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International Stude​nts

All full degree-seeking international students must obtain pre-registration clearance​ (verification of documentation) from the Stellenbosch University International (SUI: Services Centre) before registering for an academic programme in 2025. ​​

STUDENTs must present the following supporting documentation:
  • Certified copy of your valid passport.
  • Certified copy of your valid study visa issued for Stellenbosch University or proof of permanent residence/ refugee status/ asylum seeker.
  • If you hold a study visa, you must also provide proof of South African Medical cover.
    • Students are advised to view the list of medical aid options via the this link​.
    • Students who have permanent residence in South Africa, refugee status or asylum seekers are not required to provide evidence of medical cover in order to register as a student at Stellenbosch University.
  • Proof of minimum compulsory initial fee payment or scholarship letter.
    • To request a budget / quotation for 2025 fees, click HERE
    • Please allow 3-5 working days for a response.

An email notification will be sent back to you to confirm that pre-registration clearance has been finalised. You may then proceed with the formal registration of your academic programme via one of the following registration options:

  • online registration;
  • email registration (using the postal registration form that you received with your admission); or
  • assisted registration (in-person) ​.

The process to submit the above documentation for pre-registration will be published later in 2023.

registration 2025: students awaiting outcomes of visa applications


If you are within South Africa and have applied for a study visa to enrol at Stellenbosch University for the first time in 2025, you may submit a certified copy of your VFS receipt in order to obtain pre-registration clearance  (this is a special concession).

It is your responsibility to maintain the validity of your study visa throughout your registration as a student at Stellenbosch University. Please ensure that you apply for a renewal at least eight weeks prior to the expiry date of your current study visa. You may contact the Postgraduate Office​ for assistance in obtaining the required documentation.​​