Stellenbosch University Requirements

Stellenbosch University Requirements

Stellenbosch University Requirements

Stellenbosch University Minimum Admission Requirement Booklet

To qualify for a study at Stellenbosch University you are required of the following:

  • An applicants must obtain National Senior Certificate (NSC) or school-leaving certificate from the Independent Examination Board as certified by Umalusi with admission
  • An applicants must Acquire a mark of at least 4 (50-59%) in each of four designated university admission subjects
  • Also meet further requirements specific to the programme(s) of choice,
  • An average performance level of 60% in the NSC or the IEB’s school-leaving certificate (excluding Life Orientation), or other school qualification;
    • English or Afrikaans (Home Language or First Additional Language) – 4 (50%);
    • Mathematics – 5 (60%); and
    • Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) – 4 (50%).

Stellenbosch University offers the Following Qualifications;

  • AgriSciences
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Education (Foundation Phase)
  • Education (Intermediate Phase)​
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Science​
  • Medicine and Health Sciences
    • MBChB​
    • Dietetics
    • Physiotherapy
    • Speech-Language and Hearing Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Nursing​

Welcome to Stellenbosch University’s online application system for 2021

Stage 1:

  • Before an applicant can apply
  • Applicant must understand the University’s Admission Policy, admission and selection criteria of each faculties before applying.
  • Visit the Undergraduate Prospective Student website at for further details on the policy, criteria and guidelines
  • Or contact Client Service on +27 21 808 9111 or
  • For postgraduate programs, visit for Prospective Postgraduate applicants


Stage 2: Take note of Stellenbosch University application dates;Including international students:

1 March: Applications open for programs and Accommodation.

1 April: Applications for Bursary Stellenbosch University students

 30 June: Closing Dates

31 August: Stellenbosch University Bursary Application Closing.

1 September: Applications open for NSFAS bursaries on .

30 November: Applications close for NSFAS bursaries.

20 February 2021:       Applications close for Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Public Accountability (Telematic Education).


NB: Stellenbosch University will not consider any late application


Postgraduate closing dates for all students:

Visit the Prospective Postgraduate Student website ( for a list of the closing dates of all the postgraduate programmes.

Step 3: Click applicable button for application instructions

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​For further inquiries, please contact our Client Service Centre

Tel.: 021 808 9111