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Stellenbosch University

48 months
1289 EUR/year
1289 EUR/year
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The vision of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), which offers the Ophthalmology programme at the Stellenbosch University, is to promote health and equality in South Africa and beyond. 


Key facts

During the first 24 months the focus of the Ophthalmology programme at the Stellenbosch University will be on the mastery of the basic subjects forming the foundation of the specialty, i.e. head and neck anatomy, ophthalmic and applied general physiology, optics and pathology. Mastery of the advanced theory and its application to ophthalmology, as well as a comprehensive and specialised knowledge of general ophthalmology, advanced technical and procedural skills, familiarity with the literature and state of research on the subject of the specialty, will be the focus of the following 24 months of training. During the final year of study you must demonstrate a capacity for independent study and research by completing a research report or publication on a research topic of your choice in ophthalmology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Optics
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology for Ophthalmology
  • Pathology for Opthalmology
  • Clinical Ophthalmology
  • Research Assignment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Consult the department directly
  • Most postgraduate programme applications close on 30 September
  • Credits

    480 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
    • Proof of English Language proficiency
    • Recognition is given for previous training in that admission preference is given to candidates who have already completed the Primary Examination (Part I) of the College of Ophthalmologists of the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (or equivalent)
    • If you have completed the Diploma in Ophthalmology of the same colleges, you will benefit in the same manner

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      1289 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 1289 EUR per year during 48 months.
    • National

      1289 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 1289 EUR per year during 48 months.
    • R22 172

    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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