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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

​​​​am an international student who will be starting my degree. I was informed that I do not have any hostel accommodation. What can I do?

The International Office have on their webpage a list of available private housing as well as a list of usefull websites.

I am an international student and want to know if someone will meet me at the airport when I arrive?
The International Office does provide such a service, but you need to complete the arrival sheet and email it to them. 

 What will the cost be of my degree?
Please enquire at the Student account office in person or phone Sean Davids at 021-808 3530021-808 3530021-808 3530
You may also get a provisional layout from the postgraduate webpage.

When and how must I register for my degree?
Online registrations via MYMATIES should be available during January or you can register with Faculty secretariat in person at the Administration Building Block A, room 2033, Van Ryneveld street.  HonsBSc students need to register by the end of January.  Master’s and Doctoral students can register until the end of March.  New Doctoral students can only register after a Faculty meeting was held in February and that they have been informed.  For International students it is mostly the same, but they do register at the  International Office.

This is my first time in Stellenbosch. What will the living costs be?
​It all depends if you are accommodated in a hostel or private housing.  Stellenbosch is very expensive, so for living costs you will approximately  need about R9000 (including accommodation).​