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1) Steps for Application
Unfortunately, we have no room for emergency applications processing.
For guidance, please make use of the Guideline for prospective Affiliate Researchers
2) Affiliate Processing Timeline and Arrival Arrangements
Here follows the order of the application process:
Application “Deadline”: 3 months prior to intended arrival3) Intellectual Property Agreement
You will see in your contract with the University, that the University owns the intellectual property rights in your work while you are here. This is because South African law requires that intellectual property (such as research and academic work) generated at a publicly financed institution, such as the University, must be used to the benefit of the South African public.
If you are already registered for a degree at another university (your home university), it is likely that they own the intellectual property you generate during your studies. To resolve these conflicting rights, Stellenbosch University needs to enter into an agreement with your home university which will regulate how the intellectual property is shared.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in this regard.
Note that the agreement with your home university is not required for you to complete your application. Once you have obtained it, you must e-mail it to the Affiliate coordinator. You will not be allowed to register without it.
All South African tertiary education institutions are required by South African law, to allow only the registration of a student in the event of sufficient proof provided of coverage for the student from a South African medical insurance provider company.
Staying longer than 90 days: Medical insurance from a South African specific provider company (read below)
Staying for a period shorter than 90 days: Medical insurance from any provider company, showing validity of insurance within South Africa (or worldwide)
Affiliate registering students at Stellenbosch University are required to show proof of medical insurance which adheres to the following regulations:
Note that proof of Medical Insurance is not a prerequisite for your application submission. However, proof of medical insurance should be emailed to the Affiliate coordinator as soon as the South African medical insurance has been bought after the students receives the admission letter. Without proof of admission received for a South African tertiary education institution, it is in fact impossible to buy a South African student medical insurance.
Students can choose from any of the below South African provider companies’ student health insurance options. Note that most companies will require you to forward your admission letter as proof that you have student status for the full period of time you are to apply for your medical insurance.
Click here for Momentum Health.
Click here for CompCare Wellness.
Click here for Student Health Plan.