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


Key facts

The Medical Microbiology programme at the Stellenbosch University consists of an extensive research project, leading to the submission of a thesis. The subject of the project is determined in close liaison with your supervisor, preferably within the area of expertise of the Division of Medical Microbiology, before you will be allowed to register for the programme. The initial research proposal is approved by a departmental research committee and the Health Research Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Progress with experimental work is monitored continuously by the supervisor. If you are unable to demonstrate satisfactory progress, the programme committee may recommend that you discontinue your studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis (Infection Prevention and Control)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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
  • A BScHons degree in a relevant field of study
  • If you have a BTech qualification: you will be considered for admission if you have passed the BTech degree with a minimum of 60%; and then you will be admitted if you pass the BScHons examination in the relevant field of study as a preliminary examination with a minimum mark of 60%

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    959 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 959 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    959 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 959 EUR per year during 24 months.


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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