Celebrating its centennial in 2018, Stellenbosch University is one of the oldest universities in South Africa. The university is among South Africa’s leading tertiary institutions based on research output, student pass rates and rated scientists, and is recognized internationally as an academic institution of excellence. Nestled between picturesque mountains in the Cape Winelands, Stellenbosch University offers a beautiful environment to students who choose to study there. The university is located in the Western Cape province of South Africa, in the most southern part of Africa. Stellenbosch is a vibrant town with a lot of activities on offer for everybody.
The main campus is located in the heart of the Western Cape winelands, which is situated about 50 kilometers from Cape Town. Stellenbosch University is home to an academic community of more than 31,000 students, including 4,000 foreign students from 100 countries, as well as 3,400 permanent staff members on five campuses. As one of NC State’s strategic global partners, Stellenbosch University and NC State maintain close ties through student and faculty exchanges and collaboration. Additionally, along with NC State, Stellenbosch University is a member of the Academic Consortium for the 21st Century, an international network aimed at promoting cooperation in education and research between its members.
Study Abroad Stories highlight the personal impacts of the student experience, their motivations and how they learned so much more than just in the classroom. From Stellenbosch University, meet Thabani Mtsi and from NC State meet Kadin Peterman.
Learn more about NC State’s partnership with Stellenbosch University that includes student mobility, faculty exchanges and research collaboration.