Study fees

* estimated; subject to approval of budget by end of 2020.

These amounts are not applicable to international students, with the exception of international students with valid permanent residency in South Africa and international students with refugee status - click here to be redirected to the website of Stellenbosch University International.  

Below follows a representative sample of the University's instructional programmes along with the estimated study fees of each, per annum, as applicable in 2020. These figures are simply meant as an estimate indication of the cost of study. For a more accurate indication of the cost, please compile a quote - see the link above the table below. 

Please note that study-related additional costs, known as Module costs and Program costs (materials and laboratory fees and travelling expenses), calculated according to the amounts of 2020 with the annual increase, are included in the amounts listed below; departments may alter these based on academic need.  Estimates for text books (enquire at the academic departments), membership dues for academic and registered societies (R20 - R5 671), PSO fees for private students (R371), House fees for students in residences (R638) and parking fees are excluded.

For more detailed information on study fees, consult the Calendar 2021, Part 3, Student Fees​which indicates the estimated cost of a selection of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

A copy of the Calendar is available online. 

Request a more detailed Provisional Statement of Fees / Quotation (Undergraduate and Postgraduate, all years of registration)​


Estimated amount in 2021 for 1st year of Undergraduate study (unless stated otherwise)

R43 343
​BA in Human Resource Management
R48 037
​BA in Development and Environment
R48 607​
BA (Law)
R54 501
BA in Visual Arts R43 734
​BA in Socio Informatics, Opt 2
R42 771
​BA  in Sport Science
R46 763​
BA in Drama and Theatre Studies
R44 448
B of Music (BMus) R48 915
​B in Social Work
R45 627
BEd (Intermediate Phase Education)
BEd (Foundation Phase Education)
R48 977
R45 737

R55 997
​BSc in Earth Sciences
R60 256​
​BSc  in Human Life Sciences
R56 801​
BSc Agric
R48 862
​BScAgric in Grapevine and Wine Sciences
R53 179
​BAgric in Agricultural Business Management
R47 504​
BSc in Food Science
R53 021
BSc in Forestry and Wood Science
R47 986
​BTh (Bachelor of Theology - Youth Work)R45 106
BDiv (Bachelor of Divinity) R52 062
LLB (Undergraduate) R54 169
LLB (Postgraduate, 2nd B degree), 1st of 2-yr
R49 490
LLB (Postgraduate, 2nd B degree), 1st of 3-yr
R56 262
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)  
R44 940
BCom (Actuarial Science)
R69 076
BCom (Law)
R57 293
​BCom (Industrial Psychology)
R50 845
​BCom (Mathematical Sciences)
R51 127​
R51 074 
R60 139
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) R64 974
BSc in Physiotherapy 
R53 522
BSc in DieteticsR53 776
Bachelor of Occupational TherapyR55 484
B achelor in Speech-Language and
Hearing Therapy 
R50 206
​​Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery
R48 706
R71 203
R71 203
R71 203
R71 203
R87 283
R68 296


Click here for a PDF document with estimated study fees for 2021


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