The Rector’s Welcoming:

Prof Wim de Villiers

Welcome, future Maties!

Last year, Covid-19 regulations forced our annual Open Day online, and prospective students couldn’t physically experience our beautiful Stellenbosch campus. But we launched our first virtual Open Day site and reached thousands of people from around the world.

So, this year we’re doing it again!

This Open Day website gives you the opportunity to see what Stellenbosch University is about. You can take a virtual “tour” and explore what all our faculties have to offer.

Choosing a career after school can be very daunting, and I’m sure you feel some nerves, but I hope what you find here will turn those nerves into excitement.

Because studying at Stellenbosch University truly is an exciting experience. A degree from our institution is much sought after and our graduates has an impact wherever they go in the world.

There’s also a reason why so many people say their student years at Stellenbosch were some the best years of their lives.

forward together,
sonke siya phambili,
saam vorentoe

Remember that we’re in the top 1% of universities world-wide. We’re inclusive, do cutting-edge research, collaborate on exciting projects with other universities and institutions from across the globe, we innovate, and in the process transform our students’ lives for the better.

We look forward to hearing from you. And we’re excited to welcome you to our campus next year when you’ll go from future Matie to fully-fledged Matie!

Prof Wim de Villiers
Rector and Vice-Chancellor