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Brochures | Education 2012-01-26 02:44:17
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    "When a person says he is a Matie, he says so with pride because it represents value - for employers and for the rest of society. We provide a degree that can speak for you in your absence. Here we ask who you want to become, not what you want to be." Prof HR Botman, Rector and Vice-Chancellor

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    CONTENTS Abbreviations: NBTs = National Benchmark Tests NSC = National Senior Certificate EDP = extended degree programme Website: www.sun.ac.za Prospective students' portal: www.maties.com Open day: Friday 3 Augustus 2012 from 9:00 to 16:30 at the Langenhoven Students' Centre (the Neelsie) Visit us! Come and find out for yourself by meeting our lecturers, speaking to some students, finding out more about our programmes, checking out our facilities and by tasting the food of the Neelsie. Although every reasonable care has been taken to ensure that the information in this prospectus is presented accurately, the University accepts no liability in regard to inaccuracies of content in this prospectus, if any. The University reserves the right to amend its closing dates and admission requirements at any time. The responsibility rests with prospective students to confirm this information. 01-02 GENERAL 1 Student life 2 Language at SU 03-09 APPLICATION AND ADMISSION 3 Admission and registration 4 National Benchmark Tests 5 Fees 6 Bursaries and loans 7 Support for first-year students 9 Accommodation 10-54 FACULTIES 10 Agrisciences 15 Arts and Social Sciences 23 Economic and Management Sciences 31 Education 34 Engineering 37 Health Sciences 41 Law 44 Military Sciencee 47 Science 54 Theology 58-62 SERVICES TO STUDENTS 58 Centre for Prospective Student 58 Centre for Student Counselling and Development 59 Centre for Student Affairs 59 Campus Health Services 59 Sports Medicine Services (SUSPI) 60 Language Centre 60 Library and Information Service 60 SU Risk and Protection Services 62 Campus map

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    Photo: Erhardt Thiel

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    Students from Stellenbosch University (and occasionally even the lecturers!) are known as Maties. We are not certain of the origin of this name; possibly it started on the sports grounds, where our athletes called one another "ou maat" (old friend) which was turned into Matie (maatjie) by their opponents. It certainly reflects the spirit here on our campus - student life, sport, studying together in the library and gathering socially in the Neelsie over coffee. It is a source of pride to us that students representing all cultures choose Stellenbosch University as the place to study. The future is here with e-Campus In its National Innovation Competition the National Department of Science and Technology twice awarded Stellenbosch the prize for the technologically most innovative university - largely owing to our e-Campus initiative which encourages the use of technology for improving teaching and research. The e-Campus provides access to e-mail, Internet, electronic information resources and Webstudies (the web-based teaching tool). The e-Campus is accessible from virtually anywhere on campus, including residence rooms, computer user areas (CUAs) at the faculties and an expanding range of WiFi hotspots. Bring your laptop along and be online anywhere. For computer specifications, see blogs.sun.ac.za/IT/. From 4 January onwards, take your computer to the IT Student Help Centre (No. 27 on the map inside the back cover) to have it registered, secured and set up for our network. Activities for all! The heart of campus life, and the true experience of being a Matie, revolves around the wide variety of activities we offer - from sport and culture to spiritual and social gatherings. It makes no difference whether you live in a residence or have private lodgings - everyone is enabled to participate in these activities. All Maties share a feeling of solidarity - you will forge lifelong friendships and in the years to come will often reflect on all the experiences you shared. What all can I do? A huge variety of academic and non-academic societies can be joined. There is something Student life for everyone! Whether you like dancing, animals or debating, or whether you would like to be involved in something spiritual, green or community-oriented - "Find your place" at the society council. Visit us on www.sun.ac.za/verenigings. You are granted the opportunity to develop your leadership capacities within a variety of areas, such as the Student Council, Academic Affairs Council, House Committees and other organisations. The University endeavours to provide these students with the chance to contribute towards the management of the University. Stellenbosch is renowned for achievements in the area of sport, and offers excellent facilities and coaches to assist you in reaching your full potential on the sports grounds. It is considered of great importance by the University that we make a difference to the community. Matie Community Service (MCS) offers a number of different projects you can become involved with, and therein make a difference to the lives of other people. Vensters, a multimedia show, is one of the larger projects that most first-year students become involved in. How can we help you? The Centre for Student Affairs can provide you with support and advice. The Centre is responsible for coordinating practically all non-academic activities on campus. More detailed information can be obtained at the back of this booklet under "Services" on page 58. 1

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    2 LANGUAGE AT THE SU How does this impact you as a student? You may encounter one of the following situations in the classroom: * Your lectures are presented in Afrikaans and the teaching and learning materials (excluding text books) are in English and in Afrikaans; * Your lectures are presented in English and in Afrikaans, and your teaching-learning materials (excluding text books) are in English and in Afrikaans; * Your lectures are presented in English. This usually happens when programmes or modules are unique to this University and at faculties offering the first year of their study programmes in separate 'streams' in English and in Afrikaans (parallel-medium instruction). The following applies to each of these situations: * You can do assignments, exams and tests in English or Afrikaans, as well as oral communication and discussions in the lectures. * With the exclusion of modules in language instruction, you may expect to receive examination and test questions and assignments in Afrikaans and in English. What are our expectations of you? The University wishes you to respect the spirit of the Language Policy and Language Plan. You can do this, by developing your skills in at least the two languages of instruction, by respecting other language users, and actively participating during lectures. Who can assist me with my Afrikaans or English? The University's Language Centre (see under "Services") offers language support in the development of your academic language skills in Afrikaans and in English. It is important that you make use of these opportunities offered for language development. How do I know in what language my classes will be? The individual faculties present the modules of the teaching programmes in their calendars. Stellenbosch University (SU) is a multilingual university which uses Afrikaans (predominantly), but also English, as medium of instruction. In addition, the University makes provision for the development of subject terminology and communication skills in Xhosa. This approach to language aims at producing multilingual graduates and promoting Afrikaans as academic language. These modules are denoted by means of a language specification (refer to the table below) should a specification other than the A specification apply. You can therefore establish, prior to registering for a programme, which language specification applies to each module. See also on www.maties.com under "What can I study?" If you make use of e-registration (electronic self-registration), you will find the language specifications of the modules for which you are registering on the registration system. If a module is presented in separate streams in Afrikaans and English, you are free to choose which stream you want to join. L a n g u a g e S p e c i f i c at i o n The A specification (Afrikaans as the principal medium of instruction) The T specification (Bilingual classes: 50% English and 50% Afrikaans) The E specification (English as medium of instruction) The A&E specification (Separate 'streams' in Afrikaans and English) c h a r a c t e r i s t i c s * The teaching is done mainly in Afrikaans. * The teaching and learning materials (textbooks excluded) are in Afrikaans and English as far as possible. * The teaching is done in Afrikaans for not less than 50% of the time. * The teaching and learning materials (textbooks excluded) are in Afrikaans and English as far as possible. * The teaching is done mainly in English. * The teaching and learning materials (textbooks excluded) are in English and in Afrikaans whenever possible. * This could mean that there are separate classes that are presented entirely in Afrikaans or entirely in English, or it could mean that the class is presented entirely in either Afrikaans or English, and that interpreting into the other language is offered. The full text of the University's Language Policy and Plan is available in English at www.sun.ac.za/language. The guidelines for the language of learning and teaching in the classroom are also available here.

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    APPLYING FOR ADMISSION The University makes its official application form available in two formats: an electronic application form and a paper application form. Applying with the electronic form Many prospective students find it convenient to apply for admission electronically via the Internet on the web portal www.maties.com under "e-applications ...". However, for this you will need an e-mail address so that the University can correspond with you electronically. Applying with the paper form Application forms are available from the enquiries desk in the foyer of Administration Building A, or can be requested from our Client Service Centre at the numbers and addresses below under "Enquiries". Application fee When applying through the Internet you can settle the application fee at the same time. When using the paper form, you should ensure that the required application fee mentioned on the front page of the form accompanies the application by cheque or postal order, or a deposit slip in case of an electronic transfer (see banking details on page 5; use the first eight digits of your ID number as reference). Closing dates for applications * Programmes under Health Sciences: 31 May * Programmes under Law and Education: 30 June * Programmes under other faculties: 30 June, with acceptance of late applications until 30 September, provided that the University reserves the right to close late applications for any programme at any time prior to 30 September * For accommodation in a residence: 30 June Your student number When the University processes your formal application for admission, it will assign you a unique student number for identification purposes. This number will remain your student number at Stellenbosch University for the rest of your life. Once you have been informed of your student number, you will be required to quote it in all future communication with the University, when applying for bursaries, and also when you register at the start of the academic year. Admission and registration All our programmes are selection programmes, because large numbers of prospective students apply for them. Unfortunately we can accept only a limited number of students. Even though you may meet the minimum admission requirements of a programme, therefore, you are not guaranteed admission to the programme of your choice. Our admission requirements To study at Stellenbosch University, you are required to: * Have obtained a National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi with admission to bachelor's degree studies, which means that you must attain at least a level 4 in four school subjects from the list of university admission subjects* * Have written the National Benchmark Tests (see page 4) * Also meet further requirements specific to the programme of your choice as set out in the programme outlines under the various faculties l e v e l 3 4 5 6 7 % 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80-100 If you have not yet taken the final NSC examination, use your grade 11 final marks as a provisional guide. * University admission subjects: Accounting, Agricultural Sciences, Business Studies, Consumer Studies, Dramatic Arts, Economics, Engineering Graphics and Design, Geography, History, Information Technology, Languages (one language of learning and teaching at a higher education institution and two other recognised language subjects), Life Sciences, Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy, Music, Physical Sciences, Religion Studies and Visual Arts. Old matriculation requirements For the requirements according to the old matriculation curriculum (until 2007), contact our Client Service Centre (see "Enquiries" below). Tuition fees Approximate tuition fees for a number of representative programmes are given on page 5. REGISTRATION AS A STUDENT Once you have gained provisional admission to the programme of study for which you have applied, the University will send you information on when you should report to Stellenbosch for the Welcoming Programme and how to register. There are two ways to register at the beginning of the year: electronically through the Internet, or on campus during the Welcoming Programme at the start of the academic year. The University will not recognise you as a student if you fail to register within the set period, unless permission to register late has been obtained and the late-registration levy has been paid. Late registrations and programme or module changes are allowed up to two weeks after the start of classes. However, by arriving late you will miss a number of important activities. Rather make your arrangements so that you are in Stellenbosch in time for the Welcoming Programme. Enquiries Client Service Centre Tel.: 021 808 9111 Fax: 021 808 3822 E-mail: info@sun.ac.za Postal address: Admissions, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602 3

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    4 National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) From 2012 (for intake 2013) it will be compulsory for all prospective students at Stellenbosch University (SU) to write the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs). The NBT project is managed by the Alternative Admissions Research Project at the University of Cape Town. What are the NBTs? The NBTs are an assessment for prospective first-year students for entry into higher education. The tests measure levels of proficiency in Academic Literacy, Quantitative Literacy and Mathematics as related to the demands of higher education study. The NBTs consist of two tests: (1) the Academic and Quantitative Literacy test (AQL) and (2) the Mathematics test (MAT). Who should write the NBTs and why? ALL undergraduate applicants who wish to register as first-year students at SU. The NBTs provide additional information that assists in the placement and selection of students in regular or extended programmes. Which of the NBTs should I write? This is determined by the admission requirements of the programme you apply for: * In the first test, the Academic and Quantitative Literacy domains are combined into one multiple-choice test (AQL). Applicants to all programmes write the AQL. * The second multiple-choice test, Mathematics (MAT), is written by applicants to programmes for which Mathematics is a requirement. What will it cost me? The costs to write the NBTs in 2012 include processing and administration fees. * AQL only: R90 * AQL and MAT: R165 Applicants who do not report for their registered tests must register and pay again in order to reschedule the missed tests. Scores are not released unless fees have been paid. How do I register to write? You will only be able to write the NBTs upon successful registration and payment for a test session. You can register on the Internet, using either a computer or a cell phone. This is how you book your seat Using a computer: * Go to www.nbt.ac.za and click on the tab "Register to Write". * Follow the prompts. * After you've clicked on "Submit", a letter confirming your registration (with EasyPay barcode) will be available to download and print. Using a cell phone: * Go to the NBT website in the same way as you would MXit or Facebook. * After entering your personal information, you can obtain your NBT registration letter and EasyPay barcode in one of two ways: - Enter your e-mail address and the letter will be sent for you to download and print later; or - When you have access to a computer and printer, return to www.nbt.ac.za, log in with your ID, and then print the letter. This is how you pay Take your NBT registration letter to an EasyPay point near you to pay the testing fees. You may also pay on the EasyPay website (www.easypay.co.za) and print out your receipt. You must show both the letter of registration and receipt of payment at the test venue on the day of the session to be allowed to write the NBTs. What time are the tests and how long do they take? * The AQL (3 hours and 5 minutes writing time) is written during a morning session. Applicants are required to report at 7:30 on the test date. * The MAT (3 hours writing time) is written in the afternoon session of the same day, with a short lunch break between the two tests. What must I bring along to the test session? * ID book, passport, or certified receipt of application for a South African ID. * Registration letter and EasyPay receipt of payment of test fees. * Two HB pencils, an eraser and a pencil sharpener. * Lunch, if you are writing both tests. * NO CALCULATORS, RULERS OR DICTIONARIES are allowed. Where and when can I write the NBTs? Visit www.nbt.ac.za for a list of test dates and sites for 2012. Where can I obtain more information? NBT Call Centre: 021 650 3523 Website: www.nbt.ac.za

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    Amount payable on day of registration (Please note that these amounts are for 2012.) * First instalment on tuition fees R8 300 * First instalment on accommodation fees R7 250 Therefore, students who stay in university residences pay the first instalments of tuition fees and accommodation fees (R15 550) at registration. Students who stay at home or in private lodgings pay only the tuition fees instalment (R8 300) at registration. Accelerated procedure for paying fees on registration You can avoid the long waiting time at the cashiers during registration by paying your fees electronically; by sending it to the University by crossed cheque or by postal order to reach us before or on the day of registration; or by paying it at the cashier in person before this date. All you then need to do at registration is to have your student card activated at a control point. Students who register via the Internet have the option to pay electronically at the same time in order to prevent interest accumulating. How to pay The University accepts various modes of payment: online with a credit card (see web address below for payment options), cash, crossed cheques made out to the University of Stellenbosch, electronic payments, direct bank payments, debit cards, crossed postal orders and debit orders (forms available from web address below or from Mr Davidse at 021 808 3530). Bank details: ABSA Stellenbosch Branch code 632005 Account No. 0410 204 789 Provide your student number as reference. Fax deposit slip to Ms Amerika on 021 808 3739. After paying the first instalment at registration, you may choose between two systems to pay the balance of your account: 1. According to the debit order system, you pay the outstanding fees in seven instalments (the first one on 1 May). 2. If you do not make use of the debit order system, the balance of your student fees account must be settled in two instalments: * On or before 31 May - 75% of the outstanding fees * On or before 30 September - the outstanding balance on your student fees account Payment of fees on registration by students with bursaries or loans Bursary and/or loan fees received by the University are credited to the account of the student concerned. If such fees, or a copy of the official letter awarding the bursary and indicating the amount awarded, are received IN GOOD TIME and adequately cover the applicable amounts mentioned above, the candidate concerned may also follow the accelerated procedure. It is the responsibility of the student to arrange with the bursary or loan institution to have these fees paid over to the University by the day of registration. Estimated tuition fees for 2012 Below is a representative sample of the University's study programmes along with the estimated tuition fee for each per annum. Please bear in mind that these figures are simply meant as a rough indication of the cost of tuition. (Tuition fees increase annually by between 10 and 15%.) Enquiries Client Service Centre Tel.: 021 808 9111 Fax: 021 808 3822 E-mail: info@sun.ac.za FEES BA 26 023 BA in Law 28 836 BMus 27 839 BA in Drama and Theatre Studies 24 877 BA in Visual Arts 24 739 LLB (Undergraduate) 28 783 BSc 30 804 BSc in Forestry (1st - 4th year) 28 744 BScAgric 29 357 BSc in Food Science 30 885 BComm 26 069 BComm (Law) 29 558 BComm in Actuarial Science 36 367 BAcc (1st - 2nd year) 28 878 BAccLLB 32 732 BEng 34 659 BEd in General Education 25 470 BTh (B in Theology) or BDiv 21 605 MB,ChB (1st year) 40 201 MB,ChB (2nd - 6th year) 38 875 B of Occupational Therapy 32 837 B of Speech-Language and Hearing Therapy 28 867 BSc in Physiotherapy 30 339 BSc in Dietetics 31 858 Bursaries and Loans: Disbursements Mrs J Swart Tel.: 021 808 4522 Website for payment options: www.maties.com under "Bursaries and fees", "What will it cost?" and "Payment options" 5

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    6 Bursaries and loans Merit bursaries for first-year students Merit bursaries are awarded according to grade 12 aggregates in the following categories of achievement: 85% to 89,9% 90% and higher You will be awarded a merit bursary if you obtain a grade 12 average of 85% or more (excluding Life Orientation) in the final exams. Merit bursaries are calculated as a percentage of the tuition fee by means of a sliding scale, with the smallest rebate for the lowest category (85%+) and the biggest rebate for the highest category (90%+). The rebate for the category 85-89,9% will be at least 40%, increasing for the following category. Merit bursaries are awarded automatically; however, grade 12 learners who have taken their examination with a body other than a provincial department of education have to apply for a merit bursary. Sibling benefits The University offers a 10% rebate on tuition fees when three or more children from the same family study at the University simultaneously. An application form for rebate is available on the website below or by telephoning 021 808 9111. Sports bursaries A number of special bursaries are available for those who have excelled at sport. You may obtain further particulars of these bursaries from the Director: Sport on tel. 021 808 4642. Other bursaries A large number of general bursaries for study in any faculty, as well as bursaries for study in a specific faculty or department, are described in Part 2 of the University Calendar (see below) and are available to students who are academically deserving and/or financially needy. University study is expensive and requires financial planning. The University offers financial aid for qualifying students, but students and/or their parents have the primary responsibility to make sufficient financial provision beforehand. For further particulars of the various forms of financial aid sketched below, see Part 2 of the University Calendar (ask for a copy at tel. 021 808 9111 or download one from the web address below). Bursary loans for needy students The University also offers bursary loans for needy students. Closing dates for applications: * All bursary and loan applications administered by the University: 30 June * Private companies have different closing dates for their bursaries. See the University Calendar Part 2 for the particulars. Enquiries and application forms Website: www.maties.com under "Bursaries and fees", choosing "Bursaries and loans" Prospective students who have already received their student numbers may apply online for bursaries and loans. The University Calendar Part 2 is also available here. Postal address: Bursaries and Loans (Undergraduate) Stellenbosch University Private Bag X1 Matieland 7602 Client Service Centre Tel.: 021 808 9111 Fax: 021 808 2954 E-mail: info@sun.ac.za

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