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SU Applications close: 30 June
Author: Division for Student Access / Afdeling Studentetoegang
Published: 20/06/2019

​​​Prospective Matie students only have until 30 June 2019 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 often rated as one of the top three universities in South Africa according to various international university rankings. The University also has one of the highest first-year throughput rates in South Africa with more than 85% of our students annually going on their second year of studies.

“We are very excited about the number and quality of applications for 2020, proving that SU is a first choice university. We are, however, still concerned about the more than 8000 applications that are incomplete and as a result cannot be considered," says Dr. Celeste Nel, Director: Centre for Admission and Residence Placement.

“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."

Nel states that the general reasons for an incomplete application may be that the student did not upload all the necessary documents. Full details are available at The general application documents include:
- Proof of payment (R100 non-refundable application fee) 
- Signed contract 
- Final grade 11 results (currently in final school year) or National Senior Certificate (NSC) (completed final school year)

It is also important to note that all students applying for a programme in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and Faculty of Law need to write the National Benchmarking Tests (NBTs) by end of June at the latest. These NBT results will be used for selection purposes.

Financial assistance
Applicants can also start to apply for financial assistance. Here the deadline is 31 August 2019. The University manages more than 19 000 under and postgraduate bursaries and loans on behalf of companies, individuals and institutions.

Help and assistance during application

Applications can be done online at

Prospective students are invited to contact our professional and friendly consultants either by calling 021 808 9111, emailing or doing a live chat at (click on the Let's Talk feature).