Postgraduate Diploma Blended

Financial Planning

12 months
5702 EUR/year
3404 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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A transformative learning experience awaits you – particularly if you see your future self as a qualified and trusted financial expert. Join the Financial Planning course at Stellenbosch University.


The Financial Planning course at Stellenbosch University is a sought-after qualification that culminates in the internationally recognised CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® (CFP®) professional designation – the global benchmark for professional financial advice. Doing this PGDip at Stellenbosch Business School – an FPI-accredited education provider – comes with advantages like high-level engagement with students and excellent online resources. The PGDip is presented at NQF Level 8, the same level as an Honours degree. This means it can give you access to an MBA.

Learning Philosophy

This postgraduate programme is an investment in your career path as it allows you to establish yourself as an expert in the financial services industry.

Once you have obtained this Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning, you become eligible to write the Professional Competency Examination (PCE) of the FPI and to obtain professional accreditation as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® (CFP®) professional. This designation will communicate your expertise and credibility not only in South Africa but also internationally as the CFP® designation is internationally recognised as the benchmark for professional advice.

Programme Structure

This course is made up of four core modules:

  • Financial Planning Environment
  • Corporate Financial Planning
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Case Study

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

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Regular applicants: A relevant Bachelor’s degree (e.g. BCom, LLB or BBusSc) at NQF level 6 (old) or 7 (new) or equivalent
  • RPL candidates: An Advanced Certificate in Financial Planning at NQF level 6 from an FPI-accredited education provider, with at least five years’ work experience (please refer to Stellenbosch Business School’s RPL policy for this option). Applicants are requested to submit details of employment for the previous five years.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5702 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5702 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    3404 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3404 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Students from South Africa: R 61,500
  • ​International students from the rest of the world - R 103,010

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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