Welcome to Stellenbosch University

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Your go-to website for what's happening where and when during the welcoming programme

17 - 28 January 2017

Message from Prof Wim


It's time!

If you're reading this, you're probably on your way to Stellies. Exciting new experiences await you. The info on this website will help you prepare.

Stellenbosch is a world-class university, ranking high on a number of global lists. And student success is one of our main priorities, so you can be sure that we will be there for you. We would like to develop your potential so that you may one day enter the world of work with confidence, and play a constructive role in society.


Besides academics, Stellenbosch also offers plenty of other opportunities for personal development. We have many societies, sports clubs, cultural activities and lots of scope for leadership development. Grab these opportunities with both hands.

To all the parents/guardians, thank you for entrusting us with your child's future. At Stellenbosch University we cultivate open-minded thought leaders: Independent, responsible young people facing the future positively.

To all new Maties, the time of your life awaits you!

See you soon,

Prof Wim de Villiers

Rector and Vice-Chancellor

Stellenbosch University​

​When you arrive at campus, you're going to hit the ground running. Make sure you do so in all the right directions.

If you're a first-year student, you and your parent/s or guardian/s should read and return to this page often. It is packed with valuable information on the welcoming programme, such as logistical arrangements and where the various venues are. ​

Bookmark and share this link with friends and across your devices so that you have easy access to this information once you get to campus. ​


Navigate Stellenbosch campus like a boss!

Download this cool Stellenbosch campus navigation app for Android or iOS.  It's the next-level way of finding your way around! 

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