Stellenbosch University Postgraduate Courses 2025/2026 Overview

List of Stellenbosch University Postgraduate Courses 2025/2026, SUN Faculties, How to Apply and Closing Dates 2025.


Stellenbosch University Postgraduate Courses

Across its ten faculties, a comprehensive range of postgraduate programmes (diplomas, honours, master’s and PhD) is offered. All postgraduate programmes are offered in English. Browse the faculties’ websites here below.

Very often it is most useful to identify and communicate with a potential academic supervisor, before applying. This is especially true if you plan on enrolling for a research-based degree programme (master’s or doctoral).


Most postgraduate programmes have a designated coordinator who can help you to get in touch with the most appropriate person in your field. It is thus useful to communicate with this person in advance.

To find the details of the postgraduate coordinator relevant to your programme, please click here. In this manner, a whole range of questions related to actual projects, funding opportunities and other matters can normally be addressed.

This can save a lot of time and effort in helping you to submit a well-prepared, relevant application.

Many departments may also require additional information from you that is not covered by the official university application form. All applicants must, however, submit an official university application form.


If you already know which programme you wish to apply for and you don’t have any questions, then see How to Apply.

Prospective students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Application for admission to postgraduate degree programmes for both South African and International candidates are subject to faculty-specific closing dates.


Faculty of AgriSciences

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Faculty of Military Science

Faculty of Science

Faculty of Theology

Applications for each new enrolment cycle open on 01 March each year. Application for admission to postgraduate degree programmes for both South African and International candidates are subject to faculty-specific closing dates.

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Your application will only be processed AFTER the application has been finalised AND all the correct supporting documents have been uploaded via the ‘Upload application documents‘ link BEFORE the closing date. 

It remains your responsibility to make sure that the University receives all your documents in time.

Click on the faculty below to view the programme offering and associated programme closing dates:

Welcome to Stellenbosch University’s online application system for 2025

Step 1: Before you apply

Make sure that you understand the University’s Admission Policy, and the admission and selection criteria of the different faculties before you apply. The policy, criteria and guidelines are available at the Undergraduate Prospective Student website at, or you can contact our Client Service on +27 21 808 9111 or For postgraduate studies, please visit the Prospective Postgraduate Student website at .

Step 2: Take note of the application dates

Undergraduate dates for all students, including international students:

1 March: Applications open for all programmes and residences.
1 April: Applications open for financial assistance at Stellenbosch University.
30 June: Applications close for all undergraduate programmes as well as for residence.
31 August: Applications close for Stellenbosch University financial assistance.
1 September: Applications open for NSFAS bursaries on
30 November: Applications close for NSFAS bursaries.
20 February 2025: Applications close for Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Public Accountability (Telematic Education).
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Please note that no late applications will be considered.

Postgraduate closing dates for all students:

Visit the Prospective Postgraduate Student website ( for a list of the closing dates of all the postgraduate programmes.

Step 3: Click Here for application instructions




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