STELLENBOSCH: CIEE – Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch, South Africa

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  • Fall Semester - Mid July - Mid November
  • Spring Semester - Arts and Science: Late January - Mid June

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 15
  • Spring Semester - October 1


Study Abroad Coordinator: Emily Ferraro (

CIEE-Stellenbosch's "Sustainability and Community" program is designed to engage students in a variety of sustainability-related subject areas including development & policy, ecology & environment, community development, and economic issues that impact present-day South Africa.


Students enroll in 4 courses and receive 16 NU credits. Students are required to enroll in a core sustainability course, and must choose their remaining courses from the CIEE sustainability course listings.

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Host University

One of the oldest institutions of higher education in South Africa, Stellenbosch University was founded in 1866 and is comprised of 150 academic departments in 10 faculties. With a student population of approximately 18,000 (12,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students) and staff of more than 2,000, the University endeavors to contribute toward building the scientific, technological, and intellectual capacity of Africa while being an active role player in the development of South African society.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Application Procedure

    • Completed online OISP application
    • Completed online CIEE application
    • Home School Nomination forms will be completed online (Completed by your OISP advisors).

      Please submit the following directly to OISP:

    • One evaluation. If a program has a language prerequisite, the evaluation must be a language evaluation. The CIEE online application will prompt students and will send an email to their evaluator to as
    • Official transcript
    • Personal statement
    • Passport photos
    • Photocopy of Passport ID Page
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Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $22,660

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($22,310), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.


Stellenbosch University Dormitory-Style Residence Hall—Students live in dormitory-style Stellenbosch University residence halls in a single room. Students who choose this option receive a meal stipend on their student account which they may use toward meals at the dormitory dining hall. The dormitories are located in the center of the main campus. Stellenbosch University Apartment-Style Residence Hall—Students live in apartment-style Stellenbosch University residence halls with other international students. Students have small single rooms with a private bathroom and share kitchen and other facilities with two or three other students. All of the residents of the apartment share basic cleaning duties. Students are responsible for their own meals, which are not included in the program fee. Students can prepare their own meals or eat at establishments on or off campus. These residence halls are a short walk from the main campus.


Situated in the Winelands district of the Western Cape, Stellenbosch is a university town of 60,000 people. Only 30 miles from Cape Town, Stellenbosch is a town where international students can quickly assimilate into the local culture while still having access to the many opportunities that the Western Cape has to offer. Like Cape Town, Stellenbosch is a mixture of First World and Third World. The oak-lined streets filled with whitewashed Cape Dutch architecture provide a comfortable atmosphere in which to engage in your understanding of the broader South African society.