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Dates and fees


Thursday evening classes: 8 February – 27 September 2018 (one class of 4 hours per week)
  • South African students: 15 November each year
  • ARPL applicants: 30 October of each year
  • Foreign students from (visa-exempt) SADC countries: 30 October each year
  • Foreign students from the rest of world: 30 October each year 


  • 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: 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: USB will do everything possible to accommodate applications submitted after the closing date.



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

  2018 (Year 1) 2019  (Year 2) Total
Students from South Africa                                         R80 410 R64 275 R144 685
Students from Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries R84 105 R67 970 R152 075
International students from the rest of the world  (NON-SADC)  R88 220 R72 085 R160 305


Students from South Africa ​ ​ R10 900
Students from SADC countries ​ ​ R42 053
International students from the rest of the world ​ ​ R44 110
Application fee for all applicants



  • 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.
  • 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 R14.49; US$ 1 = about R12.92 (26 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.