pgstudies
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Postgraduate Studies​​

      How to Apply


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Stellenbosch University's academic year follows the calendar year.

Taught postgraduate programmes usually commence in February each year with a limited number of programmes commencing in July. Where a postgraduate programme consists of coursework it is important for candidates who have been admitted to arrive in time for the commencement of the programme. Classes usually commence in late January or early February (or late July). Late arrivals cannot be accommodated.

New registrations for masters (by research) and doctoral programmes must be finalised by the end of March or in some cases by the end of July each year.


Pre-applicatio​​n​​

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EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS​

​Acquaint yourself with the postgraduate programme offering at SU through our post​graduate offering​​.​

 

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CHECK MINIMUM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Ensure that you meet the minimum admission requirements of your programme of interest.



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​TAKE NOTE OF THE CLOSING DATES​

Applications for each new enrolment cycle open on 01 March each year. Application for admission to postgraduate degree programmes for both South African and International candidates are subject to faculty spe​cific clo​sing dates​.

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​SECURE FUNDING​

Bursaries: Bursary application closing dates are available here.

Financial assistance:

30 June: Applications close for National Research Foundation (NRF) funding.

31 August: Applications close for Stellenbosch University financial assistance.

No late applications will be considered.

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CONTACT A POTENTIAL SUPERVISOR TO DISCUSS YOUR RESEARCH PROPOSAL​


​Off​icial SU application Registration

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APPLY ONLINE

In order to apply online, you will need a valid email address and cell/mobile phone number. Correspondence will be sent to the email address provided and messages to the cell/mobile phone.

View our 8-step guide to ensure that your application is complete.

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UPLOAD ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

Your application will only be processed AFTER the application has been finalised AND all the correct supporting documents have been uploaded via the 'Upload application documents' link BEFORE the closing date. 

It remains your responsibility to make sure that the University receives all your documents in time.

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Qualification documents must be official and certified

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Pay the application fee

Application fees can be paid as part of the online application process (only South African candidates pay an application fee).

Cash payments may also be made in person at the cashiers at the Administration A building (Stellenbosch Campus).

More on payment options.


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Ensure that your application is complete before the closing date
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​​Application documents verified by the Admissions Department
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Application considered by relevant Department
​Monitor the status of your application

The University will acknowledge receipt of your application via email.

Use your student number and SUN-password to monitor the status of your application​.

REQUIRE ASSISTANCE?

  •  Contact and Client
          ​Service Centre
  • info@sun.ac.za​
  • 021 808 9111​​​