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Tuition Fees:$1,033 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Master of Science in Agrculture (MSc Agric)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of AgriSciences
Campus:Stellenbosch
Course Type:Master by Dissertation
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

You select a topic for the research project from one of the following specialisation fields:

– soil genesis and classification;

– weathering and clay mineral synthesis;

– plant nutrition and fertilisation;

– irrigation and soil-plant-water management including salinity control and management;

– resource (soil, land and water evaluation and management systems such as, amongst others, erosion control); or

– rhizosphere and pedosphere organisms and interactions.

The project may consist of either soil science only or soil science integrated with a crop (plant), climate and/or terrain study. You will be guided towards project planning for problem-solving by research within general guidelines and an overall picture of sustainable resource use through environmentally friendly, economical soil, water and plant management.

You must be able to show that you have the ability to deal analytically and systematically with problems relating to the soil, plant, water and atmosphere continuum, and to identify possible solutions and formulate guidelines for the environmentally friendly management of natural resources.

Curriculum

Soil Science 818(180): Master’s thesis

Admission Requirements

– An applicable BScAgric degree.
– An average final mark of 60% for the major subject.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $0

**You can apply quickly and easily using the e-application available on the university’s website (https://web-apps.sun.ac.za/eAansoek2/alg.jsp?Tl=1)
**Paper application forms are available on campus for those without internet access.
**Unlike South African citizens, who are charged an application fee of R100, international students are exempt from paying application fees.

Before you apply;
Make sure that you understand the University’s Admission Policy, and the admission and selection criteria of the different faculties before you apply. The policy, criteria and guidelines are available at the Undergraduate Prospective Student website at www.maties.com, or you can contact Client Service on +27 21 808 9111 or info@sun.ac.za. For postgraduate studies, please visit the Prospective Postgraduate Student website at www.sun.ac.za/pgstudies.

**Closing dates for financial assistance:
– 31 August: Applications close for Stellenbosch University financial assistance.

Closing dates for applications
– International students: Apply by 14 September of the previous year.
– South African students: Apply by 31 January of the year in which you wish to study

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $1,033
Tuition Fees for International Students: $4,242

South African students pay R17133 per year as tuition fees.

Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries, as well as Rwanda and Namibia, pay R45000 without an international tuition fee

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

*Students from Africa (Non-SADC) pay R45000.
*Students from the rest of the World (outside of Africa) pay R45000 plus international tuition fees of R25350

Final payment is due 31 May for 1st semester enrolments and 30 September for 2nd semester enrolments.

MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (SADC) – R45000
MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (Africa) – R45000
MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (Rest of the World) – R70350

Relevant Contact

 
Dr. Eduard J. Hoffman
Departmental Chairperson
 
Miss Jacomi van der Merwe
Administrative Officer