Live and study in one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa, featuring historic architecture, rich cultural heritage, and easy access to outdoor and sporting activities. Stellenbosch is in the heart of South Africa's wine country, providing the cuisine, culture, and stunning scenery that entails. Surrounded by mountains in the Jonkershoek Valley, it offers the best of both worlds: a small, historic, university town with convenient access to the amenities of the bigger metropolitan area of Cape Town.
The program at Stellenbosch University offers the opportunity to create an educational program that meets your personal and academic goals. Choose courses for international students designed to familiarize you with South Africa’s unique culture, history, and politics, and “Mainstream” courses offered in a wide variety of disciplines that are open to all SU students.
- Study at one of the highest ranked universities in Africa, an institution focused on student, faculty, and staff diversity and inclusivity and on developing a multicultural campus culture.
- Enroll in courses in a variety of disciplines taught in English—from the required South Africa history and culture course, to local and indigenous languages, sciences, liberal arts, mathematics, social sciences, and more.
- Immerse yourself in the local culture by participating in the Voluntarism and Community Engagement (VCE) program, by signing up for a Matie Buddy (an experienced Stellenbosch student who can help you adjust to life in South Africa).
- Live in a historic town, located in the heart of South Africa’s wine country, and explore all the natural resources and recreational activities this picturesque mountain region has to offer.