The Postgraduate & International Office (PGIO) provides services catering for the specific needs of postgraduate and international students. The PGIO offers a range of services from logistical to academic and social with the aim to be a one stop, administrative hub for all postgraduates and internationals on campus, as well as promoting internationalisation at the university.
Organisation for international students
International Student Organisation of Stellenbosch (ISOS)
ISOS was established in 1996 and aims to bring together all international students. It assists in supporting, facilitating and orientating international students and goes a long way in serving the social needs of international students on campus. Local students are also strongly encouraged to become members.
Support for your family
The PGIO initiated an organisation specifically for the spouses of international students and post-doctoral fellows as well as academics. Spouses meet every Tuesday for excursions and other activities. If you or your spouse is interested in joining this group, please contact the PGIO to get in touch with the group’s current leadership.
The PGIO is open for students on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 11:00 and 15:00 but closed on Wednesdays for staff matters. The reception is open from Monday to Friday between 08:00 to 16:30. Please respect these consultation hours.