About the University
Located only 30 minutes away from Cape Town, South Africa, Stellenbosch is a small university town surrounded by large mountains and green landscapes. The town hosts a variety of art galleries, boutiques, and buildings with classic Dutch architecture.
Stellenbosch University’s international academic reputation carries significant weight. With access to libraries, laboratories stocked with the latest instruments and technology, and renowned faculty, students will gain a great amount of experience in and outside of the classroom. Stellenbosch prides itself on its dedication to academia and community involvement. All students are encouraged to excel in both areas.
Stellenbosch University Summer Program
Stellenbosch University offers courses during its summer program that combine theory and practice for all academic subjects. Students in this program will have a rich academic experience that draws heavily on South African culture while still learning about global cultural aspects as well. The innovation behind this program allows students to combine different subjects to create a more custom program. To find out more information about the program, you can visit its website
Students are required to apply to the Office of Education Abroad (OEA) and directly to the Stellenbosch University Summer Program. In order to gain access to the OEA application, students will have to attend a Study Abroad Information Session and meet with an Education Abroad Advisor. The application can then (and only then) be completed. By the deadline (February 29, 2016), the student needs to have completed the OEA application. A detailed application walkthrough for Stellenbosch University that describes documents that you need to complete the application can be found here
NOTE: Students who do not apply to OEA will not be able to apply to the Stellenbosch University Summer Program without OEA's approval. Additionally, students who do not apply to OEA for approval will not receive academic credit for their program and are ineligible to use financial aid or scholarships towards their program cost.
Interested in attending Stellenbosch University for a semester or a year? Check out our Stellenbosch University Exchange brochure
This program is open to UNC Charlotte sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.75. All students who participate are required to be in good academic and disciplinary standing upon applying and prior to departure.
Stellenbosch University’s summer program offers a unique curriculum that incorporates a world perspective routed in academics. The three units of study include electives from business, public health, and the social sciences disciplines. The courses are taught at a high caliber by faculty from the University and local South African experts from their respective fields.
There is more information on course offerings available on the program’s website
In general, Stellenbosch University Summer Program duration is about one month. For 2016, the program lasts from June 17, 2016 to July 15, 2016 if you choose to do all three elective blocks. You can also attend the elective block of your choosing. Dates are subject to change. The full schedule and calendar for courses through the duration of the program are found here
At the conclusion of the summer school program, there is an optional tour (additional fees apply) of the Stellenbosch region of South Africa. The tour is conducted by a local provider company. For more information on price and dates, please refer to this site
Students attending the summer program will be housed in Monica dormitory. It is a secure building with internet access, recreation, double beds, and a breakfast cafeteria. Click here
to find more information on student housing at Stellenbosch University.
Although Stellenbosch University is an exchange partner of UNC Charlotte, this program does not operate as an exchange program. This program is treated as an affiliate program. Students are responsible for the following costs
These will be approximately:
-For full program (3 electives): $2875.38
-For 2 electives: $2262.42
-For 1 elective: $1545.55
-For the specialized programs: $3175.61
In addition, students are responsible for*:
-Books and supplies
-Mandatory international health insurance ($1.42/day)
-Study abroad administrative fee ($610)
-Passport/visa costs if applicable
*Costs may be approximates and are subject to change.
All students must have a valid passport before they leave for their program. You can apply for a passport at your local post office or at Union Station located in UNC Charlotte's Student Union.
OEA is not qualified nor legally able to disseminate visa advice or assist with visa requirements. However, below is basic information regarding visas for this country if you are a U.S. citizen. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain a visa before departure if necessary. Please visit the embassy's website for more information.
U.S. Department of State
If you are a U.S. citizen, please see the U.S. Department of State's website for more information regarding visas. Once on the travel.state.gov website, scroll to the bottom and choose "U.S. Passports & International Travel." At the top, choose the "Country Information" tab and type the country you are going to. Scroll down to "Entry, Exit & Visa Requirements" and read thoroughly. Note: travel.state.gov will most likely take you to the consulate or embassy's actual website.
Summer School Organizing Team
Werner de Wit (Coordinator: Summer Schools & Short Programmes)
Phone: +27 21 808 9002
Angelo Jeptha (Coordinator: International Student Life & Success)
Office of Education Abroad
College of Health & Human Services (CHHS) 256
(704) 687-7747 | fax (704) 687-1661