Partner Profile: Stellenbosch University

Celebrating its centenary in 2018, Stellenbosch University is one of the oldest universities in South Africa. The university is amongst the leading tertiary institutions on the African continent and is recognized internationally as an academic institution of excellence. It boasts the highest weighted research output per full-time academic staff member of all South African universities and the second-highest number of scientists in South Africa who have been rated by the National Research Foundation.

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. The university is about 50 kilometers from Cape Town and 30 kilometers from Cape Town International Airport.

Annually, Stellenbosch University enrolls around 25,000 students. Of these, about 4,000 are international students from over 100 countries. It also has the highest student success rate in the country. As an exchange student, there are many possibilities to be a part of this prestigious university.

Learn more about NC State’s partnership with Stellenbosch University in terms of student mobility, faculty exchanges and research collaboration.

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