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Programme fees​ 

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

​Programme fees for 2018


Students from South Africa

R93 610

Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries

R97 305

Students from the rest of Africa

R121 940

Students from the rest of the world​R144 800

Deposit payable on acceptance of admission​

Students from South Africa

R10 900

Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries​ R48 653
Students from the rest of Africa (non-SADC) 

R60 970
Students from the rest of the world​R72 400
​International tuition fee
Students from the rest of Africa (non-SADC)​R20 520
Students from the rest of the world​R43 380

Application fee​

Application fee



  • 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.
  • €1 = about R14.39; US$ 1 = about R12.87 (28 May 2017). 
  • Travelling, accommodation and meals are for students' own account.
  • USB reserves the right to change the fees at any time.
Timetables for first intake
Block 1: 5 ​ 17 March 2018
Block 2: 16 – 28 July 2018

Deadline for applications
  • South African students: 15 November 2017
  • ARPL applicants: 30 September each year
  • Students from (visa-exempt) SADC countries: applications closed
  • Students from rest of world: applications closed

  • 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 the 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.