Welcome and Orientation January 2020

While travelling halfway across the world is a thrilling experience, adapting to a new environment does pose certain challenges. We realise that international students need support. Therefore, SU International stands ready to assist you with your logistical, academic and social needs, and serves as the central administrative hub for all international campus activity. We support students with information on immigration, health insurance, finances and accommodation. Through platforms such as the Matie Buddy programme and the International Student Organisation of Stellenbosch (ISOS), we will help you adjust to life at SU in no time. Our ultimate aim is to ensure a hassle-free transition into your new environment.  

Welcome and Orientation Programme Dates - January 2020

Orientation dates:  27 Jan- 2 Feb 2020

Classes start on : 3 February 2020

*No late arrivals will be allowed to register.

Term dates are available here.

 Transfer on arrival

On first arrival, SU International provides a transfer service to our Stellenbosch campus from Cape Town International Airport, the Cape Town train station, or the bus stations in either Paarl or Bellville.

The service is available to all new international students, but needs to be booked in advance. Please do so by clicking here.


Campus Map

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2020 First Semester dates

Orientation dates:  27 Jan- 2 Feb 2020

Attendance is compulsory.

Classes start on 3 February 2020

*No late arrivals will be allowed to register.



Second Semester

Latest Arrival Date

27 January 2020



  • 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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