Required application documents

Your application will be considered as soon as we receive all your admission documents. If we do not receive all your documents by the closing date, your application will unfortunately not be considered. Your signed contract, your application documents (finalised and complete) as well as proof of payment must be uploaded online before the closing date. Remember to place your student number on each application document to ensure that we can identify the documents. 

Your application documents

  • Your contract 
  • Student support form (Students with special needs)  
  • Certification of qualification documents
    • Please ensure that you include qualification documents for each tertiary qualification obtained and that the documents are official and certified . This implies that your original qualification documents (academic transcript and accompanying degree certificate) which you received upon graduation must be stamped and signed by the awarding institution, notary public, or a Commissioner of Oaths.
    • If you make use of the postal or police services, please ensure that the stamp includes the date, name, signature and rank of the officer. Individual date stamps will not be accepted.
    • No online results obtained from self-serving e-portals or password protected documents will be accepted.
    • Electronic copies provided should be clear and legible (not blurred, cropped or obscured). Only pdf and jpeg format will be accepted.
    • Qualifications shorter than 12 months in duration will not be considered and you do not need to list these qualifications or upload the documents.
    • Qualification documents in foreign languages (other than English, Afrikaans or Dutch) must be accompanied by sworn English translations, and certified by an official translator. In other words, both the documents in the original language and the English translation must be submitted. Please upload the sworn translation with your qualifications.
    • If you have obtained a qualification and your final degree certificate is not available when you apply, please provide us with official proof that you have completed the qualification. Please note that the proof of completion must not be older than five years from the date the degree was conferred for qualifications outside of the South African Higher Education system. For South African Higher Education Institutions, proof of completion should not be older than one year.
    • Please note that you will be required to provide original degree certificates in order to formally register for the degree programme.
    • If you have previously studied at Stellenbosch University, you do not have to supply any transcripts or degree certificates awarded. As we already have access to your academic history.
    • Stellenbosch University reserves the right to request original and/or additional supporting documentation should this be deemed necessary at any point.
  • Proof of English Language proficiency (click here for English Language requirements)

Additional Supporting Documentation

Please note that certain programmes require additional supporting documentation which must accompany your application. 

The following programmes require additional supporting documentation, click on the relevant  programme to view:

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Faculty of Science

Faculty of Theology