SU International
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Why SU?

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​More than 3000 international students are waiting for you to be part of Stellenbosch University!

SU is one of the leading universities in South Africa and came out third on Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2021. As such, we offer international students an educational experience like no other. With an extensive range of degree programmes to choose from, award-winning staff, a century of academic achievements and high-quality teaching, the University is home to some of the nation's best and brightest scholars.


Centres of Excellence    51 Research Chairs​    486 NRF-rated Scientists

Our research agenda is to optimise the scientific, economic, social, scholarly and cultural impact of our research. Our focus is on interdisciplinary research that benefits society on a national, continental and global scale.​


Rooted in Africa, global in reach  ​


Stellenbosch University (SU) attracts students from all over the world. ​Students from more than 100 countries, from as far as China, Switzerland, Australia, Gabon, Russia and Colombia, roam our campuses, making SU a truly international university. During their time in South Africa, international students are supported by Stellenbosch University International. The office offers a range of services, from logistical to academic and social. Established in 1993, SU's international office testifies to the ​institution's long- standing commitment to internationalisation. Discover the world at Stellenbosch University!

What international students say

​​​“I chose to study at Stellenbosch University because from what I saw the University is very student interest based, allowing you to be more than just a student number. It has a multitude of programs and classes and the campus in Stellenbosch is incredibly beautiful, inside and out. I feel that the learning environment really contributes to students overall performance." - Morgan Cornwall (Canada)

“Stellenbosch University is a world-class institution with an international outlook. I like the exceptional programs that are being offered. Education has always been a crucial aspect of my life and I particularly find Stellenbosch University conducive for learning." -  Oluwadamilola Oluwusi (Nigeria)

“As a researcher at SU, you'll have an excellent learning and research experience. Stellenbosch University is one of the leading universities in Africa and the University offers a state-of-art platform that is respected by employers and academics worldwide." -  Dr Astik Biswas (India)​