2025 University of Stellenbosch Application Documents

2025 University of Stellenbosch Application Documents

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES 2025: YOUR APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

Please note:

• Certified copies of the original documents, as specified below, must be provided.
• Electronic copies you provide should be clear and legible (not blurred, cropped or obscured). The preferred format is pdf, jpeg and tiff.
• Stellenbosch University reserves the right to request original and additional supporting documentation should this be deemed necessary at any point.
• Your signed contract, your application documents as well as proof of payment should be uploaded online at Your Application Status link on  www.maties.com before the closing date.
• If we do not receive all your documents by the closing date, your application will unfortunately not be considered.
• It remains your responsibility to make sure that the University receives these documents in time. You can monitor your application on www.maties.com to ensure that your application is complete.

ACADEMIC DOCUMENTS WE REQUIRE

Currently in final school year (South African school system): Final grade 11 results

Currently in final school year (international school system): Grade 11 results as well as final-year school subjects with levels

Applicants enrolled in a foreign (international) school system, for example International Baccalaureate (IB) or a USA High School Diploma, must apply using grade 11 (pre-final year) results, but also supply a list of subjects taken in the final year of school (grade 12 /13) with levels for the subjects and predicted results (confirmed by the school). Please note, however, that applicants from the Cambridge school system do not need to provide the predicted results for the final year subjects. They still need to provide the list of subjects and indicate the level they are taking them in their final year.

Completed final school year:

Final school-leaving results:
South African school system: National Senior Certificate (NSC) / Statement of symbols.
International school system: Final school results from International Curriculum (Cambridge International, International Baccalaureate, etc.), including School of Tomorrow.

Also note
: If you complete your schooling in an international school system, you must meet the requirements set by Higher Education South Africa (HESA) for Matriculation Exemption for that system by the time you come to register. To determine whether you meet/will meet the requirements, please see: http://he-enrol.ac.za and select the relevant country’s information. It is normally only possible to apply for a formal certificate of Matriculation Exemption during your first year of registration so you might not yet have it available when you come to register for the first time. You will, however, be able to register – provided that you do qualify for Matriculation Exemption.

Additional subjects or rewrites: If you have completed additional subjects or rewrote subjects (or are busy rewriting the subjects this year), please include the subjects and grades.

Currently enrolled for first year at a tertiary institution (excluding Stellenbosch University qualifications):

• Final school-leaving results (See “completed final school year”)
• Proof of registration in first year when no academic transcript / record is available yet

Currently enrolled at a tertiary institution (excluding Stellenbosch University qualifications):

• Final school-leaving results (See “completed final school year”)
• Proof of registration
• Full academic record / transcript for each academic year completed, including grades

Tertiary qualifications completed (excluding Stellenbosch University qualifications):

Include with final school-leaving results where applicable
• Relevant certificates PLUS full academic record / transcript for each year, including grades
• Diploma(s)  PLUS full academic record / transcript for each year, including grades
• B degree certificate(s) PLUS full academic record / transcript for each year, including grades
• Honours degree certificate(s) PLUS full academic record / transcript for each year, including grades
• Master’s degree certificate(s) PLUS full academic record / transcript for each year, including grades (where applicable)
• Doctoral degree certificate(s) PLUS full academic record / transcript for each year, including grades (where applicable)

If you have obtained a qualification outside of the South African Higher Education system and your final degree certificate is not available when you apply, please provide us with proof that you have completed the qualification.

NON-ACADEMIC DOCUMENTS WE REQUIRE

• Proof of payment (R100 non-refundable application fee) (South African citizens only)
• Signed contract
• Additional documents (If applicable):

Please contact Client Service Centre at 021808 9111 or info@sun.ac.za if you have any question.


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.