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Stellenbosch University Application Form – Courses, Fee, Closing Dates, Admission Requirements

Stellenbosch University Application Form 2019: The Stellenbosch University 2019 application form are available online for download. Candidates can apply for multiple programmes /courses through a single application form or online application form. Candidates need to ensure that they havecopies of their statement and other documents such as ID required to fill the application form of Stellenbosch University 2019. Scroll below to know more about application form of Stellenbosch University 2018.

Stellenbosch University Application Form 2019: Important Dates:

Applications open on 1 March and close on the following dates:

  • 31 May:  Applications close for the programme MB,ChB in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
  • 30 June:  Applications close for all other undergraduate programmes.
  • 30 June:  Residence applications close.
  • 31 August: Applications close for Stellenbosch University financial assistance.
  • 31 October: Applications close for Diploma in Public Accountability (Telematic Education).
  • 30 November: Applications for NSFAS bursaries close.

Stellenbosch University Application Form 2019: Application Fees

  • Application fee (R100) can be paid as part of the online application process.
  • Please note that applicants from schools with a quantile 1 to 3, as well as international students, do not need to pay the application fee. Quantile 1 to 3 schools are schools which are identified by the Department of Basic Education as schools situated in disadvantaged environments. If you are unsure about the status of your school, please ask the school. The online application system will automatically exempt you from the application fee when you apply.
  • Cash payments may also be made in person at the cashiers at the Administration building A (Stellenbosch Campus).  
  • Read more about payment options at www.maties.com or contact our Client Service at 021 808 9111 or [email protected]

Stellenbosch University Application Forms 2019

You may apply online.

Stellenbosch University 2019 Application Form: Admission Requirements

3.1         School-leaving qualifications

For admission to the University you need:

      • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) or school-leaving certificate from the Independent Examination Board as certified by Umalusi with admission to bachelor’s (which requires that you obtain a mark of at least 4 (50-59%) in each of four designated university admission subjects); or
      • A university exemption certificate issued by the South African Matriculation Board to students with other school qualifications.
3.2         Minimum admission requirements for the Faculty’s degree programmes
      • In addition to the abovementioned school-leaving qualifications, the admission requirements for the programmes BScAgric, BScFor, BScConsEcol, BSc Food Sc and BAgricAdmin are as follows:
        • 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%).

Take note that the following admission requirements are applicable to the below- mentioned fields of study:

      • Admission requirements for the fields of study BScAgric with Soil Science and Chemistry as major subjects:
        • 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 – 6 (70%); and
        • Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) – 4 (50%).
      • Admission requirements for the field of study Wood and Wood Products Science:
        • 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 – 6 (70%); and
        • Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) – 5 (60%).
      • Admission requirements for the field of study BAgric (Elsenburg):

In addition to the general admission requirements of Stellenbosch University, admission to the programme leading to BAgric (Elsenburg) requires at minimum:

        • English or Afrikaans (Home Language or First Additional Language) – 4 (50%);
        • Mathematics – 4 (50%) OR Mathematical Literacy – 5 (60%);
        • Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) – 4 (50%); OR
        • Life Sciences – 4 (50%); OR
        • Agricultural Sciences – 4 (50%).

As a prospective student you must also write the National Benchmark Tests (NBT). You must write the Academic and Quantitative Literacy test (AQL). If you take Mathematics as a subject you also have to write the Mathematics (MAT) test. However, if you are taking Mathematical Literacy as a subject and you are applying for the BAgric programme at Elsenburg then you do not need to write the Mathematics test.

UCT Courses

SELECT YOUR PROGRAMME

  1. For Stellenbosch University you may indicate three programmes, because there are programmes with extensive selection processes and if you are not accepted to your first choice, you may still be accepted to your second or third choice.

  2. However, you can only be admitted to one programme at a time. If you are initially admitted to your second choice, and you are then admitted to your first choice, admission to your second choice will lapse. If you would rather continue with your second (or third) choice, you must let us know by the end of September at [email protected] The offer you decline will expire.

  3. All our programmes have selection criteria, but the following programmes all have extensive selection processes: All programmes in the faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences, Engineering and Law; BA (Visual Arts); BA (Drama); BA (Music); BMus; BA (Sport Science); BSc (Sport Science); BEd (GenEd); BCom (Actuarial Science); and BCom (International Business).If your first programme choice is one of the abovementioned programmes, we recommend a second choice.

    1. If both your first and second choices are from the list of selection programmes above, we recommend that you indicate a third choice which is not from the list.
    2. Certain programmes such as BA, BSc, BCom or BEng have various fields of study. For example, in BA you can choose, amongst other, BA (Social Dynamics), BA (Law) or BA (Language and Culture). You must indicate the programme, as well as the field of study. If you do not indicate both the programme and the field of study, your application is incomplete.

  4. If you want to change your programme choice, send an email containing your request to [email protected] Please remember that, after the closing date, you can be considered only if there are places available in the programme.

  5. To help you place your programme choice in the correct order, bear in mind the following:

 

Medicine and Health Sciences, and Education These faculties will consider your programme choice only if it is indicated as your first choice.
Law programmes Selection for the programmes BA (Law), BCom (Law) or BAccLLB will be considered only as your first programme choice. The undergraduate, four-year LLB programme will be considered if indicated as a first or a second choice on your application.
Arts and Social Sciences The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences will consider only first and second choices. Third choices will only be considered if the first and second choices are from the list of selection programmes above. You will only be considered for BA (Sport Science) if it is your first or second choice.
Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) This faculty will consider first, second or third programme choices. If you have more than one EMS programme on your list, EMS will consider them in your order of preference. This does not include BCom (International Business), BCom (Actuarial Science) BAccLLB and BCom (Law). For these programmes, your application will be considered only as a first choice.
AgriSciences This faculty will consider your application for one of their programmes as a first, second or third choice, with the exception of BSc Food Science (or any programme with Food as a subject) as well as BScAgric (Animal Science). For these programmes, your application will be considered only as a first or second choice.
Science, Engineering, and Theology These faculties will consider your application for one of their programmes as a first, second or third choice.

  • The programmes in Biological Sciences will, however, not be considered as a third choice.
  • You may apply for more than one BEng programme, e.g. BEng (Civil) as first choice and BEng (Industrial) as second, since their selection criteria may differ.​