List of Stellenbosch University Courses, Requirements and Fees

Stellenbosch University, founded in 1918, offers various courses (such as BMil in Technology and BSc in Human Life sciences) on its five campuses and online-based courses platform. The institution, which has over 30,000 students and several faculties, is ranked one of the most affordable universities to study in South Africa.

It offers short courses, non-degree studies (exchanges and summer schools), and both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes taught in Afrikaans or isiXhosa and English.

Stenllenbosch University Courses and Faculties

Stenllenbosch University has 10 faculties. They include:

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

Here are the courses these faculties offer.

AgriSciences:

  • Agricultural Economics and Management
  • BAgric in Agricultural Production and Management: Elsenburg
  • BScAgric in Animal Science
  • BSc in Conservation Ecology
  • BSc in Food Science
  • BSc in Forestry (Forestry and Wood Science)
  • BSc in Viticulture and Oenology
  • BScAgric in Plant and Soil Science
  • Extended Degree Programmes
  • Bachelor of Data Science

Arts and Social Sciences:

  • BA in Humanities
  • BA in Language and Culture
  • BA in Development and Environment
  • BA in Drama and Theatre Studies
  • BA in Human Resource Management
  • BA in International Studies
  • BA in Law
  • Bachelor of Music (BMus)
  • BA in Music
  • Diploma in Practical Music
  • Advanced Diploma in Practical Music
  • Higher Certificate in Music
  • BA in Political, Philosophical and Economic Studies (PPE)
  • Programmes with Psychology
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • BA in Sport Science
  • BA in Visual Arts

Economic and Management Science:

  • Bachelor of Data Science
  • BCom (Management Sciences)
  • BCom (Economic Sciences)
  • BCom (Mathematical Sciences)
  • BCom (International Business)
  • BCom (Management Sciences) (Extended Degree Programme)
  • Diploma in Sustainable Development
  • Bachelor of Data Science
  • BAcc
  • BCom (Actuarial Sciences)
  • BCom (Financial Accounting)
  • BCom (Management Accounting)
  • BCom (Industrial Psychology)
  • BAccLLB
  • BCom (Law)

Education:

  • BEd (Foundation Phase Education)
  • BEd (Intermediate Phase Education)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Engineering:

  • BEng (Civil)
  • BEng (Chemical)
  • BEng (Electrical and Electronic)
  • BEng (Electrical and Electronic) with a focus on Data Engineering
  • BEng (Industrial)
  • BEng (Mechanical)
  • BEng (Mechatronic)

Law:

  • BA (Law)
  • BCom (Law)
  • LLB (four-year)
  • BAccLLB
  • LLB (three-year)

Medicine and Health Sciences:

  • BSc in Dietetics
  • BSc in Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Speech-Language and Hearing Therapy
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • MBChB
  • Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery

Military Science:

  • BMil in Human and Organisation Development
  • BMil in Organisation and Resource Management
  • BMil in Technology
  • BMil in Technology and Defence Management
  • BMil in Security and Africa Studies

Science:

  • BSc in Biodiversity and Ecology
  • BSc in Human Life Sciences
  • BSc in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • BSc in Sport Science
  • BSc in GeoInformatics
  • BSc in Chemistry
  • BSc in Earth Sciences
  • BSc in Physics
  • BSc in Mathematical Sciences
  • BSc in Computer Science

Theology:

  • BTh (Bachelor of Theology)
  • BDiv (Bachelor of Divinity)

Note:

  • Only eight faculties can be found on the main campus.
  • The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is situated on the Tygerberg campus.
  • The Faculty of Military Sciences is based at the South African Defence Force Military Academy in Saldanha.
  • Lastly, the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences is located on the Bellville Park campus.

What Is The Duration Of The Courses Mentioned Above?

At Stellenbosch University, most undergraduate degree programmes are three years. However, the application level is compared to the applicant’s academic background.

The academic year at the institution consists of two semesters. The first semester runs from February to June, and the second from July to November.

Stellenbosch University Online Courses

Stellenbosch university is one of the universities in South Africa accredited to provide online learning. Degrees in these courses are earned without visiting the campus, making higher education and obtaining a degree from a distance more accessible than ever.

  • Business & Management
  • Creative Arts & Media
  • Nature & Environment
  • Politics & Society
  • Literature
  • Healthcare & Medicine
  • Science, Engineering & Maths
  • Law
  • History
  • IT & Computer Science
  • Teaching
  • Language
  • Study Skills
  • Psychology & Mental Health

Stellenbosch University Short Courses

Established in January 2007, Stellenbosch University’s Short Courses Division’s primary assignment is to co-ordinate, standardize and support the short course processes on behalf of the institution.

Here is a list of the institution’s short courses.

  • Arts; Cultural & Social Sciences
  • Business Economics & Management
  • Community Development & Engagement
  • Education and Professional Development
  • Engineering
  • Environmental; Agri & Natural Sciences
  • Executive Development
  • HR and Industrial Relations
  • Health Sciences
  • Language & Communication skills
  • Law
  • Leadership Development
  • Mathematical Science and Physics
  • Military Sciences
  • Public Administration and Leadership
  • Renewable and Sustainable Development
  • Research Methodology and Development
  • Sport Sciences

Stellenbosch University Requirements

Requirements for admission into the Stellenbosch differ depending on the degree that the applicant is applying for. The school’s requirements for the first degree vary from that of the second degree.

Here are the Stellenbosch University Requirements:

For applicants from the South African school system:

You must have obtained a National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi with admission to Bachelor’s degree studies. This means that you must obtain a mark of at least 50% in each of four school subjects from the list of university admission subjects:

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Business Studies
  • Consumer Studies
  • Dramatic Arts
  • Economics
  • Engineering Graphics and Design
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information Technology
  • Languages (one language of learning and teaching at a higher education institution and two other recognized language subjects),
  • Life Sciences,
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Literacy
  • Music
  • Physical Sciences
  • Religion Studies
  • Visual Arts

For applicants from the International school system: The following are required.

  • Final school results from International Curriculum (Cambridge International, International Baccalaureate, etc.), including School of Tomorrow. ​
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 550 for the paper-based assessment, or 213 for the computer-based assessment, or an IELTS score of 6.5.
  • Letters of recommendation (Though not compulsory). However, Doctoral candidates must submit a draft research proposal (or an extensive statement of intent).
  • There are no special requirements for international students that are home-schooled, as admission is based on academic performance, irrespective of whether you are home-schooled or not.

Note:

  • Applications for undergraduate MBChB and Physiotherapy programmes are open to international students with permanent residency only.
  • Admission is not automatically deferred to the next intake.
  • International students without residency are unfortunately not eligible to apply to the university.
  • Follow the link to find out about the minimum admission requirements for Bachelor’s degree programmes for each faculty at SU for International students.
  • Undergraduate applications for international students open on 1 March and close on 30 June each year

2. The second requirement is the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs). Both South African and international prospective undergraduates must write their NBTs. It is a basic requirement.

Note:

  • International applicants who do not have NBT centres in their countries may complete the NBTs at SU before registering. Such persons can e-mail the Centre for Prospective Students at [email protected] for bookings and more information.

These are the general requirements. You need to find out from your faculty other requirements that are needed.

Stellenbosch University Postgraduate Diploma Requirements

Postgraduate courses at Stellenbosch university are either master’s or honors. Master’s degrees at the institution are mostly thesis/research-based, while an honors programme at the prestigious institutions allows students to spend one year furthering their studies in their major course.

Here are SU’s postgraduate diploma requirements.

  • An appropriate Bachelor’s degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree OR
  • Attained a level of competence
  • Some Schools/Colleges may accept an Advanced Diploma for entry into a Postgraduate Diploma if HEQF (Higher Education Qualification Framework) requirements are met.

The duration of the postgraduate Diploma at Stellenbosch University is a minimum of at least two consecutive semesters. Note, however, that all modules shall be completed at the University except with the permission of the Senate.

Stellenbosch University Masters by Coursework and Masters by Research Requirements

  • A relevant prerequisite degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree OR
  • Attained a level of competence

The duration of Masters by course work at Stellenbosch University is a minimum of two consecutive semesters (full-time) or four consecutive semesters (part-time), after which the degree is conferred.

Note: Periods of attendance at the graduate level at another institution or in another College may be accepted with permission and in terms of College regulations.

The duration of a Master’s by Research at Stellenbosch University is a minimum of two consecutive semesters (full-time) or four consecutive semesters (part-time), after which the degree may be conferred.

Stellenbosch University Bachelor of Honours Degrees Requirements

  • 30% for a South African Language of Learning and Teaching (English or Afrikaans)
  • An achievement rating of 4 (50% – 59%) in four 20-credit subjects.
  • An appropriate Bachelor’s degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree OR
  • Attained a level of competence

The duration of this programme at Stellenbosch University is a minimum of at least two consecutive semesters. All modules shall be completed at the University except with the permission of the Senate.

Stellenbosch University Doctor of philosophy or supervised Doctor degrees by research Requirements

  • A relevant prerequisite degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree

The duration of a Doctor of Philosophy is a minimum of four consecutive semesters (full-time) or eight consecutive semesters (part-time), after which the degree is conferred.

Stellenbosch University Undergraduate Fee Structure

Stellenbosch university is not only one of the top five universities in South Africa but also one of the most affordable academic institutions to study. There are many things students consider while choosing the school they want to attend, such as accommodation fees, living expenses, and course fees for the available programmes.

We can assure you that it is affordable to study at Stellenbosch university as their fees are pocket-friendly for any type of programme.

This is the university’s current fee structure for undergraduate students.

Course The estimated amount for 1st year of Undergraduate study (unless stated otherwise)
BA R43 343
​BA in Human Resource Management ​R48 037
​BA in Development and Environment R48 607​
BA (Law) R54 501
BA in Visual Arts R43 734
​BA in Socio Informatics, Opt 2 R42 771
​BA  in Sport Science R46 763​
BA in Drama and Theatre Studies R44 448
B of Music (BMus) R48 915
​B in Social Work R45 627
BEd (Intermediate Phase Education), BEd (Foundation Phase Education) R48 977 R45 737
BSc R55 997
​BSc in Earth Sciences R60 256​
​BSc  in Human Life Sciences R56 801​
BSc Agric R48 862
​BScAgric in Grapevine and Wine Sciences R53 179
​BAgric in Agricultural Business Management R47 504​
BSc in Food Science R53 021
BSc in Forestry and Wood Science R47 986
​BTh (Bachelor of Theology – Youth Work) R45 106
BDiv (Bachelor of Divinity) R52 062
LLB (Undergraduate) R54 169
LLB (Postgraduate, 2nd B degree), 1st of 2-yr R49 490
LLB (Postgraduate, 2nd B degree), 1st of 3-yr R56 262
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) R44 940
BCom (Actuarial Science) R69 076
BCom (Law) R57 293
​BCom (Industrial Psychology) R50 845​
​BCom (Mathematical Sciences) R51 127​
BAcc R51 074
BAccLLB R60 139
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) R64 974
BSc in Physiotherapy R53 522
BSc in Dietetics R53 776
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy R55 484
Bachelor in Speech-Language and Hearing Therapy R50 206
​​Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery ​R48 706
MB ChB I R71 203
MB ChB II R71 203
MB ChB III R71 203
MB ChB IV R71 203
MB ChB V R87 283
MB ChB VI R68 296

Current Stellenbosch Fees For Post Graduates

Tuition and Fees
Course The Estimated amount in 2021 for 1st year of Undergraduate study (unless stated otherwise)

BA R43 343
​BA in Human Resource Management ​R48 037
​BA in Development and Environment R48 607​
BA (Law) R54 501
BA in Visual Arts R43 734
​BA in Socio Informatics, Opt 2 R42 771
​BA  in Sport Science R46 763​
BA in Drama and Theatre Studies R44 448
B of Music (BMus) R48 915
​B in Social Work R45 627
BEd (Intermediate Phase Education)
BEd (Foundation Phase Education)
R48 977
R45 737
BSc R55 997
​BSc in Earth Sciences R60 256​
​BSc  in Human Life Sciences R56 801​
BSc Agric R48 862
​BScAgric in Grapevine and Wine Sciences R53 179
​BAgric in Agricultural Business Management R47 504​
BSc in Food Science R53 021
BSc in Forestry and Wood Science R47 986
​BTh (Bachelor of Theology – Youth Work) R45 106
BDiv (Bachelor of Divinity) R52 062
LLB (Undergraduate) R54 169
LLB (Postgraduate, 2nd B degree), 1st of 2-yr R49 490
LLB (Postgraduate, 2nd B degree), 1st of 3-yr R56 262
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) R44 940
BCom (Actuarial Science) R69 076
BCom (Law) R57 293
​BCom (Industrial Psychology) R50 845​
​BCom (Mathematical Sciences) R51 127​
BAcc R51 074
BAccLLB R60 139
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) R64 974
BSc in Physiotherapy R53 522
BSc in Dietetics R53 776
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy R55 484
Bachelor in Speech-Language and
Hearing Therapy
R50 206
​​Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery ​R48 706
MB ChB I R71 203
MB ChB II R71 203
MB ChB III R71 203
MB ChB IV R71 203
MB ChB V R87 283
MB ChB VI R68 296
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