Situated in the Jonkershoek river valley 30 miles east of Cape Town, Stellenbosch is surrounded by vineyards, orchards and mountains, making it an ideal setting for a study abroad experience. Founded in 1679, the town of Stellenbosch is steeped in rich history and it remains one of the best-preserved towns in South Africa.
Stellenbosch University was established in 1866 and it remains one of the most respected universities in South Africa. The enrollment of Stellenbosch is just over 26,000, which makes it a very student-friendly location with many affordable eating, shopping and social venues at your fingertips.
COURSES AND CREDITS
A list of the courses offered at Stellenbosch can be found on their international student page. Students applying to this program should plan to meet with the appropriate academic advisors to help determine course selection and to seek the necessary course approval(s).
All students will be registered by the Study Abroad Office as full-time students during their semester abroad, which is 12 hours for undergraduate students and 9 hours for graduate students. Undergraduate students must return with the equivalent of at least 12 hours of credit on their host university transcript (9 hours for graduate students). Students can take additional hours and are not limited to the minimum full-time requirement while abroad. All courses are graded on an ABCDF scale. There is no Pass/Fail.
International students are able to stay on-campus or in private locations approved by Stellenbosch. On-campus housing fills up quickly, so we urge you to apply soon after you get your offer. More information on their housing options can be found on the accommodations page.
For the Stellenbosch exchange, students are responsible for paying:
Current, full-time, UM tuition (including non-resident fees, if applicable)
UM Study Abroad fee (includes the cost for international health insurance)
Housing costs (details and payment are usually handled between the student and the host university)
Travel expenses, books and supplies, personal living costs, passport and visa fees (all the responsibility of the student)
Students who withdraw or become ineligible after the application deadline will be responsible for a withdrawal fee. For more details, please refer to the Study Abroad Policies & Procedures page.
Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to study abroad and must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA. Additional or more stringent requirements may apply depending on the program.
In general, financial aid will apply to UM study abroad programs. All students should review the study abroad information on the Financial Aid Office website. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with a financial aid advisor to discuss how aid packages apply to study abroad. Third party scholarships may also be available for specific programs, so students should discuss study abroad early and often with the Study Abroad Office and the Financial Aid Office.
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IMPORTANT: Afrikaans is the official language of Stellenbosch Universty at the undergraduate level, though many courses are also offered in English. You may also find some courses that are offered in both languages during the course of the same semester. Please pay close attention tot he language of instruction when selecting courses.
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Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.