Welcome to Stellenbosch University


As a postgraduate candidate, a maximum of three programmes is permitted upon application. P​lease ensure that you meet the minimum admission requirements for all your programmes of interest.

Your application for admission to a postgraduate degree programme will ONLY be processed once you have submitted a completed application form and uploaded all your supporting documents before the programme's closing date.

Thereafter, the Central Application Office will review your application and verify that your documentation is​ correct. Click he​re ​to view the presentation of academic qualifications and supporting documentation.​​​​


​Clicking on the ​hyperlinks within the table below ​enables you to view the programme's information.​


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​​Associated Department
​Closing date
​​​​​​Closing date 
doctoral degrees 
PhD (Agricultural Economics and Management)
Agricultural Economics​
​​31 October
​31 October
PhD (Agronomy) ​
​Applications considered throughout the year
PhD (​Animal Production Systems) 
Animal Science
Applications considered throughout the year​
PhD with a specialisation in Conservation Ecology 
​​Conservation Ecology and Entomology
​Applications considered throughout the year​
PhD (Entomology) ​
Conservation Ecology and Entomology
​Applications considered throughout the year​​
PhD (Food Science)
​​Food Science
​Applications considered throughout the year​​
PhD (Forestry and Wood Sciences) 
​Forestry and Wood Science
​Applications considered throughout the year​​​
PhD (Genetics) ​
​Applicatio​ns considered throughout the year​​​
​​PhD (Horticultural Science) 
Horticultural Science
30 September​​
30 September​​​​
PhD (​Nematology​) ​

​​Conservation Ecology and Entomology
​​Applicatio​ns considered throughout the year​​​
PhD (​Oenology) 
​Viticulture and Oenology
​​Applicatio​ns considered throughout the year​​​​​​
​​​PhD (Plant Pathology) ​
Plant Pathology
​​Applicatio​ns considered throughout t​he year​​​​​​
PhD (Soil Science) ​
Soil Science
Applicatio​ns c​onsidered throughout t​he year​​​​​​​
​PhD (​Viticulture) ​
​​Viticulture and Oenology
​​​Applicatio​ns c​onsidered throughout t​he year​​​​​​​​
PhD (​Wine Biotechnology) 
​Viticulture and Oenology:
Institute for Wine Biotechnology​

​Appli​catio​​ns c​onsidered throughout t​he year​​​​​​​​​

Application Process