Study Abroad in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Study Abroad in Stellenbosch: Fees

Session/Term Fee
Fall or Spring Semester With Meal Allowance $14,495
Fall or Spring Semester Without Meal Allowance $13,795

Stay for a year and save $1,000
Students enrolling for a full year (two semesters) at the same campus receive an automatic fee reduction of $1,000 toward their second semester fee.

Program Fee Includes:


  • Personalized assistance—from site specialists on the AIFS Admissions Team in the U.S. to help you prepare for your study abroad experience, answer questions about the academic program, provide course syllabi and assist with the student visa process
  • Pre-departure resources—including online course descriptions, an information handbook and an online AIFS account to help you manage your application and pre-departure materials
  • Student networking resources allow you to connect with other students who will be going on your program, as well as AIFS alumni who can provide first-hand information and advice on what to expect


  • Tuition—up to 15 semester credits
  • Housing—in University residence halls with Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Meals—Meals meal allowance worth $700 to subsidize the cost of purchasing meals and groceries
  • Resident Director—to help with any questions or advice you may need while in Stellenbosch and to help you navigate the university system
  • University services—including use of the library, sports facilities, computer and language lab and access to a broad arts and culture program
  • Orientation workshops to help you get to know your classmates better, familiarize you with the local area, advise you about living in Stellenbosch and help you to adjust to the South African way of life
  • Cultural and social activities—including a tour of a vineyard, Table Mountain, hiking, a sporting event, a beach excursion with a local craft and food market, and a local festival (music or food) experience
  • Welcome and farewell group dinners
  • Volunteer work opportunity to work with children in the township of Kayamandi and other community projects
  • Day trips and excursions including Cape Town and Robben Island, the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve with Boulders Beach and a 6-day tour of the stunningly scenic Garden Route
  • Internship opportunities at the Ardmore Ceramic studio, Kwazulu Natal
  • Comprehensive insurance and assistance package
  • 24-hour emergency telephone service so that you can reach AIFS staff at any time in an urgent situation

Upon Return

  • Official transcript issued by the University of Stellenbosch will be sent to your home institution on completion of your program
  • Re-entry materials and support upon return to the U.S. to help you make the transition back to life after your study abroad experience
  • Alumni network and career development opportunities on the AIFS Alumni Advocate and AIFS Alumni Ambassador Programs

Optional Components

Please note fee does not include the non-refundable application fee and $250 refundable damage deposit. Students not selecting the AIFS Flight Package are responsible for arranging their own flights according to the most up-to-date itinerary.

AIFS Program with Optional Round-Trip Flights and Airport Transfers

For your convenience, AIFS will arrange your round-trip airfare (including all fuel surcharges, taxes and fees), meet you at the arrival airport(s) and provide transportation to and from the program site on scheduled arrival and departure dates.

Fall or spring semester


  • U.S. to Cape Town
  • Cape Town to U.S.

Airport Transfers

  • Airport to Campus
  • Campus to Airport

Fees by departure city

Des Moines$2,380
Los Angeles$2,280
New York/Newark$2,120
San Francisco$2,360
St. Louis$2,380

The optional flight package prices listed are subject to change and will be confirmed at time of invoicing. (Program fee is guaranteed.)