The student number, a unique identification assigned upon application, is used to track the status of applications submitted to the university.
Stellenbosch University application status
To check the application status, one simply has to complete the following steps:
- Log on to Stellenbosch University’s online application portal. The application portal is accessible through the link, https://sso-prod.sun.ac.za/cas.login?service=https://midtier.sun.ac.za/student-application-status/shiro-cas.
- Sign in with log-in credentials, that is, username and password
Stellenbosch University application dates
Undergraduate courses at Stellenbosch University are usually open for applications between March 1 and June 30 every twelve months. Postgraduate courses are open for application up till September 30. However, application dates may vary according to the course and program applied for. Certain programs at Stellenbosch University, like physiotherapy programs, may be restricted to students who are citizens of South Africa or holders of permanent residency.
Stellenbosch University application closing date
Application closing dates vary according to the course and program applied for. Currently, Stellenbosch University follows the following schedule:
|April 4||Opening date for undergraduate degree programs|
|June 15||Stellenbosch University’s financial assistance applications open for applications|
|July 31||Undergraduate degree programs and residence applications close|
|November 30||Applications for Stellenbosch University financial assistance programs close.|
For the 2024 academic year, the following dates are the cutoff dates for the various faculties in Stellenbosch University.
|May 31, 2023||Closure date for Medicine and Health Sciences applications|
|June 30, 2023||Closure date for both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Faculty of Law. Undergraduate degree programs in Visual Arts, Drama, Music, General Education, English, and Sport Science close as well on this date.|
|June 30, 2023||Stellenbosch University residence applications close on this date.|
|July 31, 2023||Closure date for Faculty of AgriSciences applications|
Stellenbosch University may only entertain late applications for admission placement if the program’s quota has not been exhausted at the time of application.
Stellenbosch University application portal
Stellenbosch University’s application portal is online at https://student.sun.ac.za/applicant-portal/#/auth/log. Through this portal, prospective students can log in and submit their application for admission placement into any desired course available at Stellenbosch University. The application process at the portal requires submitting a duly filled electronic form. The intensively competitive nature of admissions into Stellenbosch University requires that applicants start applications as early as possible, within the first few days of the commencement of the application cycle. For applicants who are of South African origin, an active email address and an identification number are two very important documents that will be sought for. International students, on the other hand, will need to present just their passport numbers. It bears noting that online applications attract a non-refundable application fee from South African students, with exceptions applying to a select group of Stellenbosch University graduates.
Stellenbosch University application fee
Stellenbosch University operates separate application fee policies for applicants who are South African citizens and applicants who are international students. For international students, the university operates an application fee waiver policy. However, students with South African citizenship are liable to pay 100 South African Rands (ZAR).
Stellenbosch University accepts application fee payments through three channels: electronic payment, cheque, and postal or cash payments. Cash payments are made in person at Stellenbosch University’s ‘Administration A building’.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Stellenbosch University charge for tuition fees?
Stellenbosch University tuition fee charges vary across the degree programs and are in line with the citizenship status of students. Tuition fee charges for students of South African origin or holders of permanent residence typically range from 43000 to 67000 South African Rand. This is not inclusive of extra costs and charges for items like textbooks, house fees, membership dues for academic organisations and parking fees. That said, comprehensive and up-to-date information on tuition fee charges can be obtained online at Stellenbosch University’s website or upon request through any other designated communication platform.
Is there an application fee charged on admission applications?
Stellenbosch University charges a non-refundable application fee of 100 South African Rand. However, this charge applies only to South African students applying to study at the institution. International students are exempted from paying the application fee. In some cases, an alumnus returning for further studies at the institution can also have this charge waived. The university’s website can access detailed information on the application fees and waiver policy.