APPLYING FOR ADMISSION
The University makes its official application form available
in two formats: an electronic application form and a paper
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".
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
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
* 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).
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.
Client Service Centre
Tel.: 021 808 9111
Fax: 021 808 3822
Postal address: Admissions, Stellenbosch University,
Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602