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Postgraduate Diploma in Development Finance

This programme provides managers with a clear understanding of the role of development finance, especially in Africa. Outcomes include the ability to contribute meaningfully to the design and implementation of development finance policies and projects.

Applications for 2019 will open during June this year. If you want us to keep you posted on the dates, fees and other details as these become available, simply download the comprehensive brochure. This will enable us to contact you via your e-mail address.


This programme is internationally accredited by AACSB and EQUIS.


Help to develop Africa

Upskill yourself in development finance, and help to grow Africa or any other developing economy. Find out how to identify development projects and how to design the policies required to fund these new initiatives.

Structure and content

The content is structured into 6 core modules and 2 electives. The programme is presented at NQF Level 8 and counts for 120 credits.


See fees for students from SA, SACD countries, other African countries and abroad.


Apply online

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Application have closed. This programme is now fully subscribed.​

Deadline for applications

  • South African students: 30 November each year
  • ARPL candidates: 30 September each year
  • Foreign students from (visa-exempt) SADC countries: 30 September each year
  • Foreign students from rest of world: 30 September each year​





You need to attend 2 blocks of classes over 1 year at the USB campus – which means you can study while your work.

  •  Block 1:5 - 17 March 2018
  • ​​ Block 2: 16 – 28 July 2018​


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