​​First-year Academy

The First-year Academy (FYA) is a comprehensive University initiative that focuses on promoting the success of first-year students and improving the quality of student learning. To achieve this objective within the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, the FYA facilitates various programmes and activities relating to first-year success and creates opportunities for faculties and support services to work together in an integrated structure. In this way, the FYA provides a unique and focused environment for first-year students to achieve success.

The FYA is a university-wide initiative that aims to improve first-year students' success rates, with the aid of a variety of research activities, programmes and projects. Each faculty has programme-specific interventions that contribute towards improved academic achievement of all first-year students.

Who is it aimed at?

All new first-year students, as well as all faculty staff and staff of divisions involved with first-year students. The FYA aims to support all first-year students – especially with regards to academic success. Do not wait, ask for assistance before it is too late! The FYA hopes you experience a happy and productive time of study at Stellenbosch!​