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.
- Live in the mountains of South Africa's beautiful Western Cape Province, in a small, historic town only 45 minutes from Cape Town, the country's most cosmopolitan city
- Study at the second-highest ranked university in all of Africa (Times Higher Education World University Rankings), an institution focused on student, faculty, and staff diversity and inclusivity, and on developing a multicultural campus culture
- During the semester meet locals by participating in the Voluntarism and Community Engagement program or by signing up for a Matie Buddy, and during the summer connect with international students during evening social events and field trips
- Enjoy local outdoor sports and activities including road biking, hiking, and canoeing, as well as one of National Geographic's World's 20 Best Surf Towns less than an hour away