University of Stellenbosch Diploma and Degree Courses Offered

On this page, you will find all University of Stellenbosch undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered for the year 2024.

Stellenbosch University (SU) is home to an academic community of 29 000 students (including 4 000 foreign students from 100 countries) as well as 3 000 permanent staff members (including 1 000 academics) on five campuses. ​The historical oak-lined university town amongst the Boland Mountains in the winelands of the Western Cape creates a unique campus atmosphere, which attracts local and foreign students alike. On the main campus, paved walkways wind between campus buildings – some dating from previous centuries; others just a few years old. Architecture from various eras attests to the sound academic foundation and establishment of an institution of excellence. This, together with the scenic beauty of the area; state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly facilities and technology, as well as visionary thinking about the creation of a sustainable 21st-century institution, makes for the unique character of Stellenbosch University.

Types of Courses Offered at University of Stellenbosch

University of Stellenbosch has Short-Courses, Higher Certificate Courses, Diploma Courses, Degree Courses, Honours Courses, Masters Courses, as well as Doctorate (Ph.D.) Courses and Distance Learning Courses.

Entry Requirements for Courses at  University of Stellenbosch

  • Higher Certificate. The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate with a minimum of 30% in the language of learning and teaching of the higher education institution as certified by Umalusi, the Quality Assurance Council. Institutional and programme needs may require additional combinations or recognised NSC subjects and levels of achievement.
  • Diploma. The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate with a minimum of 30% in the language of learning and teaching of the higher education institution as certified by Umalusi, the Quality Assurance Council, coupled with an achievement rating of 3 (Moderate Achievement, 40% – 49%) or better in four (4) recognised 20-credit subjects. Institution and programme needs may require additional combinations of recognised NSC subjects and levels of achievement.
  • Bachelor’s Degree The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate with a minimum of 30% in the language of learning and teaching of the higher education institution as certified by Umalusi, the Quality Assurance Council, coupled with an achievement rating of 4 (Adequate Achievement, 50% – 59%) or better in four (4) recognised 20-credit subjects. Institution and programme needs may require additional combinations of recognised NSC subjects and levels of achievement.

List of Diploma and Degree Courses for 2023 – 2024 at University of Stellenbosch

Find a list of courses offered at University of Stellenbosch, both undergraduate and postgraduate courses from the prospectus:

Undergraduate Courses Prospectus:

To be able to register, candidates must comply with the minimum requirements for degree studies, as well as with the minimum requirements for the relevant programme. The calculation of an Admission Point Score (APS) is based on a candidate’s achievement in SIX recognised NSC 20-credit subjects by using the NSC seven-point rating scale.

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