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Professional social work services such as assistance, guidance and counselling are  provided to students individually with regards to social issues and those welfare needs that potentially could have a negative effect on their studies.

To make appointments with the social worker, contact the UPSS reception for appointments at 021-808-4994 or email at 


Work Study Programme

Applications for Work Study Programme 2019 are open!  Work Study Programme gives financially needy students an opportunity to earn a subsistence income.  The aim of this programme is to aid students who find themselves under financial strain regarding basic essential needs such as food, books, and as well other necessities.    Please submit your completed application form and attached CV before or on Monday 29 October 2018 to Lizzie Witbooi at

No late applications will be accepted. 

Kindly note: Due to limited funding, we can only accommodate a limited number of students.  The successful applicants will sign an 8-month working agreement and will be required to work a maximum of 20 hours per month. 

Click here to download 2019 Application Forms.


Vouch4US project

The Vouch4US is a Pick 'n Pay/Checkers voucher project meant to assist students who are in dire need.  Students from both Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Campus have benefited from this project. We have donated a maximum of R500 worth of Pick 'n Pay/Checkers vouchers to each student who was in need in the past

The SU campus social worker receives requests for assistance on a daily basis.  Most of these students do not have financial aid for the current academic year. 

We challenge all staff, including the Rector and top management, as well as fellow Maties, to donate a R50 Pick 'n Pay voucher/Checkers or to make a donation into the Stellenbosch University bank account in order assist students. The voucher system offers a dignified option for students in need and communicates the important message that our staff and fellow Maties value the potential of Maties with financial concerns. Please consider supporting this great project on an on-going basis. 

The Banking details of the Vouch4Us Project:

Bank: Standard Bank

Account no 073006955

Branch: 05-1001

Ref: 6430B project Nood

Proof of payment to be sent to Lorenza George at


Alternatively, the vouchers can be sent to the Centre for Student Counselling and Development at 49 Victoria Street. 

For any enquiries, please contact Lizzie Witbooi (SU Social Worker) at 021 808 4511 or


Food drive

The food drive is a Maties-4-Maties initiative. Please donate any non-perishable food items for students who are in need at the Centre for Student Counselling and Development. 

Please note: For any enquiries, please contact the Social Worker at or 021-808-4511