At Stellenbosch University, most undergraduate degree programmes are
three years. The level of application is compared to the applicant’s
academic background. However, first year level courses are open to all
applicants. Courses on second or third (final) year level,
pre-requisites need to be considered. If no pre-requisites are listed,
applicants are encouraged to apply for the course target of their choice
as well as lower level courses to enlarge the possibility of admission.
The levels of the courses are indicated by the three-digit course code,
also called module codes.
Postgraduate courses at SU are either honours or master’s programmes.
An honours programme is a year-long degree in which students further
their studies in one of their majors. Modules from these degrees are
indicated by a three-digit code, starting with a 7. Master’s course
options, which are indicated by the number 8, are limited, as many
master’s degrees at SU are thesis/research-based, and modular work is
not always an option.
The postgraduate courses are listed in the front part of each faculty’s
Calendar, or on the respective departments’ websites. For enquiries
about SU’s postgraduate offering per semester, please contact our Global
Education Centre, who will approach the relevant department for more
he Global Education Programmes (GEP) are modules offered to international students studying at Stellenbosch University (SU). These modules are designed to supplement SU’s mainstream course offering by offering:
- courses that South Africans would not necessarily need to take but which are worthwhile for international students (e.g. Introductory Afrikaans),
- courses specifically designed to harness Stellenbosch University expertise that lies outside of normal departmental offerings (e.g. Equity and Leadership in the Global Classroom), and
- transdisciplinary and experiential courses that are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (e.g. Sustainable Agriculture: Community Gardening for Improved Living).
The Global Education Centre believes in the power of Higher Education to contribute towards solving global problems such as those contained in the SDGs. The GEP modules contribute to producing a transformative student experience for our international students; an intent reflected in our Global Student Learning Outcomes. Read our statement on Global Learning here.
For general instructions on finding courses, please click here. For course specific information by department, click here. Both aforementioned links will direct you to, among others: