Global Education

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.

Quick Facts

Location: Stellenbosch (population: 90,000)

University: Stellenbosch University (26,000 students)

Terms available: 

  • Fall (mid-July to late November)
  • Spring (late January to mid-June)

Minimum application requirements: 2.75 GPA and Sophomore status

Application deadlines: 

  • Fall Term Abroad: March 15
  • Spring Term Abroad: May 15, the year prior

Visa Information: See the Visa Information: South Africa page for detailed information.


Academic Program

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 foreign language course in Afrikaans, Xhosa, French, German, Mandarin, or Spanish. 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.

To view the course selection, visit the Stellenbosch University course catalog.

For more information about life at the university, go the the Stellenbosch University website.


Credit for Semester Study Abroad

For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn 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 foreign 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.

Note: In order to satisfy General Education (Core) requirements, a course must earn a minimum of 3 credits. While HPU is able to accept a relevant course worth one or two credits, one and two credit courses earned at Stellenbosch University will not satisfy your General Education requirements.

For More Information…

For more information, visit the Stellenbosch University website or email a study abroad representative. To schedule an advising appointment, contact the Office of Study Abroad at (336) 841-9280.

Office of Global Education

Location: Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280
Mailing Address:
High Point University
Office of Global Education
One University Parkway, Drawer 24
High Point, NC 27268  USA

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