Admission – How to Apply for Stellenbosch University Registration 2022


Up till now, anticipating students never stop asking the Difference Between an Application and Registration.

An Application is a formal request submitted to the authority of an institution to be considered suitable to study in their university. While Registration simply means the process of being registered into a university to study a course.

Applying for Stellenbosch University Registration 2022

You MUST apply for admission during the relevant application period before registering for any qualification at SU.

Stellenbosch University will assess your application according to the academic admission requirements for your qualification of choice and your final mark received at the undergraduate level.

If you qualify for admission, and if offered a space, you must accept the offer within the prescribed period before you will be able to register.

After Submitting an Application and Confirming your Application Status, What Is the Next Thing to Do?

You must register. Should you not register for the previous academic year for any reason, you will be required to re-apply for the next academic year.

As soon as your Stellenbosch University (Maties), SU registration has been finalized, a letter confirming your registration for the semester or academic year will be sent to your my.Sun e-mail account.

How to Apply for Stellenbosch University Online Registration 2022

At SU, you can register for Undergraduate qualifications, Honours degrees & postgraduate diplomas, Master’s & doctoral degrees, and Short Learning Programmes. 

As a new/current student, you can access the self-service student iEnabler system on campus or your computer at home by following the steps below;

There are two different options to register in January. They are:

  1. self-registration (e-registration), or
  2. the assisted registration process in NARGA on the Stellenbosch campus, or GERGA on the Tygerberg campus for students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Maties Self-Registration (E-Registration)

Self-registration can be done from any computer with access to the internet on

Go to The Stellenbosch University E Registration Portal

  1. Log in with your username and password.
  2. If you have completed the National Senior Certificate or the IEB-certificate, you will be able to register yourself.
  3. If you are a first-year, self-registration opens on 15​ January up to the time slot determined for your faculty’s registration in NARGA, or in GERGA.

Student cards can be obtained at the Student Centre (Neelsie) in Stellenbosch, in the time slot determined for your faculty’s registration in NARGA, or in GERGA if you are at Tygerberg.


Candidates from other school systems cannot make use of self-registration. It will, however, be beneficial if candidates from other school systems can send their final school results, as well as the certificate of university exemption that must be obtained from the SA Matriculation Board, to Your student number must be supplied as well.

Maties NARGA / GERGA-registration

  1. GERGA-registration at the Tygerberg campus is scheduled for Friday 24 January.
  2. NARGA-registration at the Stellenbosch campus is scheduled per faculty and allocated to time slots for Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 January.
  3. First-year students who have not registered on these dates and who obtain special permission to register (the programme for which you want to register might already be full), will have to register later in the course of that week in NARGA together with the senior students of their faculty.
  4. First-year students, who register later than that, will be charged a levy of R500, on the condition that the relevant Faculty Administrator has granted permission for late registration.
  5. If you do not register yourself before you arrive in Stellenbosch or at Tygerberg, it is your responsibility to ensure that you comply with all the admission requirements of your study programme before you leave for Stellenbosch.

SU NARGA / GERGA-registration Requirement

If you are going to register in NARGA or GERGA, you must report with the following original documents at registration in your faculty’s allotted registration time slot:

  • The advice of Results of the 2020 NSC or IEB final school-leaving examination.
  • NSC or IEB candidates who matriculated in 2018 or earlier: National Senior Certificate.
  • Candidates from other school systems: School-leaving certificate/s and certificate of university exemption issued by the SA Matriculation Board.
  • Candidates who studied at other universities: The document/s mentioned at 2 or 3 above, as well as an original academic transcript/record and certificate of good conduct issued by the university concerned.
  • If you are not a South African citizen: a valid study permit.

Please take note of the notice regarding the writing of the National Benchmark Tests.


Stellenbosch University, SU Registration Guide are also available for doc. downloads.


Be patient while SU processes your registration. If you see that your registration will not be processed by the closing date for registrations, please visit your nearest SU Online Assistance.


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