​​Career Advice


​Prospective students are confronted with various programmes and career options - undoubtedly an advantage but also a significant challenge. Stellenbosch University prioritises assistance to prospective students in facilitating realistic programme and career choices. It is for this reason that we offer a professional career advice service. 

Who can make use of this service?

This service is available to grade 11 and 12 learners.

Grade 10 learners will, in as far as possible, only be assessed if they wish to make changes in the subject choices (those specific battery of tests will then be applied.) As learners are getting used to a specific set of subjects, career advice will only be narrowed down to broad fields of interest as many factors could still influence their career path.

What does the service entail?

We offer appointments at our offices in Stellenbosch as well as online assessments.

An assessment at our offices includes a 4-hour psychometric assessment of personality, aptitude and interests, a 1-hour individual feedback session, and a report of the results and recommendations to be emailed to you within 2 weeks of the assessment. 

Testing starts at 08:30 until 12:30, and feedback is on the same day in the afternoon. ​

Recommendations are made based on the client's unique profile and can therefore include programmes at various higher education institutions. This opportunity is offered to all prospective students and not only to those who wish to study at Stellenbosch University.

The process for an online assessment is the same as for an office appointment, except that our platform is MS Teams, and we use the online versions of all the psychometric instruments. 

Cost of the service

The cost is R 2500 per client (Monday to Friday) / R 2950 per client (Saturday), payable within 48 hours after booking.  This fee applies to both office and online assessments.

Special rates:
Pay now for any assessments for September – November at the Spring special rate of R 2050 per client (Monday to Friday)
- These assessments are for online and in-person sessions, Monday – Friday
- It excludes Saturdays and school holidays

​​For bookings please contact: csr@sun.ac.za / 0218084709

​Please note

  • We are open during the school holidays

  • Assessments are done by appointment only

  • Other services (e.g. career counselling in schools, special projects and/or workshops) can also be delivered. Costs will be determined by the nature of the project.

  • We assess 15 – 21-year olds only

Advisory Services​

Is Maties the best place for you to study? Well, go on, find out! 

Visit the campus. Feel the vibe. Meet the people. Discover the attractions, the traditions and the lifestyle. Get clued up about how to apply, the admission criteria, the financial help available and a whole brainful of other information.

We are the Centre for Student Recruitment (CSR), and we're here to help you feel welcome.

Choose one of the following options:

1. Advisory Session

A CSR advisor will lead the information session. The session will give you an overview of Stellenbosch University's application process, admission criteria, financial aid system and student life. 

An optional self-guided tour is available where you will receive a map and be able to walk around our beautiful campus.

​BOOKINGS:  csr@sun.ac.za / 021808470​9

2. ​Online Advisory Sessions

If you cannot visit the campus, we've got you covered! A CSR advisor will lead your information session. The session will give you an overview of Stellenbosch University's application process, admission criteria, financial aid system and student life.

Platforms used for this session include Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp Video Call and Skype or even a simple telephone call.

BOOKINGS:  csr@sun.ac.za / 021808470​9

Experience SU and get an idea of what the campus looks like: https://youtu.be/wC4fQgAI08M 

Interactive campus map: https://campusmap.sun.ac.za

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