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Stellenbosch Calendars – 2020 Semester 2: Jul – Dec

Program Deadlines

September 1, 2019 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
March 1, 2020 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
July 15 Semester 2 $500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable
July 15 Semester 2 Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
July 22 Semester 2 Tuition Refund Deadline (No refunds after this date)

Program Dates

July 10, 2020 Departure from the U.S. All students must arrive at Cape Town International airport by July 12.
July 12 Arrival in Stellenbosch
July 12 Move into housing
TBD Virtual mandatory orientation
July 27 Courses begin
September 14 - 18 Semester break
October 30 Courses end
November 3 - December 12 Final examination period
December 12 Program end date/earliest possible departure
December 12 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. Payment of the Confirmation Deposit cannot be deferred. USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time.

Occasionally dates need to be changed or field trips modified. Refer back to this calendar often for the most current dates.

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

2021 App. Cycle

Semester 1 (Jan-Jun): Open

Semester 2 (July-Dec): Opens 9/1


Minimum GPA: 2.8

Minimum class standing: Sophomore

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Program Capacity

Summer: 20 students

Semester: 15 students



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