Postgraduate Office (PGO) is a central support and liaison office for
postgraduate students. Located within the Division for Research Development
(DRD), the PGO is continuously working towards streamlining and enhancing the
whole postgraduate experience for both supervisors and students. The PGO seeks
to create enabling postgraduate environments in the faculties and support
service divisions, thereby improving the overall quality of the research
experience for postgraduate students. lt approaches its task as an
institutional representative to market postgraduate opportunities to
prospective students during the postgraduate lifecycle (from application to
focuses on different aspects of postgraduate support:
Enrolment Support – provides prospective postgraduate applicants and continuing
postgraduate students with an advisory service and enrolment support. This
includes the management of institutional joint degree programmes.
Funding and Support – provides information, administers financial support and
also engages with broader institutional support structures for postgraduate
students, typically as these relate to psycho-social support.
Skills Development Support – provides information about and access to
opportunities and resources at Stellenbosch University that can assist postgraduate
students in their efforts to develop and enhance the skills they will require
to complete their postgraduate studies and research.