Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Postgraduate Studies​​

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Important P​​lac​​es 

Computer facilities

Several computer centres on campus provide computers with internet access which can be used by students. Access to the network is only available after registration and requires a username and password. While, once registered, you'll have 24-hour access to the computer room, you are more than welcome to bring your own laptop which can also be registered by the University's IT department. 

Your student card provides entry to the computer centres on campus. Connections for personal computers and laptops are available in most university residences. An application form (available on the website of the Information Technology department) must be completed to apply to be connected. Students can register for the computer facilities at the respective computer rooms listed below. The registration fee is determined annually and is charged per semester.

This fee covers unlimited e-mail access, but an extra fee must be paid to gain access to external sites. Access to the Stellenbosch University homepage is free of charge. Please note that the computer laboratory you use, depends on the faculty you study in. If you will have computer access in your academic department you should rather not register in a computer laboratory since this will save costs.

Arts and Social Sciences, Law, Education, Theology Humarga
Arts Building
Third Floor
AgriSciences, Science NARGA
Admin A
Economic and Management Sciences FHARGA
Accounting and Statistics
Engineering   FIRGA
Engineering Building


stellenbosch University library​

The Stellenbosch University Library is one of the biggest subterranean libraries in the world. It houses more than 600 000 volumes of books and bound periodicals. Its total floor space is the size of three rugby fields (17 000 m2​). There are study desks for more than 1 400 students and 27 study cubicles are provided for postgraduates. Several seminar rooms for discussion groups are available (to be reserved in advance at the reception desk). 

The library has collections scattered around the campus outside of the main facility, all of which are catalogued on a computerised database. There are several other satellite libraries servicing the different faculties, including the Theology Library, Law Library, and Tygerberg Medical Library. The Conservatoire Library has a large selection of music, which can be listened to in individual listening cubicles, and a vast collection of sheet music. To access online databases and journals as well as reserving books and requesting interlibrary loans, consult the library website. The desk for national and international periodicals and newspapers is situated on the lower level. There is also a photocopying room on the upper level. The photocopiers can be operated with student cards. Registered students need their student cards to enter the library and borrow books.

If you are unable to see one of the librarians in person, make use of our e-reference system: Ask a Librarian.

The library is closed on public holidays and the first and last Saturday of the year. Time changes are usually advertised at the library entrance, but are also available via

More information pertaining to the library and the services offered is available via​

the langenhoven student centre (neelsie)

The Langenhoven Student Centre, better known as the Neelsie, is the social heartbeat of the campus. It is named after an Afrikaans author, CJ Langenhoven, who was an alumnus of the university. This modern Centre offers students a wide variety of commercial, financial and entertainment services. The food hall provides seating for 1 200 students and the various food and fast-food outlets cater for a wide variety of tastes ranging from full homestyle meals to light meals and takeaways. You will also find a number of coffee shops, adventure and travel shops, health and beauty shops, bookstores, a convenience store, a laundry, clothing boutiques, plenty of gift shops and a number of academic and business services. There is also a photocopy room where you can use your student card to make photocopies. Four banks have branches in the Neelsie: Standard Bank, Absa Bank, Nedbank and First National Bank. Absa offers foreign exchange services. You can open an account and use the ATM facilities at any of these banks.


Monday to Friday 09:00 – 15:30

Standard Bank
Monday to Friday 09:00 – 15:30
Saturday 08:30 – 11:00

Absa Bank
Monday to Friday 08:00 – 15:30

First National Bank
Monday to Friday 09:00 – 15:30

What do I need to open a bank account?

  • Passport
  • Letter of confirmation that you are registered at the university (available from Stellenbosch University International Office)
  • Verification of residential address

The upper floors of the Neelsie house a dance hall, two dining halls, the offices of the Student Representative Council (SRC), various clubs and societies, the editorial office of the student newspaper, Die Matie, a broadcasting studio for the campus radio station MFM (tune in to 92.6 FM), a dark room for the photographic club and a restaurant. 

In the Neelsie you can also find the Matieland Post Office.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 08:30 – 16:30
Wednesday 09:00 – 16:30 Saturday 08:00 – 12:00
Post is collected at 13:00 on weekdays.​​​​