SU International
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Undergraduate full-degree studies


​We are excited that you are interested in applying to Stellenbosch University, and we hope to welcome you as a Matie student. Stellenbosch University International stands ready to assist you, as an international undergraduate applicant, with the following:

  • Immigration and health insurance requirements

  • Accommodation information

  • English language proficiency requirements

  • Matriculation exemption application (only in the second semester of an academic year)

  • Welcoming and orientation​​          

Welcoming and orientation

All full-degree first-year students participate in the official Welcoming Programme hosted by the Division of Student Affairs at the start of the academic year.

At the start of each semester, Stellenbosch University International also organises a special orientation programme for all new international students. You will need to register for this programme. Topics covered during orientation include the following:

  • A general introduction to Stellenbosch and South Africa

  • Safety and security issues on campus

  • Cultural adjustment

  • Introduction to services on campus: Campus Health Services, Campus Security, Centre for Student Counselling and Development

  • Sports facilities, societies and performing arts

  • Academic expectations

  • South African politics and economics

  • Registration

  • Visas and other documents

  • Tours of campus, Stellenbosch town and Cape Town normally form part of the orientation events.

Contact us 

Undergraduate international enrolments

Carmelita Talmarkes