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South Africa Semester Academics

To apply you must be a currently-enrolled, degree-seeking undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You need to be in good standing (academic, financial and conduct) and have a cumulative GPA of 3.00. You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. You may apply as a freshman but must have sophomore standing when the program begins.

The University of Stellenbosch is  historically an Afrikaans institution.  However, the languages of instruction at Stellenbosch are Afrikaans and English.  Most international students typically enroll in the courses taught in English. Such courses are available in various academic departments and the International Programs Stellenbosch University (IPSU) also offers courses in English. You can learn more about the IPSU and mainstream courses offered in English by visiting the Stellenbosch web site.

Many courses you can take at Stellenbosch University  have already been evaluated for UW-Eau Claire credit.  To find courses that have been evaluated for Winchester you will go to the Transfer Wizard site: 

Please keep in mind that this is a historical record of past course equivalences. There is no guarantee that the same courses will be offered in the future, or that they will be offered during the term in which you are abroad.

  1. Choose "South Africa" in from the “Country” pull down menu, then hit “Search”
  2. Select “ Stellenbosch Univ ” by clicking the link.
  3. There are a few different ways to search for course equivalencies:
  • Search the first 300:  To see the first 300, simply hit the “Search” button without inputting a subject. The first 300 courses, in a random order so you will simply need to scroll down to see the courses.  Less than 300 courses have been evaluated for Stellenbosch. As such you can see all the evaluated Stellenbosch courses by searching in this way.
  • Search by course title: You can also look up the equivalencies by using the Stellenbosch course title or key word in the title.  Since Stellenbosch University does not use course numbers on their transcripts, the courses are input on Transfer Wizard using abbreviated course titles.
For students in catalog years through 2015-2016, this program fulfills the Foreign Culture requirement upon successful program completion. The requirement is not automatically applied: please email Degree Review at after completion of the program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A. or B.M degree in the College of Arts & Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirement. See the university catalog for details.)

For students in catalog years 2016 and later, this program can fulfill an integrated learning (I1) requirement upon completion of the integrated learning assignments.  Email  for details.

The Stellenbosch academic year runs on the southern hemisphere calendar: late-January to mid-December.  Spring semester (semester 1) runs late- January to late June;  fall semester (semester 2) runs mid-July to mid-December.

updated 7/12/16/cc

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