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

Donations can be outright gifts in any amount paid in cash, cheque or credit card. In the USA and UK there are options for donating to Stellenbosch University in a tax friendly way. The full Rand value of your bequest is deductible in determining your net estate duty liability. To donate via GivenGain choose one of the following options:

  • I live in the USA 
  • I live in the UK 
  • I live elsewhereBank: First National Bank; Bank address: 5th Floor, Media City nr 1, Heerengracht, Foreshore, Cape Town; Account Name: Stellenbosch University – Foreign income; Account Number: 621 0717 7083; Branch Code:  204 109; S.W.I.F.T. address:  FIRNZAJJ796. (Send proof of payment to Lorenza George:​, or fax to either +27 21 808 3026 or +27 865 695 372.)



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:​