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Financial Risk Management

Stellenbosch University

12 months
1820 EUR/year
1820 EUR/year
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At Stellenbosch University the courses offered by the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, such as the Financial Risk Management programme, are designed to develop the skills needed by these professionals. Prospective students may choose from a number of degree programmes that opens the door to careers in Statistics, Actuarial Science and Financial Risk Management, among others. 


Key facts

This Department, which offers the Financial Risk Management programme at the Stellenbosch University, is one of the oldest of its kind in South Africa. Ten years before it was founded in 1946, Statistics was already presented as a subject, but mainly for students in the commercial sciences. Because of this, the Department was established in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences. Since then the number of environments needing tuition in statistics has increased rapidly. Since 1985, actuarial science has also been offered by the Department. Besides its academic responsibilities, the Department also houses the Centre for Statistical Consultation. The Centre provides a statistics support service to all the researchers of the University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Extreme Value Theory 
  • Advanced Financial Risk Management
  • Advanced Financial Risk Programming
  • Advanced Portfolio Management Theory A
  • Advanced Portfolio Management Theory B (VaR)
  • Credit Derivative Instruments A
  • Thesis: Financial Risk Management

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1820 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • National

    1820 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 EUR per year during 12 months.

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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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