How to get into Stellenbosch University (Maties)


So, you are keen to study at Stellenbosch University (SU)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to Maties is the admission requirements.

Stellenbosch University has a brand new admissions policy.  This does NOT involve calculating an APS.  Yes, you read correctly – you will not need a specific APS to study at Stellies.

SU Admission Breakdown

Applicants will need to meet the following requirements in order to be eligible to study at Stellenbosch University:

  • If you are a South African student, you will need to have a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a Bachelor’s Pass – this means that you would need to have achieved 50% or more for four subjects.
  • If you are an Internation student, you will need to submit your final school results from the International Curriculum – check out the specific minimum requirements.
  • You will need to write the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) – please note that you will need to write the NBTs before 30 June if you are applying for a programme in the Law or Health Sciences faculties.
  • You’ll also need to meet further requirements specific to the programme/s that you apply for.

You will be able to find the Minimum Admission Requirements in this booklet.

Please note: meeting the bare minimum requirement is not always enough to get you into your desired degree programme, so push hard to get the highest marks you possibly can.


Don't forget to write the NBTs

This institution requires you to write a National Benchmark Test (NBT) as part of your application. Find out more information about the NBTs here. Get on it now!

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So now you know whether you meet the minimum requirements to study at Stellenbosch University.  Take a look at how to Apply to Stellenbosch University to get your application started 🙂


Find Funding to Study

Browse through a range of funding opportunities on EduConnect.  You will be able to filter your search according to your choice of study as well as the type of funding opportunity you are interested in.

We know you’ve got this.  Good luck!

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