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.  


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,

Stellenbosch University is registered for TGE giving in the following countries, please contact the relevant charity partner on how to donate through them to Stellenbosch University.

King Baudouin Foundation
rue Brederodestraat 21 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel. : +32-2-549 02 31 

Fondation de France
40 Avenue Hoche 75008 Paris, France 
Tel. : +33-1-44 21 87 60 

Maecenata Stiftung
Rungestraße 17, 10179 Berlin, Germany 
                                Tel. : +49 30 2838 7909 

Carpathian Foundation Hungary
HU-3300 Eger Felvégi Str 53 Hungary 
Tel. : +36-36-516 750 

Fondation de Luxembourg
12 Rue Erasme BP 281 2012 Luxembourg 
Tel. : +352-274 748 1

Odorheiu Secuiesc Community Foundation
Kossuth Lajos 20 535600 Odorheiu Secuiesc, Harghita, Romania 
Tel. : +40 741 655 773

Fundación Empresa y Sociedad
Padre Damián 2, 28036 Madrid
Tel. : +34 676 270 816

Denmark / Finland / Norway / Sweden  

Residents of these countries are able to donate to Stellenbosch University directly through the Stellenbosch University SA Foundation UK bank account or by card online.

​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

Online with Card: 

The Netherlands
The ‘Stellenbosch University SA Foundation UK’ is now registered with the Dutch Tax Authority (Belastingdienst) and has official ANBI status – Registration Number 825892752.
Donations made to Stellenbosch University through ‘Stellenbosch University SA Foundation UK’ entitles the donor to tax deductions on their tax declarations in the Netherlands as long as they meet the minimum requirements according to Dutch tax law.

Donations are made directly to the UK bank account of the Foundation:
Recipient Name:                             Stellenbosch University SA Foundation UK
IBAN:                                                  GB80NWBK60000139448843
BIC:                                                     NWBKGB2L
Recipient Bank Name:                   Natwest Bank Plc
Recipient Bank Address:                City of London Office, 1 Princes Street, London EC3P 3AR

The ANBI regulations requires the charity to publish its annual financial report – this report is available at click here.​

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

1. Electronic Transfer
Bank: Wachovia / Wells Fargo
Account No.: 5553 7329 66
S.W.I.F.T Address: WFBIUS6S
Routing No.: 0540 01220 (for electronic transfer: 121000248)
EIN (IRS Federal Income Tax No.): 13-4091453
Reference: Name and Surname
Please send your proof of payment to Hugo Steyn at 

2. By Cheque
Please make your cheque payable to: Friends of the University of Stellenbosch Foundationand send to 
Stellenbosch University Development & Alumni Relations, Private Bag X1, Matlieland, 7602 | Fax 086 547 7103 | Email

 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?


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:​