Welcome to Stellenbosch University

​ Welcome to the Department of Journalism

The Department of Journalism is conveniently situated on campus in Protea House, a renovated Edwardian building and national monument at 26 Crozier Street. Students are provided with an unparalleled working environment as far as scenic beauty and ambience are concerned, allowing them to pursue their studies with the zest it deserves. 

Applications for 2018 are now closed.
You are enouraged to follow up on the status of your application if you have not received any communication from the Department by 16:00 on Monday 18 September.

Please contact the department or course convenors with questions or concerns.

Visit Stellenbosh Journalism on FB for a look inside the department.

The BAHons Journalism programme is a one year, full-time, honours course for aspiring media professionals.
Please note: The Department of Journalism at Stellenbosch University supports journalism training and education in Southern Africa. As the number of places for practical postgraduate journalism study in this region is limited, we give preference (in the honours programme) to applicants from South Africa and its neighbouring countries.

Our Master’s programme is a modular course, allowing working journalists to pursue an advanced degree. The PhD can either be done through the  Graduate School on a full-time basis or part-time. 

Applications for 2018
Applications for 2018 are now closed.
It remains the responsibility of candidates to follow up on the status of their applications. 

The names of  students whose applications to the BAHons Journalism course were successful will be published on the website at the beginning of October.

For more information about fees and finances, please click here.

For more information on the BAHons Journalism course click here. You are also welcome to contact the course convenor, Ms Marenet Jordaan ( 
For more information on the MA Journalism course click here.You are also welcome to contact the course convenor, Dr Gawie Botma ( 

Find us online
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A platform for aspiring student journalists to create online content for the Stellenbosch community and surrounding areas.

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