Stellenbosch, South Africa

Program Calendars

Stellenbosch, South Africa | 2017 Semester 1: Jan – Jun

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2015 Early Admission Period Begins
August 15, 2016 Semester 1 Position Hold Refund Deadline | Regular Admission Period Begins
September 15 Application Deadline* *For civil engineering or upper division business courses, apply by September 1
October 15 Semester 1 Balance Due Deadline
January 3, 2017 Semester 1 Cancellation Deadline
Program Dates
January 12, 2017 Departure from US. All students must arrive at Cape Town International airport by January 13.
January 13 Arrival in Stellenbosch
Move into housing
January 16 - 20 Mandatory orientation
January 30 Courses begin
April 9 - 17 Fall break
May 12 Courses end
May 16 - June 23 Final examination period
Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
June 24 - 30 Move out of housing (refer to housing contract)
Open return Students establish their own date of return

See Ready to Apply for additional information about the application process and Money Matters for more details regarding payment and cancellation deadlines.

USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time. If a program fills earlier than anticipated, USAC may move up the position hold payment deadline date to secure students’ placement in the program.

The host university may update program dates and/or field trips at any time; these changes are often outside USAC’s control as dates are set by the host university. USAC does its best to estimate these dates ahead of time and to keep it as up-to-date as possible. Many times, updated calendar dates are included in your host university acceptance letter. We update these as quickly as possible and as often as needed; refer back to this calendar for the most current dates.

Quick Details

2018 App. Cycle

Semester 1: (Jan-June) Open

Semester 1 & 2: (Jan-Dec) Open

Summer 2018: Application opens 9/1


Minimum GPA: 2.8

Minimum class standing: Sophomore

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