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Postgraduate Studies​​

      current enrolled su students

Are you considering furthering your studies with a postgraduate degree in 2025? If so, as a current enrolled Stellenbosch University (SU) student, we encourage you to submit an application through the University's application system (SUNStudent applicant portal).

​The following current SU student categories are required to use the new application process:

  • current SU undergraduate students who intend to apply for a postgraduate programme in 2025;
  • current SU postgraduate students who intend to apply for a higher postgraduate programme in 2025; and
  • current SU doctoral candidates who intend to apply for a post-doctoral programme next year.

 Applications for the above-mentioned categories will open on 1 April 2024. ​Please take note of the application closing dates for the respective academic programmes as late applications cannot be considered.​​



Step 1: Log into the applications page via the Applicant icon, and select the Create a Profile link.

Step 2: Select the button Current/Previous Student or Staff.

Step 3: Type your student number and date of birth in the following format: <Student number>yyyymmdd> (example: 1234567820020612) and click Fetch Details.

Step 4: Update the Create Profile Page.

NOTE: Information marked in grey can only be updated via a formal email to to request such changes. You may use the email address provided on the profile page or you may replace it with a new email address for communication with you.

Step 5: Create a new password for your application for 2025.

Step 6: Once you have completed the Create your Profile page and have clicked on the Create button, a successful message will appear. You can then select the link to continue with your application, or return to the application page. Here you will be required to enter the same email address and password details as provided on your Create Profile page in step 4.

Step 7: On the application portal page, click on Programme Selection and then Add to select the programme you would like to apply for. Select the Faculty, Programme type, Year of studies and click Save.

Step 8: Click Personal Information and complete the outstanding details. Click Save.

Step 9: Click Payment and Agreement. Select "I accept the Application Terms and Conditions" and click Submit Application.

Step 10: Students who are currently registered at Stellenbosch University and student who were registered in 2022, but discontinued their studies, are not required to pay an application fee. On the Payment and Agreement page you must click on Will pay later option to enable us to waive the application fee when you submit your application.


Any enquiries regarding your application can be directed to our Client Services at​.


Please note that only submitted applications will be considered. 


For information on the range of postgraduate degrees offered at Stellenbosch University, feel free to peruse the postgraduate programme offering of each faculty displayed below:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​