How To Check Stellenbosch University Application Status

A host of qualified applicants hope to get into Stellenbosch University. These numerous prospective students send their respective applications. The application via online and after submitting their applications, these prospective students have no option but to wait as a decision is made on their application. Normally it takes about six to eight weeks after the closing date of the applications process for a decision to be made. Once a decision is made, the names of applicants who are successful are released. From the time the application is submitted to the time the names of the successful applicants are released, the status of the application will change from one state to another and this article will take care of how an applicant can check the status of his or her Stellenbosch University application.


Stellenbosch University Application Status 

As mentioned earlier, once you are done with your application, the status of your application will be changing, and below are the various statuses your application can change to; 

  • Pending Review: When your application has this status, it means that your application has been received by Stellenbosch University successfully, however, it needs to be reviewed and the review has to be done before a decision is  made. If you check and your application has this status, don’t panic. Just go log out and check on it again to see if a decision has been made. 
  • Requires Action: An application with this status means that there are some missing items from the application. Once you see this, just check your application to see what is missing so you can upload and update swiftly else your application can never be processed. 
  • Complete: As the name suggests, this is a complete application. This also suggests that the application has been received. 
  • Admitted: Once you see this, congratulation, as you are now a student of SU, and all you need to do is to settle all fees and other requirements. 
  • Provisional Admission: This is also good news as this means your admission to the program comes with a faculty-specific provision. This means your need to submit all outstanding items for this program and meet other requirements stated by the specified faculty.
  • Cleared Provisional Admission: When this is seen as your status, it means all the faculty-specific requirements of the admission have been satisfied and the final admission to the program specified has also been confirmed. 
  • Ineligible: This means you are ineligible to become a student at Stellenbosch University. 
  • Cancelled: This means the application has been cancelled outrightly.

To check your status, do the following; 

  • Visit the URL
  • Once it opens, proceed to fill in the details needed 
  • After filling in the details, proceed to click on the ‘SIGN IN’ tab.
  • After clicking on sign-in, you can view the status of your application.

NB: If by any chance you have forgotten any of the details, you can retrieve them by sending an email to

Stellenbosch University prospectus

Once you decide to become a student of Stellenbosch University, you have the opportunity to the undergraduate prospectus. The prospectus gets a prospective student in the mood as the prospective student will be exposed to the new world they will be walking. The document also introduces these prospective students to life at the university. It contains what to expect on campus, services provided, and facilities available.  There are different prospectus for the various levels of application. You can download them using the following URLs;

About Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University is one of the public universities in South Africa and it is found in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape province. It is the oldest in South Africa, and it is also the joint oldest extant university in Sub-Saharan Africa together with the University of Cape Town. Previously, it was not a university as it was fully made a university in 1918. Stellenbosch University noted to be the first institution to sign the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities.

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