Stellenbosch University Student Registration

Stellenbosch University Student Registration


Students can by registering themselves avoid long queues during the NARGA registration.  Any computer with internet access may be used. Students who do not have access to a computer may make use of the computer-user area that will be made available for newcomers on the Stellenbosch Campus in the Neelsie Students’ Centre.​​


There are two different options available for you to officially register as a student of Stellenbosch University. 

The one is self-registration (e-registration), and the other one is by using the registration process in NARGA on the Stellenbosch campus (GERGA on the Tygerberg campus for students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences). If you have done the National Senior Certificate or the IEB-certificate, you will be able to register yourself. Candidates from other school systems cannot make use of self-registration.

It is important that you carefully read the notice on registration that will be sent to you separately by the Registrar of the University before the end of the year. All the information that you need to decide whether you want to register yourself, or whether you rather want to register in NARGA (GERGA at the Tygerberg campus) during the welcoming programme, will be given in the notice. All the necessary dates, times, documentation required and other important information will be contained in the notice. The system for self-registration will be open from 13 to 26 January.

Self-registration can be done from any computer with access to internet on We wish to urge you to use this option, as you will know before leaving for Stellenbosch whether you meet the admission requirements of the study programme to which you were provisionally admitted and, if so, that you were finally accepted and registered as student. You will then just have to acquire your student card 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. It is, however, important that you attend the full welcoming programme.

If you cannot or do not want to register yourself, you must carefully read the notice on registration that will be sent to you to ensure that you report for registration at the right date and time at NARGA or GERGA, with all the necessary documents that are required (see further on for documents required). GERGA-registration at the Tygerberg campus is scheduled for Friday 20 January and NARGA-registration at the Stellenbosch campus for Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 January. Please note that 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. First-year students, who register later than that, will be charged a levy of R500.

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

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

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