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WPCS 2.1.2
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

This programme consists of subjects and modules, chosen from two groups, in which you can study and learn languages as well as cultural studies and relevant contextual content. In your first year, you should take at least one language which you have not taken before.

The subjects of the programme are set out below according to the groups that help guide your choice.

Group A
• Afrikaans Language Acquisition 178
• Basic Xhosa (only offered at first-year level)
• Biblical Hebrew
• Chinese
• French
• German 178
• Greek
• Latin
• Sign Language Studies (only offered at first-year level)
• Xhosa 178

Group B
• Afrikaans and Dutch
• Afrikaans Language Acquisition 188
• African Languages
• Ancient Cultures
• English Studies
• German 188
• History
• Philosophy
• Psychology
• Theatre Studies
• Visual Studies
• Xhosa 188

Curriculum

At first-year level, you take five subjects plus Information Skills 172. General Linguistics 178 is compulsory at first-year level. Please be sure to choose at least two language subjects in your first year that can be taken in your second year too. At least one of the language subjects you take in your second year must be taken in your third year as well so that your subject combination can adhere to the requirements of the programme structure.

In your second year, you continue with four subjects from Group A and/or Group B that you took in your first year.

In your third year, Half third-year subject or the equivalent of a half third-year subject based on the amount of credits (minimum of 24 credits)

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%).
• First Additional Language – code 4 (50%).

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.

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

 
Prof. A Visagie
Programme Coordinator
 
Mr Pieter Janse van Rensburg
Faculty Manager
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