Basic admission requirements

To study at Stellenbosch University you are required to:

  • Have obtained a National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi with admission to Bachelor's degree studies, which means that you must obtain a mark of at least 4 (50%) in each of four school subjects from the list of university admission subjects *
  • Have written the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs)
  • Also meet further requirements specific to the programme(s) of your choice as set out in the programme outlines under the various faculties

If you have not yet taken the final NSC exam, use your grade 11 final marks as a provisional guide.

Click here to download the Minimum Admission Requirements for 2015-intake


Accounting, Agricultural Sciences, Business Studies, Consumer Studies, Dramatic Arts, Economics, Engineering Graphics and Design, Geography, History, Information Technology, Languages (one language of learning and teaching at a higher education institution and two other recognised language subjects), Life Sciences, Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy, Music, Physical Sciences, Religion Studies and Visual Arts.

Level of performance

 Level  3  4  5  6  7
 %  40-49
 70-79  80-100


For the requirements according to the old matriculation curriculum (until 2007) contact our Client Service Centre.

Tel.: 021 808 9111021 808 9111

Fax: 021 808 3822