36 months
2768 EUR/year
2768 EUR/year
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The Transport Economics programme at the Stellenbosch University focuses almost exclusively on economics. Economics as major combines with other subjects for different purposes. 


Key facts

Transport Economics, studied at the Stellenbosch University, is that field of economics which deals with the optimal allocation of scarce resources within the transport sector, and between the transport sector and other sectors in the economy. In this discipline the underlying economic theory is discussed and evaluation methods and decision-making theory are studied and applied in order to equip prospective transport economists to assist with the abovementioned resource allocation in a scientific manner. In addition, the field strives to inform students about the economic principles of transport regulation, transport pricing, competition and government transport policy. Thorough knowledge of these aspects, and the ability to apply transport policy judiciously, should contribute to a transport system which serves the national economy effectively. Transport economics also equip students with the knowledge of the economic characteristics of different modes of transport and the market conditions in which transport supply takes place in order to enable them to successfully manage transport companies.

Why to study

As transport economist you will apply the skills required for predicting the demand (for example, the number of trips and choice of transport mode) and supply (capacity of transport modes) and for studying the methods of financing maintenance, improvement and expansion of the transport network (such as tolls and road user charges) in order to provide solutions to transport problems.

As far as employment opportunities are concerned, transport economists often serve as consultants to government institutions, private transport companies and the private sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Management
  • Economics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Information Systems
  • Statistics
  • Theory of Interest

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Proof of permanent residence or refugee status (if you are not a South African citizen)
  • Student support form (students with disabilities)
  • Additional programme specific documents (If applicable)
  • Application fee (R100) – 8 USD
  • Unless your documents are in English or Dutch, you should supply a certified translation with certified copies of your qualifications
  • Write the National Benchmark Tests AQL and MAT
  • National Senior Certificate aggregate of at least 60% (excluding Life Orientation)
  • Mathematics 60%
  • English Home Language 50% OR Afrikaans Home Language 50% OR English First Additional Language 60% OR Afrikaans First Additional Language 60%

Tuition Fee

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    2768 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 2768 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • National

    2768 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2768 EUR per year during 36 months.


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.


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