Stellenbosch University (Maties)

Welcome to Stellenbosch University’s (Universiteit Stellenbosch) institution page. Stellies is one of the leading public research universities in South Africa. It was established in 1866 and is located some 50km’s from Cape Town, in the town of (yes, you guessed it) Stellenbosch.

Application Date:

31 May 2019 (programmes in the Faculty of Medicine)

30 June 2019 (all other undergraduate programmes)

31 October 2019 (Diploma in Public Accountability)

Specific postgraduate application dates can be found here

Application Fees:

  • R100 (SA citizen)
  • International students and applicants from a quantile 1 to 3 school (check with your school, if you’re unsure) are exempt from paying an application fee.

Do I Need to Write the NBTs? Yes

Remember to: Calculate your APS

Open Days

General Open Day: Saturday, 23 February 2019

Course Cost Range Per Annum

Tuition costs at Stellies ranges anywhere from R34 272 to R70 038.


Step 1:  Get your application form.

  • Online Application:
    Undergraduate and postgraduate applicants use the same online application process.
  • Hardcopy Application:
    You can get a paper application form at 021 808 9111 or at

You can post your application to:

Stellenbosch University
c/o Banhoek Road & Joubert Street
South Africa

Step 2:  Complete your application form in full. 

*Remember you’ll need an email address.  Don’t have one?  Get an email address here.

Step 3:  Attach all supporting documents.

Step 4:  Complete a student accommodation form.

Please note: residence applications close on 30 June 2019.

Step 5:  Find Funding.

Check out all the available funding opportunities on EduFunding (the green button below). If you’re not sure about the differences in funding opportunities, we’ve got you covered.


The university offers a wide variety of under- and post-graduate qualifications that fit into the following faculties:

  • AgriSciences
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering 
  • Law
  • Medicine and Health Science
  • Military Science
  • Science
  • Theology

View the Career questionnaire here and the undergraduate programmes here.

Don’t meet the minimum requirements?  There’s still hope.


  • Masters in Public Administration (MPA) Information Sheet [DOWNLOAD]
  • BPubAdminHons Programme Information Sheet [DOWNLOAD]
  • Stellenbosch Good Governance Forum (SGGF) Information Sheet [DOWNLOAD]
  • Residence Application and Placement Process [VIEW]
  • International Students Portal [VIEW]



Have questions about your application?

Tel: 021 808 9111

Need to find the institution?

Physical Address:
Stellenbosch University
Cnr Banhoek Road & Joubert Street
South Africa