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WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$2,661 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Student Intake:125 Students
Final Award:Bachelor of Education (BEd)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Education
Campus:Stellenbosch
Application Deadline: 30 June 2021
Programme Overview

The main purpose of this programme is to train teachers for the Foundation Phase (grades R to 3) who will be able to prepare learners to meet the distinctive requirements of our time.

But you also develop skills that will open up various other career possibilities, such as a career in communication, community development, public relations or other professional work focusing on client services, marketing and sales.

You may continue your studies in Foundation Phase Education by taking BEdHons (Foundation Phase Education) after which you may specialise in curriculum development, school management or education policy (MEd).

Or, with further training, you can become a remedial teacher (BEdHons and MEd in Educational Support) or an educational psychologist (MEd (Psych)), or you can specialise in curriculum development, school management, or education policy.

Curriculum

The programme takes four years to complete and Practical Learning forms an important part of the programme from the first year on. All students take two languages (chosen from Afrikaans, English or isiXhosa) on either a first or second language level throughout their four years of study. A third additional communicative language will also be taken during the third year of study.

The subjects for the Foundation Phase are set and cover the theory and practice of all the learning programmes of Grades R to 3, including:
– Information Communication Technologies for Learning (ICT)
– Development and Learning
– Life Skills
– Addressing Diverse Learning Needs
– Grade R Theory and Practice
– Language Education
– Mathematics Education (Foundation Phase)

Admission Requirements

– The Registrar will directly contact BEd applicants who have to write the National Benchmark Tests
– An aggregate of at least 60% for the NSC or IEB (excluding Life Orientation)
– Mathematics 40% OR Mathematical Literacy 60%
AND

Learners who were taught through the medium of English:
– English (Home Language or First Additional Language) 60% AND
– Afrikaans OR isiXhosa (Home Language or First Additional Language) 50%

OR

Learners who were taught through the medium of Afrikaans:
– Afrikaans (Home Language or First Additional Language) 60% AND
– English OR isiXhosa (Home Language or First Additional Language) 50%

International applicants and applicants who have not written the NSC or IEB examinations present their school-leaving certificates, which are referred to the SU International Office for validation. A conversion table, compiled and kept up to date by the Office of the Registrar in cooperation with the International Office, is used to allocate a comparable final school examination aggregate to them.

The following specific requirements apply to language:
– In your final school-leaving examination, achieve a final mark of at least 60% for one of the following: Afrikaans or English or IsiXhosa (Home Language or First Additional Language)
– Write the National Benchmark Tests AQL (Academic and Quantitative Literacy) by the end of June of the year of application
– In the AQL, achieve a final mark of at least 60% for the language component (Academic Literacy)

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $0

**You can apply quickly and easily using the e-application available on the university’s website (https://web-apps.sun.ac.za/eAansoek2/alg.jsp?Tl=1)
**Paper application forms are available on campus for those without internet access.
**Unlike South African citizens, who are charged an application fee of R100, international students are exempt from paying application fees.

Before you apply;
Make sure that you understand the University’s Admission Policy, and the admission and selection criteria of the different faculties before you apply. The policy, criteria and guidelines are available at the Undergraduate Prospective Student website at www.maties.com, or you can contact Client Service on +27 21 808 9111 or info@sun.ac.za. For postgraduate studies, please visit the Prospective Postgraduate Student website at www.sun.ac.za/pgstudies.

**Closing dates for financial assistance:
– 31 August: Applications close for Stellenbosch University financial assistance.

Closing dates for applications
– International students: Apply by 14 September of the previous year.
– South African students: Apply by 31 January of the year in which you wish to study

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $2,661
Tuition Fees for International Students: $5,062

*Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries, as well as Rwanda and Namibia, pay R60000 without an international tuition fee

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

*Students from Africa (Non-SADC) pay R60000 plus international tuition fees of R23940
*Students from the rest of the World (outside of Africa) pay R60000 plus international tuition fees of R50700

MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (SADC) – R60000
MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (Africa) – R83940
MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (Rest of the World) – R110700

Relevant Contact

 
Miss Chantal Newman
Contact Person
 
Client Services Centre
Enquiries