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 July of the year before planned registration.
  • 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 aaoctober@sun.ac.za (Please refer to the Guidelines document before contacting)

For enquiries related to the official Stellenbosch system, including student fees and support: https://www.sun.ac.za/english/pgstudies