Visitors and Research - Visiting Delegations

Visiting Delegations

Stellenbosch University welcomes international visitors​​ who want to explore possibilities for collaborating with us. Universities, government departments, research institutions and other organisations who wish to send delegations may send a request to SU International to help plan their visit. Please direct your request to

General Procedure 

Once we have received your request for a visit, we will issue an appropriate letter of invitation. For this purpose, we’ll require full details of the visitors or delegation (including titles, names, surnames, institutional address and nationality), the date of the visit, the intended purpose and any other relevant information. The letter of invitation will be drafted according to the length of your planned visit and the type of visa you will require.​

For visits from partner institutions, SU International will normally arrange the full programme, which may also include accommodation and transport arrangements.​ In terms of visits from non-partner institutions, we will accommodate requests if:

  • areas of cooperation can be identified ahead of time;
  • SU’s academics are interested in the visit and the proposed areas of cooperation;
  • the visit and its aims align with SU’s Vision 2040 and Strategic Framework 2019–2024;
  • a formal agreement is required, and shows potential for development; and
  • the visit can be accommodated in half a day (either morning or afternoon).​

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