Stenden University South Africa Details

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Stenden University South Africa Details

Stenden South Africa is an Institution of Higher Education, located in Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It is a branch campus of Stenden University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. It was founded in 2002 and offers two specialised degree programmes: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Disaster Management and Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Hospitality Management. Hospitality students may decide to add a year to their studies and obtain a double degree: The South African B.Com and The Dutch Bachelor of Business Administration.

History

Stenden South Africa was established in 2002 in what was up to then known as the Grand Hotel in Port Alfred. The hotel was adapted to fit the requirements of a university campus and at present all hotel rooms are occupied by students. The initial name under which Stenden South Africa operated was EISS: The Educational Institute for Service Studies. In 2008 CHN University and Drenthe University merged, forming Stenden University, therefore causing EISS to become Stenden South Africa. By South African law, only public universities are allowed to use the name ‘university’ which is why the additive ‘South Africa’ was chosen.

Organisation

Stenden University of Applied Sciences is an international university which has locations in the Netherlands: Leeuwarden (head office), Groningen, Meppel, Assen, Emmen, and international sites in Doha (Qatar), Port Alfred (South Africa), Bangkok (Thailand) and Bali (Indonesia). With a unique “Grand Tour” concept students have the possibility to study at all Stenden’s locations abroad. Stenden has more than 800 employees and about 11,000 students, including 2500 international students from 65 different nationalities. It offers 13 “Lectorates” and knowledge networks, 3 Associate Degrees, 21 Bachelor’s programs and 6 Master’s programs within the fields of (Service) Management, Education, Welfare, Economics and Technology.

Stenden South Africa  is a campus site of Stenden University of Applied Sciences offering a Bachelors program in Hospitality Management and a Bachelors program in Disaster Management for locally based students, as well as different minor programs for “Grand Tour” students. It is registered with the Department of Education of South Africa  to offer the Bachelor of Commerce in Hospitality Management and the Bachelor of Business Administration Disaster Management; the programmes are registered with South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

Governance

The director of Stenden South Africa is the Chairman of the Executive Board of Stenden University. In 2011, Mr. Leendert Klaassen was appointed in this role, taking over from Mr. Robert Veenstra who was the Chairman of Stenden University from 2004 onwards. The head of the institution is the Executive Dean, Dr. Wouter Hensens, who is responsible for the executive management of the institution. The Executive Dean reports to a Board of Governors composed of local stakeholders that advise the Executive Board of Stenden University. The Board of Governors is headed by Mr. Adrian Gardiner, owner and chairman of the Mantis collection of Hotels and founder of Shamwari Game Reserve. The School of Disaster Management that offers the BBA in Disaster (Relief) Management is headed up by Academic Dean Dr. Des Pyle and the School of Hotel Management that offers the BCom Hospitality Management by Dr. Juliet Chipumuro.

Campus

Facilities on campus include accommodation, a dining hall offering three meals per day, Library, Computer Lab, Coffee Bar, Student Lounge (“Rustica”), parking facilities, class-rooms, auditorium and Practical Kitchen. Most areas of the campus and student accommodations are equipped with Wi-Fi.

Student Life

Stenden South Africa has a very active Student Representative Council (SRC), with portfolios that cover all aspects of student life: Academic Quality, Food, Entertainment, Sport, and Residencies. As part of the commitment to community development, Stenden South Africa encourages students to take part in Enactus (previously known as SIFE). There are several projects these students are involved in within the Ndlambe to uplift the community.

Learning Hotel

Stenden South Africa manages the MyPond Hotel in Port Alfred. Students of the Hotel Management School (B.Com. Hospitality Management) perform learning tasks in this hotel, ranging from operational duties to supervisory and managerial functions. In this way, students will learn all aspects of hotel management. This is all part of the “Real World Learning” concept that pervades the Bachelor programmes of Stenden University of Applied Sciences. The Stenden MyPond Hotel has been nominated for the Lilizela Service Excellence Awards in 2013 and 2014 and was the winner of the Sunshine Coast Tourism Accommodation Excellence Awards in the Hotel category in 2015. The Lily restaurant in the MyPond Hotel was elected the Best Restaurant in the Eastern Cape in December 2014.

Affiliations

  • Mantis Collection
  • THEPSA (Tourism Hospitality Education Providers South Africa)
  • Rotary
  • Enactus
  • Fancourt Golf Estate and Hotel
  • MS The World – Residencies at sea
  • Pezula Resort Hotel and Spa
  • Shamwari Townhouse
  • The Saxon
  • Spier Wine Estate
  • One & Only Resort
  • Radisson Blu
  • Mount Grace Country House and Spa

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.