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Tuition Fees:$2,603 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Campus:Stellenbosch
Application Deadline: 30 June 2021
Programme Overview

a) The programme structure consists of five first-year subjects, four second-year subjects and two and a half third-year subjects. In all three years of study the following three core disciplines are compulsory, except for a limited choice in the final year:

• Geography and Environmental Studies;

• Sociology/Social Anthropology; and

• Public and Development Management.

b) In the final year you take two and a half subjects out of the three for a total of 120 credits.

c) You do a certain amount of work in each of the major subjects that is designed to enhance the content integration within and between the major subjects and the overall coherence of the programme. This work, that forms part of the process of integrated assessment, can take on various forms such as (interdepartmental) seminars, written assignments, various forms of practical work, etc.

d) Please note the following:

• If you comply with the admission requirements for Mathematics, you can take Economics 114 and 144 in your first year, and Economics 214 and 244 in your second

year. This will give you the economic-related subject support you need in order to understand and deal with developmental realities.

• If you do not take Economics 114 and 144 in your first year, then you must take Economics 288 (no admission requirements in Mathematics) as a compulsory module in your second year.

• Note that you can only take Basic Xhosa in your first year.

Curriculum

First Year
Geo Environmental Science 124(16), 154(16) (you take Geography and Environment Studies on second-year and third-year level)

Information Skills 172(6)

Public and Development Management 114(12), 144(12)

Sociology 114(12), 144(12)

Second Year
Geography and Environmental Studies 225(16), 265(16) (follows on Geo-Environmental Science at first-year level)

Public and Development Management* 212(8), 222(8), 242(8), 252(8)

Social Anthropology 212(8), 222(8), 242(8), 252(8) (Sociology at first-year level is a corequisite)

OR

Sociology 212(8), 222(8), 242(8), 252(8)

Third Year
Geography and Environmental Studies 314(12), 323(12), 358(16), 363(16)

Public and Development Management 314(12), 324(12), 348(24)

Social Anthropology 314(12), 324(12), 344(12), 354(12)

OR

Sociology 314(12), 324(12), 364(12)

AND CHOOSE ONE OF

344(12), 354(12)

(please note that due to timetable clashes, 344 and 354 cannot be taken together)

Admission Requirements

A National Senior Certificate (NSC) or the school-leaving certificate from the Independent Examination Board (IEB) as certified by Umalusi with a mark of at least 4 (50%) in each of the four school subjects from the list of school subjects at the back of this Calendar Part.

– An average final mark of 65% in the NSC or the IEB school-leaving certificate (excluding Life Orientation) for the three-year mainstream programme.

– An average final mark of 60-64,9% in the NSC (excluding Life Orientation) for the four-year Extended Degree Programme.

– Your National Benchmark Test results may be taken into consideration for placement in the Extended Degree Programme.

– Home Language – code 4 (50%).

– English First Additional Language – code 3 (40%).

– Mathematics – code 5 (60%) (only if you will be taking Economics 114 or 144)

OR

Mathematics – code 5 (60%) OR Mathematical Literacy – code 6 (70%) (only if you will be taking Socio-Informatics).

American High School Diploma
To obtain a certificate of foreign conditional exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires the High School Graduation Diploma accompanied by a certificate of eligibility for admission to study at any US university with a valid senior college accreditation issued by any of the following accreditation bodies: ACICS, DETC, MSA, NASC, NCA, NEASC – CIHE, SACS – CC, WASC – Sr

O/GCSE Levels:
A candidate who only holds O/GCSE-levels (only symbols A, B and C are acceptable) and no other school-leaving examination is not eligible for admission to the University, unless he/she has attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration and meets the subject combination and grade requirements for mature age exemption.

(Not all Faculties consider mature age applicants for admission).

A-Levels:
To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires two recognised A-level passes (symbols A to E are acceptable) and three O/GCSE-level passes (symbols A to C are acceptable) including English Language and an approved second language.

A foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in two approved A-level subjects and three approved O/GCSE–level subject credits, including English or English Language.

AS-Levels:
To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires four recognised AS-level passes (symbols A to D are acceptable) and one O/GCSE-level pass (symbols A to C are acceptable) including English Language and an approved second language.

A foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in four approved AS-level subjects (symbols A to D are acceptable) and one approved O/GCSE–level subject credit (symbols A to C are acceptable), including English or English Language but no second language.

Please Note: it is important to establish that the A-level, AS-level and O/GCSE-level subjects that are taken are recognised by HESA. Subjects like Psychology, Sociology, Physical Education, etc. are not recognised by HESA for matriculation exemption purposes.

A certificate of foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has obtained the International Baccalaureate Diploma with twenty four (24) points (grades 4 to 7 are acceptable).

A certificate of foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has obtained the International Baccalaureate Certificate (grades 4 to 7 are acceptable) with two higher level and three standard level subject passes including English.

Namibian H- and O-levels
To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires four recognised Higher-level subject passes (grades 1 to 3 are required) and one Ordinary-Level pass including English Language on first or second language Higher Level, and approved Higher or Ordinary Level language on first language level (if English had been taken on the second language level) or a foreign language (if English had been taken on first language level) accompanied by pass marks in two Higher Level subjects selected from two of the following groups:

Group 3: A third language, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Physical Science or Biology

Group 4: Art, Economics, History, Geography or a subject from Group 3 excluding third languages provided offered for one group only

Group 5: Accounting, Computer Studies or Design and Technology provided the subject must be accompanied by a pass mark in Mathematics on at least OL

A certificate of foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in four approved HL subjects and one approved OL subject credit, including English or English Language but no second language.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $0

**You can apply quickly and easily using the e-application available on the university’s website (https://web-apps.sun.ac.za/eAansoek2/alg.jsp?Tl=1)
**Paper application forms are available on campus for those without internet access.
**Unlike South African citizens, who are charged an application fee of R100, international students are exempt from paying application fees.

Before you apply;
Make sure that you understand the University’s Admission Policy, and the admission and selection criteria of the different faculties before you apply. The policy, criteria and guidelines are available at the Undergraduate Prospective Student website at www.maties.com, or you can contact Client Service on +27 21 808 9111 or info@sun.ac.za. For postgraduate studies, please visit the Prospective Postgraduate Student website at www.sun.ac.za/pgstudies.

**Closing dates for financial assistance:
– 31 August: Applications close for Stellenbosch University financial assistance.

Closing dates for applications
– International students: Apply by 14 September of the previous year.
– South African students: Apply by 31 January of the year in which you wish to study

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $2,603
Tuition Fees for International Students: $5,062

*Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries, as well as Rwanda and Namibia, pay R60000 without an international tuition fee

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

*Students from Africa (Non-SADC) pay R60000 plus international tuition fees of R23940
*Students from the rest of the World (outside of Africa) pay R60000 plus international tuition fees of R50700

MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (SADC) – R60000
MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (Africa) – R83940
MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (Rest of the World) – R110700

Relevant Contact

 
Z Münch
Programme Coordinator
 
Pieter Janse van Rensburg
Faculty Manager