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Welcome & Orientation Programme for Semester Students

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Orientation Programme Prerecorded Sessions Book an Airport Transfer Campus Map Rent a Matie Bike

​In order to ensure that you settle in at Stellenbosch University with relative ease Stellenbosch University International has curated a 2-part orientation.

  • Part 1 of the orientation will consist of pre-​​recorded sessions that will be made available beforehand.
  • Part 2 of the orientation will take place once you are in Stellenbosch. 
  • Location of the orientation: Krotoa Building. Directions to the Krotoa building.
  • Other things to remember:
    • Watch the prerecorded orientation sessions before the Welcome and Orientation Week.
    • It is very important that all students arrive in Stellenbosch on time for the orientation and welcoming programme​. (Alternative arrangements will be made for late arrivals​.)
    • Take note that classes start on 22 July 2024.​
  • All Covid-19 protocols will be strictly observed.

Updated Orientation Programme ➔

This hybrid orientation programme consists of online and face to face sessions. In this orientation students will be introduced to a variety important themes and topics.

Get a Matie Buddy ➔

Are you an international exchange student coming to Stellenbosch University in 2022? Feeling worried or anxious about the new environment? Don't be - just sign up for a Matie Buddy!

Sign Up for our Airport Transfer Service ➔

Semester mobility students qualify for one free airport transfer at the beginning of the semester.


Technical Requirements for the IT Orientation Session

All live and in person sessions will also be conducted on the Microsoft Teams platform at the same time and for that reason it is important to take note of the following technical requirements.

Installing Microsoft Teams:

We strongly recommend that you install Microsoft Teams on your device beforehand.

Go to this link and click on Download Teams.

Follow the prompts to install the app on your computer. When prompted, enter your Stellenbosch University email address and password. It is not a problem if you don’t have a Stellenbosch University username or account, just follow these instructions​.

Session Requirements:

  • ‘Arrive’ 5 - 10 minutes before the start of the session.
  • Make sure that your speakers are not muted.
  • When entering the session mute your mic and turn off your video using the buttons at the bottom of your screen.

Prerecorded Orientation Sessions for Semester Students

Below you will find various pre-recorded sessions to help orientate yourself in terms of starting a new semester at Stellenbosch University. ​It is important to review them before attending the live sessions in the welcoming week. You can also later return to these sessions if you need a recap. 

Student Life at SU
(July 2024) ➔

Pre-registration for all mobility students (2024) ➔

Pre-registration for Freemovers and Exchange students
(July 2024) ➔

Safety & Security
(July 2024) ➔

IT Orientation ➔
(Please take note that you will only be able to access the IT systems after you have been registered.)

Register your device for network access ➔
(Only possible after you have been registered.)

Intercultural Adaptation
(2024) ➔


  • Angelo Jephtha 
  • Email: acj(at)​​

​​Important Contact Numbers​​​​​​

  • CSCD 24-hr Crisis Service
    082 557 0880/010 205 3032
  • ​​​Security
    021 808 2333
  • Campus Health Service
    021 808 3496/3494​​

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