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Stellenbosch University in South Africa (USAC)

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Academic Year 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
Jan 24, 2021
Jun 13, 2021
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
No
No
No
Class Standing
First semester Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Sophomore
2.8
Credits

12-15

Program Advisor

The Program

Study at Stellenbosch University, located in the Boland Mountains of South Africa's Western Cape Province. It is a historic university town, blending modern and centuries-old architecture.

Stellenbosch offers 29 official sports teams, clubs, volunteer opportunities and student organizations. Students can also sign up for the Matie Buddy Program, where they are paired with a Stellenbosch student in order to learn more about the culture and help adjust to life in your host country. Field Trips such as Cape Point and Table Mountain are included in the program, as well as evening activities (Traditional South African barbecues, film screenings, etc.) and optional tours.

 

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Program Location

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Picture of students on ocean cliff

South Africa

Stellenbosch

Located in the mountains of South Africa's Western Cape Province, Stellenbosch is a beautiful, historic town not far from Cape Town,  the country's most metropolitan city. It is a multicultural city, blending building centuries-old with modern state-of-the art facilities. Stellenbosch is also at the heart of South Africa’s wine country and surrounded by mountains in the Jonkershoek Valley, providing culture, cuisine, and scenery that won’t be forgotten. Combining a small university town with the convenience of access to larger cities like Cape Town students will have the best of both worlds and plenty of options, from wine and city tours, museums, nature reserves, restaurants, bars, and theaters. 

 

Academics

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the USAC website. Courses range from beginner courses in Afrikaans, French, German, and Spanish to Arts, Political Science, Economics, Education, AgriSciences, Engineering, and more. Undergraduate instruction at Stellenbosch University is available in English. USAC students have a robust catalog of courses to choose from. The majority of courses are lectured in English, however a small number of courses may be lectured bilingually (English and Afrikaans). In such case, all study materials are available in English and a live translation service is offered.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to USAC Stellenbosch and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take approximately 12-18 credits while abroad. The credit translation system between USAC Stellenbosch and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 3-credit course there will also be a 3-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

 

Academic Calendar

To view the current academic calendar, please visit the USAC web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.

Fall

Mid January

Late June

Spring

Early July

Early December

Housing and Meals

USAC students are guaranteed on-campus housing in an apartment-like set-up, just a short walk or bike ride from the center of campus. Students will have a private bedroom with shared kitchen, bathroom, and laundry facilities. These accommodations also offer 24/7 security, internet access (hardwired), on-site shops, braai (BBQ) areas, and a variety of sports/exercise equipment.

For more information about housing, please refer to the USAC Housing website.

 

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program cost $12,720 $12,720
ATW Scholarship $1,600 0
RU TERM BILL TOTAL $11,120 $12,720
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

 

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,800
Meals $2,500
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $70
Books and Classroom Materials $350
Additional health insurance mandated by South African government $200
USAC Application Fee $100
Local transportation $300
Personal Expenses $1,800
Total $7,120.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

*The $100 non-refundable USAC application fee you paid USAC has already been deducted from the program cost.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program cost TBD
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,800
Meals $5,000
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $70
Books and Classroom Materials $700
Additional health insurance mandated by South African government $400
USAC Application Fee $100
Local transportation $400
Personal Expenses $3,600
Total $12,070.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

*The $100 non-refundable USAC application fee you paid USAC has already been deducted from the program cost.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program cost $12,720 $12,720
ATW Scholarship $1,600 0
RU TERM BILL TOTAL $11,120 $12,720
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,800
Meals $2,500
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $70
Books and Classroom Materials $350
Additional health insurance mandated by South African government $200
USAC Application Fee $100
Local transportation $300
Personal Expenses $1,800
Total $7,120.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

*The $100 non-refundable USAC application fee you paid USAC has already been deducted from the program cost.

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website