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Programme fees 

The 2018 fees quoted below are provisional and subject to approval by Stellenbosch University's Student Fees Committee.



(1st year of registration)


(2nd year of registration)


Students from South Africa​​​​​​

R63 885

R42 021

R105 906

Students from Southern African Development Community (SADC​) countries

R67 580​

R45 716

R113 296

International students from the rest of Africa

R71 695

R49 831

R121 526

International students from the rest of the world 

​R71 695R49 831R121 526


Students from Southern African Development Community countries​R3 695
International students from the rest of Africa (non-SADC countries)​R7 810
International students from the rest of the world​R7 810

Students from South Africa

R  9 180

Students from SADC countries

R33 790

International students from the rest of Africa (non-SADC countries) 

R35 848​

​​International students from the rest of the worldR35 848


Application fee (non-refundable; applicable to all students)

R    710


• South African students can pay the full programme fees upon registration or
  they can pay 75% of the annual fees by the end of May and the balance of 25% 
  by the end of  September.
• The fees for 2nd year of enrolment and subsequent years of enrolment will be 
   adjusted to make provision for annual price increases.
• Deposit: All students pay a deposit on acceptance of admission. Foreign students
   must pay a deposit of 50% of the annual programme fees on acceptance to the 
   programme and the balance prior to, or upon registration. The deposit is deducted 
   from the programme fee. The deposit payable is non-refundable.
• Application fee: The application fee must accompany the application. 
   The application fee is not refundable.
• €1 = about R14.36; US$ 1 = about R12.86  (29 May 2017).
• Students are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements 
   ​and costs.
• USB reserves the right to change the fees at any time.​


Scholarship will be provided for a limited number of full-time students on a competitive basis. The scholarships are awarded for one year in the first instance, and are renewable based on performance.

Study loans for students from West Africa

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, with its headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria, has partnered with the USB to provide loan facilities for tuition expenses to USB students in West Africa. The MaxAdvance facility is a time loan or term loan that aims to meet a range of personal needs for students. For more information, click here.​