Welcome to Stellenbosch University

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Situated on the corner of Victoria Street and Ryneveld Street, the Old Main Building hosts the Stellenbosch Faculty of Law. The Faculty of Law has a long and proud tradition of excellence in teaching, equipping students not only as legal practitioners, but also as jurists.

The Faculty was founded in 1921, has established deep roots in the South African society and has contributed to the development of the country's legal system.

postgraduate programmes​

Initially, the Faculty concentrated on LLB degrees, but the LLM degree (research) was awarded for the first time in 1976 to two students. The taught LLM programme was first presented in 1994 and the Faculty introduced a Postgraduate Diploma in Tax Law in 1999 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law in 2013. As of 2020, a new programme addition will be launched by the Faculty, namely the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Procurement Policy and Regulation. 


Research has always played an extremely important role at the Faculty, as is also apparent from its positive research output.

The South African Research Chair in Property Law, the HF Oppenheimer Chair in Human Rights Law, and the Anton Mostert Chair of Intellectual Property​ are housed in the Faculty of Law.

For our fields of specialisation and research, see the departments below.

Proof of English Language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or other recognized language test result) is required from candidates who obtained their qualifications from institutions where the medium of instruction was not English. This evidence must accompany your application and serves as part of the supporting documentation required to successfully complete the credential evaluation of your application.

​ ​Programme Offering​ & associated closing dates

Application Process