Stellenbosch University International facilitates the exchange of students with more than 100 institutions abroad. From SciencePo to Leipzig, West Virginia to Nagoya University, Stellenbosch students can explore the array of academic exchanges at our partner institutions.

Apply to study for one or two semesters on exchange at partner universities (through a formal exchange agreement). Follow the guidelines and advice in this section, and once you're ready, visit SU International for more information.

Application deadlines:

  • Application deadline for the Second Semester of 2018: 16 March 2018
  • Different deadlines apply to students from the Faculty of Law. Please contact Karin Wiss for more information.

Getting Started and Applying:

The world map

                                          Things to consider for a semester exchange                                                          

Select a partner university


Complete the semester exchange application


Financial Arrangements



 Terms and Conditions:

Terms and Conditions applicable to Exchange Students

Terms and Conditions applicable to Exchange Students

  • A student must be registered for a full degree at Stellenbosch University. It is the student's responsibility to arrange for their registration to be done before they depart on their exchange.
  • A student must have an overall aggregate of 60%.
  • A student must have written approval from their academic department (s) and/or supervisor.
  • Stellenbosch University International (SU International) reserves the right to make a final placement at a particular host university or not to make a placement.
  • The decision of the Senior Director of Stellenbosch University International is final.
  • It is the student's responsibility to make arrangements with their current accommodation providers for the period they are going to be away.
  • All students must comply to the admission requirements of the host institution (this might include a language proficiency test)
    • Exchange students may have to pay the following fees:
    • Registration fees
    • Travelling expenses
    • Accommodation and living expenses
  • Students are responsible to apply and pay for their own visas.
  • Students will only be considered as “exchange students” at the host institution if they are recommended by Stellenbosch University International and remain enrolled for the duration of the exchange.
  • Students who are nominated by Stellenbosch University International must also comply with the terms and conditions of the host institution. 

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