Medicine and Health Sciences
The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences’ (FMHS) vision is education and research for innovation, incorporating interdisciplinary cooperation and new thinking to meet the special health needs of South Africans and promote social responsibility.
As one of the leaders in health sciences, the FMHS strives to create a student-centred learning culture in which independent, professional people can develop and where new knowledge, applicable to Africa, is generated. The FMHS adds value to the broader community through participation and service delivery.
The FMHS strives to create an inclusive environment in which a diverse community of students and staff can feel supported, respected, affirmed and valued. The Faculty not only has the best undergraduate throughput figures in the University, but also has the best diversity profile. The excellent quality of education that the Faculty offers can, amongst others, be measured in terms of the international recognition that our postgraduate training enjoys.
As a tertiary educational institution in health sciences operating in a country with a diverse disease profile, the Faculty strongly promotes a research approach based on global excellence and local relevance.
The Faculty is a leader in terms of the acquisition of state of the art technology and equipment, such as the 3-Tesla Allegra brain imaging scanner and the Orbitrap Mass Spectrometer, both of which are the first of their kind in Africa. The Faculty furthermore continues to show strong growth in terms of research outputs, and an increase in research funding and collaborations.
Proud research tradition
The annual output of the Faculty is testimony to a proud research tradition: over 300 refereed scientific articles in reputable journals and more than 600 scientific papers, abstracts and posters at congresses and other scientific meetings in South Africa and abroad. We also, on average, graduate 80 master’s and more than 15 doctoral candidates each year.
Read more about our research and capacity development initiatives here.
The Faculty is situated adjacent to the Tygerberg Academic Hospital on the University’s Tygerberg Campus. It is conveniently close to public transport facilities and within easy reach of the main campus at Stellenbosch (30 minutes by car), the University of Stellenbosch Business School (10 minutes), Cape Town (20 minutes) and Cape Town International Airport (10 minutes).
A wide variety of training opportunities covering all health-related disciplines are offered on the Tygerberg Campus and surrounding training platform in the Western Cape.
It is compulsory for ALL current matriculants, as well as applicants who have completed school and have not yet entered a tertiary institution, to write the NBTs.
Note: The non-academic merit form comprises 25% of the selection mark, therefore it is vital to complete this form with great care and as complete as possible.
Prospective Allied Health Sciences students (not MB,ChB)
As part of the application process, Allied Health Sciences applicants must also complete both a medical report form that needs to reach the selection office NO LATER than 31 July 2014. Please print the forms below (as applicable to you).
Allied Health Sciences Applicants: Medical Report Form
Clinical Visitation Forms
Applications for admission:
Client Service Centre
Tel: 021 808 9111
Faculty officer (Stellenbosch Campus):
Tel: 021 808 4842
Selection officer (Dietetics, Occupational, Physio-, and Speech-Language and Hearing Therapy programmes):
Tel: 021 938 9533
Fax: 021 938 9060
Selection officer (MB,ChB programme):
Erina van Wyk
Tel: 021 938 9203
National Benchmark Tests:
Tel: 021 650 3523