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SUNStudent has shifted gears!

The SUNStudent project has come a long way since its launch in 2019. The Applications & Admissions capability went live on 6 April 2021, which represents a significant milestone on the SUNStudent journey.

It’s the final countdown… SUNStudent is going live!!!

We are all geared up and ready to go as time leads up to the realisation of SU’s brand new Student Information System, called “SUNStudent”. As of 00:01 on 6 April 2021, Undergraduate applications will be open for SU’s 2022 intake.

SUNStudent Celebrates the Completion of their Final Blueprint Sign-off Phases

In a perfect setting, surrounded by invaluable colleagues and leaders who recognised and expressed their appreciation for the immense efforts, active participation, contributions, and hard work to everyone involved in getting the blueprint documents for Phases 2 and 3 signed off, this celebration marked the completion of the Blueprint design stage for the SUNStudent project.

SUNStudent Phase 1 virtual training sessions successfully completed

Mixed emotions were at the order of the day as the time arrived where the new world of SUNStudent was introduced and the start of bidding farewell to the black screen became a reality.

SUNStudent keeps great momentum and prepares for Phase 1 training sessions

Over the past few months everyone had to focus on adapting to new ways of work, new ways of conducting meeting​s, new ways to interact with our colleagues to ensure that the deadlines for the Blueprint documents sign-off process were still met.

SUNStudent celebrated first project milestone

The SUNStudent project achieved its first milestone amidst the COVID 19 pandemic. Even though everyone was in lockdown, nothing was going to halt celebrations to acknowledge and express thanks to all those involved in achieving this major milestone.

Bucket 4 - SUNStudent hits huge milestone with the conclusion of the final Blueprint workshops

The Blueprint design phase of the SUNStudent project consisted of 32 capabilities divided into 4 buckets. A workshop for each bucket was conducted with relevant knowledgeable attendees in each capability.

Bucket 3 - SUNStudent Blueprint workshops are learning opportunities and provide valuable insights

Monday 7 October to Friday 18 October was a period of great excitement amongst the attendees of the various focus groups for the SUNStudent Bucket ​3 blueprint workshops.

Bucket 2 - SUNStudent Blueprint workshops lead to huge excitement and interesting discussions

The SUNStudent Bucket 2 Blueprint workshops that included the financial aid, student fees and student loans capabilities took place from Monday 12 August to Friday 23 August.

Bucket 1 - So the SUNStudent story begins...

The first phase of the SUNStudent project consists of Blueprint workshops during which all relevant capabilities are discussed with key stakeholders. ​

 Press Releases



Hypermodern student information system puts SU on a higher level student information system puts SU on a higher levelCorporate Communications DivisionSUNStudent
System Renewal Project concluded with contracts for cutting-edge systems for SU Renewal Project concluded with contracts for cutting-edge systems for SUProf Ian Cloete/Corporate CommunicationWith the recent signing of two software contracts the analysis, planning and procurement phases of Stellenbosch University's System Renewal Project (SRP) have now been concluded, paving the way for the implementation of two major systems for academic and