Stellenbosch University Term Dates 2025-2026

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Stellenbosch University Term Dates 2025-2026

Stellenbosch University Term Dates 2025-2026

The Stellenbosch University Online Application for the 2025-2026 academic year is open to all prospective students who wish to study at Stelloenbosh University (SUN). No late application will be accepted. However, Stellenbosch has updated and released the term dates of the university for the 2025-2026 academic year.

The university operates on a structured academic calendar, that divides the academic year into terms and semesters. The terms are normally planned to ensure the smooth movement of academic activities. In this article, we provide you with comprehensive dates for the first term, second term and examination dates for the 2025-2026 academic year.

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2025-2026 Term Dates For Stellenbosch University

The term dates vary from year to year, however, below are term dates for the 2025-2026 academic year;

Stellenbosch University First Term 2025 Dates

University Re-opens:___________ 2 January
The first term starts:____________ 12 February
The first-term ends:____________ 28 March
Recess:_____________________ 29 March – 7 April
Second term starts:____________ 8 April
Second term ends:_____________ 17 May
First semester ends:____________ 28 June
Recess:_____________________29 June – 21 July

Stellenbosch University Second Term 2025 Dates

Third term starts:_______________ 22 July
Third term ends:________________ 6 September
Recess:_______________________7 – 15 September
Fourth term starts:______________ 16 September
Fourth term ends:_______________ 25 October
Second semester ends:____________ 13 December

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Stellenbosch University Assessment 2025 Dates

Below are detailed dates for the 2025-2026 assessment;


  • 20 May – 10 June
  • 28 October – 20 November

A3- November

  • 11 – 28 June
  • 21 November – 7 December

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Stellenbosch University Graduation 2025 Dates

For all students who will be graduating, below are the graduation dates;

  • 2025 March Graduation: 25 – 28 April
  • 2025 December Graduation: 9 – 13 December
Stellenbosch University Application 2025-2026 FAQs
Please familiarise yourself with the Stellenbosch University Admissions Policy and our Terms and Conditions for new applications.

What are the minimum academic requirements for a bachelor’s degree?

  • 30% for a South African Language of Learning and Teaching (English or Afrikaans), and
  • an achievement rating of 4 (50% – 59%) in four 20-credit subjects.

How do you calculate your National Senior Certificate average?

Highest score in Language of Learning and Teaching (Eng or Afr) + (5 x best results in 20-credit subjects excluding Life Orientation, Advanced Mathematics, Mathematics 3 and any other non-NSC subjects). The total is then divided by 6.

How do we assess international qualifications?

  • ​Final school results from International​ Curriculum (Cambridge International, International Baccalaureate, etc.), including School of Tomorrow.
  • Click here for the minimum requirements for international curriculums. (A-levels, AS-levels, IB diploma and GCSE/IGCSE/O-levels)
  • Also, meet further requirements specific to the programme(s) of your choice as set out in the programme outlines under the various faculties

How To Apply For Admissions at Stellenbosch University

Follow the steps below to apply for admissions for the 2025-2026 academic year at Stellenbosch University;
  • Log onto the application portal, accept the application rules and click “Continue”
  • Capture your biographical information and click “next” to proceed with your application;
  • Capture results details then add subjects and click “next”;
  • Capture educational institution details and click “Next”;
  • Capture academic application details (choose 2 choices/programmes you wish to apply for), click on “add the qualification” and thereafter click “next”;
  • Verify/Check your application details then click “continue”;
  • Create your 5-digit PIN (e.g 24689), click the “I accept”(twice) checkbox thereafter click “Submit Application”;
  • Upload your documents, select “yes” on the dropdown list if all your documents are ready to be uploaded and then click “next”;
  • Click “Load/View Document”, “Upload document”, and “Choose/Browse file” Go to the folder where your documents are stored, choose the relevant document and click “Save”;
  •  Once all documents have been uploaded click “complete upload”;
  • Confirmation Page, end of the application

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Contact Stellenbosch University

  • Telephone:  +27 21 808 9111
  • Fax:  +27 21 808 3822
  • E-mail:
  • ​Private Bag X1
  • Matieland, 7602
  • South Africa​      

GPS coordinates:

Administration B Building, Victoria Street, Stellenbosch ​​

  • 18° 51′ 47.536″ East
  • 33° 56′ 1.327″ South​​

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