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Partner Institutions


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​​​​Stellenbosch University Partners

Stellenbosch University, enjoys the partnership of more than 250 universities and research institutes in more than 50 countries. 

International engagement has always been a priority at Stellenbosch University. With the establishment of an international office in 1993, operations have become more inclusive and accommodating with regards to international collaboration at SU. Stellenbosch University International has helped to broaden the horizons of many SU staff and students academically over the 25 years and will continue to do even more so now that the university has recently appointed a DVC for Strategy and Internationalisation.

Stellenbosch University has an established multi-layered international network, encapsulated in formal agreements and membership of over 20 international consortia and associations. Through these agreements, local and international students, staff and postdoctoral researchers are granted a myriad of study and development opportunities all over the world. Stellenbosch University has a broad network of formal international partnerships across the globe with the largest number of the partnerships in 39 countries outside of Africa and 27 in 19 countries on the African continent. With Africa remaining the main priority for collaboration and capacity development, there is also an intentional shift to include new geographical areas of engagement. More collaboration in the global South in particular  in the context of the BRICS consortium (Brazil, Russia, India and China), while other areas of targeted interest include Central Europe, UK, USA, Southeast Asia and the greater Latin America area where we have limited institutional connections. 

Stellenbosch University International negotiates and manage all SU's institutional partnerships. For Faculty and Departmental lead partnerships, SU International only coordinates the legalities and finalise the agreements, thereafter SU International monitor, and evaluate the partnership in terms of the service goals and overall relationship.

For opportunities to and from SU's partners, incoming students are welcome to visit student mobility options. SU staff and visiting academic staff are welcome to visit Staff Mobility Opportunities and Visiting Academic Staff.​

​​Current partner​s ​

SU International negotiates and manages all SU's institutional partnerships. Depending on its nature and scope, a partnership agreement can regulate any number of activities between SU and a peer institution, including:

  • financial matters and arrangements;
  • joint PhD programmes;
  • administrative cooperation, such as information exchange on best practices;
  • staff and student mobility;
  • research cooperation; and
  • intellectual property rights and legal obligations.

Students interested in opportunities to and from SU's partners are welcome to visit Current Students. SU and visiting academic staff, in turn, can consult Staff Mobility Opportunities and Visiting Academic Staff. ​​

Click on the maps below for bilateral partner institutions around the world.   ​