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The 2018 fees quoted below are provisional and subject to approval by Stellenbosch University's Student Fees Committee.





Students from South Africa

R76 340

R76 340

R152 680

Students from Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries

R80 035

R80 035

R160 070

International students from the rest of the world (NON-SADC)

RR84 150

R84 150

R168 300


Students from South Africa

R10 900

Students from SADC countries

R40 018

International students from the rest of the world (​NON-SADC)

R42 075


Application fee (non-refundable; applicable to all students)




  • South African students can pay the full programme fees upon registration or they can pay 75% of the annual fees by the end of May and the balance of 25% by the end of September.
  • The fees for 2019 (2nd year of enrolment) will be adjusted to make provision for annual price increases.
  • Fees include books and study materials.
  • Deposit: All students pay a deposit on acceptance of admission. Foreign students need to pay a deposit of 50% of the annual programme fees on acceptance to the programme and the balance prior to, or upon registration. The deposit is deducted from the programme fee. The deposit payable is non-refundable.
  • Application fee: The application fee must accompany the application. The application fee is not refundable.
  • Some core textbooks and other study material will be provided to students and the cost thereof is included in the tuition fees. These books become the property of the student.
  • €1 = about R14.39; US$ 1 = about R12.87 (28 May 2017).
  • Students are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements and costs.
  • USB reserves the right to change the fees at any time.

Bank: Standard Bank
Type of account: Cheque account
Account number: 073003069
Account name: US Business School​
Branch code: 050610
Branch name: Stellenbosch
Beneficiary name: Stellenbosch University
Cheques made out to: Stellenbosch University


Below are the dates of the two blocks in the first year. The dates for the last block in the final year will be announced later.


MDevF 2018 – Intake 1

  • Block 1: 26 February – 10 March 2018
  • Block 2: 27 August – 8 September 2018
MDevF 2018 – Intake 2
  • Block 1: 9 – 21 April 2018
  • Block 2: 1 – 13 October 2018​


Deadline for applications

  • South African students: 30 September​ each year
  • ARPL applicants: 31 August of each year
  • Foreign students from (visa-exempt) SADC countries: 30 September each year
  • All other foreign students: 30 September each year

The outcome of the selection process will be made known approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the closing date for the programme.


  • Study permits for foreign students at USB: Study permits for foreign students at USB: Obtaining a study permit (study visa) from the South African authorities takes up to 12 weeks from the date of being offered a place on a programme at USB – hence the early application deadline for foreign students.
  • Multiple entry visas: Students from non-SADC African countries and other countries with visa requirements who need to apply for study visas can obtain a letter from USB confirming the duration of registration at USB. This will help students to obtain multiple-entry study visas in case of modular studies.
  • Timetable changes: Timetable changes: USB reserves the right to change dates of the lecture schedule or subjects per term table. Students will be informed of any changes in good time.
  • Late applications: Late applications: USB will do everything possible to accommodate applications submitted after the closing date.

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, with its headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria, has partnered with the USB to provide loan facilities for tuition expenses to USB students in West Africa. The MaxAdvance facility is a time loan or term loan that aims to meet a range of personal needs for students. For more information, click here. ​​​