SPL (School of Public Leadership)
Welcome to Stellenbosch University


Welcome to the School of Public Leadership, which is highly acclaimed for its rich and distinguished tradition of educating and training current and future public leaders of the highest calibre. Students work under the guidance of our accomplished and exceptional supervisors to conduct ground-breaking, cutting edge and pioneering research to address a plethora of societal challenges. We offer a unique experience to our students complemented by scenic views of the Winelands, resource rich library services and world-class infrastructure.


Provisional Fees for 2024/25 Academic Year: 

  • ​South African Students: First Year of Registration -  R 29 000
  • International Students:   ​First Year of Registration​ -  R 38 500


The following additional documentation must be submitted as part of the online application:

  • CV of Applicant
  • Statement of Research Interest
  • Summary of master’s research​​


​For full detailed overview  on the PhD Programme, please click here​.​​​

Apply Now on SUN Student: Registration Link 

  • Contact Details​

  • Head Of Doctoral Programme
    Doctorate in Public And
    Development Management​​
  •  Prof Prof Pregala Pillay​
  •  +27 (0)21 808 3602​
  • ​ Pregala@sun.ac.za
  • Head Of Doctoral Programme Doctorate in Environmental Management ​
  •  Prof Martin De Wit
  •  +27 (0)21 808 4273
  •  mdewit@sun.ac.za
  • Administrator​
  • ​ Ms Jennifer Saunders
  •  +27 (0)21 808 2151
  •   jjs3@sun.ac.za

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