Center for Student Counseling & Development
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the Centre for Student Counselling & Development​​​

Welcome to the Centre for Student Counselling and Development, commonly known as the SSVO/CSCD. The centre was founded in 1965 and, apart from the Students' Counselling Service of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, it is the oldest centre of its kind in South Africa. The CSCD has diligently served Stellenbosch University students for more than 50 years and our aim is to facilitate your experience of student success at Stellenbosch University.

For all queries related to career assessments for prospective students please contact the Centre for Student Recruitment.


As a centre that proudly affirms the values of respecting and upholding human dignity and shared humanity, the Centre for Student Counselling and Development (CSCDF) at Stellenbosch University is devastated at the loss of human life, human dignity, and callous disregard for human rights with the death of 94 humans who were under the state's care. A society's moral fibre is determined by its capacity to care and meet the basic needs of the vulnerable and defenceless, and we are saddened that these humans have been deprived the basic constitutionally granted rights to be fed, to be clean, to be safe, to be housed, and to live. The CSCD would like to extend its deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the dearly departed.

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Student Wellness Programme
A comprehensive mentoring program to first year students, aimed at optimizing holistic wellness page navigation
An app to help students find classrooms, explore buildings and other facilities.
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Annual ReportsAnnual Reports
Current and Previous Annual Reports
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Work Sessions
Academic and interpersonal workshops including group sessions, CV and Interview skills, Stress Management and beginner sign language classes page navigation
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