When living in Stellenbosch, it is difficult to separate the University from the town. Nestled among picturesque mountains in the heart of the Cape Winelands, a large part of the town’s identity can be attributed to the presence of more than 19 000 resident students. This makes for a vibrant environment, alive with different cultures and activities.
Recognised as one of the top four research universities in South Africa, Stellenbosch University takes pride in the fact that proportionally, it has one of the country’s highest numbers of postgraduate students – of which almost ten percent are international students. We have a significant role to play in the development of South Africa and our continent. We strive to achieve this through aligning our efforts with national priorities and in doing so, are helping to build the intellectual, scientific and technological capacity of Africa.
As a student or visitor to our university, it is our hope that your stay here will be a pleasant and enriching experience, and that you will return to South Africa again.