May 05th, 2021

Stellenbosch University

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Semester Abroad
Stellenbosch University
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Stellenbosch is South Africa’s second oldest town, after Cape Town, and is located in the world’s most beautiful wine country with the Jonkershoek Valley on the southern tip. The city of Cape Town and superb beaches are 30 minutes away. As for animal encounters, South Africa boasts the “Big Six”: lion, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and whale. The year-round, Mediterranean-like climate makes it an ideal location for outdoor activities. In addition to their academic programs, most study abroad students participate in volunteer activities in the nearby township of Kayamandi. As an undergraduate student at Stellenbosch University, you will have access to excellent facilities for teaching and learning since they are regarded as one of the technologically most innovative campuses in the country. The University population is more than 30 percent non-white, while 98 percent of the students speak English as their first or second language. While there are many courses offered in English, students may elect to take a foreign language course in Afrikaans, Xhosa, French, German, Mandarin, or Spanish. A student typically will enroll in 12 to 18 credits for the semester so that they can leave time to volunteer with children in the township of Kayamandi.
Program Fees
Tuition, Fees, and Housing
Standard HPU rates to be paid to HPU.
Meals
Meals are self-catered.
Health & Safety Plan
At the time of publishing, the rate is estimated at $325 per semester, to be paid to HPU.
Additional Expenses
Students will be responsible for all travel, immigration, and personal and other expenses.
Stellenbosch University
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Terms
Applications are due during the spring semester prior to the study abroad term.
Fall Semester Study Abroad:
- August through December
- Application Deadline: March 1

Spring Semester Study Abroad:
- January through June
- Application Deadline: May 1
Requirements
2.75 GPA & Sophomore Status
Office of Global Education, Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
While there are many courses offered in English, students may elect to take a foreign language course in Afrikaans, Xhosa, French, German, Mandarin, or Spanish. A student typically will enroll in 12 to 18 credits for the semester so that they can leave time to volunteer with children in the township of Kayamandi.

View the available courses for participants on this program in the link above.
Credit Transfer
For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits, which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.