Career advice

Prospective students are confronted with various programmes and career options - undoubtedly an advantage but also a significant challenge. Stellenbosch University prioritises assistance to prospective students in facilitating realistic programme and career choices. It is for this reason that we offer a professional career advice service. 

Who can make use of this service?

This service is available to grade 11 and 12 learners.

Grade 10 learners will in, as far as possible, only be assessed if they wish to make changes in the subject choices (those specific battery of tests will then be applied.) As learners are getting used to a specific set of subjects, career advice will only be narrowed down to broad fields of interest as many factors could still influence their career path.

What does the service entail?

We offer appointments at our offices in Stellenbosch as well as online assessments.

An assessment at our offices includes a 4-hour psychometric assessment of personality, aptitude and interests, a 1-hour individual feedback session, and a report of the results and recommendations to be emailed within two weeks of the assessment. 

Testing starts at 08:30 until 12:30, and feedback is on the same day in the afternoon. 

Recommendations are made based on the client's unique profile and can include programmes at various higher education institutions. This opportunity is offered to all prospective students and not only to those who wish to study at Stellenbosch University.

The process for an online assessment is the same as for an office appointment, except that our platform is MS Teams, and we use the online versions of all the psychometric instruments. 

Cost of the service

The cost is R 2850 per client (Monday to Friday) / R 3350 per client (Saturday), payable within 48 hours after booking. This fee applies to both office and online assessments.

For bookings please contact: csr@sun.ac.za / 021 808 4709

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Please note
- We are open during the school holidays
- Assessments are done by appointment only
- Other services can also be delivered, e.g. career counselling in schools, special projects and workshops. The nature of the project will determine costs.
- We assess 15 – 21-year olds only.