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 keeps a hand on the academic progress of students and an eye on 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.  

 

The Faculty is also the first South African medical school to found a rural clinical school. 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. 

 

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 both the English and Afrikaans language groups (see Language of instruction). 

 

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. 

 

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

 

NOTE 

 

The closing date for application for admission to the following programmes have been extended to 30 June 2014:  

• Bachelor of Occupational Therapy 

• Bachelor of Speech-Language and Hearing Therapy 

• BSc in Dietetics 

• BSc in Physiotherapy 

 

Enquiries 

 

Applications for admission: 

Client Service Centre 

Tel: 021 808 9111 

E-mail  

 

Faculty officer (Stellenbosch Campus): 

Zenda Jansen 

Tel: 021 808 4842 

E-mail 

 

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

Tel: 021 938 9533 

Fax: 021 938 9060 

E-mail 

 

Selection officer (MB,ChB programme): 

Erina van Wyk 

Tel: 021 938 9203 

E-mail 

 

National Benchmark Tests: 

Tel: 021 650 3523 

Website 

 

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