University Of Stellenbosch

University Of Stellenbosch is a South African university situated in the town of Stellenbosch, in the Western Cape Province of the country.

Among the leading universities in the country, the university has ten faculties; Agric Sciences, Arts and Social Sciences, Economic and Management Sciences as well as Education. Also, Engineering, Law, Medicine and Health Sciences, Military Science, Science and Theology are some of its faculties. All the faculties offer admission for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

In addition, the university has five campuses. These are the Stellenbosch Main Campus, Tygerberg, Bellville Park, Saldanha and Ukwanda Rural Clinical School in Worcester. Eight of the university’s faculties are in the main campus.

University Of Stellenbosch: History

The university has its history to 1866 when the Stellenbosch Gymnasium opened after it was founded three years earlier. Less than 10 years later, its Arts department began with 120 students.

More so, in 1887, the institution was renamed Victoria College. The institution expanded in 1904 with applied mathematics, Botany, History and zoology.

The college had over 500 students and 40 lecturers in 1917. In the next year, the institution grew to a university. This was made possible by a 100 thousand pound donation from a local benefactor, Mr. Jan Marais.

Stellenbosch University had grown to accommodate over 900 lecturing staff and 28 thousand local and international students by the start of 2013. By 2015, the number of students had risen to over 30 thousand. The number of academic personal had also risen to over a thousand. Today, the university has grown even higher.

The university boasts of close to 150 departments in its 10 faculties. It also has over 40 institutes as well as the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

University of Stellenbosch Business School

The university has the University of Stellenbosch Business School as its business school. Located in Cape Town, the business school was established in 1964 with 14 MBA students. By 1981, the institution had close to 600 hundred students.

University of Stellenbosch Business School was accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) in 2001; and the Association of MBAs (AMBA) in 2002. It also got the accreditation of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in 2012. The school is the first in Africa to have the three accreditation. This has made the university into one of the top international business schools in the world.

The business school offers the following programmes:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Dispute Settlement
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
  • MPhil in Development Finance (MDevFin)
  • MPhil in Future Studies (IFR)
  • MPhil in management Coaching (MCoach)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (PhD)
  • The university also offers various short courses.

The business school has been ranked among the best 100 in the world and among the best in Africa. This was by different bodies including Aspen Institute (2009), and QS Global 200 Business Schools Report (2010).

Admission Process

Admission into Stellenbosch University is open to both national and international students. This is in graduate as well as postgraduate levels. It also opens for full-time and part-time programmes. The institution also opens for special students.

For one to gain the admission into the university however, there are general requirements to be met. These include obtaining a National Senior Certificate (NSC) and taking part in the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs). There are also specific requirements to be met for each programme. Meeting the requirements however, does not automatically guarantee one a place in the university. This is as a result of large number of applications received.

Application and school fees for the university vary for national and international students. The institution however provides for bursaries and loans for students. Such bursaries cover Sports bursaries and Merit bursaries for first year students.

 Bursaries and loans in the university are available for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Also, there are bursaries for specific faculties and departments in the university.

There is provision by the university for accommodation in university residence, rooms, or apartments provided for by the postgraduate and International Office or in private accommodation.

Stellenbosch University application can be done online on the Institution’s website. While the 2017 admission processed is closed for undergraduate courses, it is still open for postgraduate courses.

Stellenbosch University Online Application for post graduate courses 2017, can be done online on the institution’s site.