SU International
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Go on a semester exchange

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With an extensive network of partner institutions on six continents, Stellenbosch University (SU) is changing the lives of its students by offering them a truly international experience. SU International facilitates student exchanges with more than 100 institutions abroad, from SciencePo and Leipzig to West Virginia and Nagoya University.

You can apply to study on exchange at a partner university for one or two semesters. This section provides you with guidelines and advice on various exchange-related issues. Reading through it will give you a clearer idea of what a student exchange entails, and whether it’s something you would like to consider.​​

​Application Deadlines

  • ​General Semester Applications: To be announced

  • German Gap Year (with internship) for Engineering Students: To be announced

  • BCom International Business: To be announced


Select a Partner University

Three main considerations:

To select the appropriate partner university it is important that there is an alignment between three factors: Academics, Finances and Personal Preferences. There also other factors to keep in mind.

Use past experiences to guide your selection:

Read about Past Experiences 


Financial Arrangements

Our Focus is on Co-Funding

  • Stellenbosch University and its partner universities are committed to limiting the financial costs incurred by students who participate in exchanges. For this reason, travel bursaries, tuition waivers and other benefits (where applicable and possible) are provided and negotiated. It is however important to note that students will also need to make a financial contribution towards their own respective study trip. In many cases it is only to cover living expenses, extra travel expenses, administrative costs and to comply with visa requirements.

Funding Instruments

  • Exchange Bursary, to help cover travel expenses.
  • Tuition waiver at Partner University
  • Third component funding, which is depended on the Parner University
    • Housing Scholarship or Monthly Stipend
    • Erasmus + Scholarship with certain Bilateral Agreements
    • Government Scholarships (For example, Belgium Priority Programme Scholarship)


Complete Application

101 Study Abroad on SUNLearn

  • Our internal application process is available on SUNLearn. The module is called 101 Study Abroad.