Medicine and Health Sciences
Graduates of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University are nationally and internationally renowned for their ethical and caring attitude, as well as the high quality of health care 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 keeps an eye and hand on the academic progress and general well-being of all our students. In addition to excellent tuition in well-equipped facilities, students also obtain relevant practical experience as they get to work with patients and communities from an early stage in their studies.
The Faculty’s endeavour to ensure that the student population reflects the demographic profile of the country makes this campus a true multicultural home. The campus offers a language-friendly environment that accommodates different language groups. (See “Language of instruction”.)
Access to undergraduate programmes in medicine and health sciences is subject to 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 of the programmes, which usually can only be completed successfully by students who performed above average at school.
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 (refer 2013 selection criteria, section 18.104.22.168 on p2).
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 and a clinical visitation form, which need to reach the selection office NO LATER than 31 July 2013. The purpose of the clinical visitation is to give prospective students insight into their future field of study. 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):
Ms Cindi de Doncker
Tel.: 021 938 9533
Selection officer (MB,ChB programme):
Ms Erina van Wyk
Tel.: 021 938 9203
National Benchmark Tests:
Tel.: 021 650 3523