Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Ways to Give

​​​ There are various ways to get financially involved at Stellenbosch University. You can make a personal donation, corporate donation, or leave a bequest.

Personal Donations

Donations can be outright gifts in any amount paid in cash, cheque or credit card. A donation may also be "in kind''.  The amount of the deduction is capped at 10% of a person's taxable income. Our easy to use online giving platform makes donating safe and secure.  Your donation is handled by GivenGain, a secure payment gateway to process online donations. 

  • To donate via our online form click here or from the safety of your own internet banking account via electronic funds transfer. 


Stellenbosch University requires funding beyond what government can give so that it can be successful in attracting the very best student talent. On average an undergraduate student needs R115,000 p.a. (for an average of 3 years) for tuition, accommodation and living expenses. On average a postgraduate student requires a minimum of R95,000 p.a (master's level) and more at PhD or postdoctoral level. 

  • Contact Candice Egan on +27 21 808 2711 or e-mail:

International Donations

  • Donors based in the United Kingdom (UK): ​

    • ​Direct bank transfer or direct deposits 
                  NatWest Bank 
                  Account Number:       39448843
                  Sort Code:                    60 00 01
                  Account Name:           Stellenbosch University SA Foundation UK

    • Gift AID ​

      Gift Aid is an income tax relief designed to benefit charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs). If you’re a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid increases the value of your charitable donations by 25%, because the charity can reclaim the basic rate of tax on your gift – at no extra cost to you. 
    • Please complete the Gift Aid declaration form​ and submit it with the proof of your deposit. 


    Donors based in Europe (EU):

    Donations to Stellenbosch University can now be made from your country within Europe and allow you to claim your local tax benefits.

    The donations are made to the Stellenbosch University SA Foundation UK through the Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) partner network.

    Any donation made using a bank transfer to a Europe TGE partner for Stellenbosch University must ensure that it includes the following Structured Communication:

    <<TGE – Stellenbosch University SA Foundation UK – UK>>

    Country and partner information for donations:

    Click on the country name for information on where and how to donate to Stellenbosch University from your country. Please email a copy of the deposit slip to and

    • Spain​
    • Hungary
    • Romania
    • Belgium​
    • Luxembourg​
    • Netherlands (The SU Foundation is now registered as an ANBI in Holland. Residents of the Netherlands are able to donate to Stellenbosch University directly through the Stellenbosch University SA Foundation UK bank account - banking details below)
    • Norway / Sweden​ ​
      Residents of Norway and Sweden are able to donate to Stellenbosch University directly through the Stellenbosch University SA Foundation UK bank account.​​
      ​​               Bank:                             NatWest       
                     Bank Address:             Natwest Bank Plc, City of London Office, 1 Princes Street, London EC3P 3AR
                     Account Number:       39448843
                     Sort Code:                     60 00 01
                     IBAN:                             GB80NWBK60000139448843
                     BIC:                                NWBKGB2L
                     Account Name:           Stellenbosch University SA Foundation UK
    • Germany
      Residents in Germany can make a donation to Stellenbosch University through the TGE network and receive the appropriate tax certificates in line with German tax law:
      ​                Kontoinhaber: Maecenata Stiftung
                      IBAN: DE89 1003 0500 1061 0007 01
                      ​BIC: LOEB DEBB XXX
                      Bankhaus Löbbecke
                      Reference: TG18033, Stellenbosch UK, [donors address for tax receipt]

    Donors based in the United States of America (USA): ​

 Donation Form


You can support Stellenbosch University (SU) without it costing you a cent. Swipe your MySchool card whenever you shop at any of the participating retailers nationwide and a percentage of the transaction will be donated to SU.

How does it work?
  • ​Get a free card online or simply phone 0860 100 445. You can also get a card at any Woolworths store.
  • Nominate Stellenbosch University as your beneficiary.
  • Swipe your card whenever you make a purchase at any partn​er store (these include Woolworths, Engen Quikshops, Toys R Us, Waltons, Reggie's,, Power24 and many more).
  • ​The partner will donate a percentage of your purchases to your beneficiary!


Scan the QR code below to make a contribution to a fellow Matie. 18 A tax certificates will be issued on request.





Electronic Funds Transfer

Enter the name of the initiative you wish to support in the Beneficiary Reference field (or equivalent) of your bank:

Unrestricted donations

Bank name:                        Standard Bank

Branch name:                    Stellenbosch

Branch code:                      05 06 10

Account name:                   Stellenbosch Trust

Account number:               073002437


Restricted donations

Bank name:                        Standard Bank

Branch name:                    Stellenbosch

Branch code:                      05 06 10

Account name:                   Universiteit van Stellenbosch

Account number:               073006955

  • ​Please send confirmation of your donation to Lorenza George +27 21 808 3090, email

Corporate Donations

Corporate donations can take place via your company's corporate social investment policy, sponsorship or as a philanthropic donation (philanthropic donations have tax benefits). Our development staff will advise you on the tax implications of each strategy.

  • Tel: +27 21 808 9262

Gift in your will

You can make the university a beneficiary in your will by bequeathing cash, shares or any other form of property to Stellenbosch University. The full Rand value of charitable gifts in your will is tax deductible and can reduce your estate duty liability significantly. Making a bequest is easy - simply draw up a new will or add a codicil to an existing will.

  • E-brochure and examples of bequests to Stellenbosch University. 
  • To find out more please contact Hugo Steyn on +27 21 808 3615 or e-mail:​