Human Nutrition
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Division of Human Nutrition

​​​​​​​​​​Education - Postgraduate

Masters Programmes

The Division of Human Nutrition in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences offers a range of exciting Master's programmes in Human Nutrition.

  1. ​Master of Therapeutic Nutrition
    Structured stream (presented by means of technology-mediated teaching and learning) OR Research stream
  2. Master ​of Public Health Nutrition
    Structured stream (presented by means of technology-mediated teaching and learning) OR Research stream
  3. Master of Science in Food and Nutrition Security (In collaboration with Departments of Food Science and Agricultural  Economics)
    Presented by means of technology-mediated teaching and learning 
The language specification for all postgraduate courses is English.​

Programme Costs

​For information regarding costs, please see the Stellenbosch University Student Fees Yearbook. Click h​ere.

For Information regarding bursaries and loans. Click here.

Please note that for Master's Degrees penalization fees apply from year 4 if the course not completed yet.

Please note that study fees do not cover the following: 
Compulsory contact sessions
Specific costs related to your chosen research project
Compulsory thesis language editing
Printed copies of thesis


Please note that the courses are selection courses (only a limited number of students are selected annually) and applications close 31 July (Structured courses) OR 31 August/30 September (Research courses) of every year (for the following year).

If you are interested you can apply electronically via or you can contact for an application form. Please make sure that you select the correct option / programme that you are applying for. Applications for the following year open on 1 March of the preceding year, or as indicated on the portal.​

Programme Enquiries

Postgraduate Programme Coordinator
Janicke Visser
Tel: +27 (0)21 938 9259 / 9473

​​Administrative/General Queries​
Florence Coetzer or Shané Isaacs​
Tel: +27 (0) 21 938 9603 / 9259

Financial Queries

Sean Davidse
Tel: +27 (0) 21 808 3530

Registration Queries (Structured streams)
Megan Jantjies​
Tel: +27 (0) 21 938 9205

Registration Queries (Research streams)
Vanessa Joseph
Tel: +27 (0) 21 938 9235