Prospective Postgraduates

The Department offers three postgraduate enrolment options for local and international students who come from various undergraduate backgrounds, including a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Chemical Engineering, a research-based Master’s degree (MEng) in Chemical Engineering, and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemical Engineering. Our department does not currently offer a taught/structured master’s degree. Further, our department offers access to cutting-edge laboratories and facilities, and research is performed in close collaboration with industry as well as international partners. Information about our research focus areas are detailed here.

South Africa’s academic year runs from January – December. Applications for the 2021 intake are open, and the deadlines are as follows:

  • PGDip applicants (local): 30 November, (international): 30 September, as the visa application process can take 6 – 8 weeks to complete and all students have to start the programme at the start of the first semester in March 2021.
  • MEng, international applicants: 30 November, but candidates are encouraged to apply sooner as the visa application process, after formal admission, takes 6 – 8 weeks to complete.
  • MEng, South African applicants: 30 November
  • PhD applicants (both local and international): Applications considered throughout the year.

Minimum admission requirements are detailed below. All applicants are encouraged to follow the formal application procedure, as explained on the Application Procedure tab. We strongly discourage applicants to contact multiple supervisors on their personal email addresses as this does not reflect well on the candidate.

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