The Langenhoven Student Centre (Neelsie)


The Langenhoven Student Centre, better known as the Neelsie, is the social heartbeat of the campus. It is named after an Afrikaans author, CJ Langenhoven, who was an alumnus of the university. This modern Centre offers students a wide variety of commercial, financial and entertainment services. The food hall provides seating for 1 200 students and the various food and fast-food outlets cater for a wide variety of tastes ranging from full homestyle meals to light meals and takeaways. You will also find a number of coffee shops, adventure and travel shops, health and beauty shops, bookstores, a convenience store, a laundry, clothing boutiques, plenty of gift shops and a number of academic and business services. There is also a photocopy room where you can use your student card to make photocopies. Four banks have branches in the Neelsie: Standard Bank, Absa Bank, Nedbank and First National Bank. Absa offers foreign exchange services. You can open an account and use the ATM facilities at any of these banks.


Monday to Friday 09:00 – 15:30

Standard Bank
Monday to Friday 09:00 – 15:30
Saturday 08:30 – 11:00

Absa Bank
Monday to Friday 08:00 – 15:30

First National Bank
Monday to Friday 09:00 – 15:30

What do I need to open a bank account?

  • Passport
  • Letter of confirmation that you are registered at the University (available from Stellenbosch University International Office)
  • Verification of residential address

The upper floors of the Neelsie house a dance hall, two dining halls, the offices of the Student Representative Council (SRC), various clubs and societies, the editorial office of the student newspaper, Die Matie, a broadcasting studio for the campus radio station Matie FM (tune in to 92.6 FM), a dark room for the photographic club and a restaurant. In the Neelsie you can also find the Matieland Post Office.


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 08:30 – 16:30

Wednesday 09:00 – 16:30 / Saturday 08:00 – 12:00

Post is collected at 13:00 on weekdays.