Study in Stellenbosch, South Africa
Stellenbosch University - USAC
Founded in 1679, Stellenbosch is the second oldest city in South Africa. Cape Dutch architecture, museums, and cultural centers accentuate the city’s history. Even with its historic richness, new technology is being adopted and integrated into the city. Known as the City of Oaks, you can easily stroll down the oak-tree-lined city avenues to find many cafes, boutiques, and art galleries.
Take in what Stellenbosch has to offer in your backyard by visiting the beaches or Jonker’s Hoek Nature Reserve. Explore the mixture of mountains, hills, forests, valleys, and streams which make up this unique and attractive place, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts.
If you’re seeking additional adventures, Cape Town is just 30 miles away and offers additional picturesque locations including The Cape of Good Hope, Table Mountain (one of the New 7 Seven Wonders of the World), and Robben Island!
Internationally recognized as an academic institution of excellence, Stellenbosch University (SU) is a public research university focused on research output, student pass rates, and rated scientists. At thirty-thousand strong, the students at SU are a diverse bunch with 40.7% claiming Afrikaans as their native language and 46.1% claiming English. The student population is comprised of citizens from 100 countries, so you’ll get to interact with people of many different backgrounds. With SU’s campus located in the city of Stellenbosch, it provides a true college town experience.
- This program counts for the UMD Liberal Education Global Perspectives Requirement
- Search approved foreign courses on our Course Equivalency Database
Study abroad foreign courses must be reviewed at UMD prior to program participation so that you know how they will contribute to your degree progress
- Learn about subjects offered at Stellenbosch
Semester Program Costs
|Cosponsor Program Cost
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|UMD Study Abroad Fee
|UMD Internet Access Fee
|Subtract Cosponsor Discount* (due to this program having a lost cost option, a discount is not applicable)
|ESTIMATED NET COST
||= EST. TOTAL COST
If you do not see a cost estimate for the semester/term you intend to go abroad, the cost has not yet been determined. Please note cost estimates and fees may change depending on international economic factors. UMD Study Abroad delays the posting of final fees until enrollments, inflation, and exchange rates are determined in order to provide students with the most accurate pricing. We strive to post final fees by October 1 for Spring programs, March 1 for May/Summer programs, and May 1 for Fall and Academic year programs.
Consult with One Stop to see how financial aid can apply to study abroad.
- Receive guidance about all things money related
- Ask for estimates and budget samples
- Learn when and how financial aid is disbursed
- Ask about other scholarship opportunities & loan info
Note: study abroad program credits cannot be used in tuition banding.)
Plan your budget
Download this Study Abroad Budget Planning Form to estimate costs. Create duplicates to compare this program with others.
- Get a passport. It can take 6 weeks to receive your passport. Make sure your passport expiration date lasts at least 6 months after your program ends and has at least 2 blank pages
- Learn about visa or resident permit requirements on the cosponsor (or UMTC) website (as applicable)
- Roundtrip airfare should only be purchased after official acceptance from the foreign university
How to Apply
A $50 non-refundable application fee will be billed to your One Stop account upon submission of your online application. Provide the following program info when you apply:
Center Name: UMD Study Abroad
Education Abroad Term: (Fall/Spring/Academic year etc.)
Country: South Africa
Program Name: Cosponsored Stellenbosch, South Africa
After you apply
- You will receive an email confirmation with a link to your application checklist
- Follow instructions for submitting your checklist items on time
- Your UMD study abroad program coordinator will review your application and monitor the progress of your checklist
- Your program coordinator (or short-term program leader) will confirm your acceptance
- Once accepted, you must complete a confirmation checklist to confirm your participation
- Once we receive your confirmation, your account will be billed
If you decide to cancel, you must login to the application system and submit a “Cancel Request.” Note: If you cancel, you are responsible for any nonrecoverable cosponsor costs (application fees, deposits etc.) Contact the cosponsor for further information or any questions.
UMD Program Contact
Contact Jerolyn Bruns, the Study Abroad Program Coordinator for any questions about this program.
University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) is an affiliate program provider that we have partnered with to cosponsor study abroad programs in locations all over the globe. If you participate in this program, your grades abroad will factor into your UMD GPA, you’ll receive resident credit and your course grades will appear on your transcript.
UMD Study Abroad
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1208 Kirby Drive
Duluth MN 55812
(218) 726 8764 or (877) 755-4200
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