Postgraduate degrees in Plant and Soil Sciences

The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences offers a range of post-graduate degrees:


The honours application process has a two steps, 1) a department application (links to forms below); and 2) a Faculty application. 
  • Step 1 is the same if you are a UP (internal) student already or if you are applying from outside of UP (external). Note that applications will not be processed based on 1st and 2nd year marks only. Please ensure that your correct contact details (email and cell numberr) are updated on your Student Portal (internal sutdents only). Please take note of the attached closing dates for applications. 
  • Step 2, when applying through the Faculty, internal students will do this through the student portal (MyTuks login). This process is done under the Admissions/Internal application page in the student portal. External students need to apply online at  


BSc (Hons): Plant Science and Medicinal Plant Science

All applications for admission to the BSc Honours degree must reach the course co-coordinator, Dr. Nicky Creux, by the 31st of October, with a full, up-to-date academic record.


BSc (Hons): Biotechnology
Suitably qualified candidates may also apply for the interdepartmental BScHons in Biotechnology degree with a supervisor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. Please follow the links below or consult the Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology that administers the degree.
1. Departmental application

2. Faculty application

  • Follow the instructions above (Step 2). This must be done at the same time as the Departmental application.

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