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  • Locations: Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UGA applicants only
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 08/21/2020 08/26/2020 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2021-2022 02/01/2021 02/26/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2021 02/01/2021 02/26/2021 TBA TBA
Spring 2022 11/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Exchange Sponsor: UGA
Partner Institution: Stellenbosch University (FICE: 900218) Type of Instruction: Lecture
Classes With: Local Students Language of Instruction: Afrikaans, English
Taught By: Host Professor(s) Housing Location: Off-Campus, On-Campus
Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
Academic Area: Agricultural Engineering, Agriscience and Environmental Systems, and Genomics, Art, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Business Administration, Cellular Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, General Business, Law, Management, Microbiology, Music, Religion, Theatre Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: No
Program Description:

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UGA Exchange, Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University is home to an academic community of some 28 000 students (including more than 3 000 foreign students) as well as just under 3 000 permanent staff members (including 939 academic staff) on five different campuses.

Stellenbosch University (SU) is among South Africa's leading tertiary institutions based on research output, student pass rates and rated scientists, and is recognized internationally as an academic institution of excellence. This is confirmed by two world university rankings after SU was included in the Times Higher Education and QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) world rankings in 2012, for the second consecutive year. In 2011 the University was also listed on the Leiden rankings, and in 2012 SU was named the leading African University by the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities which ranks universities according to their web presence.

Program Location

stellenbosch 2The historical oak-lined university town amongst the Boland Mountains in the winelands of the Western Cape creates a unique campus atmosphere, which attracts local and foreign students alike. On the main campus, paved walkways wind between campus buildings – some dating from previous centuries; others just a few years old. Architecture from various eras attests to the sound academic foundation and establishment of an institution of excellence. This, together with the scenic beauty of the area; state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly facilities and technology, as well as visionary thinking about the creation of a sustainable 21st-century institution, makes for the unique character of Stellenbosch University. 

Stellenbosch Information sheet _2020

Contact Information

Ms. Colleen Larson
Global Education Advisor, Office of Global Engagement
Global Engagement Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
Schedule an OGE Exchange Advising Appointment - Zoom Appts Available

Academic Program

Course Offerings:
Finding courses at Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch Quick links & Downloads:
  • For general instructions on finding courses, please click here.
  • For course selection information by department, click here.
Both aforementioned links will direct you to, among others: Useful links in your search for courses are supplied in the above two documents, and will lead you to: Language of Instruction:  IPSU courses are conducted in English.  Mainstream courses are offered in English (E), Afrikaans (A) or the T-option (a combination of English and Afrikaans in the same class with notes available in English).  The language of instruction will be indicated in relevant department’s website and the Yearbook of the University. Please familiarize yourself with the language of instruction when choosing courses.  FAQs about SU’s Language Policy.pdf & Student FAQ.docx

Learning for Sustainable Community Engagement Course (Limited Availability)
Limited Space Course Application - LSCE
For students who would like to apply for the Learning for Sustainable Community Engagement Course, note that the course has limited placement options and that a seperate course application needs to be submitted for the course. Details to be downloaded here.

Download LSCE Course Information.
 Download LSCE application form. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • UGA student in good academic standing

Program Itinerary

Fall Semester: Mid July to Mid December (Stellenbosch Semester 2)
Spring Semester: Early January to Late June (Stellenbosch Semester 1)


Students have access to on-campus housing at Stellenbosch, as long as they apply by the application deadline. Students may have a single room or share a flat with other students of the same gender. Flats are furnished with a bed, desk, chair, closet, a mini-kitchen, and wired Internet access. Students are responsible for the costs of all meals.

Program Ratings:
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Program Reviews:
Michael Campbell, Spring 2017 Participant
Stellenbosch itself with all of its wine lands is exceptionally beautiful. Plus, it's a short drive away from Cape Town and many other beautiful destinations in the Western Cape.

Michael Campbell, Spring 2017 Participant
I needed some medication and shots for my trip to Tanzania and the health center on campus was super helpful throughout the process.