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. 
As part of the honours level course, the BA Hons Journalism, aspiring media professionals from diverse academic and cultural backgrounds are afforded the opportunity to spend a whole year gaining invaluable practical journalistic skills, as well as being exposed to the ethical, technological, marketing, managerial, sociological and historical basis of the media. All the action happens in our ultramodern annexe, the MEDIAFRIKA Centre, where students are working almost 24/7 in a converged multimedia newsroom environment. They even have a graffiti wall in their coffee corner (where total freedom of expression reigns). 
Applications for 2018 close on 31 August.
Entrance tests will be written on Monday 4 September (Johannesburg) and Saturday 9 September (Stellenbosch).
Please contact the department for more information.

Visit our Facebook page for a look inside life at Crozier Street.
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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 the BAHons Journalism and MA Journalism programmes for 2018 are now open. More information about the application procedure is available here.
It remains the responsibility of candidates to follow up on the status of their applications. 
Please note: Current students of Stellenbosch University can only apply from the beginning of July after their first semester marks have been uploaded.

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

Please take note of the following important dates:
Thursday 31 August: Applications close
Monday 4 September: Entrance test and interviews in Johannesburg
Saturday 9 September: Entrance test in Stellenbosch
Thursday 21 and Friday 22 September: Interviews in Stellenbosch

The names of successful candidates will be published on the website at the beginning of October.

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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