12 months
1276 EUR/year
1276 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


In the Afrikaans and Dutch programme at the Stellenbosch University, students may choose between a 100% and a 66,6% thesis supplemented by six-month coursework (33,3%) overseas. The Universities of Leiden, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Tilburg and Nijmegen in the Netherlands and Ghent in Belgium are some of the most important universities with which we have exchange agreements.


Key facts

The Department of Afrikaans and Dutch at the Stellenbosch University is an exceptionally diverse centre of expertise in continuous discourse and cooperation with other national and international linguistic fields and professions. Quality research underlies the diverse activities centred around the Department’s established core, namely the study and teaching of Afrikaans and Dutch literature, linguistics and applied directions. Additionally, the Department provides a particularly wide offer of academic as well as practice-oriented, multilingual education in creative writing, lexicography, translation, interpreting, editing and document design.

What we offer

The expected outcomes are for students to:
  • Do independent research on Afrikaans and/or Dutch language and/or literature;
  • Apply their knowledge in careers related to the fields of language and literature.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis (Afrikaans and Dutch)
  • International Module

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your contract 
  • Student support form (Students with special needs)  
  • Qualification documents - Please ensure that you upload qualification documents for each tertiary qualification obtained and that the documents is official and certified. This implies that your original qualification documents (academic transcript and accompanying degree certificate) which you recieved upon graduation must be stamped and signed by the awarding institution. Qualifications shorter than 12 months in duration will not be considered
  • Proof of English Language proficiency
  • A BAHons in Afrikaans or Afrikaans and Dutch or equivalent degree qualification approved by Senate. The department may require students to do additional reading

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1276 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1276 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • National

    1276 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1276 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • R21 948

Living costs for Stellenbosch

7630 - 10640 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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