PhD in Sustainable Development

Thank you for your interest in undertaking a PhD in Sustainable Development with the CST, at Stellenbosch University.

Please see this Guideline document for details regarding the programme and steps for admission.

As a first step, you are required to identify and approach a relevant potential CST supervisor – Please see our Staff Page.

  • If you plan to apply for NRF bursaries, you should contact your potential supervisor before the 15th of June of the year before planned registration. (NRF deadline for applications is 11 July 2023)
  • If you are self-funded, or have a non-NRF bursary, you need to contact a potential supervisor any time before the 30th of September of the year before planned registration.

For other enquiries relating to the CST application process: Amanda October (Please refer to the Guidelines document before contacting)

For enquiries related to the official Stellenbosch system, including student fees and support: