University of Stellenbosch Tuition Fee 2025

University of Stellenbosch Tuition Fee 2025

Study fees


* estimated; subject to approval of budget by end of 2016.

These amounts are not applicable to international students, with the exception of international students with valid permanent residency in South Africa and international students with refugee status – click here to be redirected to the website of Stellenbosch University International.  

Below follows a representative sample of the University’s instructional programmes along with the estimated study fees of each, per annum, as applicable in 2025. These figures are simply meant as a rough indication of the cost of tuition. For a more accurate indication of the cost, please refer to the relevant tables in the Calendar 2025, Part 3. You can request a quote – see the link above the table. 

Please note that study-related additional costs as for materials and laboratory fees and travelling expenses, calculated according to the amounts of 2016 with the annual increase, are included in the amounts listed below; departments may alter these based on academic need.  Estimates for text books (refer to the academic departments), membership dues for academic and registered societies (R50 – R200), PSO fees for private students (R297) and parking fees are excluded.

For more detailed information on study fees cost, consult the full version of the Calendar 2025, Part 3, which indicates undergraduate and postgraduate fees and study-related additional fees per module.  The study fees and related costs of most postgraduate programmes are also indicated per module in the Calendar 2025, Part 3. The estimated cost of a selection of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes also appears as fees per programme per year in the Calendar 2025, Part 3.

An abbreviated version of the Calendar 2025, Part 3, (excluding study-related additional fees per module) can also be requested from The Enquiries Desk, Administration Building A, Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch, tel: +27 21 808-9111.

Request a more detailed Provisional Statement of Fees / Quotation (Undergraduate and Postgraduate, all years of registration)

Course Estimated amount in 2025 for 1st year of Undergraduate study (unless stated otherwise)
BA R35 387
BA (Law) R42 524
BA Visual Arts R34 703
B Drama and Theatre Studies R34 310
BMus R38 637
BEd (Gen Educ)(Inter/Senior)(Foundation) R34 283
BSc R42 783
BSc Agric R40 386
BSc Food Science R42 142
BSc Forestry & Wood Science,
1st – 3rd year, per year
R41 662
BSc Forestry & Wood Science, 4th year, per year R47 759
BTh R35 220
BDiv R38 979
LLB (Undergraduate) R42 374
LLB (Postgraduate, 2nd B degree), 1st of 2-yr R38 889
LLB (Postgraduate, 2nd B degree), 1st of 3-yr R44 545
BCom R35 332
BCom (Actuarial Science) R51 146
BCom (with Law subjects) R43 971
BAcc I – II, per year R40 997
BAcc III R43 901
BAccLLB R46 110
BEng (extended curriculum) R52 057
BSc in Physiotherapy R42 213
BSc in Dietetics R43 620
B of Occupational Therapy R41 669
B in Speech-Language and
Hearing Therapy
R39 566
MB ChB I R55 132
MB ChB II R54 756
MB ChB III R54 951
MB ChB IV R49 718
MB ChB V R70 056
MB ChB VI R55 489

Click here for PDF document with 2025 tuition fees

 


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.