The 2nd step is to get approval for the specific courses at Stellenbosch University. The lecturer for each course or head of department will look through the course description and compare it with the requirements of the equivalent Stellenbosch course. The lecturer must sign off on the course that you have selected at the host university in order for you to receive approval of the host university’s “substitute” course. This must be done on the Learning Agreement form.
Please note that without the prior approval and the official process of signing off on courses, the credit transfer cannot be done on your return to Stellenbosch University.
Finalizing the learning agreement is the 3rd step in the process.
In order for SU International to assist you with credit transfer on return, you have to submit a signed learning agreement PRIOR to departure. Upon arrival at your host institution you have to get the learning agreement signed by the coordinator as soon as you have been registered for courses.
If there are any changes to your proposed courses you have to get in touch with your Stellenbosch lecturer IMMEDIATELY and provide alternative courses with course descriptions that can then be approved. Please copy your home coordinator on this correspondence and submit an updated learning agreement.
You might also receive a similar looking learning agreement from your host institution. It seems like repetition, but please have the Stellenbosch document signed. This is the document that has to go to the faculty secretary and needs to be official university documentation. We will attach it to the form requested by the host institution.