A comprehensive range of postgraduate programmes (diplomas, honours, master's and PhD) are offered across Stellenbosch University's ten faculties or between faculties through the School for Data Science and Computational Thinking. All postgraduate programmes are offered in English.
When applying for the more advanced levels of study, it is often useful to identify and communicate with a potential academic supervisor, before applying. This is especially true if you plan on enrolling for a research-based degree programme (master's or doctoral). Most postgraduate programmes have a designated coordinator who can help you to get in touch with the most appropriate person in your field. It is thus useful to communicate with this person in advance.
In this manner, a whole range of questions related to actual projects, funding opportunities and other matters can normally be addressed. This can save a lot of time and effort in helping you to submit a well-prepared, relevant application. To find the details of the postgraduate coordinator relevant to your programme, please browse the Faculty or School websites below.
As part of your official university application which you may submit via the electronic application system, you may be requested to submit additional documentation, depending on the programme you are applying for. Please note that these additional documents are mandatory and without them, you will not be able to submit your application.
The application process for
current enrolled SU students is available here.
Please note that application for admission to postgraduate degree programmes for both South African and international candidates are subject to
faculty specific closing dates. These are specified per programme on the faculties listed below.
For general information: