Doctoral Office
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Research Development & Support Division

​Tygerberg Doctoral Office

The Tygerberg Doctoral Office provides comprehensive support for doctoral studies in the SU Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences - from the point of departmental selection up to examination. The office also administers the examination of full research (100%) masters theses; facilitates the Pre-Doctoral Short Course; and provides a faculty contact point for consolidocs, postdoctoral fellows, and their hosts. Our PhD support pages contain detailed information on the different steps of the doctoral journey. A brief overview of these resources is available for download in brochure format. The detailed regulations that apply to doctoral students are captured in the Stellenbosch University Calendar (Part 1 - General) as well as the FMHS Faculty Calendar (Part 12 of the SU Calendar).

Students completing a Research (100%) Master’s Degree in the FMHS will submit a thesis for examination via the Tygerberg Doctoral Office. Send Ms Nicoline Cockrell ( a single mail with all three PDF attachments: the approved thesis, Turnitin report, and signed release form.

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The Tygerberg Doctoral Office offers comprehensive support for FMHS doctoral studies, from the point of formal selection through review to submission for examination. All queries about doctoral studies in this faculty are welcome at

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The Tygerber Doctoral Office facilitates the Pre-doctoral Short Course within the FMHS. A limited number of students are usually selected for this two-week block course. Dr Chanelle Windvogel ( welcomes queries from prospective students.
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