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Types of Gifts

You can determine when and how your gift to the university should be used. It could be provided for current projects or invested to provide a lasting legacy for generations to come.
Current-use gifts of any size can be made to the academic initiative, strategic objective, research programme, faculty, student residence or society of your choice.
These include:
  • ​Stellenbosch University Bursary Fund
  • Deans’ Funds (in the faculty of your choice)
  • Residences and Societies
  • Operational costs
    (equipment and ad hoc human resource needs)
  • Named research chairs (for the duration of the funding).
    A revenue-funded (current-use) research chair requires on average R2 million per annum to support a top researcher
    and his/her team.
Endowments are permanent funds that are invested to create a lasting resource that grows in perpetuity. The fund may be established in your name or in honour or memory of another.
These include:
  • Stellenbosch Trust
  • Named research chairs
  • Endowed bursaries or scholarship funds
  • Endowed Deans’ Funds
The cost of endowing a research chair in perpetuity at a South African university falls in the region of R30 million to R38 million. This is based on certain assumptions for growth in the future.​