12 months
988 EUR/year
988 EUR/year
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The Geoinformatics programme at the Stellenbosch University entails geographical research on the development or application of geographical information systems (GIS), or remote sensing, in spatial environmental problem solving resulting in a thesis. 


Key facts

Although the Geoinformatics programme at the Stellenbosch University is presented in English, discussions and reports can be presented in English or Afrikaans. The 100% thesis is examined according to the University’s provisions in Part 1 (General) of the University Calendar.

What we offer

Specialised practical skills for the development and application of spatial technologies to the resolution and management of environmental problems, guided by advanced and progressive conceptual and theoretical thought needed to conduct scientific research

Ability to conduct independent empirical scientific research on geographical environmental or geo-information problems by the completion of a thesis.

Practical consultation skills, a broad theoretical background and a demonstrated ability to do independent research and problem resolution on environmental, or geo-information themes

The development, implementation, management and application of spatial technologies for managing resources and for spatial analysis and modelling of environmental geographical phenomena and problems

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis GeoInformatics

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 BScHons degree with Geoinformatics as a major and GIS training, or a BScHons degree with training in GIS and an average mark of 60% for the major

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    988 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 988 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • National

    988 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 988 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • R17 133

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.


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