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Only days to go to apply for studying at Stellenbosch University
Author: Centre for Student Recruitment and Career Advice / Sentrum vir Studentwerwing en Loopbaanadvies
Published: 25/06/2018

Prospective Matie students only have until 30 June 2018 to get their applications in to study at Stellenbosch University (SU). 30 June is also the deadline for applying for accommodation in SU's residences.

Stellenbosch University is often rated as one of the top three universities in South Africa according to various international university rankings. The University also has one of the highest first-year throughput rates in South Africa.

“We are very excited about the number and quality of applications for 2019, proving that SU is a first choice university. We are, however, still concerned about the more than 8000 applications that are incomplete and as a result cannot be considered," says Dr Celeste Nel, Director: Centre for Admission and Residence Placement.

“Prospective students are requested to get their applications in rather sooner than later to give themselves some space and time to complete the application that includes uploading the necessary documents and to make changes if necessary."

Nel adds that it is important that applicants not only know what the minimum requirements for a programme are, but that they need to read the faculty selection guidelines, including selection mark requirements. These are often different to the minimum requirements.

Financial assistance
Applicants can also start to apply for financial assistance. Here the deadline is 31 August 2018. The University manages more than 19 000 under and postgraduate bursaries and loans on behalf of companies, individuals and institutions.

Help and assistance during application

Applications can be done online at


Prospective students are invited to contact the University's consultants either by calling 021 808 9111, emailing or doing a live chat at (click on the Let's Talk feature).