Postgraduate Diploma Blended

Leadership Development

12 months
7917 EUR/year
5619 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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At this point in your career, you know how to manage. But can you lead? This Leadership Development course at Stellenbosch University will help you unlock the skills you need to show up as a leader.  


You will, among others, find your own authentic leadership voice, develop your leadership competencies, learn to get people to work together to enhance performance, see the bigger picture and make strategy ‘come alive through people’.

This one-year Leadership Development course at Stellenbosch University is presented at NQF level 8, the equivalent of an Honours degree. It is presented in blended learning format, allowing you to study while you work.

A transformative learning pathway awaits you – in particular if you see your future self leading a team, department or organisation in the private or public sector.

Why the need to formally study leadership?

You may know how to manage well. But to lead, calls for a journey of personal development. That is one of the reasons why this postgraduate degree starts with leadership of the self (me). You cannot lead others (we) if you cannot lead yourself (me). You cannot lead society (world) if you do not know how to get smaller groups or teams to work together (work). It is a daily choice to show up as a leader. This requires a level of consciousness, courage, discipline and strong values. As one PGDip Leadership alumnus said, “Taking this one year to really get to know your own leadership strengths, and where they come from, will bring a sense of clarity and groundedness that nobody will be able to take away from you.”

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Personal Authentic Leadership 
  • High impact Leadership and Teaming 
  • Leading High-performance Organisational Culture 
  • Leadership, Transformation and Inclusivity
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Leadership and Society
  • Growth and Application of PersonalAuthentic Leadership 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines





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 relevant Bachelor’s degree, Higher National Diploma or Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Proven relevant working experience of five to seven years

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • 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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