Africa Centre for HIV/ AIDS Management
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MPhil Programme

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Description, selection and outcomes

The MPhil programme is an online teaching programme supplemented with interactive satellite broadcasts. A limited number of students are selected on the basis of academic performance and other requirements. The selection results will be available in January and students will be notified by mail. 

The MPhil programme builds on the knowledge, competencies and managerial skills acquired with the PDM. While the PDM focuses on a general outline and synopsis of HIV and AIDS management, the MPhil provides even finer detail and empowers students to fully utilise their skills.​

Structure of the programme

The MPhil consists of a research assignment and the following four courses:

  • Research methodology
  • Social responsibility and ethics
  • Strategic human resource management
  • ​Epidemiology​

Teaching modes

The MPhil programme makes use of the following modes of teaching:

  • Online teaching using Moodle
  • Interactive satellite broadcasts
  • Analyses of case studies
  • Projects that enable students to apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes learned
  • Compulsory 1 week workshop in Stellenbosch

Admission requirements

The entry requirements for the MPhil programme are:

  • Students who completed ​the Postgraduate Diploma in HIV/AIDS Management (PDM) with an average of at least 65% will be considered.
  • Work experience
  • Computer, internet and e-mail skills​

Application information

Prospective students have to apply in writing before 30 October of the year prior to their studies.

Students CURRENTLY REGISTERED at Stellenbosch University needs to send:
1. The application form below
2. A letter of application addressed to the university​

Students that REGISTER FOR THE FIRST TIME at Stellenbosch University or who have INTERRUPTED THEIR STUDIES at the university need to send:

1. The application form below
2.The university online application form
3. Application fee of R 100.00. Bank details is available on the University online application form
4.Original degree certificate of your highest qualification

1. The Africa Centre application form

In Adobe Acrobat format [82 kb] OR in MSWord format [79 kb].

2. The Stellenbosch University online application form

Click on this link for the online application form.​

Tuition fee


Tuition fees:

The tuition fee for 2018 is R 31 798.  

 Registration for SA students

  1.  ​Pay the full fees or R9 339 at registration.
  2. The international registration fee is not applicable to SA students.​​

Registration for international students from Africa

  1.    Pay the full tuition fees or 60% of the the fee and the international registration fee.
  2.  ​  The international registration fee (IRF) for 2018 is R1230 (SADC).

Registration for international students from all other countries
  1. Pay the full tuition fees and the international registration fee.
  2. The international registration fee (IRF) for 2018 is R2603 (non-SADC). 


Workshop from 19-23 March 2018

Students are responsible for the payment of their own transport and accommodation during the workshop.

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