University Of Stellenbosch Medicine and Health Sciences Courses

Medicine and Health Sciences Courses

Medicine and Health Sciences

Graduates of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University are internationally renowned for their ethical and caring attitude, as well as the high quality of healthcare they deliver to their clients, patients and communities.

Students at the Tygerberg Campus, where the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is situated, enjoy a comprehensive student-centred support system consisting of, among others, the First-year Academy, tutor and mentor support by senior students, and the ResEd (Residence Education) initiative. An experienced team of academics and support staff are involved in the academic progress of students with regards to their general well-being. In addition to expert tuition in well-equipped facilities, students obtain relevant practical experience as they work with patients and communities from an early stage in their studies.

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The Faculty founded the first rural clinical school in South Africa. The Ukwanda Rural Clinical School, with its headquarters in Worcester and branches in Ceres, Robertson, Caledon, Hermanus and Swellendam, exposes students to first-hand experience in the health needs of rural communities.

Access to undergraduate programmes in medicine and health sciences depends on a structured selection process. Student numbers in health sciences programmes are limited by Health Professions Council regulations, the available infrastructure and budget of the health services and the University, and the high demands set by the programmes, which usually can only be completed successfully by those students who have performed at above-average levels at school.

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See Application and selection for instructions on how to apply for admission. See the programmes below for their admission requirements.

Note on bringing your own computer to campus

First-year students should bring their own laptops or tablets with them to campus. At the beginning of the year you will use your device to register as a student and throughout the year to get access to class notes and to write tests and examinations. Read more about the specifications for laptops and tablets here.

Notice to current Stellenbosch students

Current registered Stellenbosch students who want to apply for undergraduate programs of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, do not follow the same online application process as current learners (Grade 12) and applicants who have completed school or applicants with tertiary qualifications and/or work experience.

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Download an application form for current students here. For more information, please contact the relevant selection officer under “Enquiries” below.

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences selection guidelines

The Faculty’s selection guidelines are available here.

  • BSc in Dietetics
  • BSc in Physiotherapy
  • B of Speech-Language and Hearing Therapy
  • B in Occupational Therapy
  • MB,ChB


Applications for admission:

Client Service Centre

Tel: 021 808 9111



Faculty officer (Stellenbosch Campus):

Zenda Jansen

Tel: 021 808 4842


Selection officer (Dietetics, Occupational, Physio-, and Speech-Language and Hearing Therapy programmes):

Liezel Marais

Tel: 021 938 9533


Selection officer (MB,ChB programme):

Erina van Wyk

Tel: 021 938 9203


National Benchmark Tests:

Tel: 021 650 3523