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Security and Africa Studies, BMil

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #251 (WUR) Stellenbosch, South Africa
The primary focus of the Security and Africa Studies programme at the Stellenbosch University is the environment in which the military officer functions - historical, political, strategic and socio-economic.
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The Faculty of Military Science, which offers you the Security and Africa Studies programme at the Stellenbosch University, is based at Saldanha and offers certificate, bachelor's and postgraduate programmes for selected officers of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and other defence forces.

What we offer

These study programmes are focused on national security and defence issues, and are designed to serve the specific interests of the SANDF. They are also designed to be as relevant as possible to the requirements of the officer in the SANDF. Specialisation in any one of several disciplines, in keeping with students' preferences, is possible - but only within the boundaries of their specific Arm of Service's requirements. The minimum duration for the bachelor's programmes is three years.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Military History
  • Military Strategy
  • Political Science (Mil)
  • Computer Information Systems (Mil)
  • Economics (Mil)
  • English Studies (Mil)
  • Industrial Psychology (Mil)
  • Military Geography
  • Military Management
  • Security Law (Mil)

English Language Requirements

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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
  • A recommendation from the Military Academy Selection Board that takes into account the requirements set by the SANDF
  • A National Senior Certificate as certified by Umalusi with admission to bachelor's degree studies

Tuition Fee

  • International

    803 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 803 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Stellenbosch

  • 7630 - 10640 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

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