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Stellenbosch Calendars – 2021 Semester 1: Jan – Jun

Program Deadlines

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

Program Dates

NOTE Should your program country (or location) require a quarantine upon arrival it may affect your program dates below. Contact your Program Advisor for more information.
January 22 Departure from U.S. All students must arrive at Cape Town International airport by January 24.
January 24 Arrival in Stellenbosch
January 24 Move into housing
January 25 - 29 Mandatory orientation
February 1 Courses begin
April 2 - 11 Semester break
May 14 Courses end
May 18 - June 25 Final examination period
May 18 - June 25 Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
June 25 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

Summer (4 weeks): Open

Semester 2 (July-Dec): Open


Minimum GPA: 2.8

Minimum class standing: Sophomore

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Program Capacity

Summer: 20 students

Semester: 15 students



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