one of the top three universities in South Africa and recently improved its position on the QS World University Ranking for 2017-2018. The University also has the highest first-year throughput rate in South Africa with more than 85% of our students annually going on their second year of studies.
"We are very excited about the increase in the number applications for 2018, proving that SU is a first choice university, but we are concerned about the more than 8000 applications that are incomplete and as a result cannot be considered," says Mr Spurgeon Wilson, Advisor at the Centre for Student Recruitment and Career Advice.
"Prospective students are requested to get their applications in rather sooner than later to give themselves some space and time to complete the application that includes uploading the necessary documents and to make changes if necessary."
Wilson adds that it is important that applicants not only know what the minimum requirements for a programme are, but that they need to read the faculty selection guidelines, including selection mark requirements. These are often different to the minimum requirements.
Applicants can also start to apply for financial assistance. Here the deadline is 31 August 2017. The University manages more than 19 000 under and postgraduate bursaries and loans on behalf of companies, individuals and institutions.
Applications can be done online at www.maties.com. Phone 021 808 9111 for more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or do a live chat at www.maties.com (click on the Lets Talk feature).