Doctoral Office
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​Research Development and Support

​Tygerberg Doctoral Office

The Tygerberg Doctoral Office supports doctoral studies in the SU Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences - from the point of departmental selection up to examination. The office also administers the examination of full research (100%) masters theses; facilitates the Pre-Doctoral Short Course; provides comprehensive support to PhD students, and provides a faculty contact point for consolidocs, postdoctoral fellows, and their hosts.

Students completing a Research (100%) Master’s Degree in the FMHS will be attended to by TyDo for examination purposes. Send Ms Nicoline Cockrell ( a single mail with all three PDF attachments: the approved thesis, Turnitin report, and signed release form.

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TyDo offers comprehensive support for FMHS doctoral studies, from the point of formal selection through review to submission. All queries about doctoral studies in this faculty are welcome at

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TyDo facilitates the FMHS pre-doctoral short course. A limited number of students are selected for this two-week block course. Ms Bronwyn Coombs ( welcomes queries from prospective students.

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Postdoc​toral Fellowship

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences invites applications for consolidoc funding and postdoctoral research fellowships directly upon completion and up to five years after completion of a doctoral degree. Please direct enquiries to Read more ›​​​​​​​​