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Partnering for access


When you give to Stellenbosch University, you are partnering with us to create a shared future for all Maties.

From bursaries and scholarships, to capacity building programmes and student success initiatives, your support sends our skilled students out into the world, prepared to contribute to a brighter future. They will make a difference because you have made a difference. 

We hope that the 'Partnering for Access' bursary video series celebrate the inspiring stories of donors who are a net of support for students striving to reach their highest potential.

You can make your contribution to many when you give to the Maties for Maties Bursary Fund here.

Whether the gift is R100 a month from an individual, that goes into a collective pool, or R100 000 from a corporate, Trust or Foundation, the impact is made: a changed life ready to transform the world.

Please view, like and share our videos on Youtube, Facebook and Twitter and play your part in partnering for access. 

Karen Bruns
Senior Director: Development and Alumni Relations

Phambili (Donor Report)

The second edition of Phambili is here. We have captured some of the highlights over the past three months 
and showcase the partnership of individual, corporate and organisational donors alike.  


We are proud to launch the revised quarterly donor report
in the form of Phambili (the Nguni word for forward).

Paying It Forward: The Amicus Fund

Amicus.pngThe story of the Amicus Fund highlights the power of collective giving. Meet Mikhail Hendricks, SU Law student and recipient of an Amicus bursary, with aspirations to make a positive contribution in South Africa. He is primed to become a SU alumnus, like Aubrey Magerman, who also received a bursary during his student days – and is now a sterling professional in his field. Aubrey is paying it forward as an Amicus Fund Committee Member and donor. 

Leveraging a generational legacy: The Crossley Foundation

crossley_web.jpgThis case study showcases how organisations like the Harry and Doris Crossley Foundation contribute to systemic change to societal challenges, through the support of university students engaged in creating solutions that our world needs. Meet Linda Luvuno, a GreenMatter Fellow, is one of the recent recipients of a Harry Crossley bursary. In the video, she meets Linda Witfield, Director of the Crossley Foundation, who is passionate about harnessing the power of student potential.

  • Click here to watch the video.

Investing in future talent: MMI Holdings Limited

MMI.pngStellenbosch University graduates are sought after in the job market. Simo Mvinjelwa, Group Lead for Skills Development at MMI Holdings, has been fishing for fresh talent in the SU student pool for over a decade now. His recent catch is smart and enterprising Catherina de Villiers, Actuarial Sciences graduate who will be making her mark at MMI. This is one example of nurturing potential in partnership with universities and simultaneously growing the talent pipeline of corporates. 

  • Click here to watch the video.

Fostering Greatness: The Dippenaar Family Trust

Dippenaar.pngOver the past twenty years, Laurie and Estelle Dippenaar have been helping students achieve their potential through the Dippenaar Family Trust. One such student is Siyabonga Ndlovu, a budding entrepreneur himself, who wants to find ways to create real corporate social value. This example of giving showcases how families (or groups of individuals) can have a 'living' legacy by aiding student success. 

  • Click here to watch the video. 

Ways to Give

There are various ways to get financially involved at Stellenbosch University. You can make a personal donation, corporate donation, or leave a bequest.

Personal Donations

Donations can be outright gifts in any amount paid in cash, cheque or credit card. A donation may also be "in kind''.  The amount of the deduction is capped at 10% of a person's taxable income. Our easy to use online giving platform makes donating safe and secure.  Your donation is handled by GivenGain, a secure payment gateway to process online donations. 

  • To donate via our online form click here or from the safety of your own internet banking account via electronic funds transfer. 


Stellenbosch University requires funding beyond what government can give so that it can be successful in attracting the very best student talent. On average an undergraduate student needs R115,000 p.a. (for an average of 3 years) for tuition, accommodation and living expenses. On average a postgraduate student requires a minimum of R95,000 p.a (master's level) and more at PhD or postdoctoral level. 

  • Contact Nicoline Coetzer on +27 21 808 9160 or e-mail:

International Donations

Donations can be outright gifts in any amount paid in cash, cheque or credit card. In the USA and UK there are options for donating to Stellenbosch University in a tax friendly way. The full Rand value of your bequest is deductible in determining your net estate duty liability. To donate via GivenGain choose one of the following options:

  • I live in the USA 
  • I live in the UK 
  • I live elsewhereBank: First National Bank; Bank address: 5th Floor, Media City nr 1, Heerengracht, Foreshore, Cape Town; Account Name: Stellenbosch University – Foreign income; Account Number: 621 0717 7083; Branch Code:  204 109; S.W.I.F.T. address:  FIRNZAJJ796. (Send proof of payment to Joan Weyers:, or fax to either +27 21 808 3026 or +27 865 695 372.)



Scan the QR code below to make a contribution to a fellow Matie. 18 A tax certificates will be issued on request.


Electronic Funds Transfer

Enter the name of the initiative you wish to support in the Beneficiary Reference field (or equivalent) of your bank:

Unrestricted donations

Bank name:                        Standard Bank

Branch name:                    Stellenbosch

Branch code:                      05 06 10

Account name:                   Stellenbosch Trust

Account number:               073002437


Restricted donations

Bank name:                        Standard Bank

Branch name:                    Stellenbosch

Branch code:                      05 06 10

Account name:                   Universiteit van Stellenbosch

Account number:               073006955


  • Please send confirmation of your donation to Lorenza George +27 21 808 3090, email

Corporate Donations

Corporate donations can take place via your company's corporate social investment policy, sponsorship or as a philanthropic donation (philanthropic donations have tax benefits). Our development staff will advise you on the tax implications of each strategy.

  • Tel: +27 21 808 9262

Gift in your will

You can make the university a beneficiary in your will by bequeathing cash, shares or any other form of property to Stellenbosch University. The full Rand value of charitable gifts in your will is tax deductible and can reduce your estate duty liability significantly. Making a bequest is easy - simply draw up a new will or add a codicil to an existing will.

  • E-brochure and examples of bequests to Stellenbosch University. 
  • To find out more please contact Hugo Steyn on +27 21 808 3615 or e-mail: