Study fees

* estimated; subject to approval of budget by end of 2016.

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 2017. These figures are simply meant as a rough indication of the cost of tuition. For a more accurate indication of the cost, please refer to the relevant tables in the Calendar 2017, Part 3. You can request a quote - see the link above the table. 

Please note that study-related additional costs as for materials and laboratory fees and travelling expenses, calculated according to the amounts of 2016 with the annual increase, are included in the amounts listed below; departments may alter these based on academic need.  Estimates for text books (refer to the academic departments), membership dues for academic and registered societies (R50 - R200), PSO fees for private students (R297) and parking fees are excluded.

For more detailed information on study fees cost, consult the full version of the Calendar 2017, Part 3which indicates undergraduate and postgraduate fees and study-related additional fees per module.  The study fees and related costs of most postgraduate programmes are also indicated per module in the Calendar 2017, Part 3. The estimated cost of a selection of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes also appears as fees per programme per year in the Calendar 2017, Part 3.

An abbreviated version of the Calendar 2017, Part 3, (excluding study-related additional fees per module) can also be requested from The Enquiries Desk, Administration Building A, Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch, tel: +27 21 808-9111.

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


Estimated amount in 2017 for 1st year of Undergraduate study (unless stated otherwise)

BAR35 446
BA (Law)R42 468
BA Visual Arts R34 746
B Drama and Theatre StudiesR34 272
BMus R38 891
BEd (Gen Educ)(Inter/Senior)(Foundation)R34 284
BScR42 778
BSc AgricR40 395
BSc Food Science
R42 102
BSc Forestry & Wood Science, 
1st - 3rd year, per year
R39 244
BSc Forestry & Wood Science, 4th yearR48 106
BTh R35 097
BDiv R38 980
LLB (Undergraduate) R42 389
LLB (Postgraduate, 2nd B degree), 1st of 2-yrR38 638
LLB (Postgraduate, 2nd B degree), 1st of 3-yrR45 865
R35 477
BCom (Actuarial Science)R52 884
BCom (with Law subjects)R44 035
BAcc I      |     BAcc II
R38 883     |     R43 042
R43 901
BAccLLBR46 119
BEng R51 200
BSc in Physiotherapy 
R42 213
BSc in DieteticsR42 647
B of Occupational TherapyR43 518
B in Speech-Language and
Hearing Therapy 
R39 832
R55 096
R54 738
MB ChB IIIR56 015
MB ChB IVR49 701
MB ChB VR70 038
MB ChB VIR55 472


Click here for PDF document with estimate study fees for 2017

Click here for a PDF document with estimated study fees for 2018


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