Welcome and Orientation Schedules


Term dates are available here



First  Semester

Earliest Arrival Date

24 January 2019 

Latest Arrival Date

1 February 2019

Welcome orientation will run  from 28 January 2019 – 3 February 2019 .          

Medical cover for international students: All returning and new international students registering on a study visa must hold medical cover from a provider that is registered with the SA Council for Medical Schemes in terms of the Medical Schemes Act, 1998 and be paid up for the full 12 months of 2017 (or for the relevant period for semester students). The Immigration Act states that proof of medical cover renewed annually for the period of study with a medical scheme registered in terms of the Medical Schemes Act is required. Any person registered without such medical cover invalidates his/her visa.


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2019 Second Semester dates

Orientation dates:  15- 19 July 2019

Attendance is compulsory.

Classes start on 22 July 2019.

*No late arrivals will be allowed to register.

2018 International Student Arrival and Departure Dates


Second Semester

Latest Arrival Date

15 July 2019


Overview and Programme

All new International students, arriving at our University, are invited to attend our Welcome and Orientation Programme. These sessions are aimed at providing you with information to ensure a great stay in Stellenbosch, a successful study period at the University and an appreciation of South Africa at large.
Amongst other aspects, the Welcome and Orientation programme will deal with:
  • Stellenbosch University's Academic requirements
  • Campus facilities
  • Social events and Student life
  • Culture shock
  • Safety and Security

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  • Incoming students must first report to the Welcome Centre at Stellenbosch University (Wilcocks Building, Room 1001) to conclude registration at SU, and subsequently confirm their partcipation in the Welcome and Orientation programme.
  • Upon registration, please submit: copy of passport, valid visa, proof of medical cover recognised in SA from a provider that is registered with the SA Council for Medical Schemes in terms of the Medical Schemes Act, 1998 and proof of payment.

Stellenbosch University International (SUI) cannot register any student that does not provide us with these documents.



The Welcome and Orientation Programme will be hosted in Room 1001, Wilcocks Building c/o Ryneveld & Victoria Streets, Stellenbosch University.

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