Postgraduate Diploma On Campus Blended

Development Finance

12 months
7917 EUR/year
5619 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This internationally accredited Development Finance course at Stellenbosch University will equip you with the know-how to help design and implement financing interventions for initiatives such as roads, energy plants, dams, schools, houses, hospitals and telecommunication infrastructure. These are crucial skills needed to help unlock Africa’s future.


You will learn how to design and implement African-driven solutions, and how to shape the policies and programmes to make this happen. You will also be exposed to skills that are critical for Africa’s future – such as responsible leadership, the management of risk and uncertainty, and the management of projects.

Although the content of this programme is focused on Africa, the know-how acquired can be applied in any developing country. Over the past five years, students from over 18 countries attended the programme.

This Development Finance course at Stellenbosch University will enable you to work in development finance environments in both the public and private sectors. This PGDip can give you access to the MPhil Development Finance, MBA (generalist and Project Management streams), and MPhil Management Coaching.

Learning Philosophy

This programme provides skills to managers in the development finance environment to enable them implement and manage the design and financing of interventions that will help to grow South Africa as well as the greater Africa. The programme therefore equips entry-level to mid-level managers with the know-how to:

  • Provide financial and operational input in terms of development finance issues
  • Identify development projects or policies
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of structured policies and interventions to finance development needs, especially in Africa.

The value of this programme also lies in the integration of theory and practice, and in global business knowledge with African contextualisation. Students are provided with comprehensive support throughout the programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding the World
  • Responsible Leadership
  • Managing of Projects
  • Managing Risk and Uncertainty
  • Financing for Development
  • Financial Analysis and Project Appraisal
  • Financing Public Sector Projects
  • M&E of Development Projects

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Start dates

  • Modular: February
  • Blended: January




On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

We are not aware of any English 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

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, Accounting, Commerce or Management OR any other three-year Bachelor’s degree with at least two years of relevant experience OR recognition of prior learning.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7917 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7917 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    5619 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5619 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Students from South Africa: R 101,520
  • ​International students from the rest of the world - R 143,030

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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