Stellenbosch University is recognised as one of the four top research universities in South Africa. The university takes pride in the fact that it has one of the country’s highest proportions of postgraduate students of which almost ten percent are international students.
The university lies in the picturesque Jonkershoek Valley in the heart of the Western Cape Winelands of South Africa. Over the years, the university has grown into an internationally-recognised institution of excellence which currently has over 24,000 students.
The University has ten faculties, of which eight – AgriSciences, Arts and Social Sciences, Education, Engineering, Law, Science, Theology and the larger part of Economic and Management Sciences – are located on the main campus in Stellenbosch with the Faculty of Health Sciences situated on the Tygerberg campus. The Bellville Park campus is home to the Business School and the school’s Executive Development programme. The coastal town of Saldanha serves as the base for the Faculty of Military Sciences.
The campuses of Stellenbosch University make up a vibrant melting pot of different cultures and various student organisations can be found on the four campuses. They cater to a wide range of interests such as culture, politics, religions, spiritual concern and relaxation. There are also a number of well-known and established student activities that add to the unique experience of being a “Matie”, as a student of Stellenbosch is affectionately known.