Year of foundation: 1866
Approx. number of students: 22,000
Period of study: End July-End November; End January-End June
MCI partner since: 2008
Bellville is a former city in the Western Cape province of South Africa; it is now part of the greater Cape Town metropolitan area. It falls within the area of the City of Cape Town municipality.
Originally called "12 Mile Stone", since it is located 12 miles (20 km) from Cape Town city center, it was originally founded as a railway station on the line from Cape Town to Stellenbosch and Strand. In 1861 it was renamed Bellville, after the surveyor general Charles Bell. The city is located in the northern suburbs of the greater Cape Town area. It is very central, situated close to the airport, various golf courses, wine routes and shopping complexes. The Karl Bremer Hospital functioned as the Academic Hospital for the University of Stellenbosch Medical School and the new Tygerberg Hospital now houses the medical school. The University of the Western Cape is also situated in Bellville.
The University of Stellenbosch Business School has two international accreditations EQUIS and AMBA. The USB has been rated in the A category for business schools with major international influence by Eduniversal - a Paris-based ratings organisation. And the Aspen Institute in the USA has ranked the USB on its Beyond Grey Pinstripes Top Global 100 Schools list for promoting social and environmental sustainability.